Native Americans

In this March 19, 2019, photo Zack Shelton, of Swish Analytics, left, explains how to place a bet at the Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge inside the Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, in Sacramento, Calif. Although sports betting is not legal in California, the SkyLoft Lounge is being used for contests that don't involve gambling. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many...
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April 04, 2019 - 7:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration has scaled back its fight against oil and gas leases on land considered sacred to Native American tribes in Montana and Canada. The leases are in the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) Badger-Two Medicine area bordering Glacier National Park...
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FILE - In this May 17, 1999 file photo, two Makah Indian whalers stand atop the carcass of a dead gray whale moments after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash. Earlier in the day, Makah Indians hunted and killed the whale in their first successful hunt since voluntarily quitting whaling over 70 years earlier. Federal officials are now supporting the Native American tribe's decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday, April 4, 2019, announced its proposal to allow the Makah Tribe to hunt and harvest one to three gray whales annually over a 10-year period. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 04, 2019 - 3:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S., a long-held custom that animal rights activists oppose as outdated and cruel. The National Oceanic and...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Anna Burns and National Book Critics Circle laureate Tommy Orange are among finalists for Britain's Rathbones Folio Prize for literature. Burns' Northern Ireland novel "Milkman" and Orange's Native American saga "There There" are among eight books shortlisted for...
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April 01, 2019 - 12:11 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials are on the lookout for bears, bison and badger carcasses to stash away in freezers across the state for use by Native American tribes. The Arizona Game and Fish Department has formalized a repository program that creates a shopping list of sorts...
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March 25, 2019 - 2:01 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's not running for re-election (all times local): 1:00 p.m. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is being praised by Democratic colleagues for his activism on environmental and Native American issues as he prepares to retire from the Senate. Presidential...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, an American and Arkansas flag blow in the wind as snow falls in Fayetteville, Ark. An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state’s flag that currently represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File)
March 20, 2019 - 1:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday rejected for a second time a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from the Republican governor. The proposal was not to change the design of Arkansas' flag,...
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March 19, 2019 - 2:42 pm
BEEVILLE, Texas (AP) — Three male Native American inmates in Texas will be allowed to grow their hair long as an expression of their religious beliefs after winning a lawsuit against the state prison system. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos' ruling last month only affects the three inmates...
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This combination photo shows a cover image of the novel "There There," by Tommy Orange, left, and a portrait of Orange. The most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for distinguished new novel. Orange will receive $25,000, along with a month-long fellowship at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. (Knopf, left, and Elena Seibert via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of "There There," the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award for "distinguished" new novel. Orange's previous awards included a prize from the National Book...
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