Native Americans

Should some sports franchises change their names?

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After years of activist pressure, some sports franchises are formally considering name changes. Why do these name changes matter? Continue reading

COVID-19 adds to local concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about health risks that thousands of out-of-state oil workers may bring into communities along the Keystone XL pipeline route. Continue reading

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

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Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Native American tribes feel the impact of government shutdown

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn how the government shutdown has affected Native American tribes who rely on federal funds allocated by treaty rights. Continue reading

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