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By Fabiano Maisonnave, Associated Press
Two Russian Indigenous Siberians were so scared of having to fight the war in Ukraine, they chanced everything to take a small boat across the treacherous Bering Sea to reach American soil, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said after talking with…
By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press
Tia Kennedy is an Indigenous rights activist in Canada. Growing up, she struggled to access Indigenous culture and practices. As an adult, Kennedy says she realized those practices held thousands of years worth of wisdom to help improve individuals and…
By Melissa Williams, Moe Sattar, Ana Davila
More control may mean that some materials won’t be as readily accessible to the public as they once were. But it also means that the descendants of the people on tape will decide what materials should be in the public…
By Erika Bolstad, Stateline
Martha's Vineyard, with its beautiful shoreline and farm land, has long been a summer destination, but most visitors know little about the history of the Wampanoag people. A group on the island is reviving that history by educating children and…
By Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Anne Azzi Davenport
By Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press
A new state law says Mauna Kea, a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians, must be protected for future generations and that science must be balanced with culture and the environment.
By Nicole Winfield, Rob Gillies, Associated Press
The government’s criticism echoes those of survivors and concern Francis’ omission of any reference to the sexual abuse suffered by Indigenous children in the schools, as well as his refusal to name the Catholic Church as an institution bearing any…
By William Brangham, Teresa Cebrian Aranda
Pope Francis continues his week-long tour of Canada where he’s apologizing for the Catholic Church’s role in running residential schools — very similar to ones across the United States — that tried to eradicate Native cultures. While the pope’s apology…
By Nicole Winfield, Rob Gillies, Peter Smith, Associated Press
Aboard the papal plane, Francis told reporters this was a “penitential voyage” and he urged prayers in particular for elderly people and grandparents.
By Gabrielle Hays, Andrew Corkery
For the first time, the U.S. government released a report this month detailing the abuse and mistreatment of Native children who were forcibly sent to boarding schools in the 1800s. NewsHour’s St Louis community reporter Gabrielle Hays, who has been…
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