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July's Full Buck Moon is actually a blessing in disguise—here's why

After celebrating the Summer Solstice at the end of June, we’ve finally entered into the relaxing flow of summertime. It’s our favorite season of...

First US children's series with Alaska Native lead kicks off

Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her...

First US children's series with Alaska Native lead kicks off

Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her...

New Navajo Nation cancer center cuts patients' travel time

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family.His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His...

Navajo cancer center will cut tribal members' travel time

Colon cancer took a heavy toll on Loren McCabe's family. His great-grandmother was diagnosed too late to fight it. His grandfather didn't want to travel...

Supreme Court allows trademark for F-word soundalike clothing brand

WASHINGTON — A streetwear brand whose name sounds like a form of the F-word can get federal trademark protection as a result of a...

Joy Harjo named first Native American poet laureate

The Library of Congress appointed the award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo, whose verse invokes tradition, politics and personal memoir to celebrate the quest...

US suicide rate at its highest since the end of the...

Suicide rates in the US are at their highest since the second world war, and a new report shows an increase among Native Americans...

On D-Day, one Native American is left standing for the hundreds...

The flag of the Penobscot Indian Nation flies above the low dunes at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. At the base of the flagpole stands...

After delay on Harriet Tubman $20 bill, what makes a real...

When the mock-up image of Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill popped up on a screen during a ceremony at the Bureau of Engraving...

McCullough's new book on pioneers' history draws criticism

David McCullough is one of the country's most beloved historians, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies of Harry Truman and John Adams, acclaimed works...

Modern humans split from Neanderthals far earlier than thought: study

Washington (AFP) - Scientists seeking to unlock the mysteries of human evolution have in recent years relied on increasingly sophisticated DNA techniques that provide...

Blue Moon 2019: What is a Blue Moon? Will the Moon...

The last Blue Moon of the year will peak in brightness on the night of Saturday, May 18. Here in the UK, amateur astronomers...

Actress hopes to open more doors for more Native Americans

Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a Netflix series —...

U.S. pregnancy deaths are up, especially among black women

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House Democrats pull tribal bills after Trump tweet

Democratic leaders pulled two bills concerning Native American tribes from the House floor Wednesday after President Donald Trump criticized one of the bills on...

Arsenic exposure linked to heart thickening

(Reuters Health) - Drinking water that is contaminated with even moderate levels of arsenic may lead to harmful thickening of the heart’s main chamber...

Yale historian wins Parkman Prize for Frederick Douglass bio

Yale University historian David W. Blight, author of a celebrated biography of Frederick Douglass, can hardly keep up with all the honors. In the past...