Native American tribes, facing COVID-19 surges, need more medical, financial aid

May 8, 2020
The federal government sent billions of dollars in aid this week, but tribes say it’s not enough.
COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation are expected to peak in the next week or two.
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App connects users with native-owned businesses

Feb 17, 2020
A business incubator and new app aim to help struggling Native American businesses expand their reach and find new customers.
Heather Fleming runs Change Labs, a native business incubator.
Laurel Morales

The economic issues Native American voters care about most

Aug 19, 2019
The first presidential forum on Native American issues happened this week.
Marie Jones, a member of the Navajo Nation, receives her monthly water delivery in the town of Thoreau on June 06, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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Navigating the new patchwork of hemp laws

Jul 10, 2019
It's a lingering question for Alex White Plume on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Alex White Plume surveys his property on the Pine Ridge Reservation in preparation for planting his hemp crop.
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In spite of data privacy issues, Facebook remains an important tool for Native Americans

Apr 11, 2018
Facebook is facing increasing scrutiny over the amount of user data it both collects and shares with third parties. But despite the concerns around data privacy, social media platforms like Facebook are vital to Native Americans for a number of…

Passing on a tradition of wild rice harvest in northern Minnesota

Oct 18, 2017
Native Americans migrated to Minnesota centuries ago “where food grew on the water,” 500 years later, the wild rice harvest tradition is still being passed on.
Bruce Martineau poles his father Francis Martineau to the shore of Deadfish Lake after harvesting wild rice on the Fond du Lac reservation on Sept. 5, 2017.
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To extend a drug patent, one drug company wants to give it to a Native American tribe

Sep 15, 2017
The move could put a damper on business for generic drugs.
A view of an Allergan site in Irvine, California.
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Last of pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Feb 22, 2017
Most left peacefully, but some were arrested after the government's deadline to leave the area.
Campers set structures on fire in preparation of the Army Corp's deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp today in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Activists and protesters have occupied the Standing Rock Sioux reservation for months in opposition to the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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What you need to know about the Dakota Access pipeline fight

Sep 13, 2016
Explore the pipeline's path with our interactive map.
Demonstrators chant as they gather in front of the White House in Washington, DC, September 13, 2016, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Why Native Americans want a new form of dental care

Feb 18, 2016
Tribes are turning to dental therapists to combat widespread tooth decay