Washington's NFL team is dropping its name and logo

Jul 13, 2020
There was a financial imperative for the name change, as sponsors and retailers threatened to pull their money and stop selling team merchandise.
After pressures from sponsors and retailers, the NFL franchise is changing its name.
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The National Gallery of Art in Washington is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 has closed tribal casinos and cut off other vital revenue sources

Jun 15, 2020
Tribal leaders say COVID-19 closures have had a devastating economic effect.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Wind River Hotel and Casino, located on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, has been closed since mid-March.
Savannah Maher

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 reasons. Facebook has helped people on reservations keep track of dangerous water shortages, road-closing blizzards, […]

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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