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Native American bones will be turned over to tribes

The University of Idaho and U.S. Forest Service’s Boise National Forest say they’ve identified human remains from Native Americans in their holdings that will be turned over to present-day tribes.

Lawmakers seek answers for why Native American women vanish

Ashley’s disappearance is one small chapter in the unsettling story of missing and murdered Native American women and girls. No one knows precisely how many there are because some cases go unreported, others aren’t documented thoroughly and there isn’t a specific government database tracking these cases. But one U.S. senator with victims in her home state calls this an epidemic.

Homeless kids: It’s not just an urban issue

A recent state report shows a 10 percent homeless rate among Native American youths in the county. That’s nearly triple the state average of 3.7 percent and greater than any other ethnic group in the county.

Elite Native American crew fights fires, serves community

Members of the Warm Springs Hotshots were getting ready to head home when the radio buzzed – a wildfire had started – and the elite crew launched into motion to tamp down the blaze in the sagebrush of eastern Oregon’s foothills.

Curtis’ legacy: MAC exhibit explores photographer’s work

The show, consisting of 80 images by Curtis, 40 historical artifacts from the MAC’s collection and 10 recordings Curtis made of Native American songs, will run from Saturday through Sept. 23. The exhibition is one of dozens being held throughout Washington this year to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Curtis’ birth.

500-year-old skeletons sought by 3 Native American tribes

Somewhere in Boise, the 500-year-old skeletons of two Native Americans found last year when a badger apparently unearthed them from their resting place in Idaho’s high desert sagebrush steppe are being stored as three tribes seek to claim them as their own and anthropologists who study Native Americans lament what they say is a lost research opportunity.

Tribes seek Native American bones found at unique Idaho site

The U.S. government is negotiating with three Native American tribes to return the 500-year-old skeletons of a young adult and child found at a southwestern Idaho site that authorities first thought was a more recent crime scene.

Native American veterans will be honored with memorial on National Mall

WASHINGTON – The National Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this month, finalists will be announced for a memorial to a group with less name recognition: Native American veterans. In the 20th century, Native Americans served in the United States military at a higher per capita rate than any other ethnic group, and their service stretches back to the Revolutionary War. This might sound surprising, given their fraught history with the U.S. government. Why would so many choose to fight and sacrifice for a country that has often treated native tribes so badly?

MLK Day marked by Trump criticism, pledges to fight racism

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King.

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government’s plan, saying the agency didn’t inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because more than 100 children are buried there.

Tribes: Trump’s monument order disrespects native people

President Donald Trump’s rare move to shrink two large national monuments in Utah triggered another round of outrage among Native American leaders who vowed to unite and take the fight to court to preserve protections for lands they consider sacred.

Deadline near for tribal members to claim settlement money

American Indian tribal members and their descendants have until Nov. 27 to ask for their share of the remainder of $3.4 billion in settlement money awarded to Native Americans after a major class-action lawsuit against the federal government.