Tag: Native Americans
"I’ll go to Congress to make sure that we are paying attention to the issues that folks care about."
The effort followed a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that allowed state voter identification requirements to go into effect for the general election.
The decision means that potentially thousands of Native Americans will not be able to vote in the upcoming elections.
Tribes – with celebrity help – are mobilizing members ahead of midterms.
"Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong.”
The law could make a difference in the close race between Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp and her Republican challenger Kevin Cramer.
While Congress created the American Indian Religious Freedom Act to provide “access to sacred sites,” it has been open to interpretation.
Native-owned companies on the reservation have a hard time getting funding and expanding. Two Navajo entrepreneurs want to change that.
Students in these communities are disproportionately affected by trauma. When they act out, adults with training ask, “Is there anything I can do to help you?” rather than “Why are you acting this way?”