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North Dakota, tribes reach settlement over voter ID lawsuit

By JAMES MacPHERSON | February 13, 2020

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota reached a proposed settlement agreement Thursday with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws requiring residents to provide a street address, arguing they are a form of voter suppression.A merican...

Push to scale back US environmental law draws ire at hearing

By JAMES ANDERSON | February 11, 2020

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday hosted the first of two hearings on its proposal to speed energy and other projects by rolling back a landmark environmental law. Opponents from Western states argued the long-term benefits of keeping...

India to continue rebel peace accord push in troubled areas

February 7, 2020

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday his government will continue its peace push in insurgency-wracked northeastern India, where accords with key rebel groups have led to the surrender of thousands of fighters.Modi said decades...

Navajo Code Talker dies at 96; less than a handful remain

By Associated Press | January 31, 2020

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — One of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died.Joe Vandever Sr. died of health complications Friday in Haystack, New Mexico, according to his family....

Connecticut tribe takes issue with schools’ Indian names

By MICHAEL MELIA | January 27, 2020

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — For decades the Montville High School athletic teams have competed as the “Indians” with the blessing of the Mohegans, the Native American tribe that traces its local history back centuries and today operates one of the world’s...

Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to males

By FELICIA FONSECA | January 26, 2020

TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Margaret Bitsue's days are filled with prayer: that her son has a clear mind and that he remembers home, a traditional Navajo hogan at the end of a dirt road where a faded yellow ribbon hanging from the cedar trees points to...