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For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Brought Hope

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Has Brought Hope “You can’t support these athletes protesting racism without looking at this racial slur on one of their teams,” said Maulian Dana, an ambassador at large for the Penobscot nation in Maine, who has been active in efforts to eliminate Native …

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For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Brought Hope

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Brought Hope

For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Brought Hope For Opponents of Native American Nicknames, 2020 Brought Hope “You can’t support these athletes protesting racism without looking at this racial slur on one of their teams,” said Maulian Dana, an ambassador at large for the Penobscot nation in Maine, who has been active in efforts to eliminate Native team names …

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How You Can Help Count and Conserve Native Bees

How You Can Help Count and Conserve Native Bees

How You Can Help Count and Conserve Native Bees How You Can Help Count and Conserve Native Bees In the last 20 years, the rusty patched bumblebee population declined by 87 percent because of habitat loss, use of pesticides and disease. This fuzzy bee, native to the continental United States, gets its name from the rusty patch on its back. …

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A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary

A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary

A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary WASHINGTON — A coalition of Democrats, Native Americans and liberal activists is urging President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. to nominate one of Congress’s first Native American women to head the Interior Department, putting an American Indian in control of vast …

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On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives

On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives

On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives The coronavirus is raging through the White Mountain Apache tribe. Spread across a large reservation in eastern Arizona, the Apaches have been infected at more than 10 times the rate of people in the state as a whole. Yet their death rate …

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In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next.

In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next.

In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next. In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next. Native women were highly visible in early 20th-century suffrage activism. White suffragists, fascinated by Native matriarchal power, invited Native women to speak at conferences, join parades, and write for their publications. Native suffragists took advantage of these opportunities to speak …

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Nakotah LaRance, Acclaimed Native American Hoop Dancer, Dies at 30

Nakotah LaRance, Acclaimed Native American Hoop Dancer, Dies at 30

Nakotah LaRance, Acclaimed Native American Hoop Dancer, Dies at 30 Nakotah LaRance, Acclaimed Native American Hoop Dancer, Dies at 30 Nakotah LaRance, a nationally acclaimed Hopi-Tewa hoop dancer who performed with Cirque du Soleil, died on July 12 near the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in New Mexico. He was 30. He died after falling while climbing a bridge in Rio Arriba …

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Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds

Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds

Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds Some Polynesians Carry Native American DNA, Study Finds About 3,000 years ago, people on the eastern edge of Asia began sailing east, crossing thousands of miles of ocean to reach uninhabited islands. Their descendants, some 2,000 years later, invented the double-hulled canoe to travel even farther east, reaching places like Hawaii and …

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Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus

Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus

Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus DUBLIN — More than 170 years ago, the Choctaw Nation sent $170 to starving Irish families during the potato famine. A sculpture in County Cork commemorates the generosity of the tribe, itself poor. In recent decades, ties between …

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Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products

Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products

For nearly a century, an illustration of a Native American woman with a feather in her hair has adorned the packaging of Land O’Lakes cheese and butter products. But not for much longer. The company, founded in 1921 by a group of Minnesota dairy farmers, is phasing in a new design ahead of its 100th anniversary. Instead of the depiction …

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