Native Americans

Politics

Biden, Harris get on the bus to small businesses in Arizona

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, on their first trip to Arizona, dropped by a union hall Thursday and several small businesses they say need federal relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. Their bus tour, which began in Flagstaff, included an outdoor stop at Barrio Cafe, a central Phoenix staple known nationally

National

Action on missing, murdered women legislation caps years of advocacy

Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. The federal government finally passed legislation that could help do something about it. The House gave final approval this week to two bills, Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, that would

COVID-19

Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth become leaders of tomorrow

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus has devastated Native American communities and put a spotlight on some long-standing problems in Indian Country that have made this pandemic that much worse. But at the grassroots level, everyday heroes have stepped up to help. Part of a series. In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her

Education

School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools

In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural School near the Kansas-Oklahoma border. By the time he was 21, Carr had been incarcerated in three different institutions. He died in a Kansas state prison where he was held for stealing $30 worth