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Tag Archives: Native Americans in the United States

Senate Indian panel to discuss racial concerns

Geronimo: The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee didn't know when it scheduled a hearing on racial stereotypes that members would have such an emotionally charged name to discuss. But the use of the Apache leader's moniker as a code name for Osama bin Laden has appalled many Native Americans and drawn calls for an apology.

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Why Father Kino? (access required)

You can still see his name everywhere, on hospitals, parkways, schools, swimming pools, and even a sports complex. So the question on every newcomer’s mind in Arizona is, why Kino?

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Tribes face struggles with federal shutdown

The threat of a government shutdown Friday has America Indian leaders scrambling to determine what the stalemate on Capitol Hill would mean for their reservations, where the federal government's presence often plays a vital role in everything from law enforcement and social services to schools.

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Cultural learning exception

Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law earlier this year to ban an Hispanic studies program in one school district while simultaneously crafting an exemption for culture-based classes for other minority populations.

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