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Native Americans in the United States: Indigenous peoples of the United States (except Hawaii)
Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States, except Hawaii and territories of the United States. More than 570 federally recognized tribes live within the US, about half of which are associated with Indian reservations. The term "American Indian" excludes Native Hawaiians and some Alaskan Natives, while "Native Americans" are American Indians, plus Alaska Natives of all ethnicities. The US Census does not include Native Hawaiians or Chamorro, instead being included in the Census grouping of "Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander".


Sexual assault runs rampant on Native American lands, but cases fall through the cracks

More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence an 18-month investigation shows.
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1 in 3 American Indian and Alaska Native women will be raped, but survivors rarely find justice on tribal lands

More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women will experience sexual violence. An 18-month investigation found cases fall through the cracks.
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Videos for Native Americans in the United States

'To me, it will always be called Columbus Day': Trump [Video]'To me, it will always be called Columbus Day': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump took a slight dig on Wednesday at individuals and cities who've abandoned Columbus Day and instead opted for Indigenous Peoples' Day, saying to him, 'it will always be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Standing Rock [Video]Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg visits Standing Rock

Weeks after her tearful plea at the U.N., Greta Thunberg was embraced by Native American environmental activists at Standing Rock

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Greta Thunberg leads South Dakota climate rally [Video]Greta Thunberg leads South Dakota climate rally

Greta Thunberg leads march in Rapid City, South Dakota. It is one of many rallies against climate change across the world organized for the next two weeks. Sareena Dayaram reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published


Native American students suspended at higher rates than peers. California report looks at solutions

Native American students in California's public schools are suspended at 2.4 times the rate of their white peers, a study found.
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Fed Up With Deaths, Native Americans Want to Run Their Own Health Care

After decades of enduring poor care from the government-run Indian Health Service, tribal groups are taking over management of hospitals.
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Columbus Day: Celebrating cultural heritage, or the colonization of Native Americans?

A growing number of cities, states and universities are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, also known as Native Americans Day.
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Braves stop handing out tomahawks amidst backlash over 'Tomahawk Chop'

Though the Braves have dialed back their direct ties to Native American imagery, the Tomahawk logo is still prominent on uniforms.
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Cardinals rookie Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee Nation, says Atlanta's tomahawk chop 'devalues us'

Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley, a member of the Cherokee nation, says Atlanta's tomahawk chop is 'disrespectful' to Native Americans.
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The 'naturally disappointing' results of new Wyoming study: Native American students face greater discipline

Wyoming schools disproportionately suspend Native American students compared to their peers, a Wyoming Community Foundation study found.
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Johnny Depp: Dior campaign was made with 'great respect and love for Native Americans'

Johnny Depp is defending his film for Dior's "Sauvage" ad campaign, which drew accusations of racism and cultural appropriation.
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Juul Violated Federal Rules by Marketing Vaping Products as Safer Than Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says

The agency sent a warning letter to the company. In a separate letter, it also requested more information about the company’s outreach to students, health insurers, employers and Native American..
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A State Wrestles With Its Imagery: A Sword Looming Over a Native American

An effort to change the official seal of Massachusetts is gaining steam. Supporters say the imagery is threatening and denigrating to Native Americans.
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Can Elizabeth Warren win Native American votes?

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has received criticism on the campaign trail from Native American groups. Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee citizen, writer, and advocate, joined CBSN to..
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Wells Fargo pays $6.5 million to Navajo Nation over 'predatory' practices

Wells Fargo & Co will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit over "predatory and unlawful practices" by the bank, the Native American tribe said on Thursday.
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Residents on Louisiana island may lose homes to climate change

It's expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. Rising waters are swallowing up their land, making them some of..
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Dems at Native American forum, White House plans, hurricane season: 5 things to know Tuesday

Seven more Democrats will appear at an Iowa Native American forum, the White House may be making plans and more things to know Tuesday.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Warren apologizes for ancestry controversy

At a Native American forum in Iowa Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologized for controversy caused by her previous claims of Native American heritage. CBS News 2020..
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Elizabeth Warren apologizes for ancestry controversy at Native American forum

Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren apologized Monday for her past claims of Native American heritage. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe was at the..
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Elizabeth Warren publicly apologizes for DNA test

The 2020 Democratic candidate came under fire after seeking a DNA test to back up her claims of having Native American heritage
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Democratic hopeful Warren apologizes for Native American ancestry claims

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday apologized again for her claims in the 1980s that she is Native American, speaking to a crowd of tribal leaders in Iowa.
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2020 Sunday Trail Markers: Dems head to Native American issues forum

This week, Native American issues are set to get attention in a presidential election like never before
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2020 Democrats are stepping up their courtship of Native American voters. Here’s why.

“Native American voters need to be convinced about whether either party is going to truly serve their interests,” said professor Laura Evans.
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Not 'invaders': Some Hispanic families in the Southwest predate the US entirely

In the Southwest U.S., some Hispanics can trace their families back generations. The region once belonged to Mexico, Spain and Native Americans.
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Elizabeth Warren releases plan aimed at uplifting Native Americans as Trump says he'll revive nickname

The plan comes ahead of next week's Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, hosted by Four Directions, an organization that fights for Native voting rights.
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Warren releases massive plan to address issues facing Native Americans

Native American leader praises Warren's proposal ahead of candidate forum on indigenous issues
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Democrat Elizabeth Warren floats plan to empower Native Americans

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled her latest policy plan, which aims to empower Native American tribes through land protection and law enforcement reforms and..
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Fighting Hunger in the Klamath River Basin

Wednesday: Native Americans have some of the nation’s highest rates of food insecurity. Also: Another round of California v. Trump; and a special Berkeley cafe.
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Controversial George Washington mural to be covered, not destroyed, San Francisco school board votes

San Francisco's school board voted Tuesday to cover up, but preserve, a mural depicting slavery, a murdered Native American and George Washington.
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Democratic hopeful Warren outlines $85 billion rural broadband plan

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren outlined on Wednesday her plan to bring high-speed internet to rural and Native American communities through an $85 billion federal grant program.
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George Washington mural causing controversy in San Francisco

A mural portraying George Washington in a San Francisco high school could soon be painted over in response to complaints that it is demeaning in its depiction of slaves on Washington's Mount Vernon..
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Covington student's case against Washington Post dismissed

Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann tried to sue The Post after he was featured in a viral video with Native American activist Nathan Philips
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Wisconsin tribe sues Canada's Enbridge to shut down crude oil pipeline

A Native American tribe in Wisconsin is suing Canadian pipeline company Enbridge Inc in a bid to have an oil pipeline that runs across its tribal land shut down and removed.
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Hospitals are putting Native American patients at risk for opioid abuse, audit says

U.S. government hospitals placed Native American patients at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses, according to a federal audit.  
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Michigan woman had 350% interest rate on $1,200 loan — and a loophole allows it

Online lenders are using affiliations with American Indian tribes to pitch loans that charge rates of 300% or more and skirt consumer protections.
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George Washington mural to be covered at high school

The 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural contains images of white pioneers standing over the body of a Native American and slaves working at Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia
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The American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features exhibits like George Washington's tent, a piece of the original North Bridge from Concord,..
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Inside the Museum of the American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features a look at how the war changed life for African Americans and Native Americans
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Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states

Exhibit takes visitors inside an eyeball in Illinois museum, Native American reservation in Arizona is nation’s first to get a cancer center, and more
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San Francisco School Board Votes to Cover Controversial George Washington Murals

“The Life of George Washington,” a series of murals at a high school that includes images of slaves and a dead Native American, has been a source of debate for over half a century.
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Suicide rate for Native American women is up 139%

Suicide disproportionately affects Native Americans and Alaska Natives, who experience higher rates of poverty, substance abuse and PTSD.
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Joy Harjo becomes first Native American poet laureate

What will the Harjo's job entail once she takes over the prestigious position in September?
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California Today: ‘It’s Called Genocide’: Newsom Apologizes to the State’s Native Americans

Wednesday: What does an apology mean? Also: Facebook’s cryptocurrency play and happy birthday to Theodore Payne.
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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The Oklahoma-born writer, a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, is the first Native American to hold the post.
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California governor apologizes to Native Americans, cites 'genocide'

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday apologized to Native Americans for violence and other wrongdoings they suffered during the state's history and called their mistreatment genocide.
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Congress addresses crisis of missing and murdered Native American women

Bipartisan lawmakers in Congress have introduced bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native American women. CBS News reporter Grace Segers joins CBSN from Washington with more.
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6/6/19: CBSN Evening News

Mexico avoids U.S. tariffs with potential deal; Native American vet returns to Normandy.
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D-Day veteran returns to Normandy to be close to his fallen brothers

Charles Norman Shay led a commemoration this week for the 29 Native Americans killed
CBS News - Published

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