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Liquor stores in the town of Whiteclay, Neb., are now officially closed. But even Oglala Sioux tribal members say that more will have to be done in order to reduce rampant alcoholism rates on the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation. Jim Kent for NPR hide caption

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town's Liquor Stores

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An ancient petroglyph panel is pocked with bullet holes. Some say increased federal protection is needed to prevent further damage and vandalism to areas like this one, which is now included in Bears Ears National Monument. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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With National Monuments Under Review, Bears Ears Is Focus Of Fierce Debate

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'Powwow Sweat' Promotes Fitness Through Traditional Dance

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Jon Proudstar created Tribal Force in 1996 — now, it's being rebooted by Native Realities. Ron Joseph/Weshoyot Alvitre/Native Realities hide caption

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With This Publisher, Native American Superheroes Fly High

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Demonstrators march in Washington, D.C., on Friday, calling on the Trump administration to meet with tribal leaders and opposing construction of the nearly complete Dakota Access Pipeline. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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A severe shortage of housing on Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming causes tribal members to look for rental properties outside their community in the town of Lander. Native Americans can face housing discrimination in their search but many are reluctant to file complaints. J. Stephen Conn/Flickr hide caption

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Native Americans Struggle To Find Housing While Facing Discrimination

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A prehistoric granary overlooking Cedar Mesa, a site inside the newly created Bears Ears National Monument in Utah that is sacred to many Native American tribes. Natives still hunt and forage for food and medicine throughout the Bears Ears region. Josh Ewing/Courtesy of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition hide caption

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Tonya Stands recovers from being pepper sprayed by police after swimming across a creek with other protesters hoping to block construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, near Cannon Ball, N.D., on November 2. John L. Mone/AP hide caption

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Some of the indigenous corn varieties growing in Taylor Keen's backyard. Cherokee White is a kind of sweet corn with white, purple, and yellower kernels that is ground for flour. Green Oaxacan is processed to make hominy and corn meal. Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Law enforcement dressed in riot gear arrest protesters who are demonstrating against construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. Police and National Guard moved in on an encampment of tents and teepees on Thursday. Amy Sisk/Prairie Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Tensions Escalate As Police Clear Protesters Near Dakota Access Pipeline

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Native Americans march to a sacred burial ground site that was disturbed by bulldozers building the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oregon Occupation Unites Native American Tribes To Save Their Land

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Native American protestors gather at a construction site for the Dakota Access pipeline to perform a daily prayer ceremony. Over 1,000 people, most Native American, have gathered at two prayer camps along the Cannonball River near its confluence with the Missouri in North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. Andrew Cullen hide caption

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The Chickasaw National Recreation Area used to be called Platt National Park until 1976, when it lost its status as a national park. NPS Cultural Landscapes/Flickr hide caption

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In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

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The seed library maintained by the Jijak Foundation contains dozens of native varieties of corn, beans, tobacco, watermelon and ancient squash. Rebecca Williams/Michigan Radio hide caption

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