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The view of the Grand Canyon from the top floor of Desert View Watchtower on the southeastern rim. Eleven tribes have traditional ties to the Grand Canyon. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Overcoming A 'Long, Bitter Relationship,' Grand Canyon And Tribes Mark Centennial

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Memorial to the Wounded Knee Massacre that occurred on Dec. 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. VW Pics/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Verlon Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation, says President Trump's proposed wall would devastate his community. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Native American Leader: 'A Wall Is Not The Answer'

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Houses on the Navajo Nation sit near sandstone cliffs north of Many Farms, Ariz. New Census Bureau estimates show a low rate of high-speed internet access among Native Americans who live on tribal land. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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People listen to speakers raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women at a rally at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle prior to the Women's March on January 20. A new report examines missing and murdered Indigenous women in cities, not on reservations, and found local law enforcement agencies often do not adequately track such crimes. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Keystone XL pipeline sections sit on a train near Glendive, Mont. Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio hide caption

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As Construction Of Keystone XL Is Paused, Tribes Brace For What's Next

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Residential roads with no street name or number signs, such as this one in Belcourt, N.D., are common on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. Under recently tightened state rules, voters in North Dakota are required to present identification with a street address, which is a hurdle for Native Americans. Blake Nicholson/AP hide caption

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This June, instructions were posted at an early voting precinct in Bismarck, N.D. In that primary election, tribal IDs that did not show residential addresses were accepted as voter ID. But those same IDs will not be accepted in the general election. James MacPherson/AP hide caption

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A wooden cross marks an unidentified U.S. Army grave at Fort Laramie, Wyo., as pictured in 2009. The Fort Laramie National Historic Site will host a gathering of Lakota people this weekend to commemorate an 1868 treaty with the U.S. government. Matt Joyce/AP hide caption

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Amid Keystone XL Fight, The Lakota Treaty Of Fort Laramie Turns 150

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The USDA has been providing food aid in the form of canned, shelf-stable nonperishables to Native Americans for decades. Shana Novak/Getty Images hide caption

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How Might Trump's Food Box Plan Affect Health? Native Americans Know All Too Well

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Tommy Rock received his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in the School of Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability. Rock grew up in Monument Valley and worked in the tourism industry before going away to college. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Navajo President: Go To College, Then Bring That Knowledge Home

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The Cleveland Indians have agreed to remove the Chief Wahoo logo, which for decades has been publicly protested as racist and offensive. "[T]he logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball," said Commissioner Rob Manfred. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Here's what archaeologists think the Upward Sun River camp in what is now central Alaska looked like 11,500 years ago. Eric S. Carlson and Ben A. Potter/Nature hide caption

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Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

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Anna Whiting Sorrell, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in northwest Montana, had hernia surgery a couple of years ago. The Indian Health Service picked up a part of the tab for the surgery but denied coverage for follow-up appointments. Mike Albans for NPR hide caption

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Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

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By 1495, Christopher Columbus was in trouble. The riches he had imagined finding in Asia were not materializing in the New World, and the costs of his voyages were mounting. Sending indigenous people back to Europe as slaves became his solution. Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An American Secret: The Untold Story Of Native American Enslavement

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Mohawk Club adviser Robin Logan (in back) watches as club members Amanda Rourke (from left), Keely Thompson-Cook, Landon Laffin and Mallory Sunday discuss their high school's Native American Day celebration. David Sommerstein/North Country Public Radio hide caption

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Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

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