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.
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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.
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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.
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Many people who live in the Blue Gap-Tachee Chapter in northeastern Arizona remember when mining companies blasted uranium out of the Claim 28 site near their homes. Dust from mine explosions coated everything.
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.
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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.
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.
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