Native American

Fort Lewis College celebrates fourth year of Indigenous Peoples Day

More than 60 people, from 6 weeks old and older, wove their way through Fort Lewis College during a solidarity walk Monday, the first of many college events celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

After more than 100 years in a museum in Finland, the ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park home are coming back to Southwest...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for preservation, CDOT says archaeological sites can’t be saved

New construction typically doesn’t bulldoze through a graveyard, so why is it OK for the Colorado Department of Transportation to destroy and pave over a large settlement of Native American ruins...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC student learns about her culture to teach others

When Katelynn Simpson returned to Durango from her stint at the Potawatomi Leadership Program, she knew she wasn’t the same. Simpson, a sophomore at Fort Lewis College studying adventure education...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Book tries to show how U.S. democracy hurt Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE – A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Trove of archaeological ruins unearthed south of Durango

A large, extensive network of Native American ruins was recently discovered just outside Durango on top of Florida Mesa, and it’s kind of blowing archaeologists’ minds. “As an archaeologist with...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT joins with Dream Warriors to connect tribal youth to the arts

IGNACIO – On Monday, KSUT public radio started the first “Awakening the Warrior Within” program in Ignacio, connecting local Native American youth to hip-hop artists, singers and spoken word poets....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado laws enacted to protect, extend voting rights

More than 200 new laws took effect Friday in Colorado, including two measures to ensure college students, Native Americans and residents with disabilities have equal and fair access to the ballot...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trading posts in Four Corners fight to stay open amid changes

FARMINGTON – The trading posts, once a staple in the Four Corners that connected Navajo weavers and artists to buyers, are facing challenges to their survival. Trading posts are facing increased...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Can greater focus on culture improve graduation rates among Native Americans?

Gail Tahhahwah moved to Durango from Oklahoma two years ago and began looking for ways for her family to become involved with the Native American community. Tahhahwah, who is Comanche, Kiowa and...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hozhoni Days celebrates young and old through dance

Native Americans of all ages from around the nation drummed, sang and danced Saturday at Fort Lewis College’s Hozhoni Days Powwow, a celebration of multigenerational culture. Hundreds of people...

DATE: April 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In many states, legalizing sports betting hinges on tribes

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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