Election Night 2018 turned out to be a night of firsts — with groundbreaking victories for Native American, Muslim, black, gay and female candidates. The midterms seemed poised to shake things up even before results came in: A record number of women were on the ballot, and there were races across the country that looked likely to diversify the faces in Congress and statehouses. In the end, these are the winners who ended up making history: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim congresswomen Two Democratic candidates will become the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Tlaib, who ran unopposed to represent Michigan's 17th congressional district, will become the first Palestinian-American congresswoman. Omar, a former refugee, will be the first Somali-American congresswoman after winning the race for Minnesota's 5th congressional district. Jared Polis, the first openly gay male governor Polis won the race for Colorado governor and will become the first openly … [Read more...] about Election 2018: Night of firsts with historic wins for Muslims, Native Americans, women and LGBT candidates
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Kenny Still Smoking stands over the tombstone of his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who was disappeared from school in 1979 and found frozen on a mountain, as he visits her grave on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont., Saturday, July 14, 2018. “I talk to her, let her know I’m doing ok, that I’m still kicking,” he said. “I think about her all the time.” (AP Photo/David Goldman) A woman performs a traditional Native American dance during the North American Indian Days celebration on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. (Associated Press) Friends and family members of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring hold a traditional blanket dance before the crowd at the North American Indian Days celebration to raise awareness and funds for her search. (Associated Press) Kenny Still Smoking wipes his eye while talking about his 7-year-old daughter, Monica, who disappeared from school in 1979 and was found frozen on a mountain. (Associated Press) … [Read more...] about Why are Native American women and girls vanishing?
By Jeff Horseman | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: August 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm | UPDATED: August 31, 2018 at 2:46 pm They’ve yet to break California away from America, but leaders of the state’s quixotic secession movement are already talking about a nation within their new nation. Yes California, the group behind the as-yet-unsuccessful effort to put “CalExit” on the ballot, recently proposed creating a Greenland-like, Native American nation-state within the boundaries of a California republic. The group also is pushing a new strategy for California’s independence, citing a 149-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling in asserting that California can secede by getting approval from a majority of the other 49 state legislatures. Formed in 2015 and inspired by the Yes Scotland independence movement, Yes California has tried to qualify a ballot measure that would let California voters try to make the golden state into its own country. … [Read more...] about A nation within a nation? Latest version of California succession plan touches Native Americans
close Video Behind the plan for the autonomous Native American nation The plan to break California off from the rest of the U.S. is back with a new twist. The leaders of Calexit have announced a new version of their plot to create an independent California: All federal lands in California will be returned to the Indian tribes, creating "the first ever autonomous Native American nation in North America." #Tucker The co-founder of a movement calling for California to secede from America -- after giving away nearly half the state to form an "autonomous Native American nation" -- suggested Wednesday that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren might not be welcome in the proposed new territory. Speaking on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," "Calexit" organizer Marcus Ruiz Evans said the issue ultimately would be up to the "brown-skinned" inhabitants of the California spinoff state. "Elizabeth Warren would not be able to come in there, unless the Native people of … [Read more...] about ‘Calexit’ co-founder: Elizabeth Warren might not be ‘allowed in’ proposed California spinoff reserved for Native Americans
Updated 12:05 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 2009 file photo waves break on San Miguel Island, off the coast of Southern California. The remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago have been returned to the island off the Southern California mainland where they were discovered in 2005. The National Park Service said Wednesday, June 14, 2018, the remains known as Tuqan Man were recently brought back to San Miguel Island by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, who believe he was an ancestor. less FILE - In this Jan. 2009 file photo waves break on San Miguel Island, off the coast of Southern California. The remains of a Native American man who died 10,000 years ago have been returned to the island off ... more Photo: Damian Dovarganes, AP … [Read more...] about Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle