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DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde
Environment
DNA links present-day Pueblo populations to ancestral homeland at Mesa Verde (August 18, 2017)
A DNA study of turkey bones confirms some of the ancestors of today's Pueblo populations in New Mexico migrated from Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, according to researchers.

Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: DNA tests can't reveal your unique tribal history (May 22, 2017)
Genealogy sites thrive on our curiosity to know where we came from through our DNA

Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Pacific Northwest tribes finally rebury remains of Kennewick Man (February 21, 2017)
The Ancient One was laid to rest after a 21-year legal and political battle over the status of the remains.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (January 6, 2017)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.

Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes prepare to rebury ancestor known as Ancient One (December 20, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required to transfer the remains of the Kennewick Man within 90 days.

Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One
Environment | National | Politics
Northwest tribes set to reclaim ancestor known as the Ancient One (December 12, 2016)
The Kennewick Man will finally be coming home once President Barack Obama signs a national water bill into law.

Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here
Opinion
Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here (December 7, 2016)
What we’ve all witnessed in person, as well as on social media video shared from Standing Rock, can only be described as evil.

Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old
Environment
Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old (November 30, 2016)
A DNA analysis confirmed the skull, which was found off the coast, belonged to Native woman.

Vi Waln: Military forces commit violence against peaceful water protectors
Opinion
Vi Waln: Military forces commit violence against peaceful water protectors (November 15, 2016)
Technology allowed many of us to witness the violence perpetrated against innocent human beings last month by the Morton County military.

Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation
Environment | Law | National
Federal agency shifts course as tribal ancestor in Nevada is slated for repatriation (October 19, 2016)
The Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been seeking to rebury the remains of the Spirit Cave Man for two decades.

Researchers question own theories on migration of first Americans
Environment
Researchers question own theories on migration of first Americans (August 11, 2016)
A possible route that stretches from present-day Alaska to Montana is the subject of new studies.

Sorry but DNA tests cannot confirm a person's Native ancestry
Education | National | Technology
Sorry but DNA tests cannot confirm a person's Native ancestry (June 29, 2016)
Professor Kim Tallbear, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, and Dr. Nanibaa' Garrison, a member of the Navajo Nation, explain why.

Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton
National | Politics
Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton (June 28, 2016)
A supporter of the Republican presidential candidate believes a DNA test could settle the Indian ancestry matter.

Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes seek reburial of ancestor known as Ancient One (June 8, 2016)
The tribes are lobbying Congress to pass legislation that would bring the Ancient One back to his relatives.

Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language
Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language (June 7, 2016)
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.

Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations
Environment
Study reveals some Native DNA in African American populations (June 1, 2016)
Researchers believe the mixing occurred during the early days of African slavery in the United States.

DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors
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DNA studies boost links between Native people and ancestors (May 18, 2016)
A scientist in Denmark is employing cutting-edge techniques to show how Native people are linked genetically to their ancestors in the Americas.

Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Northwest tribes inch closer to reburial of Kennewick Man remains (April 28, 2016)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has once again confirmed that the remains known to the tribe as the Ancient One are Native American.

Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique
Environment
Foxes brought to Channel Islands by tribal ancestors are unique (April 22, 2016)
Six subspecies of the island fox have survived in the Channel Islands for tens of thousands of years despite being very closely related.

Cynthia-Lou Coleman: Media downplays tribal views on NAGPRA
Education | Law | Opinion
Cynthia-Lou Coleman: Media downplays tribal views on NAGPRA (February 15, 2016)
When Indian knowledge systems meet Western knowledge systems—then tribal views are diminished in favor of mainstream values.

DNA from ancient infants linked to present-day Native populations
National
DNA from ancient infants linked to present-day Native populations (October 27, 2015)
Two infants who were laid to rest in Alaska about 11,500 years ago are linked to Native people in the United States, Mexico, South America and even the Caribbean.

Ruth Hopkins: Western science catches up to Native traditions
Opinion | Technology
Ruth Hopkins: Western science catches up to Native traditions (October 14, 2015)
Genetics is being used to map out the details of what our Native ancestors already knew: from microscopic bacteria to prairie sage; four legged beasties to two legged homo sapiens (humans), we are all related.

Kenaitze Tribe authorizes genetic studies on ancestral remains
Education | Health
Kenaitze Tribe authorizes genetic studies on ancestral remains (September 10, 2015)
The goal is to learn more about diseases affecting the community.

Review: Conflict over Indian blood study in 'Informed Consent'
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Conflict over Indian blood study in 'Informed Consent' (August 19, 2015)
A play based on a controversial blood study involving the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona is running at the Duke on 42nd Street in New York City.

Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.

Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked
Education | National | World
Indigenous peoples in South America and Australia linked (July 21, 2015)
The DNA was not found in other Native Americans so researchers believe it must have originated with a different group of ancestors.

Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man
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Washington governor supports repatriation of Kennewick Man (June 30, 2015)
Pacific Northwest tribes have been waiting nearly two decades to rebury an ancestor who has been linked to them by DNA.

Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American
Environment | Law | National
Genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American (June 18, 2015)
'We have always maintained the belief that the Ancient One was one of us,' Colville Tribes Chairman Jim Boyd said.

DeLanna Studi lands role in play on Havasupai Tribe blood study
Arts & Entertainment
DeLanna Studi lands role in play on Havasupai Tribe blood study (June 12, 2015)
Primary Stages in New York City will host 'Informed Consent' from August 4 through September 13.

Mary Annette Pember: Historical trauma might affect Native DNA
Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Historical trauma might affect Native DNA (May 28, 2015)
Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge.

Genetic research confirms Alaska homeland for Inupiat people
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Genetic research confirms Alaska homeland for Inupiat people (May 4, 2015)
The DNA of Inupiat and Inuit peoples in the U.S., Canada and Greenland traced back to villages on Alaska's North Slope.

Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island
Education | National | Federal Recognition
Puerto Rico putting more focus on indigenous history of island (April 21, 2015)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to extend governmental recognition to an indigenous organization so it can secure federal funds.

Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consent
Health | World
Yanomami Tribe buries blood samples studied without consent (April 13, 2015)
Nearly 2,700 samples were returned to the tribe after they were taken during the 1960s and subjected to scientific study.

Julianne Jennings: Muscogee artist shows 'Bloodlines' in China
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | World
Julianne Jennings: Muscogee artist shows 'Bloodlines' in China (April 7, 2015)
Toni Scott is an American and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She also descends from African and European ancestry.

David Wilkins: Even the dead can't escape tribal disenrollment
Opinion
David Wilkins: Even the dead can't escape tribal disenrollment (March 20, 2015)
The very fabric of the cosmos as we have always understood it is being assaulted through recent attempts to engage in the loathsome practice of disenrollment of deceased tribal members.

Tanya Lee: Don't let our racist history cloud genetics research
Opinion
Tanya Lee: Don't let our racist history cloud genetics research (February 5, 2015)
We have a history that exemplifies over and over again our contempt for other races and ethnicities based on the science of the day that interpreted them to be genetically inferior to whites.

The Atlantic: Native people wary of DNA tests and genetic studies
Education | Environment | National
The Atlantic: Native people wary of DNA tests and genetic studies (January 27, 2015)
The genetic sequencing company 23andMe recently tapped into its vast bank of data to release a study on genetic origins, producing the biggest genetic profile of the U.S. ever conducted.

Initial DNA tests show Kennewick Man linked to Native peoples
Environment | National
Initial DNA tests show Kennewick Man linked to Native peoples (January 19, 2015)
The 9,500-year-old remains were discovered on federal land in Washington that was once a part of the Umatilla Reservation.

Opinion: DNA test can help determine Native American heritage
Opinion
Opinion: DNA test can help determine Native American heritage (January 12, 2015)
So you think you have Native American ancestry, but you haven’t been able to prove it.

Henry Louis Gates: DNA test won't lead to tribal enrollment card
Opinion
Henry Louis Gates: DNA test won't lead to tribal enrollment card (December 11, 2014)
Many people have family lore that suggests they have Native American ancestry.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Ten lies in American-Indigenous history (October 8, 2014)
What constitutes a lie? There is the obvious verbal and written distortions of the truth but what is not said may also be deemed a lie.

DNA study finds distinct population of Native people in Arctic area
Education | World
DNA study finds distinct population of Native people in Arctic area (August 29, 2014)
Researchers say the group lived in isolation in eastern Canada and northern Greenland for nearly 4,000 years.

Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man
Education | National
Scientists publish lengthy book based on study of Kennewick Man (August 25, 2014)
Scientists have finally published their research into the 9,500-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man.

WBUR: Tribes rebury one of their ancient relatives in Montana
Education | National
WBUR: Tribes rebury one of their ancient relatives in Montana (July 23, 2014)
WBUR interviews Shane Doyle about the reburial of a 12,600-year-old boy whose DNA showed a link to present-day Native people.

Remains of 12,600-year-old Native toddler reburied in Montana
Education | National
Remains of 12,600-year-old Native toddler reburied in Montana (June 30, 2014)
Elders from Montana tribes help lay one of their ancient relatives to rest again.

Smithsonian scientist expresses caution on new DNA research
Environment | Law | National
Smithsonian scientist expresses caution on new DNA research (May 16, 2014)
Scientist has told tribal leaders that they are not related to the Kennewick Man.

DNA of girl found in Mexico linked to present-day Native people
Education | Environment | World
DNA of girl found in Mexico linked to present-day Native people (May 15, 2014)
Even though researchers say the girl did not physically resemble modern-day Natives, DNA testing showed that she shared similar genes.

Henry Louis Gates: The myth of African and Indian ancestry
Opinion
Henry Louis Gates: The myth of African and Indian ancestry (April 21, 2014)
Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains why most African-Americans do not carry Native American genes despite family stories and history.

Alex Jacobs: 'Experts' develop more theories  about Indian people
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: 'Experts' develop more theories about Indian people (March 31, 2014)
Alex Jacobs takes a look at some of the latest theories about the origins of Indian people.

Opinion: DNA tests offer clues into Indian and Spanish ancestry
Health | Opinion | World
Opinion: DNA tests offer clues into Indian and Spanish ancestry (February 19, 2014)
Cancer researchers are finding clues about the mixed Indian and Spanish origins of remote villages in the Andes of Columbia.

Interview with Kim Tallbear on DNA testing and tribal heritage
Opinion
Interview with Kim Tallbear on DNA testing and tribal heritage (February 17, 2014)
Anthropologist Kim Tallbear discusses race, genetic testing and tribal ancestry.

DNA study shows link between ancient baby and Native people
Education | National
DNA study shows link between ancient baby and Native people (February 14, 2014)
A baby boy who was burn in Montana about 12,600 years ago was related to present-day Native people.

Julianne Jennings: DNA studies show how we are all related
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: DNA studies show how we are all related (January 2, 2014)
Julianne Jennings discusses genetic links between Africans, Asians and Native Americans.

Producer of genetic testing kit won't provide health information
Health | National
Producer of genetic testing kit won't provide health information (December 6, 2013)
The maker of a genetic testing kit will stop providing health-related information to consumers in response to a warning from the Food and Drug Administration.

FDA orders maker of genetic test kit to stop selling product
Education | National
FDA orders maker of genetic test kit to stop selling product (November 26, 2013)
The Food and Drug Administration ordered the maker of a genetic testing kit to stop selling its product.

Research finds potential relative of Native Americans in Siberia
Education
Research finds potential relative of Native Americans in Siberia (November 21, 2013)
Researchers say they have found the potential ancestor of many Native Americans in a village in Siberia.

Study links   Native people in British Columbia to ancient remains
Canada
Study links Native people in British Columbia to ancient remains (July 5, 2013)
Researchers have confirmed a genetic link between modern Native people in British Columbia and remains dating back 5,500 years.

Opinion: History links Native Americans and African Americans
Opinion
Opinion: History links Native Americans and African Americans (November 23, 2012)
"Blacks in America are intertwined with that history, and yet the evidence they possess is mostly anecdotal, such as the grandmother who had long, straight black hair, high cheekbones or...

Simon Moya-Smith: DNA research and the Bering Strait Theory
Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: DNA research and the Bering Strait Theory (July 31, 2012)
"It’s not every day that you get a revered professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School to publicly confirm that the Bering Strait theory is “not a fact.” Well, today...

Study reconfirms age of ancient remains and artifacts in Oregon
National
Study reconfirms age of ancient remains and artifacts in Oregon (July 13, 2012)
Research published in Science reconfirms the age of ancient remains and artifacts found in a cave in Oregon. The Paisley Caves go back at least 14,300 years. But the date...

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