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Native American

A person with origins in any of North America’s original aboriginal peoples, who may maintain a cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community.
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Unfortunately, there are many obstacles in Indian Country that stand in the way of Native Americans ability to votefrom language barriers and burdensome voter ID requirements to the locations of polling places for remote and rural communities, said Heinrich.
One of the most painful Native American ceremonies was the Sun Dance which involved dancers having skewers implanted in their chest muscles and being attached by rope to the sacred cottonwood tree.
"There is honor in what Native American veterans have done and what they have endured."
Finally, the narratives of the Plains Indians--which usually contain a variety of categories such as accounts of human heroes and stories of creation--should also be considered as remarkable examples of Native American oral literature.
The idea that Native Americans evince an ecological perspective has been debated heavily.
Kennewick Man displays the greatest genetic similarity to northern Native Americans, especially the Colville, Ojibwa and Algonquin, the scientists say.
The Arizona border was also site of 2004 contract where Elbit provided Hermes, drones weapons and training to American border agents that used to kill Native Americans crossing from Mexico.
In New Mexico, a statewide program that promotes higher education and economic development opportunities for Native American students was relocated to the New Mexico State University College of Business earlier this year.
"While the damage awards and debt relief are vital elements of this settlement, the Native American Farmer and Rancher Council will help ensure that the reforms to USDA's programs are lasting and that USDA honors the civil rights of Native Americans for years to come," said Plaintiffs' co-counsel David Frantz, partner, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan.
Because many Native Americans who lived on reservations could not prove their Native American ancestry by producing the required documents, they were de-enrolled from their tribes and removed from their reservations without any compensation.
Both of these books bring a diverse spectrum of Native American cultures to the forefront.
Starnes (2006) reveals that although students in Montana know a great deal about their own state, most would not be able to locate the seven Native American reservations in that state.

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