Native Americans http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Old Questions About Newly-Exposed Bones On Columbia River Shore http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/old-questions-about-newly-exposed-bones-columbia-river-shore <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/03/031114AK_Wanapum_Bones_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Grant County officials and Native Americans are patrolling round the clock to keep sacred and sensitive sites protected on miles of exposed Columbia River shoreline.<p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:17:00 +0000 Anna King 41545 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Old Questions About Newly-Exposed Bones On Columbia River Shore Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/ancient-dna-ties-native-americans-two-continents-clovis The mysterious Clovis culture, which appeared in North America about 13,000 years ago, appears to be the forerunner of Native Americans throughout the Americas, according to <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7487/full/nature13025.html">a study</a> in <em>Nature</em>. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Richard Harris 40115 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ancient DNA Ties Native Americans From Two Continents To Clovis Idaho’s First Public Native American Language School Works To Preserve Shoshone Culture http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-s-first-public-native-american-language-school-works-preserve-shoshone-culture <p>This new kindergarten classroom on eastern Idaho’s Fort Hall Indian Reservation looks and feels much like any other. Tiny tables and chairs fill the room, bright drawings and artwork hang on the walls, and small coats hang on low-to-the-ground hooks. It’s the sound of the classroom that’s truly one-of-a-kind.</p><p>About 30 five-and-six-year-olds are learning to speak Shoshone.</p><p>“Benna, ne naniha J.J.”</p><p>“Ne naniha Miley.”</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:01:02 +0000 Adam Cotterell 34969 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s First Public Native American Language School Works To Preserve Shoshone Culture Idaho Tribes: Tell Counties Not To Tax Indian Land http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-tribes-tell-counties-not-tax-indian-land <div><p>BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho tribes want the Legislature to tell counties to quit taxing tribal government land on the state's reservations.</p><p>Helo Hancock, a lobbyist for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho, told the House Revenue and Taxation Committee Monday the issue first arose in 2006.</p><p>Then, Idaho tribes received a "flurry of assessments" on land that had once been homesteaded, but later re-acquired by tribal governments.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:52:11 +0000 Associated Press 20834 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Nearly 6,000 Idaho Natives To Receive Checks In First Round Of Settlement Payments http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/nearly-6000-idaho-natives-receive-checks-first-round-settlement-payments <p>The first payouts from a historic class-action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians, including many in the Northwest.</p><p>Lead plaintiff Elouise Cobell sued the federal government 16 years ago. As treasurer of the Blackfoot Tribe in Montana, she discovered the government had mismanaged individual Indian land held in trust. A settlement was reached in 2009, but a two-year appeals process held up disbursements. Cobell died during that time.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:22:00 +0000 Frankie Barnhill 17914 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Nearly 6,000 Idaho Natives To Receive Checks In First Round Of Settlement Payments Idaho Tribes Part Of Billion Dollar Settlement But There's More Than Money http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-tribes-part-billion-dollar-settlement-theres-more-money <p>A landmark settlement announced this week between the federal government and Native American tribes is expected to have long-term effects beyond the $1 billion in the agreement. Three Idaho tribes are part of the deal, the Coeur d&rsquo;Alene, Nez Perce, and Shoshone-Bannock.</p><p>Forty-one tribes filed lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal accounts for generations. The accounts held decades of royalties on timber, farming, grazing and other leases on land held in trust for the tribes.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:38:33 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4062 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Tribes Part Of Billion Dollar Settlement But There's More Than Money