Mary Hudetz, Associated Press Updated 11:22 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids speaks to supporters at a victory party in Olathe, Kan. Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the Kansas' 3rd Congressional District seat. Democratic House candidate Debra Haaland who won in New Mexico's 1st congressional district and Davids will join U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, who is Chickasaw, and Markwayne Mullin, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, in the House. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids speaks to supporters at a victory party in Olathe, Kan. Davids defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder to win the ... more Photo: Colin E. Braley, AP FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov.6, 2018 file photo, Democrat House candidate Sharice Davids gives a victory speech to … [Read more...] about Activists laud Native American women’s election to US House
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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
Updated 4:06 pm PDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 From left, Gary Mike, Jerald Begay and John Tsosie break for lunch along Navajo Route 13 in Red Valley, Ariz. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The annual walk from Window Rock, Ariz., to Shiprock, N.M., is the ninth organized by a local father and son who aim to bring attention to social issues on the Navajo Nation through the event. (Jon Austria/Farmington Daily Times via AP) less From left, Gary Mike, Jerald Begay and John Tsosie break for lunch along Navajo Route 13 in Red Valley, Ariz. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The annual walk from Window Rock, Ariz., to Shiprock, N.M., is the ninth ... more Photo: Jon Austria, AP From left, Johannah Barber, Jerald Begay, Sarah Begay and Bobby Mason participate in an awareness walk organized by Walking the Healing Path, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 along Navajo Route 13 in Red Valley, Ariz. (Jon Austria/Farmington Daily Times via … [Read more...] about Group walks miles to remember missing Native American women
Sharon Cohen, Ap National Writer Updated 11:12 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 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." less 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 ... more Photo: David Goldman, AP Searchers pause against the scenery while looking for clues in the disappearance of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, who has been missing for over a year from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Babb, Mont., Thursday July 12, 2018. … [Read more...] about #NotInvisible: Why are Native American women vanishing?
House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday predicted Debra Haaland, a Democrat activist running in New Mexico’s first congressional district, will be the “first Native American woman ever” to serve in Congress. Pelosi, who is in New Mexico to build support for the reauthorized of the Violence Against Women Act, spoke before a gathering of Democrat activists and Haaland supporters at the congressional candidate’s campaign office in Nob Hill.“Much of Tuesday’s campaign stop was dedicated to supporting congressional efforts to extend the federal Violence Against Women Act, which provides grants to groups that work to combat domestic violence. Several speakers noted that Native American women face higher rates of violence than other women,” the Albuquerque Journal reports. “When [Deb Haaland] comes to Congress, think of it … she’ll come there as the first Native American woman ever in the history of … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi: Deb Haaland Would Be ‘First Native American Woman Ever’ in Congress