Native Americans

10:46am

Wed May 16, 2012
It's All Politics

Minority Rules: Who Gets To Claim Status As A Person Of Color?

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 2:13 pm

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is shown here attending a 2010 Capitol Hill hearing on the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Alex Wong Getty Images

3:59pm

Tue May 1, 2012
It's All Politics

In Mass. Senate Race, Warren On Defense Over Native American Heritage

Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 8:44 am

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, greets people at Dinky's Blue Belle Diner in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Sunday.
Steven Senne AP

In the tight U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren has been playing defense because of allegations that she used her Native American heritage to advance her career.

Warren, the likely Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Scott Brown, says she did not know that Harvard Law School touted her as a member of a minority group back in the 1990s, when the school's faculty came under criticism for being too white.

But Warren says that when she was growing up in Oklahoma, her family always told her that she's part Cherokee.

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1:28pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Around the Nation

Fewer Tribal Ironworkers Reaching For The Sky

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:54 am

Kaniehtakeron Martin's work site at 54th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, which will someday be an office building.
Stephen Nessen for NPR

Since the 1900s, the country's most iconic bridges and skyscrapers have been put up by men who risked life and limb to connect steel beams hundreds of feet in the sky. Ironworkers come from all backgrounds, but a small Indian reserve outside Montreal has supplied the U.S. with a proud lineage of Mohawk ironworkers.

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