• Humanities chairman to celebrate Native American culture

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the National Endowment for the Humanities is visiting New Mexico to celebrate and study Native American culture.

  • Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo testifies at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The hearing, held by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, examined legislation that would make it illegal to export federally protected Native American religious items to foreign markets. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

    Senator: Loopholes allow for trafficking of tribal items

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A diplomatic push for the return of Native American ceremonial objects from auction houses in Paris has been hampered by loopholes in U.S. laws that authorities and lawmakers say prohibit the trafficking of the federally protected items domestically but don’t explicitly ban dealers from exporting them to foreign markets.

  • Santa Fe considers licenses to sell Native American art

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe city officials are considering requiring businesses to secure licenses to sell authentic Native American art.

  • Mille Lacs advisory panel member criticizes group, resigns

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A key member of a group that advises Minnesota regulators on walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake has resigned.