It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.
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A recent event at Oak Flat Campground featured Apache rhymers and their colleagues from Dine (Navajo), Ogala Lakota, Sicangu Lakota, and Yaqui cultures.
Here are some of the memorials honoring our fallen Native warriors across the country.
Communities are celebrating the achievements of Asian and Pacific Americans.
Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.
"The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history."
As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.
The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."