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RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide'
Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide' (August 7, 2019)

A bill aimed at improving repatriation policies in California has been shelved amid outcry from Native activists and some tribes.


Indian lawmaker plans to change repatriation bill to include all tribes
Indian lawmaker plans to change repatriation bill to include all tribes (August 5, 2019)

After being accused of enforcing 'state sponsored genocide' against his fellow people, an Indian lawmaker plans to change a repatriation bill in order to include all tribes in California.


Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter
Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter (June 18, 2019)

A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Indian Affairs hearing turns into Trump administration apology tour
Indian Affairs hearing turns into Trump administration apology tour (April 11, 2019)

A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.


The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples
The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples (April 3, 2019)

If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.


President of Mexico calls on Spain to account for treatment of indigenous peoples
President of Mexico calls on Spain to account for treatment of indigenous peoples (March 26, 2019)

'The time has come to reconcile but first they should ask forgiveness,' Mexico's president said.


President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology (February 15, 2019)

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.


O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee (February 11, 2019)

Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.


Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth
Native Sun News Today: Native elder seeks dialog with #MAGA youth (February 5, 2019)

Feeling mocked by Catholic students during the historic Indigenous Peoples March, a Native elder offered to defuse tense fallout by holding a dialog in their hometown.


'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump
'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (January 14, 2019)

Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign
Governor stuns Alaska Federation of Natives with end to campaign (October 20, 2018)

When thousands of Alaska Natives gathered for two major conferences, they had no idea they would be witnessing history.


Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives
Thousands gather for annual meeting of Alaska Federation of Natives (October 19, 2018)

Alaska's new lieutenant governor, a prominent Native citizen, delivered a triumphant keynote after a political shakeup at the state level.


Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes
Church won't apologize for taking Indian children from their homes (September 24, 2018)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has settled sexual abuse lawsuits that had been filed in tribal court.


Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it
Celeste Liddle: Comedian makes fun of Indigenous women and gets away with it (August 10, 2018)

Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.


Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples
Mark Charles: An annual reminder of the 'official' apology to Native peoples (December 22, 2017)

This past Tuesday I tried to have a normal day. I knew it was December 19.


Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation
Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation (March 13, 2017)

Montana radio show duo suspended following segregation of Native Americans blog goes nationwide.


Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock
Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 21, 2016)

Perhaps 4,000 veterans joining thousands of Native water protectors and their allies was just too much.


Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock
Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 7, 2016)

Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.


ICT series continues with Ronald Reagan and his Indian 'mistake'
ICT series continues with Ronald Reagan and his Indian 'mistake' (October 4, 2016)

The 40th president of the United States expressed a very curious view of the first Americans.


Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (September 23, 2016)

The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.


Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans
Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans (September 12, 2016)

Currently America’s Native People are living in a time that’s granted them some prosperity despite a history of oppression.


Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls (September 5, 2016)

It is time for Pope Francis to publicly announce what we already know: The papal language of domination issued by his papal predecessors was invalid language.


Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument
Park employees 'get away' with breaking laws at sacred monument (August 18, 2016)

One superintendent stole tribal remains from Effigy Mounds National Monument and another oversaw construction that harmed tribal burial mounds.


Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags
Former official admits he kept tribal ancestors in garbage bags (July 12, 2016)

Wounds remain open for 20 tribes whose ancestors were illegally removed from the Effigy Mounds National Monument and kept in garbage bags in a top official's garage.


Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans
Official who stole remains claims 'devotion' to Native Americans (July 5, 2016)

The former superintendent of the Effigy Mounds National Monument is painting himself as a victim even though he stole tribal ancestors and kept them in boxes in his home for 12 years.


Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election
Native voters in California face unique choices in Senate election (June 8, 2016)

One candidate fought tribes on land-into-trust issue while the other had to apologize for making offensive remarks.


Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)

The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.


Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (April 20, 2016)

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'


Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians
Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians (March 8, 2016)

Federal recognition is an issue that will likely resonate for Democratic voters at the party's caucuses on March 26.


Mark Anthony Rolo: A 'shallow apology' to indigenous peoples
Mark Anthony Rolo: A 'shallow apology' to indigenous peoples (February 22, 2016)

At bottom, the pope’s words add up to a call for indigenous people to forget the atrocities leveled against their ancestors.


Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands
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Shinnecock Nation weighs options over theft of ancestral lands (February 17, 2016)

Former chairman Lance Gumbs said about 3,500 acres on Long Island were taken by fraudulent means in 1859.


Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico
Pope Francis discusses mistreatment of Native people in Mexico (February 16, 2016)

The leader of the Catholic Church urged followers to seek forgiveness from indigenous people but otherwise did not offer a direct apology for centuries of land theft and other abuses.


Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history
Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history (January 11, 2016)

The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.


Ex-monument official to apologize for theft of ancestral remains
Ex-monument official to apologize for theft of ancestral remains (January 4, 2016)

Thomas A. Munson will serve one year of probation and will be required to apologize to the 12 tribes associated with the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.


Former leader of BIA reflects on historic 'Never Again' apology
Former leader of BIA reflects on historic 'Never Again' apology (November 19, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs apology is examined 15 years later at a Native American Heritage Month event in Washington, D.C.


DOI hosts opening event for Native American Heritage Month
DOI hosts opening event for Native American Heritage Month (November 10, 2015)

Raina Thiele, an Alaska Native woman who works at the White House, will deliver remarks.


Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakers
Little Traverse Bay Bands count few fluent language speakers (September 28, 2015)

Only three people on and near the tribe's reservation in Michigan are considered to be fluent in Anishinaabemowin.


Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology
Simon Moya-Smith: Pope Francis must offer more than apology (September 24, 2015)

We ask for the repeal of the papal edicts that justified the theft of Native American lands and the persecution of our people.


Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California
Pope Francis fails to address mistreatment of tribes in California (September 24, 2015)

Chairman Valentin Lopez of the Amah Mutsun Band estimates that 100,000 to 150,000 Indians died during the mission era of the 1700s and 1800s.


Pope Francis to bestow sainthood on founder of Indian missions
Pope Francis to bestow sainthood on founder of Indian missions (September 10, 2015)

Some tribal leaders in California are upset with the decision to honor Junipero Serra, a Catholic


Opinion: Church's apology not enough for some Native people
Opinion: Church's apology not enough for some Native people (August 18, 2015)

Valenten Lopez: 'How can Pope Francis and the Catholic Church speak or act with moral authority when they know that they have mistreated the indigenous people?'


Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis
Peter d'Errico: Seeking action after apology from Pope Francis (July 30, 2015)

Pope Francis seems aware of the unsustainability—or at least unacceptability—of regimes based on the pattern of Christian domination.


Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis takes a first step with apology
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis takes a first step with apology (July 14, 2015)

Pope Francis can show true courage and moral authority by taking a next logical step: Revoke those papal bulls that have resulted in the domination and dehumanization of our original nations and peoples.


Gyasi Ross: Pope Francis issues apology to indigenous peoples
Gyasi Ross: Pope Francis issues apology to indigenous peoples (July 13, 2015)

It’s hard enough to admit that I was wrong when I leave the gas tank on empty; imagine asking for forgiveness for genocide, racism, slavery and religious bigotry.


Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past
Mark Charles: Our common memory from our traumatized past (April 28, 2015)

Today, not only are we dealing with the historical trauma of African Americans and Native peoples, but we also have a deeply traumatized white America.


Student newspaper apologizes for 'Trail of Schmears' fake story
Student newspaper apologizes for 'Trail of Schmears' fake story (April 2, 2015)

The parody made light of a recent race-related incident involving an African-American student.


Mark Charles: Nation was built on the dehumanization of others
Mark Charles: Nation was built on the dehumanization of others (March 30, 2015)

We are a nation that built its reputation on freedom and claims to stand for 'liberty and justice for all.' But our foundations are clearly based on the dehumanization of others.


Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stance
Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stance (January 16, 2015)

As a people with centuries of roots in this region, the Oneida Indian Nation has an abiding interest in promoting and preserving this sacred place we all call home.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee (January 16, 2015)

Because the family of Frank L. Baum apologized, am I or other members of the Mniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota Nations obligated to accept that apology.


Ray Halbritter: Family apologized for author's anti-Indian hate
Ray Halbritter: Family apologized for author's anti-Indian hate (January 8, 2015)

First and foremost, it is undeniably true that Mr. Baum’s views about Native Americans were reprehensible.


Ruth Hopkins: Boycott a repeat offender of cultural appropriation
Ruth Hopkins: Boycott a repeat offender of cultural appropriation (December 19, 2014)

Old portraits of Native men from the Allotment and Assimilation Era are displayed like cover models among Ralph Lauren’s latest line.


Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep
Rep. Don Young easily wins re-election despite recent misstep (November 5, 2014)

The incumbent Republican will serve a 22nd term as Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House.


Al Caroll: Recognize tribal sovereignty in new US Constitution
Al Caroll: Recognize tribal sovereignty in new US Constitution (October 23, 2014)

Professor calls for inclusion of tribal sovereignty and an apology to Native peoples in a new U.S. Constitution.


Mark Trahant: Native vote could offer some answers in Kansas
Mark Trahant: Native vote could offer some answers in Kansas (October 15, 2014)

What’s with Kansas? Well, the first thing you need to know is that early voting starts today.


Rep. Young apologizes for grabbing arm of Congressional staffer
Rep. Young apologizes for grabbing arm of Congressional staffer (August 1, 2014)

A video shows the staffer reacting in pain or shock after his arm was twisted by the lawmaker.


Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible pain
Mark Charles: Helping our nation move on from an incredible pain (July 7, 2014)

Our nation is in pain. Our people are in pain. And our land is in pain.


County in Colorado apologizes for 1881 removal of Ute people
County in Colorado apologizes for 1881 removal of Ute people (May 5, 2014)

A county in Colorado passed a resolution to apologize to the Uncompahgre Utes for their forced removal in 1881.