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Mary Annette Pember: Indian Child Welfare Act heals our familiesFiled Under: National
Mary Annette Pember: Indian Child Welfare Act heals our families (April 25, 2017)
The Indian Child Welfare Act is not a frivolous law begotten by misguided liberals, but a way to heal communities.
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (March 24, 2017)
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society sets a path for redemption for Native youth sex offenders.
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'
Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe countryFiled Under: Environment
Mary Annette Pember: It's sugar bush time across Ojibwe country (March 20, 2017)
Tapping trees to make maple syrup is a time-tested Ojibwe tradition.
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back downFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down (February 21, 2017)
The long-term implications of the election of Donald Trump as president and the inexorable corporate-driven greed of the Dakota Access pipeline have left me feeling vulnerable and in need of solace.
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipelineFiled Under: Environment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipeline (January 17, 2017)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on efforts to evict an aging pipeline from a reservation in northern Wisconsin.
Mary Annette Pember: Group re-enacts hanging of Native man in 1785Filed Under: National
Mary Annette Pember: Group re-enacts hanging of Native man in 1785 (January 9, 2017)
A man painted in red-face portrays Mamachtaga, a Lenape man who was found guilty of murder in present-day Pennsylvania.
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles ReservationFiled Under: Environment | Law
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (December 2, 2016)
A series of suspicious fires that targeted religious structures on the reservation in Wisconsin might be finally be solved.
Mary Annette Pember: A 'desperate' legal move by Dakota AccessFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: A 'desperate' legal move by Dakota Access (November 16, 2016)
'DAPL officials have ignored requests by three federal agencies to halt construction.'
Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's return from Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's return from Standing Rock (November 3, 2016)
'The remains of the braid, Maangozit’s DNA, remained behind mixed with the earth and water at Standing Rock, part of a land and story he was just beginning to understand.'
Mary Annette Pember: North Dakota embarks on #NoDAPL crackdownFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: North Dakota embarks on #NoDAPL crackdown (October 24, 2016)
'Despite claims in press statements and conferences insisting they are responding appropriately to violent protestors, social media postings continue to tell a very different story.'
Mary Annette Pember: First baby born at water protector campFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: First baby born at water protector camp (October 20, 2016)
'For Zintkala Mahpiya Wi Blackowl, Sky Bird Woman, the birth of her baby girl at one of the water protector camps in North Dakota was the ultimate act of resistance.'
Mary Annette Pember: Teaching a new generation of water protectorsFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Teaching a new generation of water protectors (October 19, 2016)
Student: 'We aren’t just sitting around out here talking bad about the pipeline. We have resources.'
Mary Annette Pember: Army Corps on shaky ground with pipelineFiled Under: Environment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Army Corps on shaky ground with pipeline (October 18, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember takes a closer look at how the federal agency ended up moving forward with the controversial project.
Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Kitchen serves the #NoDAPL movement (October 17, 2016)
'People were busy cutting, chopping, washing, hauling, frying in an unending assembly line that dwarfed any powwow, ceremony or funeral feast ever seen.'
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI conventionFiled Under: National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal leaders meet for NCAI convention (October 12, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is in Phoenix, Arizona, for the National Congress of American Indians 73rd annual convention.
Mary Annette Pember: Dakota Access Pipeline promises jobs but impacts lingerFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Dakota Access Pipeline promises jobs but impacts linger (October 10, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is on the ground in North Dakota, reporting on the #NoDAPL movement.
Mary Annette Pember: Police crack down on #NoDAPL protectorsFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Police crack down on #NoDAPL protectors (October 7, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on some of the heavy-handed tactics of authorities in North Dakota.
Mary Annette Pember: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe denied access to sacred sitesFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe denied access to sacred sites (October 6, 2016)
'DAPL officials had specified that they would allow an archaeological inspection of the pipeline easement only under the condition that no Standing Rock tribal officials were included.'
Mary Annette Pember: Water protectors rounded up for prayingFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Water protectors rounded up for praying (September 29, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember is on the ground of the #NoDAPL movement.
Mary Annette Pember: Sheriff looking into reports of 'gunshots' fired at #NoDAPL gatheringsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sheriff looking into reports of 'gunshots' fired at #NoDAPL gatherings (September 28, 2016)
Another day for Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier to show his true colors as independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports from the ground.
Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's journey to Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: A young boy's journey to Standing Rock (September 23, 2016)
'My hope is that traveling to Standing Rock may open up a world of pride for Maangozit.'
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women lead prayers for waterFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women lead prayers for water (September 15, 2016)
'If we befoul our water, we poison ourselves. This is a simple fact that Ojibwe, especially women, understand.'
Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemicFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (June 13, 2016)
Despite the Rosebud Sioux tribe’s’ best efforts to offer meth specific treatment programs both inside jail and out, addicts have a high relapse rate.
Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemicFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (May 31, 2016)
At least 60 percent of the population on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation uses methamphetamine, according to a law enforcement official.
Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgottenFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten (April 14, 2016)
In a three-part series, Mary Annette Pember reports on the thousands of indigenous women who have gone missing or who have been murdered in the United States and Canada.
Mary Annette Pember: Federal funds denied to trafficking victimsFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Federal funds denied to trafficking victims (March 23, 2016)
In 2013 alone, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops received over $73 million in federal funding and contracts.
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band citizens battle drug abuse Filed Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band citizens battle drug abuse (March 18, 2016)
After seeing the high rates of heroin use and overdose, and a dramatic increase in rates of HIV and Hepatitis C, Bad River members formed Gwayakobimaadiziwin or 'making changes to make things right in your life.'
Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native womenFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native women (March 9, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember wraps up her series into sex trafficking in Indian Country with a visit to the Great Plains.
Mary Annette Pember: Denise Lajimodiere revives birch bark bitingFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Mary Annette Pember: Denise Lajimodiere revives birch bark biting (March 4, 2016)
Denise Lajimodiere was recently selected for a six-month Minnesota Historical Society Native Artist-in-Residence.
Mary Annette Pember: Native women create handbook for Native girlsFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women create handbook for Native girls (March 2, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember reports on a new handbook produced by the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center.
Mary Annette Pember: Sex trafficking survivors see little supportFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sex trafficking survivors see little support (February 24, 2016)
During ICTMN’s search for effective solutions to the problems of rehabilitation of sex trafficking survivors in Indian country, the most immediate dilemma faced by most women was finding a safe place to stay, or a place that would have them without placing potentially onerous demands on their psychological state.
Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spiritFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native family battles the addiction spirit (February 17, 2016)
Sex trafficking survivors are not picture-perfect victims and that simple fact creates extraordinary obstacles to rehabilitation and sobriety.
Mary Annette Pember: Memorial to Indian genocide eyed in RussiaFiled Under: World
Mary Annette Pember: Memorial to Indian genocide eyed in Russia (February 5, 2016)
The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation recently announced a proposal to build a memorial commemorating the genocide of American Indians in front of the American Embassy in Moscow.
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in WhiteclayFiled Under: Business | National
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay (February 1, 2016)
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.
Mary Annette Pember: A land-into-trust milestone for Isleta PuebloFiled Under: National | Trust
Mary Annette Pember: A land-into-trust milestone for Isleta Pueblo (January 20, 2016)
The event marked the placement of 90,151 acres of land. 140 square miles, into federal trust for the Pueblo and the culmination of over 20 years of work by Pueblo leaders who purchased the land that was once part of the tribes’ aboriginal homeland.
Mary Annette Pember: Keystone XL fighter counts coup in South Dakota Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Keystone XL fighter counts coup in South Dakota (January 12, 2016)
Although the touch of her cane was as light as a feather, the weight of counting coup on Keystone pipeline supporters was heavy with symbolism.
Mary Annette Pember: Native women affected by cutbacks at IHSFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women affected by cutbacks at IHS (December 29, 2015)
The impact from Rosebud Hospital’s reduction in emergency room hours continues to expand as sexual assault victims on the Rosebud Reservation struggle to find services at local hospitals.
Mary Annette Pember: Ex-official admits to theft of ancestorsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Ex-official admits to theft of ancestors (December 22, 2015)
Tribal leaders expressed anger and outrage over Thomas Munson’s actions as well as what some see as leniency by federal prosecutors.
Mary Pember: Four Directions Clinic provides critical servicesFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Pember: Four Directions Clinic provides critical services (November 17, 2015)
The Four Directions Clinic is the first Indian Health Service facility of its kind offering not only reproductive health services but also a full range of services for victims of sexual assault.
Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibitFiled Under: National | Sports
Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibit (November 11, 2015)
Despite the impressive exterior signage announcing the new 'Mascots' exhibit at the National Underground Freedom Center, the exhibit itself is tiny and confusing.
Mary Pember: Wind saves Blackfeet community from big blazeFiled Under: Environment
Mary Pember: Wind saves Blackfeet community from big blaze (November 9, 2015)
The August 28 fire originated in the Lewis and Clark National Forest and was referred to as the Spotted Eagle fire.
Mary Annette Pember: Emergency contraception finally at IHSFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Emergency contraception finally at IHS (October 20, 2015)
American Indian and Alaska Native women can now access the emergency contraception pill, Plan B under the same circumstances as their non-Native U.S. sisters.
Mary Pember: Fashion show tackles trafficking in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Pember: Fashion show tackles trafficking in Indian Country (October 6, 2015)
According to the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, pimps have been known to lure Native girls away from rural reservations into prostitution with promises of modeling or dancing jobs in cities.
Mary Annette Pember: Native women betrayed in violence fightFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women betrayed in violence fight (August 31, 2015)
Advocates for indigenous women are outraged by what they call Amnesty International’s betrayal of those caught in the murky world of sex trafficking.
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victimsFiled Under: Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Pine Ridge still lacks shelter for victims (August 19, 2015)
The prospect of traveling so far into unfamiliar territory and far from social support systems is too unsettling for many victims.
Mary Annette Pember: Indian mother suffered through traumaFiled Under: Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Indian mother suffered through trauma (August 13, 2015)
Our growing knowledge about trauma is underscoring the depth of its impact not only on us but on our families as well.
Mary Annette Pember: Native girls in custody at sky-high ratesFiled Under: Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Native girls in custody at sky-high rates (August 10, 2015)
Native American girls are at the highest risk of imprisonment in the U.S. According to the report 179 of every 100,000 Native girls end up in prison.
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schoolsFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Sharing stories from boarding schools (June 29, 2015)
Denise Lajimodiere, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, is working on a book containing ten of the most powerful survivor stories she’s collected over the past few years.
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US tooFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Boarding schools leave impact in US too (June 23, 2015)
Many more Native children were harmed in the U.S. than in Canada by boarding schools.
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' IndiansFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes question 'hobby' Indians (June 19, 2015)
'Playing Indian' is so common that most Native peoples have grown inured to the cringe-inducing spectacle of white folks doing ungainly dances at hobby powwows all over the world.
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DCFiled Under: Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Shawnee tribes head from Oklahoma to DC (June 12, 2015)
All three Shawnee tribes from Oklahoma are coming together at the National Museum of the American Indian for the first time to share their culture, language and history.
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education
Mary Annette Pember: Healing from residential schools in Canada (June 9, 2015)
One of the first actions of Indian residential school administrators was to cut the children’s long hair, a terrible indignity for First Nations people that came to symbolize a cut with their cultures and families.
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schoolsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: 'Cultural genocide' at residential schools (June 3, 2015)
It was a long time coming, but the words that residential school survivors and their loved ones had long awaited were finally spoken.
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: Finding truth and reconciliation in Canada (June 2, 2015)
More than 7,000 walkers thronged through the streets of Ottawa on May 31 in a show of reconciliation and unity as the five-year investigation into the residential school era of Canada began coming to a close.
Mary Annette Pember: Historical trauma might affect Native DNAFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Historical trauma might affect Native DNA (May 28, 2015)
Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge.
Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicideFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (May 20, 2015)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.
Mary Pember: Memories of racism come back in a police stopFiled Under: Opinion
Mary Pember: Memories of racism come back in a police stop (May 19, 2015)
The public debate over police violence against unarmed black men has reminded me of the same police treatment of Native men and the palpable lack of public concern.
Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland teamFiled Under: National | Sports
Mary Pember: Activists protest opening day for Cleveland team (April 13, 2015)
Although it's been one hundred years since the inception of the Cleveland Indians’ name, it is a year like any other for Cleveland resident Marjorie Villafane of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
Mary Pember: Alaska Native woman shares story to help othersFiled Under: Health | National
Mary Pember: Alaska Native woman shares story to help others (March 24, 2015)
The Calricaraq team responds to village requests for help in addressing trauma in their communities.

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