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Veldon Coburn: Indigenous students once again go missing in the class of 2018
Canada | Education | Opinion

Veldon Coburn: Indigenous students once again go missing in the class of 2018 (June 5, 2018)

As convocation ceremonies roll out across the country with few Indigenous folks in the class of 2018, we should not be surprised.

Native people show up to first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Oregon
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Native people show up to first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Oregon (May 30, 2018)

An African American activist hosted the first 'Reparations Happy Hour' in Portland, Oregon, an event designed to provide a welcoming space for people of color.

ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star
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ProPublica: Sentence handed down for death of young Quinault basketball star (May 25, 2018)

A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.

Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store
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Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store (May 25, 2018)

'My heart was hurt, my spirit almost compromised by this,' Pawnee citizen Robert Robedeaux says of an incident with police in Oklahoma.

Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners
Opinion

Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners (May 23, 2018)

When people see Southern history in black and white, where are American Indians? A Lumbee citizen asks a key question.

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing
Health | National | Politics

Indian Health Service back in the hot seat with budget hearing (May 22, 2018)

It's almost been a year since the Indian Health Service came under heavy fire before lawmakers who control the agency's funding.

Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too
Opinion

Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too (May 11, 2018)

Many of us have heard that question -- What are you? Dana Hedgpeth, a Washington Post reporter, shares her experience as a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
Education | National

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: The number of #NativeVote18 candidates continues to grow (May 7, 2018)

Arvina Martin in Wisconsin and Erik Rydberg in California are among the Native vote candidates in a record year.

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police
Education | National

University apologizes to Native brothers who were stopped by police (May 7, 2018)

Two young Mohawk brothers who went on a college campus tour in Colorado ended up being stopped by police for being too quiet.

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate
Health | Opinion | Politics

Graham Lee Brewer: President Trump injects 'race' into tribal health care debate (May 1, 2018)

Yes, tribal nations are sovereign, but the U.S. still has obligations for their wellbeing.

ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime
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ProPublica: Young Quinault Nation basketball star was killed in disputed hate crime (April 26, 2018)

Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.

Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries
Opinion

Kayla DeVault: I am entitled to my Indigenous and European ancestries (April 25, 2018)

Learning about my roots has helped me understand intergenerational trauma and cultural resilience related to my genetics.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Health | Politics

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship (April 24, 2018)

The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Health | National | Politics

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes (April 23, 2018)

Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms
Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Native Americans go missing from our newsrooms (April 10, 2018)

National Geographic addresses inclusion but has further to go on Native representation.

Native people are more likely to be shot and killed by police in Canada
Canada | Law

Native people are more likely to be shot and killed by police in Canada (April 9, 2018)

Native people accounted for nearly 15 percent of fatal police shootings in Canada between 2000 and 2017, far higher than their percentage of the entire population.

Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools
Education | National

Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools (April 4, 2018)

Native American students are subjected to higher rates of discipline than their counterparts at public schools, according to a new government report.

Tribal citizens disproportionately affected by Trump reorganization
National | Politics

Tribal citizens disproportionately affected by Trump reorganization (April 3, 2018)

Of the 33 senior career officials who were reassigned by the Trump administration at the Department of the Interior last year, a third are Native Americans.

Albert Bender: Too many Native Americans are already in prison
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Albert Bender: Too many Native Americans are already in prison (March 28, 2018)

Native Americans are incarcerated at a rate of 38 percent higher than the national average.

The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California
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The Conversation: Forced sterilization harmed thousands in California (March 28, 2018)

In the 20th century, U.S. eugenics programs rendered tens of thousands of people infertile.

Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important'
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke tells Interior employees 'diversity isn't important' (March 27, 2018)

Secretary Ryan Zinke values diversity in the workplace, a spokesperson said as CNN reported questionable comments from the leader of the Department of the Interior.

Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions
Law | Sports

Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions (March 22, 2018)

Police officers from the Pueblo of Santa Ana responded to a girl's soccer game after a racially-tinged brawl broke out among players and parents.

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing
National | Politics

Secretary Zinke criticized for offering Japanese greeting at hearing (March 16, 2018)

The leader of the Department of the Interior is coming under fire for offering n incorrect Japanese greeting when asked about funding for Japanese internment camps.

Conservative group claims victory in Indian Child Welfare Act case
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Conservative group claims victory in Indian Child Welfare Act case (March 15, 2018)

The conservative Goldwater Institute is claiming victory in an Indian Child Welfare Act case in Ohio.

Graham Lee Brewer: Attacks on Indian Child Welfare Act are real
Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Attacks on Indian Child Welfare Act are real (March 13, 2018)

The Indian Child Welfare Act is essential to strengthening future Native American generations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
National | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Arts & Entertainment | National

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
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Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)

The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption

Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts
National | Politics

Housing Secretary Ben Carson slammed for spending amid budget cuts (February 28, 2018)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for spending $31,561 on new furniture while seeking more than $100 million in cuts to Indian programs.

Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling
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Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools
Education | National | Politics

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)

More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.

YES! Magazine: Promoting reparations for Indigenous and Black farmers
Environment | National

YES! Magazine: Promoting reparations for Indigenous and Black farmers (February 22, 2018)

The creators of a new map envision equitable distribution of land and resources through 'people-to-people' reparations.

Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
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Supreme Court turns away another conservative attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (February 21, 2018)

The nation's highest court has turned away another conservative attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther'
Arts & Entertainment

Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther' (February 20, 2018)

Black Panther is shattering box office records with its African superhero storyline. What do kids think about it?

Descendants of former slaves in Southwest embrace Indian heritage
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Descendants of former slaves in Southwest embrace Indian heritage (January 29, 2018)

The descendants of the Genízaros, who were held as slaves during the colonial era, are discovering and asserting their Indian identity,

Annie Belcourt: The hidden health inequalities facing Native Americans
Health | Opinion

Annie Belcourt: The hidden health inequalities facing Native Americans (January 29, 2018)

Compared to the average US citizen, American Indians and Alaskan Natives live shorter lives and are at greater risk for a number of health problems.

YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California
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YES! Magazine: Making amends as marijuana sales begin in California (January 19, 2018)

The city of Los Angeles has created a 'social equity' tier of applications who will receive priority for marijuana business permits.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana
Canada | National | Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people must take action on marijuana (January 17, 2018)

Who was Harry Anslinger and how did he come to have a deep effect on the Mohawks of Akwesasne?

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
Opinion | Politics

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)

Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
Opinion | Politics

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)

No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)

Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
Opinion | Politics

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)

Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people
Opinion

Gyasi Ross: Struggles are the same for black people and indigenous people (January 12, 2018)

The first step to getting to a lasting peace is by bringing the focus back to the check.

James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes
Sports

James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes (December 21, 2017)

White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.

Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment
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Federal judge who questioned 'Indian blood' and tribal courts resigns due to sexual harassment (December 18, 2017)

A prominent federal judge who has questioned whether certain criminal laws should be based on 'Indian blood' and whether tribal courts are fair is resigning after being repeatedly accused of sexual harassment.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement
Environment | Health | National

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activist Gloria Lucas leads body positive movement (December 15, 2017)

When it comes to eating disorder awareness, communities of color are too often left out of the conversation.

Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs
National | Politics

Landmark study finds high rate of workplace harassment at Bureau of Indian Affairs (December 14, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke is taking action to improve working conditions at the Department of the Interior after a landmark study showed a higher rate of harassment at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades
Opinion

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades (December 14, 2017)

It’s no surprise that the president would insult Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, Robert Hill writes.

Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
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Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court (December 12, 2017)

The conservative Goldwater Institute is attacking the Indian Child Welfare Act again, this time in a dispute involving the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)

Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.

Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
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Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)

A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy
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YES! Magazine: 'Redneck Revolt' aims to dismantle systems of White supremacy (November 30, 2017)

Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as 'identity politics.'

Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter
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Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter (November 29, 2017)

Native Americans gathered in a courthouse in Nebraska to demand justice and transparency in a case involving two police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
National | Politics

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy
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Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)

The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county
Law | National | Politics

Navajo Nation welcomes public hearings into voting districts in Utah county (November 7, 2017)

A federal judge in Utah has scheduled two public hearings to determine how to draw the districts in a county where the Native vote has been suppressed for decades.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
Health | Law | National | Politics

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)

More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case
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Cronkite News: Tribal advocates welcome action on Indian Child Welfare Act case (November 1, 2017)

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an Arizona case that pitted a non-Indian mother and Indian father against one another in a fight for custody of their children.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen
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Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.