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Native Sun News: Powwow returns to South Dakota prison (07/22)
Native American inmates in the state penitentiary were able to host invited family members to their first quarterly powwow since the summer of 2014.

Filed Under: Law
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks to reduce rate of recidivism (07/22)
The tribe is working with federal officials in two states to help convicts re-enter society.

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Native Sun News: Group aims to reduce number of Native inmates (07/08)
In May, Pennington County was the recipient of a $150,000 grant awarded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of a larger initiative to examine, assess, and institute changes in local jails across the country.

Filed Under: Law
Law Article: Indian inmate wins religious rights suit in Wisconsin (05/27)
Prisoner Schlemm is a member of the Navajo Tribe and has been imprisoned in Wisconsin since 1999.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (05/20)
Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Appeals court sides with Indian inmate in religious rights case (04/22)
David Schlemm, a member of the Navajo Nation, has won the right to wear a headband and eat venison during times of ceremony while his case proceeds.

Filed Under: Health | Law
8th Circuit rules against Indian inmate in religious rights case (01/27)
Wesley Eugene Brooks said a chemical dependency treatment program conflicted with his beliefs.

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Supreme Court orders another decision in Indian inmates' case (01/26)
Indian inmates in Alabama are being prevented from growing long hair.

Filed Under: Law
NARF: Supreme Court decision impacts rights of Indian inmates (01/23)
An update on a religious rights case that affects Indian inmates.

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Cherokee Nation program keeps former inmates out of prison (07/28)
Daryl Legg, who served three prison sentences, is helping Indian inmates with education and job training.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Defending the religious rights of Indian inmates (05/29)
Attorney Gabe Galanda explains why Huy was formed to protect the religious rights of Indian inmates.

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Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country (05/12)
Attorneys discuss recent federal court decisions affecting tribes and individual Indians.

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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signs parole agreement with state (05/06)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signed an agreement to allow tribal members to serve their parole on the reservation.

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Native Sun News: Court backs Indian inmates over tobacco use (05/05)
On Friday, April 25, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of Judge Karen Schreier that the South Dakota Department of Corrections cannot ban tobacco from Native American inmates using it for religious purposes.

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8th Circuit sides with Indian inmates in tobacco use lawsuit (04/28)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Indian inmates in a dispute over tobacco use.

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Indiana settles lawsuit over religious rights of Indian inmates (04/24)
The Indiana Department of Corrections has reached a settlement with Indian inmates who said their religious rights were being violated.

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Native Sun News: Indian inmates see religious rights suppressed (03/04)
In response to the continued denial of religious freedoms to Native American prisoners in multiple states across the country, several prominent advocacy groups have approached the United Nations Human Rights Committee with a complaint.

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Editorial: Too many Native people in Montana prison system (01/06)
Native American men and women are over-represented in the prison system in Montana.

Filed Under: Law
County jail adds sweat lodge for large Indian inmate population (10/23)
The jail in Coconino County, Arizona, is building a new sweat lodge for its large Indian inmate population.

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Native Sun News: Federal sentencing impacts Indian inmates (08/22)
In a speech to the American Bar Association last week, United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, introduced a dramatically different approach to how the federal government will now prosecute and sentence non-violent drug offenders.

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