Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (January 11, 2017)
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier
Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration (January 11, 2017)
Indigenous Women Rise is part of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21.
Agreement in allows Alaska tribe to prosecute low-level offenses (January 11, 2017)
The Anvik Tribe will develop culturally-appropriate punishments for those who choose to go through its system.
Alaska Native village still seeking approval for 'life-saving road' (January 11, 2017)
Indian Country remains wary of Republican president-elect Donald Trump but change in the nation's capital could benefit a rural Native community in Alaska.
Cobell scholarship fund grows to $47M thanks to buy-back effort (January 11, 2017)
More than $5.25 million in scholarships have been awarded as a result of the Cobell trust fund settlement.
Ex-leader of Cedarville Rancheria faces death sentence for murders (January 11, 2017)
Cherie Rhoades murdered four people and injured two others in a February 2014 incident at the tribal offices.
Indian lawmaker in Oklahoma investigated for sexual harassment (January 11, 2017)
Rep. Will Fourkiller (D) thinks the prote might date to an incident with a high school page in 2015.
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (January 11, 2017)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conquered (January 11, 2017)
'The federal Indian domination system is premised on the invaders’ claim to have a right to oppress our rightfully free and independent nations.'
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (January 11, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick (January 11, 2017)
Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, doesn't have experience in Indian issues but her policies would affect the overwhelming majority of Indian students.
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