Tim Giago: Will Republicans pay the price for January 6? (January 19, 2021)Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.
Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached (January 13, 2021)I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
Cronkite News: Hate crimes on the rise as Trump era comes to an end (January 12, 2021)Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.
Youth program on Pine Ridge Reservation suffers setback (December 7, 2020)The Grinch came early this year, ransacking a popular youth program on the Pine Ridge Reservation and leaving some in the tribal community wondering who could be so heartless.
Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
Guilty plea entered for manslaughter on Muscogee (Creek) Nation (November 18, 2020)An Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in Indian Country after he shot and killed a woman on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma (November 16, 2020)The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.
Leader of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe indicted on federal charges (November 13, 2020)Just days after renewing criticism of Donald Trump, Chairman Cedric Cromwell of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges.
Cronkite News: Farm on Navajo Nation under investigation (November 12, 2020)A controversial hemp operation on the Navajo Nation has spawned a federal investigation into reports of marijuana production, interstate drug trafficking and violations of labor and child labor laws.
‘They want to see change’: Voters of Oglala Sioux Tribe elect new leaders (November 11, 2020)Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Federal murder charge laid against former police officer (November 6, 2020)A former police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old has been charged in federal court with first degree murder.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
White House statement on #MMIW legislation (October 12, 2020)President Donald Trump signed two bills to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native people, especially women and girls, into law on October 10, 2020.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) #MMIW #NotInvisible (October 12, 2020)Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) speaks about #MMIW legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: New book explores familiar tribal themes (October 8, 2020)Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?
Supreme Court opens new session amid COVID-19 and controversy (October 6, 2020)Amid growing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its latest term as Republicans remain intent on confirming a conservative judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the nation’s highest judicial body.
Gabe Galanda: The forgotten plight of the disenrolled in Indian Country (October 6, 2020)Despite all of the rhetoric on Capitol Hill about enhancing tribal law and order, deterring violence against our women, and bringing our missing and murdered relatives home, nobody expresses concern about the dehumanization associated with disenrollment.
Navajo Nation sends ‘clear message’ about marijuana on reservation (October 6, 2020)The Navajo Nation is cracking down on people who grow marijuana on the largest reservation in the United States.
Trump administration deals with fallout from tribal victory at Supreme Court (September 30, 2020)The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.
Cronkite News: Congress takes action for missing and murdered in Indian Country (September 28, 2020)Native American advocates and victim’s families have worked for years to draw attention to Indian Country’s epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
‘You guys failed to protect me’: Oglala Sioux Tribe falls short on impeachment vote (September 15, 2020)Despite an emotional plea from a young Lakota man, leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to impeach President Julian Bear Runner on allegations of sexual misconduct.
Leader of Oglala Sioux Tribe under scrutiny amid sexual misconduct allegations (September 11, 2020)Julian Bear Runner has been accused of inappropriate contacts with a young citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
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