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U.S. Attorneys vow to ‘enforce federal law in Indian Country’ (June 29, 2022)The United States Attorneys who prosecute federal crimes say they will continue to uphold the U.S. government’s trust responsibilities to tribal nations.
Cronkite News: Tribes struggle with public safety hires (May 24, 2022)Tribal police departments across the country find it difficult to recruit and retain law enforcement personnel.
Wabanaki Nations seek ‘equality’ for their tribal sovereignty (April 4, 2022)With one long-overdue legislative achievement under their belts, tribal nations from one of the furthest ends of Indian Country are asking Congress to fully recognize their sovereignty.
Tribes see progress with Violence Against Women Act and more funding (March 14, 2022)A long-overdue update to the Violence Against Women Act is finally becoming law to protect more women, children and elders in tribal communities.
Native America Calling: Resources for families facing public trauma (February 16, 2022)The 2016 shooting death of Coulton Boushie, from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, touched off a national discussion about race and justice in Canada.
Gaylord News: Supreme Court takes another look at Indian Country dispute (January 31, 2022)The Supreme Court will revisit – but not overturn – its landmark 2020 decision that said a large part of eastern Oklahoma is still part of the Muscogee Nation.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation deserves to be treated with respect (January 31, 2022)The United States must keep its treaty promise to Cherokee Nation. Now, let us move forward.
Montana Free Press: Tribes missing from state’s discussion on trafficking (January 21, 2022)Tribal representatives weren’t at the table when top state officials discussed how to improve handling of human trafficking cases.
People’s World: Indian rights activist Clyde Bellecourt passes on (January 20, 2022)Clyde Bellecourt was a founder of the American Indian Movement. He passed away at the age of 85.
Trial opens into long-unsolved case of Alaska Native woman (January 13, 2022)A trial has opened into the long-unsolved case of Sophie Sergie, an Alaska Native woman who was killed at the age of 20 nearly three decades ago.
People’s World: Mapuche people targeted by military on their own lands (November 19, 2021)The Mapuche people continue to struggle peacefully for their rights and the recovery of their ancestral land in the face of increased repression.
Cronkite News: Tribal leaders welcome return of White House meeting (November 18, 2021)Tribal leaders said the White House Tribal Nations Summit “shows promise” for the federal commitment to solving problems in Indian Country and to giving Native people a voice in the process.
President Biden signs executive order addressing violence against Native people (November 15, 2021)“Generations of Native Americans have experienced violence or mourned a missing or murdered family member or loved one, and the lasting impacts of such tragedies are felt throughout the country,” President Joe Biden says.
Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses White House Tribal Nations Summit (November 15, 2021)“We are committed to working together to make tribal communities safer. We are committed to honoring and strengthening our nation-to-nation relationship,” the leader of the Department of Justice said.
White House Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement (November 15, 2021)From the missing and murdered crisis to sacred sites, the Biden administration is touting its Indian Country agenda as it hosts the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
Kaiser Health News: Tribes confront mental health challenges (October 25, 2021)Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.
Cronkite News: Supporters of January 6 insurrection return to U.S. Capitol (September 17, 2021)Fences, cameras and barricades are back up around the U.S. Capitol as supporters of the violent January 6 insurrection return to the nation’s capital for a so-called rally.
Montana Free Press: Death of Native man prompts calls for justice (August 31, 2021)About a hundred people gathered to grieve the loss of Brendon Galbreath, a citizen of the Blackfeet Nation who died in an encounter with police.
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