tag: law enforcement

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The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
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Tribes that face threats to their political integrity, economic security, health and welfare may finally be able to exercise authority over non-Indians.
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A sovereignty dispute that originated on the Crow Reservation in Montana has finally been addressed by the highest court in the land.
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It’s been four years since Zachary Bear Heels died after being beaten by police officers in Nebraska’s largest city.
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Tribal police have the authority to detain non-Indians traveling through reservations if the officer has a reasonable belief that the suspect violated state or federal law, the Supreme Court ruled.
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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is declaring victory for treaty rights and sacred places in an ongoing battle against the Republican governor of South Dakota.
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Tribal governments have the power to search and temporarily detain non-Indians suspected of breaking federal or state laws within reservations, the nation’s highest court has ruled.
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When a crime occurs, you call the police. There are questions, investigations and evidence-collecting. What happens then?
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The nation’s highest court has unanimously sided with tribal sovereignty in one of two Indian law cases on the docket.
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The family of Silver Little Eagle has been raising funds following an attack that took place off the reservation.
The Capitol after the attack
The House of Representatives voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, despite the opposition of 175 Republicans.
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As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I feel strongly the duty to our Cherokee ancestors who sacrificed so much for the rights we have today.
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Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through California’s capital to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and mismatched databases confound efforts to address failures investigating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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“We must lift the voices of surviving family members to fight for the justice that is overdue for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls,” Democratic party leaders said.
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“The violence perpetrated against Indigenous women and girls is an epidemic that requires our attention and urgent action,” said Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona), Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
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The Biden administration is taking additional steps to address the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives in hopes of putting the focus back on survivors, families and tribal nations.
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“Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing,” says President Joe Biden.
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Secretary Deb Haaland discusses efforts to combat violence against Indigenous peoples, a day before Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day.
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Native America Calling will get a view of what’s showing promise in combating the epidemic of our missing and murdered relatives.
Derek Chauvin Trial March
Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
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Secretary Deb Haaland is moving quickly to roll back negative policies as the Biden administration seeks to restore the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes and uphold the federal government’s trust and treaty obligations.
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This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
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America has become a national disgrace when it comes to guns and that has to change.
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Just north of the courtroom where a police officer is on trial in the death of George Floyd, another officer shot and killed Daunte Wright.
Crow Reservation, Montana

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in U.S. v Cooley, No. 19-1414, on March 23, 2021.

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“Are you an Indian, sir?” The answer to the question is at the heart of a closely-watched case before the nation’s highest court.
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Democrats are moving quickly to update the Violence Against Women Act with added protections for women in tribal communities.
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The country’s oldest Native student newspaper is again fighting to protect its press freedom.
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The Indian Health Service announced a hotline to accept reports of suspected child or sexual abuse following controversy involving a pediatrician who was convicted of crimes against young patients.
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Amid concerns about COVID-19 and public safety, leaders of the Navajo Nation are establishing a permanent home in Washington, D.C., to advocate for their tribe’s needs.
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Tribal nations were concerned about “bad men” when they negotiated treaties. Will the U.S. Supreme Court uphold those promises?
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To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
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One of the most recognizable defendants from the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is a Donald Trump supporter who bases his persona on a warped interpretation of Native traditions.
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A self-described right-wing Native Republican boasted of taking part in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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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.
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Police officers killed Coleman Stump, a Chippewa Cree man, last October in Montana.
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With change coming at the highest levels of government, tribal and federal officials are working to ensure the crisis of missing and murdered loved ones in Indian Country remains a priority.
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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.
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.