Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The silent crisis of the missing and murdered (October 22, 2020)The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and communities.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands domestic violence services (October 19, 2020)The coronavirus pandemic has put many people — Native women especially — in peril from domestic violence.
Urban community comes together for Indigenous Peoples Day (October 13, 2020)A sunrise ceremony in Nebraska’s capital city united Native people as they shared their common struggles and goals.
Joe Biden celebrates Indigenous People’s Day (October 12, 2020)Joe Biden: “Native Americans have always honored their deep connection to the land and kept faith with the rich spiritual traditions and heritage of their ancestors, often in the face of policies and violence that sought to strip them of both.”
‘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.
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.
Sen. Cortez Masto and Sen. Murkowski celebrate #MMIW bills becoming law (October 12, 2020)“For too long, the epidemic of missing, murdered and trafficked Native women and girls has gone unaddressed,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Biden-Harris campaign celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day (October 12, 2020)The Joe Biden campaign is celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day with tribal leaders, members of Congress and Native musicians.
Rep. Haaland ‘honored’ to be considered for Biden Cabinet (October 12, 2020)Could Deb Haaland lead the Department of the Interior in a Joe Biden administration?
Native Sun News Today: MMIW advocate continues efforts (October 9, 2020)Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.
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.
Seneca-Cayuga Nation swears in first woman chief (October 1, 2020)“As the children of survivors, sharing our story and prospering into the future is our duty,” Chief Sarah S. Channing of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation said.
Native Advocacy Organizations: Domestic violence is not traditional (October 1, 2020)Colonization imposes and promotes the domination and ownership of Native women by men, as reflected in the increasing rates of violence against Native women since first contact.
Native Sun News Today: Congress approves bills to address MMIW crisis (October 1, 2020)Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
Cronkite News: ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospitals tackle health disparities in Indian Country (September 25, 2020)Hospitals are combating health disparities among Native Americans by teaching new mothers strong breastfeeding practices.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: The creation story of our logo (September 16, 2020)When StrongHearts Native Helpline was formed, the organization underwent a process to choose a Native American logo that could represent the virtues of strength, resilience, empathy and protection.
Anchorage Daily News: Native woman comes forward about misconduct (September 14, 2020)In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. Two days later, he resigned, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.
O’odham activists arrested for protesting border wall construction (September 9, 2020)
Members of the O’odham Anti Border Collective & Defend O’odham Jewed took direct action and halted construction of the border wall threatening O’odham lands near Ajo, Arizona.
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