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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters
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Senate declares May 5 as day of awareness for missing and murdered sisters (April 26, 2018)

Efforts continue in the nation's capital to raise awareness of the large numbers of Native women and girls who go missing and murdered every year.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving
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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official charged with drunken driving (April 25, 2018)

The chief of staff for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and his sons were involved in a serious accident in southern California.

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
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Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru (April 23, 2018)

Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
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Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year (April 20, 2018)

The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
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Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction (April 19, 2018)

A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime (April 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
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Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)

Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
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Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Mary Annette Pember: #Omnibus funds program for Native crime victims
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Mary Annette Pember: #Omnibus funds program for Native crime victims (April 6, 2018)

'We were literally crying in gratitude when we heard the news,' an advocate for Native women told Rewire.

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country
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Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country (April 6, 2018)

It is a shame and an embarrassment for the families and for that matter all Native Americans about the Lakota men and women that are so horribly abusing the hoksiyopa (children) that we all consider to be Sacred.

Young Santee Sioux man shot by police officer while being dragged on ground
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Young Santee Sioux man shot by police officer while being dragged on ground (April 5, 2018)

Micah Taylor was on his way to pick up his spiritual adviser to go to a sweat lodge when he was stopped by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son (April 5, 2018)

The death of 2 year-old Kylen Shangreaux sent shockwaves through the Pine Ridge Reservation, also bringing national attention to the toddler’s community and family.

Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
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Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Creepy' Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman pleads guilty for abuse
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'Creepy' Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman pleads guilty for abuse (March 28, 2018)

An Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman who victimized women on the reservation is facing prison time.

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 14, 2018)

A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime (March 13, 2018)

Carlos Christopher Quevedo, 18, is set to be sentenced for second degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in South Dakota.

Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court
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Pueblo man convicted of brutal murder turned away by Supreme Court (March 5, 2018)

A Jemez Pueblo man who was convicted of murdering a woman from the Navajo Nation will remain behind bars after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal.

Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband
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Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband (February 26, 2018)

A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is accused of murdering her husband, Brian Garrett, who was a tribal police officer.

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
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Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)

An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds
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Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (February 21, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling on authorities to investigate the misuse of federal education funds in South Dakota.

Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign
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Indictment cites 'wokeaztec' account in Russian influence campaign (February 20, 2018)

An agency of the Russian government created fake accounts in order to promote Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to a federal indictment.

Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers
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Lac du Flambeau Band ties recent murder to gangs and drug dealers (February 15, 2018)

Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of a citizen of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism
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Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism (February 12, 2018)

William Mendoza left his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education because he was under investigation for voyeurism.

Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town
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Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)

Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.

Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
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Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (February 6, 2018)

Red Fawn Fallis will remain jailed while she awaits sentencing in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting incident during the #NoDAPL standoff in North Dakota.

Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.

Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion
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Former employee of Ute Tribe charged with nine counts of extortion (January 25, 2018)

A former employee of the Ute Tribe is accused of extorting $110,000 from companies and individuals doing business on the reservation in Utah.

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona (January 25, 2018)

Seven humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony.

Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
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Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (January 23, 2018)

Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is facing a prison term for firing a gun during the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
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Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation
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One reported dead and two injured after shooting on Morongo Reservation (January 11, 2018)

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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities (December 22, 2017)

A group of tribal leaders and addiction recovery providers came together in South Dakota to discuss their work in the battle against methamphetamine in their communities.

Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight
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Native women are stepping up as sexual harassment remains in the spotlight (December 22, 2017)

The cultural assault on sexual misconduct in America is moving beyond the halls of Capitol Hill and Hollywood and into Indian Country.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer
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Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer (December 21, 2017)

Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the past decade.

Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds
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Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds (December 15, 2017)

Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.

Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation
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Federal jury returns guilty verdict for brutal murder of woman on Crow Reservation (December 8, 2017)

A federal jury returned a guilty verdict for the brutal murder of RoyLynn Rides Horse on the Crow Reservation in Montana.

Chief of police for Kalispel Tribe charged with domestic violence in Washington
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Chief of police for Kalispel Tribe charged with domestic violence in Washington (December 6, 2017)

The Kalispel Tribe isn't commenting on news reports about the arrest of its chief of police for domestic violence.

Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
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Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)

A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration
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Indian Country public safety bills advance amid silence from Trump administration (December 5, 2017)

Thanks to bipartisan support from lawmakers, bills to improve public safety in Indian Country are advancing in Congress despite limited commitments from the Trump administration.

Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter
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Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter (November 29, 2017)

Native Americans gathered in a courthouse in Nebraska to demand justice and transparency in a case involving two police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana consultant 'free' after state sentence
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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe marijuana consultant 'free' after state sentence (November 21, 2017)

A marijuana consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on a failed marijuana operation was sentenced in South Dakota for his role in the controversial case.

Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment
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Quapaw Tribe calls for resignation of vice chairman following criminal indictment (November 15, 2017)

Leaders of the Quapaw Tribe are calling for the resignation of Vice Chairman Thomas Mathews after he was accused of attempting to solicit sex from a minor.

Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement
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Meskwaki Tribe praises action on bill to remove state jurisdiction on settlement (November 8, 2017)

A bill to repeal one of the vestiges of the termination era is inching forward in Congress.

YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation
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YES! Magazine: President Trump's war on opioid abuse won't work for the nation (November 2, 2017)

More compassionate drug policy reforms in California have resulted in a drug death rate 40 percent below the national average.

Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision
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Michigan appeals court classifies Sault Tribe government as 'local' in new decision (October 24, 2017)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is considered a 'local' government under the Michigan constitution, the state's appeals court ruled.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures (October 19, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities.

YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence
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YES! Magazine: Massacre in Las Vegas reveals deadly truths about violence (October 6, 2017)

While young and non-White people are perceived as more dangerous, middle-aged White people have the highest rates of gun ownership and commit the most violence.

Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts
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Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars from federal contracts (October 3, 2017)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping matters.

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
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Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)

A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up
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Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up (September 29, 2017)

A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is waiting to hear whether his murder case will be dismissed as industry interests in Oklahoma flock to court in a closely-related reservation boundary case.

Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims
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Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims (September 27, 2017)

The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation (September 14, 2017)

The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe
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Authorities in Brazil open investigation into reported 'genocide' of isolated tribe (September 11, 2017)

Federal prosecutors are looking into a reported 'genocide' at an isolated tribal community in the Amazons of Brazil.

Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography
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Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography (September 7, 2017)

An Indian lawmaker who resigned from his seat in Oklahoma has been indicted on federal sex trafficking and child pornography charges.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
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Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
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Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)

A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.

Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case
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Appeals court affirms conviction in Northern Cheyenne Tribe manslaughter case (August 22, 2017)

A citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe can be prosecuted by tribal and federal authorities for the same crime because they are separate sovereigns, a federal appeals court ruled.

YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities
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YES! Magazine: Statistics show White people are safer in diverse communities (August 21, 2017)

New data on violent deaths shows that all people are safer living in diverse places—but especially White people.