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Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common
Education | Opinion

Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common (May 22, 2018)

Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting
Law | National

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting (May 8, 2018)

With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.

Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release
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Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release (April 6, 2018)

Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.

Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers
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Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers (March 26, 2018)

It's official -- the long-running legal fight over the remaining funds in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement is finally over.

Fate of Keepseagle settlement funds in hands of Supreme Court
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Fate of Keepseagle settlement funds in hands of Supreme Court (March 19, 2018)

The fate of $380 million in leftover funds from the Keepseagle settlement is in the hands of the nation's highest court.

Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out
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Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out (January 23, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will have to wait even longer for resolution of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit.

Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court
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Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court (January 10, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)

Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.

Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada
Canada

Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada (November 15, 2017)

A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.

Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement
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Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement (October 2, 2017)

A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Education | National

Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)

The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.

Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in'
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Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)

Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds
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Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (May 16, 2017)

Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.

Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit
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Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (February 8, 2017)

Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories (September 20, 2016)

The Montana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard a number of heart-wrenching personal experiences from Native people.

Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing
Federal Recognition

Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (September 8, 2016)

A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.

Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination
National

Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (August 1, 2016)

The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.

Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
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Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)

Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.

Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
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Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)

Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.

Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
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Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (June 28, 2016)

'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.

Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case
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Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case (June 14, 2016)

Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.

Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants
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Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (May 25, 2016)

Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
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Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)

Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard
Opinion

Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (May 24, 2016)

Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland
Opinion

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)

Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.

Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants
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Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants (May 17, 2016)

The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.

Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar
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Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar (May 5, 2016)

A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.

Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City
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Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City (May 5, 2016)

In February 2015, several powerful leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City, South Dakota, particularly involving police.

Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
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Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (April 21, 2016)

Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.

Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting (April 8, 2016)

Tribal leaders and members see the death of Loreal Tsingine as a sign of the discrimination hey encounter in a border town near the reservation.

Jennifer Falcon: Activists ended abuses at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Opinion

Jennifer Falcon: Activists ended abuses at Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 9, 2016)

The story of the Indian Civil Rights Movement is a complex one with many facets and stories waiting to be explored and told.

Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota
Opinion

Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota (March 7, 2016)

Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth.

Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
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Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (February 5, 2016)

The Obama administration reached a settlement to address discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers but most of the funds remain unspent.

Lakota Country Times: State sued for discrimination in hiring
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Lakota Country Times: State sued for discrimination in hiring (November 12, 2015)

A lawsuit against the South Dakota Department of Social Services alleges that the often maligned state agency has repeatedly discriminated against Native American job applicants based on race.

South Dakota agency sued for bias against Native applicants
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South Dakota agency sued for bias against Native applicants (November 3, 2015)

The Department of Social Services repeatedly passed over Native Americans while hiring non-Natives to work on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Department of Justice alleged in a complaint.

Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision
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Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision (August 31, 2015)

Although disenrollment wasn't really a word in 1978, the decision in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez continues to be cited by courts that refuse to get involved in membership disputes.

Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad
Canada

Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad (August 28, 2015)

Namerind Housing Corporation helps Native people find housing in a city where they often face discrimination.

Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please'
Canada

Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please' (August 25, 2015)

The racist ad stated that the landlord 'will not consider aboriginals' for the house in Prince Albert.

Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero
Opinion | Politics

Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero (August 18, 2015)

Elizabeth Peratrovich is remembered today for her role in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.

Editorial: Symposium focuses on race and healing in Montana
Opinion

Editorial: Symposium focuses on race and healing in Montana (August 17, 2015)

Sometimes, the hardest things to talk about are exactly those which need to be discussed the most.

County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee
Law

County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee (August 10, 2015)

The Department of Justice accused Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanic drivers in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting
Health | Law | National

Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (July 28, 2015)

Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent
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Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent (July 27, 2015)

The lead plaintiffs wanted another round of payments while the Obama administration and other attorneys wanted to create a new trust fund with the leftover money.

Hualapai Tribe accused of bias in suit by former executive
Business | Law

Hualapai Tribe accused of bias in suit by former executive (July 17, 2015)

The former CEO of the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation claims she was fired because of her sexual orientation.

James Giago Davies: Border town shuns anything remotely Indian
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Border town shuns anything remotely Indian (July 10, 2015)

Over the years the Hot Springs merchants have had a love/hate relationship with the Lakota -- there is a nice Wasicu guy who makes really cool tipis, and that’s about all the love.

Alray Nelson: Navajo Nation must stand up for marriage equality
Opinion

Alray Nelson: Navajo Nation must stand up for marriage equality (July 6, 2015)

President Russell Begaye and the Navajo Nation Council now have a real opportunity to take a stand and be champions for our equality.

Marshall Matz: Fight for $380M in Keepseagle funds continues
Law | Opinion

Marshall Matz: Fight for $380M in Keepseagle funds continues (July 1, 2015)

Do you remember the class action litigation Keepseagle v. USDA claiming discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers?

Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds
Law | National

Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds (June 29, 2015)

Indian farmers and ranchers are opposing a plan to distribute the money to non-profits.

Americans of Indian and White heritage represent largest group
National

Americans of Indian and White heritage represent largest group (June 11, 2015)

A new study from Pew Research Center takes a look at America's growing multi-racial society.

Native Sun News: Ex-Rapid City police chief admits erasing tape
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Native Sun News: Ex-Rapid City police chief admits erasing tape (May 28, 2015)

Recently, Native Sun News has published articles telling the story of Glen Yellow Robe’s efforts to come forward as a victim of racial discrimination and harassment during his time as an officer and investigator for the Rapid City Police Department.

Indian students face harsh punishment at public schools in Utah
Education | Law | National

Indian students face harsh punishment at public schools in Utah (May 27, 2015)

Indian students are 3.8 times as likely to face disciplinary action, 7.5 times more likely to be expelled and 7.1 times as likely to be referred to law enforcement.

Native Sun News: Retired officer accuses candidate of racism
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Native Sun News: Retired officer accuses candidate of racism (May 18, 2015)

Few Indians make it into the ranks of the Rapid City Police Force. When one does, the Indian community holds these individuals in high esteem because they understand the obstacles one must overcome.

Gina Sixkiller: Just say no to dehumanization of our peoples
Opinion

Gina Sixkiller: Just say no to dehumanization of our peoples (May 18, 2015)

I grew up being called a squaw, half-breed, white, redskin and other names—none meant in a good way.

Brandon Ecoffey: Evaluating our priorities in the Native media
Opinion

Brandon Ecoffey: Evaluating our priorities in the Native media (May 13, 2015)

Over the past couple of years the Native news industry has increasingly become separated into two different camps.

Native Sun News: Retired police officer speaks out on racism
Law | National

Native Sun News: Retired police officer speaks out on racism (May 7, 2015)

Glen Yellow Robe was subjected to daily onslaughts of racial slurs, ethnic jokes and many times outright racial bigotry as a police officer in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation
Opinion

Column: Telling the truth about the Ramapough Lunaape Nation (April 20, 2015)

On a low-lying bank of the Ramapo River are the tribal ceremonial grounds and long house of Ramapough Lunaape people.

Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan
Opinion

Editorial: End discrimination against Native Americans in Michigan (April 17, 2015)

A study of Isabella County residents has revealed that racism and discrimination against Native Americans needs to be addressed.

Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City
Law | National | Politics

Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City (April 15, 2015)

Mayor Sam Kooiker has a new opponent in the mayoral race; he is the former Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender.

Steve Russell: Cherokees learned discrimination from colonists
Opinion

Steve Russell: Cherokees learned discrimination from colonists (February 25, 2015)

The colonists did not want any females signing treaties, regardless of their representative status.

Steve Russell: Indian unemployment isn't tradition worth keeping
Opinion

Steve Russell: Indian unemployment isn't tradition worth keeping (January 5, 2015)

Like all crises, if we call chronic unemployment in Indian country a crisis, this one contains both opportunity and danger.