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Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities
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Cronkite News: Hate crimes continue to strike minority communities (March 6, 2018)

In Arizona, as in much of the United States, the groups most targeted for hate crimes are African-Americans, Muslims, homosexual men and Jews.

President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council
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President Trump offers late rebuke to 'White supremacists' as industry leaders quit council (August 15, 2017)

President Donald Trump offered a late rebuke of the 'KKK, neo-Nazis, White supremacists and other hate groups' in an attempt to address controversy over his handling of a racial violence in Virginia.

Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death
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Department of Justice opens civil rights investigation into Charlottesville death (August 14, 2017)

Federal authorities have opened a 'civil rights investigation' into the death of a woman at a White supremacist rally as President Donald Trump continues to face questions about his handling of the incident.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth
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Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)

Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event
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Driver remains free after riding into crowd at Native rights event (October 13, 2016)

A woman was hospitalized after a pickup truck rammed through the Abolish KKKolumbus Day protest in Reno, Nevada.

Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-Native
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Native woman avoids hate crime sentence for punching non-Native (July 7, 2016)

Tamara Crowchief yelled 'I hate white people' before assaulting a non-Native victim in Calgary, Alberta.

Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack
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Native-African man undergoes surgery again after racial attack (May 17, 2016)

Clayton Denny (Chippewa Cree) is recovering in Montana after suffering serious injuries in a race-related incident in neighboring Wyoming.

Native-African man beaten in race-related incident in Wyoming
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Native-African man beaten in race-related incident in Wyoming (May 16, 2016)

Clayton Denny, a 25-year-old veterans of the U.S. Marines, was attacked by two men but Wyoming does not have a hate crimes statute.

Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members
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Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members (January 11, 2016)

Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot as they slept -- Stallone Trosper was killed while James Goggles survived.

Arrest made over threats against Indian and minority students
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Arrest made over threats against Indian and minority students (December 2, 2015)

A student at Western Washington University is being investigated under the state's hate crimes law for messages that were posted on a social media app.

Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town
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Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town (October 2, 2015)

Stallone Trosper, 29, was murdered while he slept and James Goggles, 50, was seriously injured in the July 18 incident in Riverton.

Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute
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Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute (August 14, 2015)

Racism is hard to prove and when it is proven in a court of law, there is no city ordinance in Rapid City which can effectively adjudicate or impose a harsher sentence for the convicted.

FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men
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FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men (August 7, 2015)

Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming traveled to Washington, D.C, to make the case for federal intervention.

Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian men
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Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian men (August 6, 2015)

One member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was murdered and another was left with serious injuries after both were shot in the head by a non-Indian assailant.

Native Sun News: Oglala father speaks out about racial incident
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Native Sun News: Oglala father speaks out about racial incident (August 5, 2015)

Many American Horse School family members feel city attorney, Joel Landeen, failed to represent them properly in the disorderly conduct trial against Trace O’Connell.

Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River Reservation
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Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River Reservation (July 30, 2015)

Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot by a non-Indian assailant. One died and the other remains in serious condition.

George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate
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George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate (July 24, 2015)

We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.

Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime charges
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Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime charges (July 23, 2015)

Stallone Trosper was shot and killed by a non-Indian assailant while James Goggles remains in critical condition in Wyoming.

Northern Arapaho Tribe calls shooting of men a hate crime
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Northern Arapaho Tribe calls shooting of men a hate crime (July 22, 2015)

Stallone Trosper, 29, was killed after being shot in the head. A second tribal member, James Goggles, remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Native Sun News: Trial set for racial attack on Lakota students
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Native Sun News: Trial set for racial attack on Lakota students (July 16, 2015)

The trial of Trace O’Connell is set to begin at 1 p.m. on July 22 at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents
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Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents (July 15, 2015)

Native Sun News will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.

Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes
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Native Americans experience second highest rate of hate crimes (June 19, 2015)

American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of race-based incidents than other groups.

Robert Cook: Racism remains a problem for Native students
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Robert Cook: Racism remains a problem for Native students (May 7, 2015)

Native people aren't alone in being victims of racial slurs. Many people suffer the perils of racism and bigotry.

Dennis Chappabitty: How I survived a racist attack in Oklahoma
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Dennis Chappabitty: How I survived a racist attack in Oklahoma (March 31, 2015)

I engaged in a pitched, life-and-death, brutal, bloody battle with four racist young white men on a lonely dark rural road in Creek County, Oklahoma in 1971.

Jury rules against Cheyenne River Sioux man in 'KKK' scar case
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Jury rules against Cheyenne River Sioux man in 'KKK' scar case (March 30, 2015)

Despite the verdict in his federal court lawsuit, Vernon Traversie believes he stood up for the civil rights of Indian people in South Dakota.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational stays in Rapid
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Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational stays in Rapid (March 26, 2015)

Last week the Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously to keep the four day cultural extravaganza in Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Mayor of Rapid City addresses race relations
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Native Sun News: Mayor of Rapid City addresses race relations (March 26, 2015)

Native Sun News sat down with Kooiker to discuss race relations, his management of recent racial incidents and the future of the city regarding Native American citizens.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader not pleased with boycott
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader not pleased with boycott (March 26, 2015)

A resolution passed by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council erroneously listed Rapid City Attorney Patrick Duffy as a writer for the Rapid City Journal and advised stores selling the Journal on the reservation to refrain from doing so.

Trial opens into Cheyenne River Sioux man's 'KKK' surgical scars
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Trial opens into Cheyenne River Sioux man's 'KKK' surgical scars (March 24, 2015)

Vernon Traversie, 71, was the first witness in the civil rights trial.

Native Sun News: Tribe seeks boycott of Rapid City newspaper
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Native Sun News: Tribe seeks boycott of Rapid City newspaper (March 24, 2015)

Mistakes in journalism are a daily and frequent occurrence; stories are retracted, apologies are often made.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks federal probe into attack on children
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Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks federal probe into attack on children (February 20, 2015)

A letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.

Authorities file just one charge for racial attack on Indian kids
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Authorities file just one charge for racial attack on Indian kids (February 19, 2015)

The charge of disorderly conduct carries just a 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.

Native Sun News: Rapid City paper admits error with headline
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Native Sun News: Rapid City paper admits error with headline (February 17, 2015)

Since the founding of Hay Camp in 1876, race relations between Native Americans and whites in the Rapid City area have been tainted and marred by instances like those which took place at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center these past few weeks.

Tim Giago: Racism continues to be tolerated in South Dakota
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Tim Giago: Racism continues to be tolerated in South Dakota (February 16, 2015)

South Dakota in general and Rapid City in particular, appear to have cornered the 2015 market on racism, inequality and lack of justice.

Robert Flying Hawk: Hate and racism too common in Rapid City
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Robert Flying Hawk: Hate and racism too common in Rapid City (February 12, 2015)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe wishes to express its extreme disdain for what can only be described as hate-fueled and racist conduct directed at a group of Lakota youth.

Native Sun News: Second beer splashing incident investigated
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Native Sun News: Second beer splashing incident investigated (February 12, 2015)

On the evening of Friday, Jan. 30, Kristen Hunter, a Lakota cowgirl from Allen, invited two of her best friends, Danielle Hudspeth and D. Young Man II, to the XTreme Bulls Tour.

Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident
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Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident (February 11, 2015)

Bryan Brewer, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who founded the LNI, said he's facing pressure to move the event out of Rapid City.

David Rooks: No consequences for pouring beer on Indian youth
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David Rooks: No consequences for pouring beer on Indian youth (February 9, 2015)

For roughly 15 minutes, beginning during the second intermission, at least three adult males, exceedingly inebriated, verbally harassed the students.

Jon Edwards: Racist attitude in Rapid City is far from imaginary
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Jon Edwards: Racist attitude in Rapid City is far from imaginary (February 6, 2015)

It is very real, this attitude that one person’s skin color is superior to another person’s.

Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota children are called little sacred ones
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Delphine Red Shirt: Lakota children are called little sacred ones (February 6, 2015)

In all of life's cruelest moments, the worse is child abuse in any form.

Albert Bender: Indian children victimized by hockey game fans
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Albert Bender: Indian children victimized by hockey game fans (February 4, 2015)

Over 100 Native Americans - parents, tribal officials and American Horse School staff - met with Rapid City officials to demand that charges be filed against the adults responsible.

Gyasi Ross: Interview with parent at hockey game in Rapid City
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Gyasi Ross: Interview with parent at hockey game in Rapid City (February 4, 2015)

Some people committed a hate crime against little Native kids last week at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Investigation into mistreatment of Indian students drags out
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Investigation into mistreatment of Indian students drags out (February 3, 2015)

The police chief in Rapid City, South Dakota, is warning that the investigation could take 'weeks' to resolve.

NAJA: Paper owes apology for flawed story about Indian children
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NAJA: Paper owes apology for flawed story about Indian children (February 2, 2015)

The Rapid City Journal published a regrettable headline and flawed story on Saturday that represents one of the more troubling examples of irresponsible coverage of Native Americans in recent years.

Danielle Miller: Media lauds violence against our Indian children
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Danielle Miller: Media lauds violence against our Indian children (February 2, 2015)

When Native children are being assaulted, the immediate reaction should not be to seek justifications for the attack.

Opinion: File charges for hateful assault against Indian children
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Opinion: File charges for hateful assault against Indian children (February 2, 2015)

The actions of the men in the VIP Suite was despicable, humiliating, and devastating to these children’s well-being and safety.

Company claims harassment after racial incident at hockey game
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Company claims harassment after racial incident at hockey game (January 30, 2015)

Facebook users continue to leave negative comments for Eagle Sales, a beer distributor.

Criminal charges possible over mistreatment of Indian students
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Criminal charges possible over mistreatment of Indian students (January 29, 2015)

One suspect has been identified and assault, hate crime and child abuse charges might be filed.

Police investigate treatment of Oglala youth at hockey game
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Police investigate treatment of Oglala youth at hockey game (January 28, 2015)

A group of men yelled racial remarks and threw beer on students and staff members.

Authorities treating arson at First Nation's office as a hate crime
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Authorities treating arson at First Nation's office as a hate crime (January 20, 2015)

Racist graffiti was found inside the structure after the fire, which caused $40,000 in damage.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure
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Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (September 26, 2014)

From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Police in Ontario investigate letter that threatens Native people
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Police in Ontario investigate letter that threatens Native people (September 16, 2014)

The letter was described as 'very disturbing' as is being treated as a hate crime.

Melanie Yazzie: Border town violence connected to colonization
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Melanie Yazzie: Border town violence connected to colonization (August 22, 2014)

Melanie Yazzie explores the murders of three Navajo Nation men in Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico.

Memorial for Navajo men who were murdered in New Mexico
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Memorial for Navajo men who were murdered in New Mexico (August 4, 2014)

Allison Gorman, 44, and Kee Thompson, 46, were killed on July 19 as they slept in a lot on the west side of Albuquerque.

Navajo Nation president calls for FBI probe of brutal murders
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Navajo Nation president calls for FBI probe of brutal murders (July 25, 2014)

Tribal leader wants to know whether attacks were motivated by race.

Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential
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Peter d'Errico: Challenge to racist trademarks shows potential (May 12, 2014)

Peter d'Errico discusses the potential for Blackhorse v. Pro Football Inc trademark challenge to address the Washington professional football team's racist mascot.

Supreme Court declines hate crime case involving Navajo victim
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Supreme Court declines hate crime case involving Navajo victim (March 25, 2014)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a hate crime conviction involving a Navajo Nation victim.

Website witnesses egging of Native people in park in Ontario
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Website witnesses egging of Native people in park in Ontario (June 24, 2013)

NetNewsLedger witnessed a "disgusting practice" in Thunder Bay, Ontario -- the egging of Native people.

Teen says he saw  Native woman being attacked in Ontario
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Teen says he saw Native woman being attacked in Ontario (January 29, 2013)

A Native teen tells CBC News that he witnessed two men attacking a Native woman in what is being investigated as a hate crime in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The 19-year-old...

Native parents concerned  as students return to school in Ontario
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Native parents concerned as students return to school in Ontario (January 8, 2013)

Native parents in Ontario are expressing concerns as their children return to school in Thunder Bay, the site of a recent sexual assault of a Native woman and an alleged...