More: hate crimes
The Oglala Sioux Tribe may be first to pass a hate crime law providing protections for LBGTQ and two spirit people, but citizens remain divided over decision.
A hate crime law could be the first for tribal governments offering protection for LGBTQ citizens, Mary Annette Pember reports in Indian Country Today.
Added to the long list of missing and murdered indigenous women is Angela McConnell, found brutally killed on September 7.
Hate crimes against Native Americans increased a whopping 63 percent after Donald Trump took office.
New research offers clues to stop the spread of organized hate groups in the United States.
Native women are being murdered and sexually assaulted at far higher rates than other American women.
The face of hate is changing in America, and millennial males are at the forefront.
More than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States between 2012 to 2016.
A white man in Washington state got 7 1/2 years for a killing some said was fueled by hate.
Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a basketball legend on the Quinault Nation reservation, was 20 when he was mowed down by a white man in a pickup truck.
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 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.
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.
Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.
A woman was hospitalized after a pickup truck rammed through the Abolish KKKolumbus Day protest in Reno, Nevada.
Tamara Crowchief yelled 'I hate white people' before assaulting a non-Native victim in Calgary, Alberta.
Clayton Denny (Chippewa Cree) is recovering in Montana after suffering serious injuries in a race-related incident in neighboring Wyoming.
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.
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot as they slept -- Stallone Trosper was killed while James Goggles survived.
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.
Stallone Trosper, 29, was murdered while he slept and James Goggles, 50, was seriously injured in the July 18 incident in Riverton.
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.
Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming traveled to Washington, D.C, to make the case for federal intervention.
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.
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.
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot by a non-Indian assailant. One died and the other remains in serious condition.
We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.
Stallone Trosper was shot and killed by a non-Indian assailant while James Goggles remains in critical condition in Wyoming.
Stallone Trosper, 29, was killed after being shot in the head. A second tribal member, James Goggles, remains hospitalized in serious condition.
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 will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.
American Indians and Alaska Natives are more than twice as likely to be victims of race-based incidents than other groups.
Native people aren't alone in being victims of racial slurs. Many people suffer the perils of racism and bigotry.
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.
Despite the verdict in his federal court lawsuit, Vernon Traversie believes he stood up for the civil rights of Indian people in South Dakota.
Last week the Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously to keep the four day cultural extravaganza in Rapid City.
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.
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.
Vernon Traversie, 71, was the first witness in the civil rights trial.
Mistakes in journalism are a daily and frequent occurrence; stories are retracted, apologies are often made.
A letter was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama.
The charge of disorderly conduct carries just a 30-day jail sentence and a $500 fine.
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.
South Dakota in general and Rapid City in particular, appear to have cornered the 2015 market on racism, inequality and lack of justice.
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.
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.
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.
For roughly 15 minutes, beginning during the second intermission, at least three adult males, exceedingly inebriated, verbally harassed the students.
It is very real, this attitude that one person’s skin color is superior to another person’s.
In all of life's cruelest moments, the worse is child abuse in any form.
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.
Some people committed a hate crime against little Native kids last week at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
The police chief in Rapid City, South Dakota, is warning that the investigation could take 'weeks' to resolve.
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.
When Native children are being assaulted, the immediate reaction should not be to seek justifications for the attack.
The actions of the men in the VIP Suite was despicable, humiliating, and devastating to these children’s well-being and safety.
Facebook users continue to leave negative comments for Eagle Sales, a beer distributor.
One suspect has been identified and assault, hate crime and child abuse charges might be filed.
A group of men yelled racial remarks and threw beer on students and staff members.
Racist graffiti was found inside the structure after the fire, which caused $40,000 in damage.