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Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering'
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Top police official apologizes to Aboriginal peoples for 'pain and suffering' (July 13, 2018)

Law enforcement helped remove indigenous children from their homes and have contributed to high rates of indigenous imprisonment.

Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana
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Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana (June 28, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.

U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country
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U.S. Attorney: Substance abuse on the rise in Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

Tribal communities have been hit particularly hard by drugs, including opioids and methamphetamine.

Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation
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Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation (June 25, 2018)

Tribal members positioned to help Border Patrol are instead getting run down by its agents.

'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
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'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident (June 15, 2018)

The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.

Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation
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Grandmother sues after Bureau of Indian Affairs took kids from reservation (May 30, 2018)

A non-Indian woman is suing the federal government after her grandchildren were taken from her by Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.

Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store
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Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store (May 25, 2018)

'My heart was hurt, my spirit almost compromised by this,' Pawnee citizen Robert Robedeaux says of an incident with police in Oklahoma.

'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
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'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.

Cronkite News: Tribes are slowly reclaiming authority over their homelands
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Cronkite News: Tribes are slowly reclaiming authority over their homelands (May 9, 2018)

For decades, tribal law enforcement had to refer serious crime to federal or state agencies with scant resources – and little interest, critics say – to investigate those crimes.

Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota
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Jacqueline Keeler: The search continues for Olivia Lone Bear in North Dakota (May 8, 2018)

Native families grapple with scant support to locate their missing loved ones.

'Why wasn't his dash cam on?' Native community demands accountability from police
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'Why wasn't his dash cam on?' Native community demands accountability from police (May 4, 2018)

Protestors gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lincoln, Nebraska, to question police treatment of the Native community.

Lakota man's leg broken in incident with police officers in Nebraska
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Lakota man's leg broken in incident with police officers in Nebraska (April 30, 2018)

A 28-year-old Oglala Lakota man’s leg was broken after being chased by police and being struck by a police cruiser in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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.

Native people are more likely to be shot and killed by police in Canada
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Native people are more likely to be shot and killed by police in Canada (April 9, 2018)

Native people accounted for nearly 15 percent of fatal police shootings in Canada between 2000 and 2017, far higher than their percentage of the entire population.

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 students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools
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Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools (April 4, 2018)

Native American students are subjected to higher rates of discipline than their counterparts at public schools, according to a new government report.

Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions
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Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions (March 22, 2018)

Police officers from the Pueblo of Santa Ana responded to a girl's soccer game after a racially-tinged brawl broke out among players and parents.

Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling
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Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools
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Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)

More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.

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.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

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.

Woman injured in #NoDAPL clash sues federal government for evidence
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Woman injured in #NoDAPL clash sues federal government for evidence (February 6, 2018)

An opponent of the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing the federal government in connection with an incident during which she nearly lost her arm.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)

Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland
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Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland (December 12, 2017)

Jason Pero was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and was killed on his own reservation by a non-Indian police officer.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences after two students die in school shooting (December 7, 2017)

A fatal shooting took place at a public school near the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.

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.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe denies shakedown by chief of police for event on reservation
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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe denies shakedown by chief of police for event on reservation (November 29, 2017)

Leaders of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are denying their chief of police attempted to extort money from the organizers of an event on the reservation.

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.

Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy
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Bad River Band demands federal investigation into fatal shooting of 14-year-old boy (November 17, 2017)

The Bad River Band is demanding a federal investigation after a police officer shot and killed Jason Pero, a 14-year-old tribal citizen, on the reservation.

Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands
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Gyasi Ross: Native child gunned down by police officer on his own homelands (November 17, 2017)

Unfortunately, many times when brown-skinned people call 911 for help, they get killed instead.

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics
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Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics (November 14, 2017)

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are planning to move forward with their police brutality lawsuit despite a setback in the courts.

Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy
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Bad River Band seeks answers after police officer shoots and kills 14-year-old boy (November 10, 2017)

Tribes are reaching out to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa after a 14-year-old citizen was shot and killed by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer
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Bad River Band 'deeply saddened and troubled' by fatal shooting of boy by police officer (November 9, 2017)

The Bad River Band is offering support services to the community following the fatal shooting of a young boy by a police officer in Ashland County, Wisconsin.

Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor
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Menominee Nation fires policer officer accused of 'inappropriate' contact with minor (November 3, 2017)

The Menominee Nation fired a police officer accused of engaging in 'inappropriate communication' with a minor.

Menominee Nation announces arrest of police officer after undercover operation
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Menominee Nation announces arrest of police officer after undercover operation (November 2, 2017)

The Menominee Nation is anticipating the filing of charges against one of its own police officers following an arrest in Wisconsin.

Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen
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Trump administration won't pursue charges in fatal shooting of Navajo citizen (October 31, 2017)

The Navajo Nation is weighing legal options after the Trump administration declined to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed a tribal citizen.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
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Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)

The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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.

North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline
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North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (September 29, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has accepted a $15 million 'donation' to cover the costs of its brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen
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Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen (September 20, 2017)

An elderly citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe was hospitalized after being roughed up by police officers in Wagner, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen
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Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)

We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally
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Cronkite News: City orders independent review of police actions at Donald Trump rally (August 29, 2017)

The city of Phoenix is hiring an outside firm to conduct an independent review of the controversial police response to protesters after Donald Trump’s presidential rally.

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
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Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)

By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
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Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)

Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities
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Cronkite News: Sen. McCain blasts President Trump for pardoning sheriff who targeted minorities (August 28, 2017)

In Washington, reaction to President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was swift and strong.

Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Police face allegations of brutality at Donald Trump rally in Arizona (August 24, 2017)

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said the city’s police department will conduct a “thorough and transparent” review of the police response after President Donald Trump’s downtown rally.

Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally
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Cronkite News: Officials emphasize safety as President Trump returns to Arizona for rally (August 22, 2017)

Local law enforcement leaders, school officials and businesses are bracing for President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, with public officials saying they are calmly working to avoid violent clashes between supporters and counter-protesters.

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response (August 15, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder
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Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)

A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide
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Crow Tribe mourns shooting victims as details remain scarce about triple homicide (August 10, 2017)

Two citizens of the Crow Tribe were laid to rest in Montana as federal authorities continue to investigate a triple homicide.

Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground
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Crow Tribe weighs stronger response after site of triple homicide burns to ground (August 9, 2017)

Leaders of the Crow Tribe continue to look for ways to address violent crime after a shooting left three citizens dead and two others injured.

Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens
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Crow Tribe seeks to improve public safety after shooting deaths of three citizens (August 8, 2017)

Federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that left three citizens of the Crow Tribe dead and two others injured.

Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally
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Cronkite News: Victim of racial profiling celebrates verdict against Trump ally (August 4, 2017)

The driver who was at the heart of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt of court case said the sheriff’s guilty verdict shows 'justice is being served,' but he is still affected by the encounter seven years ago.

Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement
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Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.

Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case
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Cronkite News: Trump ally found guilty of contempt in racial profiling case (August 1, 2017)

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is guilty of criminal contempt for deliberately defying a court order arising from a racial profiling case, a federal judge in Arizona ruled.