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Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?
Our young people deserve the truth. We should tell them that history is not something to escape.
A huge group—led by students—congregated in Nashville to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and racist police violence.
'We hope for change,' says MIGIZI student Ambersky Stevens. 'It shouldn’t have taken a man to die in order for people to understand.'
The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.
Family and friends are demanding justice for Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation who was killed on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.
Exposure to Lakota language in the very first six years of my life allowed me to be an adequate speaker today.
Even as George Floyd is being laid to rest, all America must heed his call from heaven. His cry is our cry. We can’t breathe.
We find ourselves in a perfect storm. People have been pent up for months and this tragedy has exposed issues we still struggle with as a country.
The atrocious murder of George Floyd finally made many Americans say, 'Enough is enough.'
'George was the biggest gentle giant ever,' Selwyn Jones said of his nephew, George Floyd, who was killed by police officers.
The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.
Injustice in America is not a new reality. In fact, it predates the founding of this nation.
In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.
It started in May of 1998 when bodies began to show up in Rapid City Creek. Of the eight bodies discovered six were Native Americans, and all were homeless men.
The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.
Tribal authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation.
A coronavirus scare at a grocery store on the Omaha Reservation forced a tribally-owned corporation to conduct an expensive deep cleaning of the business.
We are experiencing an epidemic of violence in our tribal communities.
President Julian Bear Runner is being accused of driving while intoxicated and verbal assault as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
President Julian Bear Runner admitted to being arrested this weekend, though he declined to say what charges he is facing as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Three police officers connected to the death of Zachary Bear Heels will get their jobs back.
With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.
Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.
A Cayuga Nation leader’s decision to tear down 12 properties with the assistance of newly-sworn in tribal police officers has sparked a series of protests and altercation in New York.
Ever since Europeans began venturing to and settling in the New World, the ultimate removal of the Indigenous peoples was to be the plan.
The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.
Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police but there was one message they all had for lawmakers – the government needs to be a more reliable partner on critical projects.
The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.
An investigation by the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica found that dozens of police officers had been hired in rural Native villages despite criminal convictions.
Terry Hunt, the president of the Lumbee Tribe's economic development arm, died while on official business in Kenya.
The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.
As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.
The aunt of a Native woman whose body was found in a field on her reservation this week said Ashlea Aldrich’s gruesome death demonstrates the need for swift and aggressive action by tribal leaders to combat domestic violence.
Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.
On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.
A well-known Pueblo artist can't sue the police officers who pointed an assault rifle at him, handcuffed him and detained him, a court has ruled.
Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Oliver Leo Kirk, a veteran and tribal police officer who passed away at the age of 88.
President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.
Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?
He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.
U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.
A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.
One spring day in 2005, a man in a crisp brown uniform stood before a group created by Congress to fix rural Alaska’s lack of cops. In his soft-spoken way, Simeon Askoak explained his dilemma.
A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.
The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.
Tensions are rising between the Kanien’kéha:ka (Mohawk) of Kanehsatà:ke and the Québec municipality of Oka.
A tiny Alaskan village got a police officer. He’s never had to make an arrest. Meanwhile, larger communities with more crime have often been left behind as the state’s two-tiered policing crisis gets worse.