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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.

Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota
National
Search continues for Native woman who went missing on reservation in North Dakota (November 6, 2017)
Tribal police, family, friends and supporters are searching for Olivia Lone Bear, a 32-year-old mother who went missing on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice
Law | National | Politics
Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice (October 26, 2017)
The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on public safety measures
Law | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on public safety measures (October 24, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on public safety with bills to address victim services, human trafficking and missing and murdered women.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
Law | National | Politics
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.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
Law | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
Wife of Sen. McCain on witness list for hearing on trafficking in Indian Country (September 25, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is bringing in a high-profile witness as it looks into trafficking of Native Americans.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)
Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Law | National
Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)
A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind (August 28, 2017)
We cry out for justice for Savanna Greywind, and we won’t stop, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence
Opinion
Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence (August 4, 2017)
Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.

Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Arts & Entertainment | National
Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)
Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.

Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble
Canada
Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble (August 3, 2017)
A national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come under fire in recent weeks as Native leaders and even a former commissioner question its direction.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on human trafficking (July 17, 2017)
According to the Government Accountability Office, federal agencies are failing to collect data on Native trafficking victims.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)
The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls (July 3, 2017)
For indigenous women the danger of exploitation is a constant threat, whether they are on the rez and off, Terese Mailhot writes in Indian Country Media Network.

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial
Canada | Law
Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial (June 22, 2017)
Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters
National | Politics
Northern Cheyenne Tribe hosts walk for missing and murdered sisters (May 2, 2017)
The Montana tribe is observing National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls on May 5.

More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country
Law | National | Politics
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.

Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls
Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.

Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.

Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'

Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters
Law | National | Politics
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'

Alex Jacobs: Indian Country saw plenty of positive wins in 2016
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Indian Country saw plenty of positive wins in 2016 (January 10, 2017)
'One year ago, who would’ve believed any of this?'

Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior
Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Ryan Zinke brings tribal record to the table at Interior (January 4, 2017)
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.

White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls
Law | National | World
White House hosts meeting on violence against indigenous women and girls (October 13, 2016)
Top officials from the United States, Canada and Mexico are working to address high levels of violence.

Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman
Law | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Bill honors memory of young Northern Cheyenne woman (August 25, 2016)
Lawmakers from Montana have introduced legislation to create a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: Racism to blame for missing and murdered sisters (August 17, 2016)
The Government of Canada was to improve trust with indigenous people but it seems that contract has already been changed.

Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters
Canada | Law | National
Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters (August 4, 2016)
Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.

Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada
Canada | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: For our missing and murdered sisters in Canada (July 4, 2016)
A poem to the missing and murdered Aboriginal women of Canada.

Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls
Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (June 29, 2016)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.

Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice
Canada
Families of missing Native women in Canada still waiting for justice (May 24, 2016)
After years of pressure, the government has finally launched a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten
Canada | Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Missing and murdered Indian women go forgotten (April 14, 2016)
In a three-part series, Mary Annette Pember reports on the thousands of indigenous women who have gone missing or who have been murdered in the United States and Canada.

Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation
Canada | Law
Charges laid for homicides of two women from same First Nation (March 28, 2016)
Jeanette Chief and Violet Heathen both went missing in the same city and both were from the Onion Lake Cree Nation.

Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario
Canada
Sad news as body of missing Native teen girl is found in Ontario (March 22, 2016)
Delaine Copenace, 16, had last been seen in downtown Kenora, Ontario, on February 27.

Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress
Canada | Opinion
Jordan Wheeler: Justin Trudeau doesn't deserve Native headdress (March 14, 2016)
This government is less than six months into its mandate. It hasn't done anything yet. Announcements are great but they're words, not actions.

Alvin Manitopyes: Native women treated poorly in 'The Revenant'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Alvin Manitopyes: Native women treated poorly in 'The Revenant' (January 21, 2016)
The Revenant is not for the faint hearted as the bloody and brutal violence constantly spews across the big screen like a horrific nightmare.

Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history
Canada | Education | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history (January 11, 2016)
The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.

Families await inquiry into missing and murdered Native women
Canada | Law | National
Families await inquiry into missing and murdered Native women (January 7, 2016)
Top officials in Canada are holding consultation meetings across the country in advance of launching the formal investigation.

Lenard Monkman: Raising our girls to be indigenous and fierce
Canada | Opinion
Lenard Monkman: Raising our girls to be indigenous and fierce (December 14, 2015)
We need to teach our daughters to be strong, and we need Canadians to support indigenous women.

Tim Fontaine: Native people seeking action and justice in Canada
Canada | Law
Tim Fontaine: Native people seeking action and justice in Canada (December 9, 2015)
Canada has held more such public inquiries than any other Commonwealth country, though few hav dealt with issues that specifically affect indigenous peoples.

Ruth Hopkins: Native woman leads inquiry into our missing sisters
Canada | Law | Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Native woman leads inquiry into our missing sisters (December 9, 2015)
Jody’s Kwak'wala name is Puglaas, meaning 'Woman Born to Noble People.' Besides her education and experience, she will bring a fresh, new perspective to her post.

Mark Trahant: A new era of reconciliation emerges in Canada
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new era of reconciliation emerges in Canada (November 9, 2015)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered the message that Aboriginal Canadians are significant intellectual contributors to Canada’s political discourse.

Carly McIntosh: Finding our missing and murdered Native women
Canada | Opinion
Carly McIntosh: Finding our missing and murdered Native women (October 22, 2015)
As you stand by the Assiniboine River you hear the running of Mother Earth's water, as well as feel her love flowing near you.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country can learn from vote in Canada
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country can learn from vote in Canada (October 21, 2015)
Not that elections fix everything. In Canada, like the U.S., there is no ideal representation for Native voters.

Mark Trahant: Far too many missing and murdered Native women
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Far too many missing and murdered Native women (October 6, 2015)
A similar story was told across Canada this weekend: Too many Native women have gone missing or have been murdered.

Rosanna Deerchild: A terrifying reality facing indigenous women
Canada | Opinion
Rosanna Deerchild: A terrifying reality facing indigenous women (October 5, 2015)
An RCMP report says 1,181 indigenous women and girls have been killed or are missing in Canada. That number just keeps climbing.

First Nations launch inquiry into missing and murdered women
Canada
First Nations launch inquiry into missing and murdered women (September 10, 2015)
Native leaders are tired of waiting for the Canadian government to investigate the large numbers of women who have gone missing or have been murdered.

Information links cases of missing Indian woman, Indian girl
Law | National
Information links cases of missing Indian woman, Indian girl (June 20, 2012)
The mother of a man who is on trial for murder in Nebraska has come forward with information that links him to a missing Indian woman and a missing Indian girl.

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