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Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat
Governor OKs Keystone XL construction despite coronavirus threat (April 7, 2020)

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) is allowing a Canadian pipeline company to begin construction this month of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in Montana.


Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem
Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem (March 6, 2020)

Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime (February 25, 2020)

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.


'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis
'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis (February 24, 2020)

The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.


Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’
Sharp: Tribal sovereignty still threatened from ‘every corner’ (February 17, 2020)

Despite some 'encouraging developments,' threats to tribal sovereignty still come 'from every branch and every corner of federal and state governments.'


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda (February 13, 2020)

A bill named for Ida Beard, a Native woman who went missing in 2015, would help solve missing and murdered cases.


'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force
'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.


Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (February 10, 2020)

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.


Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment
Northwest tribes conclude winter meeting with call to protect environment (February 6, 2020)

Northwest tribes want the federal government to respect opposition to controversial environmental decisions that impact their traditional lands.


Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus
Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus (February 5, 2020)

The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.


Honoring Selena Not Afraid
Honoring Selena Not Afraid (January 31, 2020)

In honor of missing and murdered indigenous women, a group of relay runners traveled 350 miles for the memorial service of Selena Not Afraid, a 16-year-old Crow girl who went missing and was found dead.


Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Presidential task force tackles 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (January 29, 2020)

Despite committing no new federal funds for the initiative, the Trump administration is moving forward with efforts to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Taking a stand against human trafficking
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Taking a stand against human trafficking (January 27, 2020)

Native women and girls are disproportionately likely to become victims of sex trafficking.


Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana
Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana (January 20, 2020)

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.


'We'll fight the good fight': Lawmakers tackle Indigenous issues at state capitol
'We'll fight the good fight': Lawmakers tackle Indigenous issues at state capitol (January 15, 2020)

Two state senators in Nebraska, including the first and only Native lawmaker, are working to create greater awareness of Indigenous issues, culture and history.


'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich
'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich (January 14, 2020)

As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.


Forum for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives set for Arizona
Forum for Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives set for Arizona (January 10, 2020)

The Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Working Group is holding its next forum on January 14.


'This is one of the most heartbreaking issues': Young Native woman's death tied to domestic violence
'This is one of the most heartbreaking issues': Young Native woman's death tied to domestic violence (January 10, 2020)

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.


Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada
Schedule for Native American Presidential Forum in Nevada (January 9, 2020)

At least four candidates will be attending the Four Directions and Nevada Tribal Nations Native American Presidential Forum.


Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation
Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation (January 8, 2020)

Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.


‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence
‘We need each other to heal:’ Native Americans help Native Americans overcome domestic violence (December 26, 2019)

An opening prayer welcomes 75 Native American men and women from across the nation, gathered at a hotel to learn how to use tradition to heal from trauma – and to help others heal, too.


Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW
Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW (December 11, 2019)

For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts business meeting and confirmation hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts business meeting and confirmation hearing (December 11, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.


Trump creates panel on issue of missing, murdered indigenous women
Trump creates panel on issue of missing, murdered indigenous women (December 2, 2019)

President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.


Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony
Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony (November 27, 2019)

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?


Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation
Operation Lady Justice features artwork by D.G. Smalling of Choctaw Nation (November 26, 2019)

The work of a Choctaw Nation artist inspired the name of a government-wide initiative aimed at addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans.


President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country
President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country (November 26, 2019)

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.


United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning (November 26, 2019)

This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.


'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate
'Political football': Protections for Native women caught up in partisan stalemate (November 21, 2019)

Efforts to protect Native women and children from violence and to address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked Native Americans are being thrust into fresh partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.


RECAP: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #MMIW meeting and Native veterans hearing
RECAP: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs #MMIW meeting and Native veterans hearing (November 21, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a busy day, taking up #MMIW legislation and Native veterans issues.


Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women (November 19, 2019)

With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.


Quilt hangs to shield women
Quilt hangs to shield women (November 19, 2019)

To raise awareness about the need for shielding Indian women and children from violence, advocates took part in a quilt-hanging at the South Dakota State Capitol.


Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW
Mary Annette Pember: Holding mainstream media accountable for #MMIW (November 12, 2019)

The real epidemic is the criminal way in which the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women has been historically overlooked.


Native American Day Parade a huge success
Native American Day Parade a huge success (November 1, 2019)

The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.


Rep. Tom Cole: Protecting Native women and children
Rep. Tom Cole: Protecting Native women and children (October 31, 2019)

A disproportionate number of sexual predators have preyed on Indian Country and Native women.


KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings
KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings (October 30, 2019)

A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.


Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (October 28, 2019)

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.


Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL
Tribal reps withdraw from DOJ’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force over AG’s support for Keystone XL (October 15, 2019)

Two tribal representatives pulled out of a new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in Montana due to the state's defense of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered
'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered (October 15, 2019)

Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.


Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country
Presidential candidates continue outreach in Indian Country (October 14, 2019)

With a growing number of communities celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day, another Democratic presidential candidate announced plans to improve the government's relationship with the first Americans.


MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month
MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month (October 9, 2019)

Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October.


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


#NotInvisible: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
#NotInvisible: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 1, 2019)

Every October, advocates and communities from across Indian Country and the United States rally together in honor of survivors of domestic violence and support abuse prevention as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved
Murder of Native woman in California still unsolved (September 30, 2019)

A year ago, a grim discovery was made in California. A young Native woman was found shot in the head.


Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’
Start of missing, murdered women panel moving ‘at speed of bureaucracy’ (September 26, 2019)

A task force on missing and murdered indigenous women is waiting on $150,000 promised by the state of Arizona.


'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say
'Does the White House support VAWA?': Trump officials won't say (September 24, 2019)

The Trump administration's commitment to Indian Country was tested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol when representatives of the White House refused to answer questions about expanding protections for Native women.


'Now is the time for truth, healing, and unity': Sarah Eagle Heart joins Women's March leadership
'Now is the time for truth, healing, and unity': Sarah Eagle Heart joins Women's March leadership (September 17, 2019)

Oglala Sioux citizen Sarah Eagle Heart plans to focus on #MMIW and elevate Indigenous issues as part of the Women's March board.


RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol
RECAP: Sovereignty and Native Women's Safety at US Capitol (September 17, 2019)

Native women rallied at the U.S. Capitol to honor survivors of violence and to push for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act.


House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women
House panel questions officials on efforts to help Native women (September 13, 2019)

Key lawmakers questioned the Trump administration's efforts to address missing and murdered indigenous women – and they weren’t always satisfied with the answers.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples convenes hearing on #MMIW crisis (September 11, 2019)

What is the Trump administration doing about missing and murdered Indigenous women? Lawmakers are seeking answers.


An epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Montana
An epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Montana (September 3, 2019)

Montana’s Indian Country is in the midst of an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people, mostly women and girls.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide'
Indian lawmaker withdraws repatriation bill after being linked to 'genocide' (August 7, 2019)

A bill aimed at improving repatriation policies in California has been shelved amid outcry from Native activists and some tribes.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty
Aaron Payment: Candidates must understand and respect tribal sovereignty (July 31, 2019)

For too long, partisan politics have taken the Native Vote and needs of Indian Country for granted.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.