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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.

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.

'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
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'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)

Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.

Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
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Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 30, 2016)

Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 9, 2016)

An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 6, 2016)

The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.

Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse
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Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (April 28, 2016)

The North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force brings tribal, federal, state and local officials together to address substance abuse issues.

Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business
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Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (February 11, 2016)

The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.

Santee Sioux Tribe weighs voting for off-reservation members
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Santee Sioux Tribe weighs voting for off-reservation members (December 14, 2015)

Tribal members collected signatures on a petition in hopes of calling a secretarial election on the issue.

American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
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American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)

'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'

Erin Grace: Ride from Santee Sioux to Crow Creek honors women
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Erin Grace: Ride from Santee Sioux to Crow Creek honors women (June 1, 2015)

Members of the vast Dakota Sioux diaspora met on a gray Memorial Day to remember a series of events that occurred 152 years ago: a war, an imprisonment, a mass execution and an expulsion from an ancestral home.

Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny
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Jane Daugherty: Tribal e-commerce continues to draw scrutiny (March 26, 2015)

American Indians have a long history of having to adjust to forced changes to their way of life.

Shakopee Tribe donates $1.4M to help tribes with heating costs
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Shakopee Tribe donates $1.4M to help tribes with heating costs (March 21, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has donated $1.4 million to fellow tribes to help with heating costs.

Judge sides with FTC in lawsuit against tribal Internet lenders
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Judge sides with FTC in lawsuit against tribal Internet lenders (March 20, 2014)

A federal judge said the Federal Trade Commission can take enforcement actions against Internet lenders linked to tribes.

Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage
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Shakopee Tribe donates $870K for tribes facing fuel shortage (February 10, 2014)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has donated $870,000 to help tribes deal with a propane fuel crisis.

California court upholds immunity for tribal payday lenders
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California court upholds immunity for tribal payday lenders (January 22, 2014)

Payday loan companies owned by tribes are protected by sovereign immunity, a California appellate court ruled on Tuesday.

Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska reaction to  decision in   ICWA   case
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Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska reaction to decision in ICWA case (June 26, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk reports some Nebraska reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

Native Sun News: Sculptures in works      for   'Dakota 38'    warriors
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Native Sun News: Sculptures in works for 'Dakota 38' warriors (March 19, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose , Native Sun News Staff Writer. . All content © Native Sun News. Mahpi’ya Al’Nazin (He Who Stands on the...

8th Circuit to clear up conflicting     sexual assault case rulings
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8th Circuit to clear up conflicting sexual assault case rulings (March 18, 2013)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will convene an en banc panel next month to clear up conflicting decisions in two Indian Country sexual assault cases. James Bruguier was charged...

8th Circuit issues conflicting decisions in sexual assault cases
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8th Circuit issues conflicting decisions in sexual assault cases (December 14, 2012)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued conflicting decisions in two Indian Country sexual assault cases on Thursday. James Bruguier was charged with sexual abuse of an incapacitated person for...

Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide
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Kevin Abourezk: Grant helps Indian center tackle youth suicide (August 2, 2012)

"Myron Long Soldier sees hope for Native youths in the Lakota sweat lodge ceremony, a purifying ritual that involves pouring water over scalding rocks inside a dome while praying and...

Figure in tribal payday loan battle accused in class action
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Figure in tribal payday loan battle accused in class action (April 11, 2012)

A non-Indian who is involved with the tribal payday loan industry is the target of a new class action lawsuit, Courthouse News Service reports. The lawsuit claims Scott Tucker can't...

FTC files lawsuit against tribal-affiliated payday lending firms
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FTC files lawsuit against tribal-affiliated payday lending firms (April 2, 2012)

The Federal Trade Commission today filed a lawsuit against payday lending firms owned by three tribes, accusing them of engaging in illegal business tactics. The firms are owned by the...

Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit
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Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit (February 28, 2012)

A judge in Colorado has reportedly issued an amended opinion in a tribal payday loan case Judge Morris B. Hoffman acknowledged that 99 percent of the profits from payday loan...

Opinion: Tribal payday loan firms  are a new online menace
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Opinion: Tribal payday loan firms are a new online menace (February 27, 2012)

"There is now a new kind of payday lending menace terrorizing consumers. The lending laws set up by the government are such that they are not applicable to ‘tribal enterprises’....

Editorial: Consumers losing out in tribal payday loan battle
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Editorial: Consumers losing out in tribal payday loan battle (February 27, 2012)

"A recent court ruling that sharply reined in Colorado's ability to regulate online payday lenders associated with Native American tribes has disturbing implications for the state's ability to protect consumers....

Opinion: Significant implications for payday loan decision
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Opinion: Significant implications for payday loan decision (February 24, 2012)

"The U.S. District Court in Colorado recently held that Miami Nations' tribal sovereign immunity applied to both governmental and commercial activities (Colorado v. Cash Advance). Consequently, business subdivisions of federally...

Colorado authorities go after non-Indian in payday loan case
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Colorado authorities go after non-Indian in payday loan case (February 15, 2012)

Authorities in Colorado are still going after Scott Tucker, a non-Indian who is involved with the tribal payday lending industry. A judge barred Attorney General John Suthers can't seek information...

Colorado judge backs immunity for tribes' payday loan firms
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Colorado judge backs immunity for tribes' payday loan firms (February 14, 2012)

Payday loan businesses owned and operated by the Miami Nation and the Santee Sioux Tribe enjoy sovereign immunity, a judge in Colorado ruled on Monday in a long-running case. In...

Stephanie Woodard: Annual march set to  honor  'lost' children
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Stephanie Woodard: Annual march set to honor 'lost' children (November 21, 2011)

"In the days before Thanksgiving, mourners and protesters will participate in the Ninth Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children. The pilgrimage takes walkers from South Sioux City, Nebraska,...

8th Circuit hears arguments in Santee Sioux murder case
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8th Circuit hears arguments in Santee Sioux murder case (October 27, 2011)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of Shanon R. Thomas, a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska who was convicted of murder....

Misty Thomas to be honored for domestic violence efforts
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Misty Thomas to be honored for domestic violence efforts (October 19, 2011)

Misty Thomas, a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, will be honored at the White House tomorrow for her efforts to end domestic violence in Indian Country. Thomas,...

Santee Sioux man punished for fatal crash on the reservation
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Santee Sioux man punished for fatal crash on the reservation (September 13, 2011)

A member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska was sentenced to 37 months in prison in connection with a fatal accident on the reservation. Mark Henry, 21, was intoxicated...

Kevin Abourezk: Friends and family mourn loss of Native mom
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Kevin Abourezk: Friends and family mourn loss of Native mom (July 12, 2011)

"At 6:30 Sunday morning, Yvette Taylor learned her sister, Crystal Canby, had died in a rollover crash in northeast Nebraska. Less than four hours later, Taylor gave birth to a...

Santee Sioux security supervisor convicted  of sexual abuse
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Santee Sioux security supervisor convicted of sexual abuse (June 6, 2011)

A federal jury in Nebraska convicted the security supervisor for the Santee Sioux Tribe of sexual abuse. Larry Rouillard, 49, was found guilty of engaging in a sexual act with...

Kevin Abourezk: Santee Sioux teen helps manage rez dogs
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Kevin Abourezk: Santee Sioux teen helps manage rez dogs (May 17, 2011)

"Lila Mechaley knows wild dogs are a problem on the Santee Sioux Reservation. And despite her tribe's efforts to control feral dogs, she knows the Santee could use some support....

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives grant from Shakopee Tribe
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives grant from Shakopee Tribe (May 11, 2011)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe will use the...

Santee Sioux Tribe hired man facing a sexual abuse charge
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Santee Sioux Tribe hired man facing a sexual abuse charge (April 28, 2011)

The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska hired a man to work as a security supervisor even though he has been charged with felony sexual abuse. Larry Rouillard is accused of...