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District bans paddling after teacher dragged student by hair

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Delta school district is banning corporal punishment after a scandal over a teacher who dragged a student by the hair. The Greenville school board voted Tuesday to immediately forbid corporal punishment. http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/District-ba...

 

Friday Night Mixed League Bowling - Week 20 of 30 - Janury 19, 2018

Friday Night Mixed League Bowling - Week 20 of 30 - Janury 19, 2018...

 

Coming Soon: "Bearer of the Morning- The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher" Documentary

Chickasaw Nation Productions documentary “Bearer of the Morning – The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher” is set to be released in March. Born in Indian Territory in 1895, Mary Thompson Fisher was known as “Te Ata” (Bearer of the Morning), during her long and distinguished career entertaining audiences across the...

 

Choctaw Hymnal app now available

ADA, Okla. – A new application for mobile devices will help preserve a tradition Chickasaw and Choctaw churchgoers have enjoyed for almost two centuries. Developed by the Chickasaw Nation through the Chickasaw Press with cooperation from Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton, the app will allow songs to be opened on a...

 
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Native Nations Night at the Sanford Center - 7:07 pm-| Sat. Feb. 3, 2018

Bemidji State University & The Sanford Center Present the 5th Annual Native Nations Night BSU Men's Hockey vs Lake Superior State 7:07 pm | Sat. Feb. 3, 2018 | Sanford Center, Bemidji A Traditional Flag Song Will Take Place Before the Game A night to honor the...

 

1 killed in shooting at St. Paul convenience store Monday night, marking city's first homicide of 2018

St. Paul recorded its first homicide of 2018 on Monday night when one person was fatally shot inside a convenience store in the city’s Railroad Island neighborhood. Officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting at the Quick Stop Market in the 600 block of Payne Avenue, said Sgt. Mike Ernster, a St....

 

Why you'll be hearing 'Bold North' all week and the story behind Minnesota's new motto

“Bold North.” If you haven’t heard it yet, you will. A lot this week. From billboards to merchandise to the utterances of the international media that has descended on the Twin Cities, “Bold North,” the tagline of Super Bowl LII, will be everywhere. https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/29/wh...

 

Woman released, but police standoff continues at hotel on U's East Bank campus

Police said they were negotiating Monday with a man who holed up for several hours in a hotel room on the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus in Minneapolis after officers went there to do a welfare check and arrest him on a warrant for a nonviolent “white collar” crime out of Arizona. University of...

 

To protect Minnesota seniors, new laws and oversight system reform recommended

A working group on how Minnesota should respond to elder abuse is recommending a sweeping overhaul of the state’s system for protecting seniors and vulnerable adults. The elder care working group released a series of recommendations Monday evening; the panel was created in November. The group was made up of...

 

Anoka County man sentenced for fatally stabbing woman who took out restraining order against him

An Anoka County man was sentenced Monday to more than 36 years in prison for the August murder of a woman who had a restraining order against him. Lucas Anthony Jablonski, 26, was convicted in November of two counts of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of 34-year-old Rebecca Drewlo at her Coon Rapids...

 

First Nation lawsuit claims private island worth a cool $54 million

A First Nation near Victoria is claiming ownership rights to the most valuable private island in British Columbia. The Tsawout First Nation filed a civil lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court this month seeking title to James Island, a 400-acre property just off Island View Beach near Victoria. https://ca.n...

 

Cleveland Indians Will Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo Next Year

The Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms beginning in 2019, according to Major League Baseball, which said the popular symbol was no longer appropriate for use on the field. The logo has long been the source of anguish and frustration for those who consider it offensive, outdated...

 

Family, law enforcement searching for missing St. Ignatius woman

ST. IGNATIUS – The family of a St. Ignatius woman missing for weeks continues their search for her. A missing person’s report was filed for 55-year-old Darlene Billie in December, but her daughter says that haven’t heard from her since late October. http://www.ktvh.com/2018/01/family-law-enfor...

 

Cherokee Life Was Centered Around Seven Clans

Editor’s Note: During a recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, Yvonne McCall-Dickson, a local Native American historian and continuing education professor at Blue Ridge Community College, spoke about the impact the Cherokee had on the river valley, their lifestyle and how they shaped the...

 

Trump signs bill giving federal recognition to Virginia Indian tribes

President Donald Trump has signed legislation to grant federal recognition of six Virginia Indian tribes, opening opportunities for them to receive benefits such as aid for schools, housing and health care. The federal recognition successfully ends a quest of nearly two decades by the tribes and by Republicans and...

 

'MONDAY NIGHT SLAUGHTER': Legendary investigative journalist Carl Bernstein calls Trump-GOP attacks on the FBI and DOJ a 'turning point'

Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who helped uncover the Watergate scandal in the 1970s that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, sounded an ominous alarm on Monday following a day of pivotal headlines related to the Russia investigation. Bernstein said the US had reached "a turning point" at the...

 

Indian Nations Have Taken Notice of Oklahoma's Budget Crisis

A top Cherokee Nation official calls Oklahoma’s last decade of fiscal policy "an abject failure." Cherokee Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr said tribal governments are picking up the slack where the state makes cuts. http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/indian-nations-have-taken-notice-oklahomas-bud...

 

British Columbia files second appeal of Washington man's tribal sovereignty case

British Columbia is taking the next step in a decade-long battle over Native tribal rights. The province has filed paperwork to appeal a decision that granted Washington state tribal members rights to their ancestral lands in Canada. Back in 2009, Rick Desautel was charged for hunting without a permit and as a...

 

Indian Slavery Once Thrived in New Mexico. Latinos Are Finding Family Ties to It.

ALBUQUERQUE — Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave. “I didn’t know about New Mexico’s slave trade, so I was just stunned,” said Mr. Trujillo, 66, a retired postal worker who...

 

Tribal leaders, the CHP come together to make reservation roads safer

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — Tribal leaders with the Yurok Tribe and officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have designed a new system for analyzing car crash statistics in order to make reservation roads safer for all drivers. On Jan. 24, the CHP Crescent City Area and Yurok Tribe agreed to put in place a...

 

Raymond Cormier spoke of wanting to have sex with Tina Fontaine days before her death, Crown tells court

The man accused of killing 15-year-old Tina Fontaine was hoping to have sex with her days before the Indigenous girl washed up on the shores of the Red River in 2014, wrapped in a tan-coloured duvet cover and weighed down with rocks, a packed courthouse in Winnipeg heard Monday. Crown attorney James Ross told 12...

 

Unanswered questions follow death of Montana Blackfeet man

Eljaye Young Running Crane was a young man with all the possibilities in the world laid before his feet. After a rough start in high school, Eljaye was accepted into the Montana Youth Challenge Academy, a program for at-risk youth sponsored by the National Guard. Eljaye excelled within the structured environment and...

 

Major effort underway to fight tuberculosis outbreak in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

An emergency tuberculosis clinic is taking over the community hall in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, on Feb. 5. The mobile clinic will run for seven to 10 weeks and will screen every person in the community of 600 for the disease. Qikiqtarjuaq, a hamlet on the eastern coast of Baffin Island, has the highest rate of...

 

The NLL Stays True To Lacrosse's Native American Roots

Last June, Lyle Thompson assisted his brother Miles for the championship-winning goal which delivered the Georgia Swarm's first National Lacrosse League Champions Cup. Georgia swept the Saskatchewan Rush in the best-of-three series, with Lyle being named the Champions Cup Most Valuable Player. https...

 

'Deck is stacked against us,' says family of Colten Boushie after jury chosen for Gerald Stanley trial

A relative of Colten Boushie says "the deck is stacked against us" following the selection of jurors in the trial of Gerald Stanley, the farmer accused of killing the 22-year-old Indigenous man. Alvin Baptiste, Bouchie's uncle, said the family has lost almost all of its faith in the justice system after no visibly...

 

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