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Virtual Aboriginal Recruitment Fair Aims to Attract Indigenous Employees Worldwide

To all far-flung aboriginals and other indigenous job hunters, and their would-be employers: The Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) Virtual Recruitment Fair aims to bring all of you together, cyberly speaking. Read more:


Pawnee Nation bridge goes forward despite flood concerns

PAWNEE - A U.S. 64 entrance to a bridge over Black Bear Creek will give tribal members a second access road to the Pawnee Nation headquarters, which includes health and other tribal services, but some have concerns about the potential for flooding that construction of the bridge could create....


Some crimes declining; stalking is no

Recent reports tell us crime is coming down. Stalking Awareness Month reminds us that the reverse is true with stalking....


Empty promises and a broken system

Armando Hernandez was just a child when he and his siblings searched their home for alcohol their mother stashed. And when they found it, they poured it down the drain and threw the bottles out. Read more:


200 years of history brings Russians, Indians to Fort Ross

Russians and Kashia Indians gathered at Fort Ross State Historic Park on Saturday for an “opening blessing” of the 200-year anniversary of the historic Russian settlement....


Canadian Bishops Add Aboriginal Web Page to Site

As the relationship between aboriginals and the Canadian government comes to a head, the Catholic Church has taken a step to note its ties to the country’s Indigenous Peoples. Read more:


Polaneczky: 'House' opens door to Native American life

“The Birchbark House” follows a 7-year-old Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, and her family through Native-American life in the mid 1800s....


Photos: Two Pow Wows from The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde

Here at Indian Country Today Media Network, we’re always thrilled to showcase incredible photography, which has the spirit behind our ongoing pow wow portrait series. Shot by professional photographer Diego James Robles, this series has been wowing visitors to our site and readers of our print magazine for weeks. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianet...


Fraudsters Who Toppled Two Aboriginal Organizations Get Prison Time

A British Columbia Supreme Court Judge has netted out prison sentences to two men who defrauded two aboriginal rights organizations out of nearly one million dollars. Read more:


Woman challenges historic Native class-action settlement

Mary Lee Johns isn't one to back down from a fight. So when she learned Friday that attorneys for plaintiffs in the largest government class-action settlement in American history had sent out her name, address and phone number to thousands of their clients to urge her to stop fighting the settlement, she laughed. Read more:


Vision from the Bench to Fulfill the ICWA Promise

Working together to provide safety, permanency, and well-being are high priority goals that child welfare systems strive to achieve. It has been 33 years since the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed, and it is important to take the time to evaluate the impact on the child welfare system since that time. How are we doing as a Nation in following this important law, in...


Hate Crimes Charges Unlikely in Patty Dawson Case

Calif. – Despite two preliminary hearings, Fresno District Attorney Elizabeth Egan has not yet included hate crimes in the felonious assault case against Jennifer Davette Fraser, who attacked and beat Patty Dawson, a Navajo and Apache nurse, on a city street in Clovis last June, then fled the scene of the crime. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetw...


Natives skeptical about federal education enhancements

A Native American education roundtable between White House officials and tribal leaders Friday brought optimism and passionate remarks, but not everyone is convinced it will change the dire conditions in the communities. Read more:


First native Canadian saint stirs up passionate debate

Gazing down a frozen New York field, the statue of a Mohawk girl about to become the first Native American saint exudes calm. Yet the real Kateri Tekakwitha had a brutal existence - and ghosts from her dramatic life still haunt these hills....


Choctaw woman indicted in bank robbery

A Choctaw woman was indicted this week on charges she and an accomplice robbed a bank and spent the money on drugs and gambling. Read more:


Yukon may lose out on millions of dollars if pipeline plans changed

Support for a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to Alberta via the Yukon is fading....


Analysis: U.S. payday lenders point fingers to blunt crackdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Payday lenders facing oversight from the new consumer protection agency are warning that tough regulations may push customers into the arms of unscrupulous online lenders, in a pitch for lighter, or at least equal, new rules....


Ontario First Nation members live in 'firetraps'

A northwestern Ontario First Nation is asking the federal government to replace their decades-old log homes, heated by wood stoves, which members say are fire hazards....


U.S. seeks aboriginal help to halt drugs from Canada

Federal law enforcement agencies will help tribal officers obtain equipment and training on aboriginal lands near the U.S.-Canadian border as part of the White House's newly released strategy for reducing the flow of illegal drugs and drug proceeds between the two countries....


Apache council leader Ronnie Lupe defies ouster

A vote last month by the White Mountain Apache Tribal Council to suspend longtime Chairman Ronnie Lupe has spawned a constitutional crisis for 16,000 residents of the poverty-stricken American Indian nation. Read more:


Federal Officials Close the Investigation into the Death of Native American Woodcarver in Washington State

The U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington announced today that they are closing the federal criminal civil rights investigation of a former Seattle Police Department Officer for the fatal shooting of the late Native American woodcarver John T. Williams, and that charges will not be filed....


No More Buses for Rural Native American Students

Native American students living in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley may have to find another way to get to school since California has cut school transportation for the rest of this fiscal year. According to the Los Angeles Times, the state may eliminate the funding altogether for next year. Read more:


Former tribal police officer hid sex abuse photos

BILLINGS (AP) — A former Crow tribal police officer faces a year in federal prison for failing to turn in photographs depicting sexual abuse of teenage girls that were found at the scene of a car crash....


Canadian awaiting execution in Montana says he is changed man, asks governor for clemency

HELENA, Mont. — A Canadian awaiting execution in Montana for killing two men in 1982 has filed clemency request that he hopes will ultimately lead to pardon....


Grandparents neglect trial wraps in Regina

Final arguments have been heard in the case of a man and woman accused of neglecting their three-year-old granddaughter....


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