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Nez Perce leaders likely to face charges

LAPWAI, Idaho – Charges are expected to be filed Monday against eight Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee members arrested in early August during protests of an Omega Morgan megaload shipment....

 

Health, Innovation and the Promise of VAWA 2013 in Indian Country

Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett speaks to Tulalip Court leaders about the implementation of VAWA 2013 in Indian country. September 5, 2013. (by Charlie Galbraith, Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs) Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/08/health-innovation-and-p...

 

Wild rice harvest limited to Fond du Lac Band

The centuries-old practice of harvesting wild rice at the end of summer is open only to Fond du Lac band members this year on the reservation’s five ricing lakes....

 

Peggy Flanagan, new head of Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, knows challenges of childhood poverty

Peggy Flanagan, the new executive director of Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, can put a real face on childhood poverty: her own....

 

Students flagged bigoted prof

If Michigan State University didn’t know it had a raging bigot in front of one of its classrooms, it wasn’t listening to what its students were saying about professor William Penn. From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130908/OPINION01/309080001#ixzz2eOQt2rPB...

 

Two "Swamp People" stars arrested on battery charges

TERREBONNE PARISH, La. - R.J. and Jay Paul Molinere, two of the stars of the Louisiana-based reality show “Swamp People,” were arrested Friday on battery charges, stemming from a fight at a convenience store nearly a month ago, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said....

 

One year later, hundreds gather to celebrate life of slain UNC student

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Saturday marked one year since a University of North Carolina student was found beaten to death in her Chapel Hill apartment, and her family and police continue to hope for a break in the case....

 

Agents appealed to 'bad Tino' for details of two Spirit Lake children fatally stabbed

FARGO – Two sides of Valentino “Tino” Bagola were on display Thursday as jurors viewed videotaped interviews in which he confessed to killing a brother and sister....

 

Toronto police accused of racial profiling, assaulting homeless First Nations

Gabriel Jacobs spends most of his day bumming for change downtown Toronto on Young St....

 

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk to be held in Manistee

MANISTEE, MICHIGAN – On September 10, BeDaBin Behavioral Health of The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and Centra Wellness Network will be holding a suicide awareness and prevention walk in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day....

 

American Indian University Professor Relieved of Teaching for Anti-Republican Video

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – Bowing to pressure from several Republican university professors, William Penn, a tenured English professor at Michigan State University, has been relieved of his teaching duties by the University for making comments that attacked Mitt and Ann Romney and Republicans....

 

Feds Consider Axing Pell Grants, Tribal College Students Lose Most

Pell grants help low-income students get a postsecondary education. The federal funds are a mainstay for students attending tribal colleges and an important source of funding for American Indian students at other institutions of higher education, including four-year colleges, two-year community colleges, for-profit...

 

Baseball HOF Will Finally Start Honoring the Game's Native Pioneers

The stated mission of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, in Cooperstown, New York, is “to preserve history, honor excellence and connect generations.” It fails on all three counts where Native American players and history are concerned. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetw...

 

Indian fire crews battle BIA red tape

In Indian Country, few jobs garner the same level of respect and admiration than wildland firefighter....

 

Families mark 5 years since 2 teens disappeared

The families of two missing aboriginal women are raising awareness once more on the fifth anniversary of their disappearance from Maniwaki, Que....

 

WHITE BUFFALO CALF WOMAN SOCIETY RELEASES TWO REPORTS ON VIOLENCE ON THE ROSEBUD SIOUX RESERVATION

MISSION, SD – The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc. announces the release of two reports on violence on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. The reports are entitled, “Not Our Tradition: A Report on Violence on the Rosebud Reservation” and “Report on Results of Youth Victimization Survey for the Rosebud...

 

Sorting out Cobell and Salazar settlements

RAPID CITY- The recent rash of unprecedented payouts from different lawsuit settlements in Indian country has brought about more confusion than the economic relief and sense of justice anticipated....

 

Keystone XL: Stephen Harper offers Barack Obama emissions deal to win pipeline support: Report

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in an effort to win U.S. backing for the Keystone XL pipeline, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama proposing joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector...

 

An Epidemic of Suicide and Violence on a Small Canadian Reservation

The voice on the other end had an ominous sense of urgency. He opened with, “We're running. I can't take this shit anymore.” As per our last conversation I knew that he was talking about running for council, but “this shit” could mean any number of things these days. Unfortunately in that instance it meant...

 

3 challenges to Pine Ridge alcohol vote denied

PINE RIDGE | A hearing is scheduled for later this month on a challenge to last month's vote legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation....

 

American Indians need more Obamacare benefits education, says GAO

Government investigators say more than half of Americans Indians and Alaskan Natives — “hundreds of thousands” of them — will be eligible for benefits tied to Obamacare, but federal officials are not doing enough to link them with coverage options that kick in next year. Read more: http://ww...

 

Federal budget cuts problematic for reservation

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Automatic federal budget cuts ordered this spring were problematic in parts of Minnesota. On the White Earth reservation, they were devastating....

 

Blackfeet leader under indictment called for arrest of protesters

A Blackfeet Nation leader who has been indicted in federal court led the effort to arrest tribal members who were protesting outside of tribal headquarters....

 

Blackfeet Protestors Accused of Assault, Other Disorderly Crimes

A group of protestors in Browning are accused of assault and other disorderly crimes after attempting to overthrow the current Blackfeet tribal government earlier this week....

 

Key nurse reassigned during Brian Sinclair's 34-hour ER wait

No nurse was assigned to keep a continual eye on patients in a Winnipeg hospital's emergency room on the day Brian Sinclair arrived for care, even though authorities had committed to ensuring such a process would be in place, CBC News has learned....

 

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