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Short Funds Crimp Tribal Women's Safety Law

(WOMENSENEWS)--The passage of a U.S. law last summer was intended, in part, to curb violence against American Indian and Alaskan Native women....

 

Why We Do Not Celebrate Columbus Day

The mindset of mainstream America is vastly different from the mindset of Native Peoples in regards to the so-called 'Columbus and Thanksgiving Days.'...

 

Speakers Stress Changing Name of Holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day

ALCATRAZ ISLAND - Some 500 American Indians and supporters took three boats to Alcatraz Island early Monday in the morning darkness to participate in a sunrise ceremony to celebrate Indigenous People's Day....

 

So Your Navajo Sweater Might Be Illegal (And It’s Definitely Culturally Insensitive)

Walk into any Urban Outfitters or Anthropologie and you’re bound see racks and racks of clothes referencing Navajo patterns and designs. A quick perusal of Urban’s website finds that there are almost two dozen products referencing the Native American tribe, by name at least, in its product descriptions. These days the all-encompassing term to describe Native...

 

Urban Outfitters And The Navajo Nation: What Does The Law Say?

Sasha Houston Brown's open letter to Urban Outfitters regarding its use of the word "Navajo" in its product names may or may not have inspired company C.E.O. Glen Senk to fauxpologize in the comments — the company still won't confirm or deny whether it was really Senk or someone impersonating him — but it's certainly kicked up quite the media storm....

 

Urban Outfitters selling illegal panties, sneakers, says Navajo Nation

It was Urban Outfitters’ Navajo “hipster panty” and drinking flask that really humiliated Native American Sasha Houston Brown....

 

Air Canada apology demanded by national chief

The country's national aboriginal leader says Air Canada should apologize to native people for an internal memo that he says victimized flood evacuees by linking them to increased crime in downtown Winnipeg....

 

USDA Rural Development presents San Carlos Apache Tribe with $6,822,660 loan

USDA Rural Development State Director Alan Stephens this week presented San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Terry Rambler with a certificate representing a $6,822,660 loan/grant combination for the “new” community of Bylas....

 

Sac & Fox Tribal Council Secretary Runs Chicago Marathon for Native Youth

CHICAGO - Eight down! Two to go! That is the number of how many more marathons Dirk Whitebreast, Sac and Fox, has to run until he fulfills his commitment to run in ten marathons in 30 days....

 

Quechan employee pleads guilty to weapons charge

A Quechan Tribe employee arrested for illegal weapons will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to one count of possession of a deadly weapon....

 

How to Help: Organizations Seek Donations to Improve Life at Pine Ridge

There are several organizations dedicated to improving life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Learn how you can help these organizations below:...

 

Tribe establishes Cherokee Identity Protection Committee

There are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes in the United States including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (NC), the Cherokee Nation (OK) and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (OK). According to a list compiled in March by the Cherokee Nation, there are 212 fabricated groups claiming to be Cherokee tribes. “Fraud List” compiled by Cherokee...

 

New and Improved: NIGC’s Inclusive Approach Wins Approval

It’s been years since the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) received a hearty round of applause from an audience of tribal leaders and gaming experts, but that’s what happened at the recent Global Gaming Expo, not once, but twice at the end of the commissioners’ presentation....

 

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