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rial Ordered For Man In Death Of Child On Indian Reservation

BAY CITY (WWJ/AP) - A man will stand trial in the death of a 4-year-old boy whose badly burned remains were discovered outside a house on a Michigan Indian reservation....

 

Cobell Settlement checks are coming

Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana, decided in 1996 that enough was enough and she was tired of not having a resolution to the Indian Trust Fund situation. On June 10 of that year, she filed a lawsuit (Cobell v. Salazar) against the federal government in the hopes of finding a solution and resolution....

 

Huge Indian claims settlement won’t benefit Native communities in Maine

PLEASANT POINT, Maine — While the federal government will be paying an array of Native American tribes $3.4 billion as a result of a class-action suit alleging trust fund mismanagement, none of that money is due to the Passamaquoddy or Penobscot nations in Maine....

 

State, inmates far apart on ceremonial tobacco

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota corrections officials and an organization of Native American inmates are far apart on suggested revisions to a prison policy regulating the use of tobacco in religious ceremonies....

 

Tribal Lawsuit Disbursements to Begin Next Month

(HELENA, Mont.) – Hundreds of thousands of American Indians should start receiving payouts from a $3.5 billion federal settlement by year’s end....

 

‘Apartheid system’ of programs blamed for native suicide pact

A “suicide pact” involving 30 youths arose in Vancouver’s inner city largely because native children are segregated by racially selective social programs, aboriginal support workers say....

 

DOJ launches civil rights investigation into Albuquerque police

The Department of Justice announced a civil rights investigation into law enforcement in Albuquerque, New Mexico....

 

Through Airmen's Eyes: Airman embraces Native American culture, traditions

11/28/2012 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.)...

 

DOJ: ‘We Will Leave No Stone Unturned’

A top federal law enforcement official says the U.S. Justice Department will “peel the onion to its core” to determine whether Albuquerque police have a systemic pattern of violating people’s civil rights – especially through the use of force....

 

'Famous Dave' Anderson: Alcohol, drug abuse on reservations is preventable tragedy

WAGNER — Dave Anderson condemned alcohol and drug use on American Indian reservations following a motivational speech Wednesday to students at the Wagner Community School....

 

Abandoned paraplegic hitchhiker out of the hospital, back home

FARMINGTON — Ricky Gilmore, the paraplegic left in the desert for three days without his wheelchair, has been released from the hospital....

 

Indian Education department celebrates success

Sixteen years ago, Ruth Good Thunder started work at the Redwood Valley school district’s Indian Education department. At that point the department was one room for all students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Today, the district’s Indian Education program has separate rooms for elementary, middle, and high schools....

 

Traditional Food Security for a Healthier Lifestyle

The Tohono O’odham Nation is determined to eradicate diabetes through education and prevention. They have one of the highest rates of adult-onset diabetes of any American Indian tribe in the country, 20.1 percent, but both Jennie Becenti and Tina Aguilar believe educating the nation’s children will lead to a healthy and hopefully diabetes-free tribe....

 

U.S. Senate Honors Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team

Today, November 28, the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs honored the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse club. As ICTMN's West Coast Editor Valerie Taliman reported in July, the Nationals Under-19 squad won the bronze medal at the Federation of International Lacrosse 2012 U19 World Championships in Finland--and they scored a historic win over the powerful U.S. team in...

 

Wisconsin judge rules against Chippewa until Dec. 12 hearing

Below is Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp's statement following a federal judge's ruling Wednesday afternoon that prohibits Chippewa in that state from night hunting of deer with aid of a light, at least until a Dec. 12 hearing....

 

Fort Apache Reservation rapist to face further counts

The rapes and assaults that Jefferson Gatewood committed on the Fort Apache Reservation stretched on for nearly 20 years and involved at least nine different victims, but the efforts to bring the serial criminal to justice are not yet complete....

 

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