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Missing Women Inquiry Independence Questioned by Legal Advocates

British Columbia's Missing Women Commission of Inquiry into the alleged police mishandling of the Robert Pickton serial killer investigation is taking another jab from some of the very groups who had fought for an inquiry into dozens of missing, mostly aboriginal women for years....

 

Obama honors Native progress on Pine Ridge

Nick Tilsen is working to bring affordable housing to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and somebody has taken notice — the president of the United States....

 

Native American Women Become Bargaining Tool in VAWA Congress Negotiations

Tribal protections for Native women and families are one of the main issues being used as a bargaining tool by lawmakers in a last-ditch effort to get the Violence Against Women Act passed in the lame-duck session of Congress....

 

Honoring the Civil Rights of Native Americans

Last week the Department of Justice formally recognized Native American Heritage Month with a program based on this year’s theme “Serving Our People, Serving Our Nation: Native Visions for Future Generations.” As this month of special recognition of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples comes to a close, it is important to remember that the best way we can honor the...

 

Family fulfills dream with restaurant opening

KANSAS, Okla. – After working in the food industry most of her life, Jackie Carroll Welch and her family started their own restaurant on Oct. 20, fulfilling a life-long dream....

 

IRS issues new guidance on general welfare exclusion for tribes

The Internal Revenue Service has issued new guidance affecting taxation of benefits provided by tribal governments....

 

Tenth Circuit Upholds District Court’s Plea Rejection

On December 5, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a U.S. District Court for Wyoming decision to reject a plea agreement by Kyrean Tillman, the last of two involved in a 2010 tragedy concerning the death of a 13-year-old girl on the Wind River Indian Reservation....

 

Rez Dog Rescue: Help Them Help Animals in Need

Rez Dog Rescue is a nonprofit animal rescue and welfare group based on the Yakama Nation Reservation in Washington state. They receive no public or tribal funding, and rely solely on the generosity of concerned animal lovers. With just three people, they make a world of difference for animals in need....

 

‘Diabetes Is Not Our Way’: Cheyenne River Youth Release a Prevention Campaign

Eagle Butte, South Dakota—The Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) has just fielded a major diabetes awareness and prevention campaign. The project includes a 30-minute video called “Diabetes Is Not Our Way”; 10 short films featuring prominent community members, collectively referred to as “Indigenous Perspectives”; and three public service announcements for...

 

Following the Mayan Calendar With The National Museum of the American Indian

The days are drawing closer to the supposed Mayan Apocalypse said to happen at the end of the indigenous group’s Long Count calendar – December 21....

 

Non-Apocalypse: U.S. Government Assures Everyone That the World Will Live to See the Fiscal Cliff

The fiscal cliff notwithstanding, the U.S. Government is assuring everyone that the world will not end on December 21, an event that many people believe the ancient Mayans predicted....

 

Schimmel Sisters Are Hoops Stars, Leading the Louisville Cardinals

The University of Louisville Cardinals women's basketball team is off to a flying start this season thanks in large part to a pair of Native American sisters. Shoni and Jude Schimmel, aged 20 and 19, respectively, are playing key roles with the Cardinals' squad. The siblings, who are in the junior and sophomore seasons, are both guards with the team....

 

Go Warriors! The Kiowa Five Power Anadarko High Into the Oklahoma State Football Championship

Against all odds, as ICTMN reader and Anadarko High fan Cecelia Ce-Ce Marie Tsatoke, reports, the Anadarko Warriors are headed to Stillwater to play for the Oklahoma State Class 4A Football Championship. On Saturday, December 1, the Warriors will face powerhouse Clinton High in Boone Pickens Stadium at 12.30pm....

 

Colville tribe hunting wolves to protect deer, elk, chairman says

After eight months of deliberation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation decided earlier this month to open a hunt on wolves living within the boundaries of its reservation, John Sirois, chairman of the Colville Business Council said in a telephone interview Friday....

 

5 dead in Calif. Indian reservation shootings

The church bell that rings out to announce the deaths of tribal members on the Tule River Indian Reservation tolled repeatedly after a man went on a shooting rampage that left a daughter, his mother and her two brothers dead. The suspect also died in a shootout with police....

 

B.C. First Nations teen found dead in Kamloops

A 16-year-old First Nations girl from Hazelton, B.C., has been identified as the person found dead in Kamloops on Wednesday....

 

Child suicide pact draws criticism

Last week we had a story about a suicide pact among 30 youth in Vancouver and mostly were Aboriginal....

 

Human Skeletal remain discovered near Navajo Nation Border

FLAGSTAFF — Human skeletal remains that were discovered by a rancher on November 24 have been positively identified as the body of missing person Justin Brian Hall....

 

NAVAJO TEEN FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE

FARMINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, a father and his son was driving on 30th street in north Farmington when they flipped their Honda Civic into an embankment, the 17 year old teen was ejected from the car- said Beth Utley with the San Juan County Sheriff office....

 

Grant to use cell phones for smoking cessation

Thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute, Native Americans in South Dakota will get some technological help in ending their tobacco habit....

 

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