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YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer
YES! Magazine: Bridging the gap between colonized and colonizer (November 27, 2019)

The gap between colonized and colonizer can be bridged, although it will take a lot of work on the part of both.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj
YES! Magazine: Indigenous women find a safe space in T’ja Xuj (October 3, 2019)

After traveling thousands of miles fleeing violence and discrimination, LGBTQ women -- many of them Indigenous -- find safety and support at T’ja Xuj.


Native women are paid only 57 percent of what White men make
Native women are paid only 57 percent of what White men make (September 23, 2019)

Today, we acknowledge the role that the wage gap plays in the many forms of centuries-long oppression of Native American Women.


An apple is what grows on a tree
An apple is what grows on a tree (September 12, 2019)

There are no true traditionalists left in Indian Country to put it bluntly.


What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?
What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus? (September 3, 2019)

While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.


Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments'
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas apologizes for 'disrespectful and insensitive comments' (May 1, 2019)

Community members are calling for the ouster of the interim chief executive officer and the clinical director of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas.


'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case
'My wrongful arrest': Native journalist doubles down on defense in drunken driving case (April 22, 2019)

Jenni Monet is a free woman, despite a new warrant out for her arrest in New Mexico.


Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona
Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona (January 31, 2019)

Arizona is one of many states that does not protect employees from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Discrimination against Native students in Montana under scrutiny
Discrimination against Native students in Montana under scrutiny (January 7, 2019)

The Education Department plans to look into a long-standing complaint of racial inequities on the Fort Peck Reservation.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


KJZZ: Business challenges anti-LGBTQ discrimination law
KJZZ: Business challenges anti-LGBTQ discrimination law (November 29, 2018)

Arizona’s highest court will decide whether a law aimed at prohibiting businesses from discriminating against LGBTQ people violates the state constitution.


Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement
Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement (August 17, 2018)

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.


Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund
Native American Agriculture Fund begins work with $266 million fund (August 15, 2018)

The Keepseagle settlement has created the largest philanthropic organization in Indian Country.


Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country
Funds from Keepseagle settlement continue flowing to Indian Country (August 13, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are getting a second check while tribes, non-profits and other organizations are seeing grants from the Keepseagle settlement.


Former Miss Indian New Mexico was told she'd be 'deported' by security guard
Former Miss Indian New Mexico was told she'd be 'deported' by security guard (July 6, 2018)

Shopping while indigenous appears to be a new crime in sunny southern California.


'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban
'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban (June 27, 2018)

President Trump’s executive order barring travelers coming from six countries with Muslim majorities, is now a permanent part of U.S. immigration policy.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons
Cronkite News: Supreme Court sides with cake shop that won't serve all patrons (June 4, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, saying that doing so would violate his religious beliefs.


Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common
Graham Lee Brewer: Discrimination against Native students all too common (May 22, 2018)

Discrimination against two young Mohawk men at Colorado State University highlights an all-too-common misunderstanding.


Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting
Council for Native American Farming and Ranching schedules June 20 meeting (May 8, 2018)

With Indian farmers and ranchers still waiting on a second payout from the Keepseagle settlement, an advisory board created by the historic lawsuit is preparing for its next meeting.


Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release
Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release (April 6, 2018)

Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.


Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers
Keepseagle checks finally coming to Indian farmers and ranchers (March 26, 2018)

It's official -- the long-running legal fight over the remaining funds in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement is finally over.


Fate of Keepseagle settlement funds in hands of Supreme Court
Fate of Keepseagle settlement funds in hands of Supreme Court (March 19, 2018)

The fate of $380 million in leftover funds from the Keepseagle settlement is in the hands of the nation's highest court.


Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out
Expect longer wait for Keepseagle payments as legal dispute drags out (January 23, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will have to wait even longer for resolution of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit.


Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court
Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court (January 10, 2018)

Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple
Cronkite News: Supreme Court grapples with case of cake and same-sex couple (December 6, 2017)

Supreme Court justices wrestled with the line between art and commerce in the case of a Colorado baker who said making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his First Amendment rights.


Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada
Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada (November 15, 2017)

A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.


Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement
Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement (October 2, 2017)

A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.


Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools
Fort Peck Tribes demand investigation into treatment at public schools (June 29, 2017)

The Fort Peck Tribes are asking the Trump administration to investigate discrimination and racism at public schools on their reservation in Montana.


Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in'
Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)

Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.


Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds
Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (May 16, 2017)

Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.


Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit
Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (February 8, 2017)

Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories
Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories (September 20, 2016)

The Montana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard a number of heart-wrenching personal experiences from Native people.


Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (September 8, 2016)

A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.


Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination
Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (August 1, 2016)

The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.


Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)

Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.


Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)

Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.


Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (June 28, 2016)

'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.


Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case
Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case (June 14, 2016)

Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.


Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants
Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (May 25, 2016)

Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.


Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)

Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.


Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard
Marco Alvarez: Voices of indigenous people usually go unheard (May 24, 2016)

Native Americans are constantly mocked by media and shunned by the government.


Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland
Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)

Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.


Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants
Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants (May 17, 2016)

The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.


Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar
Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar (May 5, 2016)

A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.


Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City
Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City (May 5, 2016)

In February 2015, several powerful leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City, South Dakota, particularly involving police.


Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (April 21, 2016)

Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.


Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting
Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting (April 8, 2016)

Tribal leaders and members see the death of Loreal Tsingine as a sign of the discrimination hey encounter in a border town near the reservation.


Jennifer Falcon: Activists ended abuses at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jennifer Falcon: Activists ended abuses at Bureau of Indian Affairs (March 9, 2016)

The story of the Indian Civil Rights Movement is a complex one with many facets and stories waiting to be explored and told.


Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota
Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota (March 7, 2016)

Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth.


Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (February 5, 2016)

The Obama administration reached a settlement to address discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers but most of the funds remain unspent.


Lakota Country Times: State sued for discrimination in hiring
Lakota Country Times: State sued for discrimination in hiring (November 12, 2015)

A lawsuit against the South Dakota Department of Social Services alleges that the often maligned state agency has repeatedly discriminated against Native American job applicants based on race.


South Dakota agency sued for bias against Native applicants
South Dakota agency sued for bias against Native applicants (November 3, 2015)

The Department of Social Services repeatedly passed over Native Americans while hiring non-Natives to work on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Department of Justice alleged in a complaint.


Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision
Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision (August 31, 2015)

Although disenrollment wasn't really a word in 1978, the decision in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez continues to be cited by courts that refuse to get involved in membership disputes.


Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad
Native executive wasn't surprised by 'No Natives please' rental ad (August 28, 2015)

Namerind Housing Corporation helps Native people find housing in a city where they often face discrimination.


Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please'
Housing rental ad in Saskatchewan requested 'No Natives please' (August 25, 2015)

The racist ad stated that the landlord 'will not consider aboriginals' for the house in Prince Albert.


Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero
Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero (August 18, 2015)

Elizabeth Peratrovich is remembered today for her role in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.


Editorial: Symposium focuses on race and healing in Montana
Editorial: Symposium focuses on race and healing in Montana (August 17, 2015)

Sometimes, the hardest things to talk about are exactly those which need to be discussed the most.


County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee
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County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee (August 10, 2015)

The Department of Justice accused Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanic drivers in Alamance County, North Carolina.


Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (July 28, 2015)

Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.


Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent
Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent (July 27, 2015)

The lead plaintiffs wanted another round of payments while the Obama administration and other attorneys wanted to create a new trust fund with the leftover money.