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Cronkite News: More body cameras in deadliest city for police shootings
Cronkite News: More body cameras in deadliest city for police shootings (July 10, 2019)

Arizona's largest city, known for its high rate of police shootings, continues to roll out body cameras to 2,000 first responders.


'There's going to be change': Native activists count coup on enemies in the community
'There's going to be change': Native activists count coup on enemies in the community (July 9, 2019)

Drawing inspiration from the late Frank LaMere, Native activists are taking aim at the seemingly endless cycle of addiction and poverty.


Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee
Arrest made in fatal shooting of North Fork elder and historian Gaylen Lee (July 8, 2019)

Gaylen D. Lee, an elder and historian from the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, was killed at his home in California.


Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate
Mark Trahant: 10 Indian Country questions for the presidential debate (June 25, 2019)

Democrats are holding their first presidential debates but the candidates most familiar with Indian issues are not participating.


Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral
Cronkite News: Frustrations boil over after police incident goes viral (June 21, 2019)

One by one, members of the community stepped up to the microphone at the City Council meeting, some trembling and angry.


Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian Country safety legislation
Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian Country safety legislation (June 18, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered and to expand tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.


Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter
Cronkite News: Parents sue after police pull guns on 4-year-old daughter (June 18, 2019)

A couple held at police gunpoint after their 4-year-old daughter allegedly shoplifted from a dollar store said officials haven't done enough to make up for the terrifying incident.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light
The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light (June 13, 2019)

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (June 5, 2019)

The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.


Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service
Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service (May 30, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is an invaluable asset to our citizens and communities.


Native Sun News Today: Native man dies after incident with police officers
Native Sun News Today: Native man dies after incident with police officers (May 21, 2019)

Jeremiah Janis was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police officers in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case
Native journalist scheduled for trial in drunken driving case (May 14, 2019)

Jenni Monet is headed to trial this fall after arriving late to a court appearance on charges of drunken driving and resisting arrest in New Mexico.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Some law enforcement officers never make it home
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Some law enforcement officers never make it home (May 14, 2019)

The men and women of our law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect our families and our communities.


Another death reported at a jail in an Alaska Native community
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Another death reported at a jail in an Alaska Native community (May 13, 2019)

Three people have died over the last two weeks in detention facilities in Alaska Native villages.


The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media
The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media (May 10, 2019)

Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.


Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women
Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women (May 8, 2019)

Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls (May 7, 2019)

The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.


'That’s first-degree murder': Lakota father seeks justice for son slain by police officer
'That’s first-degree murder': Lakota father seeks justice for son slain by police officer (May 1, 2019)

Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed inside a church in Nebraska. His family wants answers.


Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 25, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors
Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors (April 24, 2019)

A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska.


Cronkite News: Report cites 'alarming increase' in police officer shootings
Cronkite News: Report cites 'alarming increase' in police officer shootings (April 23, 2019)

The number of police shootings in Arizona's largest city jumped from an average of 21 a year to 44 in 2018.


Lakota man shot and killed by police officer inside a church
Lakota man shot and killed by police officer inside a church (April 22, 2019)

Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed in Nebraska on April 14, 2019.


'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.


YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered
YES! Magazine: Indigenous communities take action for missing and murdered (April 22, 2019)

Instead of waiting for answers from police, Indigenous communities are scanning hillsides and riverbeds—and helping families cope.


Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving
Award-winning Native journalist arrested on charge of intoxicated driving (April 11, 2019)

Journalist Jenni Monet is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in an incident she is blaming on racial profiling.


Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border
Cronkite News: Officials tell of 'crisis' at the U.S. border (April 10, 2019)

Apprehensions at the southern border in the first half of fiscal 2019 are almost as high as the total for all of 2018, with the number of families rising more than three times.


Suspect arrested in connection with murder on Mescalero Apache Reservation
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Suspect arrested in connection with murder on Mescalero Apache Reservation (April 8, 2019)

William Hosetosavit was arrested after the Bureau of Indian Affairs put out an alert for him.


Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior
Trump nominee inches closer to top spot at Department of the Interior (April 4, 2019)

The Trump administration has been one policy disaster after another, according to tribal leaders, and it's about to get even more rocky at the Department of the Interior.


Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found
Navajo Nation in mourning after body of 4-year-old missing girl is found (April 4, 2019)

Anndine Jones, 4, was last seen on March 14 on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation.


Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 1, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on public safety at field hearing (March 20, 2019)

Tribal, federal and state officials are testifying about public safety and drug enforcement at a field hearing in North Dakota.


Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency
Arizona sheriff, advocates on hand for Trump veto over border emergency (March 19, 2019)

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency, after both chambers of Congress rebuked his border emergency declaration.


Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (March 13, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent? (March 12, 2019)

Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.


Cronkite News: Attention finally being paid to missing and murdered sisters
Cronkite News: Attention finally being paid to missing and murdered sisters (March 6, 2019)

One day they were there and the next they weren’t. No one talked about the Native women and girls who simply disappeared.


'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers
'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers (March 5, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man
Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man (March 1, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: Widow blames police for lying about fatal shooting
Native Sun News Today: Widow blames police for lying about fatal shooting (February 27, 2019)

She had been married to Tim Holmgren for nearly 28 years when they shot him. It was April 27, 2017.


Cindy McCain apologizes after police refute claim of human trafficking
Cindy McCain apologizes after police refute claim of human trafficking (February 11, 2019)

Cindy McCain has made unsubstantiated claims about children being trafficked in Indian Country.


'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work
'These cases should never have been brought': Water Protector Legal Collective wraps up #NoDAPL work (February 7, 2019)

The criminal cases connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline have concluded in North Dakota, two years after the Trump administration gave the final approval for the controversial project.


Native Sun News Today: Cops called on Lakota family mourning loss of daughter
Native Sun News Today: Cops called on Lakota family mourning loss of daughter (February 7, 2019)

For Dave and Sydney Claymore, mourning the loss of their daughter was made even more difficult when police officers were called to her traditional wake ceremony.


Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer
Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer (January 29, 2019)

Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving
Cronkite News: Death of tribal officer prompts calls for ban on distracted driving (January 25, 2019)

Family and friends of a Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community police officer who was killed on duty are seeking a new law.


The Conversation: Armed forces raid Wet'suwet'en Nation territory
The Conversation: Armed forces raid Wet'suwet'en Nation territory (January 24, 2019)

It’s important that settlers understand what Unist'ot'en represents in the era of reconciliation currently being promoted by governments in Canada.


Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death
Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death (January 14, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: Communities prepare for impacts of Keystone XL Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Communities prepare for impacts of Keystone XL Pipeline (January 9, 2019)

Agenda items across nine counties have one topic in common: safety and security concerns surrounding the building of Keystone XL.


Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident
Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident (January 7, 2019)

A police officer's bullet, so close to his spine that a sudden movement of his head could paralyze him, remains in Micah Taylor’s neck.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Pueblo of Acoma reclaims sacred items with help of federal authorities
Pueblo of Acoma reclaims sacred items with help of federal authorities (December 19, 2018)

The Pueblo of Acoma celebrated the return of sacred objects and other items of cultural patrimony that were stolen from the tribe.


'Broken Trust': Police rebuked for supicious deaths and racism against Indigenous people
'Broken Trust': Police rebuked for supicious deaths and racism against Indigenous people (December 17, 2018)

Two scathing reports confirm what Indigenous people have felt all along: they are not welcome in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


Native Sun News Today: Akicita program brings students into law enforcement
Native Sun News Today: Akicita program brings students into law enforcement (December 17, 2018)

A new program pairs up students in the criminal justice program with law enforcement officers for mentorship and learning.


Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks
Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks (December 11, 2018)

A jury in Nebraska has cleared a fired police officer for beating a Native man who later died.


'They're on trial, too': Fired officer blames Native man's family for death
'They're on trial, too': Fired officer blames Native man's family for death (December 10, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after beating by police officers but one of them doesn't think he should be held responsible.


Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death
Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death (December 6, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Fired police officer violated policy by repeatedly shocking Native man
Fired police officer violated policy by repeatedly shocking Native man (December 5, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, was tasered 12 times by a police officer before he died in Omaha, Nebraska.


'I can't breathe!': Video shows moments before Native man's death
'I can't breathe!': Video shows moments before Native man's death (December 3, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


Jury watches video of Native man getting shocked and beaten
Jury watches video of Native man getting shocked and beaten (November 30, 2018)

A juror broke down in tears after watching video of Zachary Bear Heels getting beaten before his death.