NCAI remains hopeful on legislation to protect Indian women (December 13, 2012)
The National Congress of American Indians remains hopeful for legislation to protect American Indian and Alaska Native women from violence. American Indian and Alaska Native women suffer from the highest rates of domestic violence, rapes and sexual assaults. The majority...
ASU News: Rebecca Tsosie named one of Regents' Professors (December 13, 2012)
"Three Arizona State University professors have been named Regents’ Professors for their extraordinary contributions in the classroom and in their fields of expertise. Regents’ Professor is the highest faculty honor awarded at ASU, conferred on faculty who have made pioneering...
Heather Shotton: A state of emergency for Indian education (December 13, 2012)
"The recent release of Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate data from the U.S. Department of Education was certainly shocking to the nation. But for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, the data just confirms that education for our Native...
UCR News: Ceremony for California Center for Native Nations (December 13, 2012)
"Native Americans from Inland Southern California gathered on the Interdisciplinary Building lawn Dec. 4 to perform a Serrano-Cahuilla ceremony blessing the structure that houses the California Center for Native Nations. Students lined the upstairs balconies as more than 100 faculty,...
Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier seeks clemency from Obama (December 13, 2012)
"During the holidays, the atmosphere of goodwill and mercy traditionally extends all the way to the nation’s highest leaders, with presidents typically pardoning more prisoners than any other time in the year. On Friday, actors, musicians and activists are uniting...
Native Sun News: Group eyes cut of Standing Rock settlement (December 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Off-reservation Standing Rock members want share of Salazar payout By Native Sun News Staff RAPID CITY...
Salon: Abusers get away with violence against Indian women (December 13, 2012)
"“We have serial rapists on the reservation — that are non-Indian — because they know they can get away with it,” said Charon Asetoyer, executive director of the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center in Lake Andes, S.D. “Many...
MTPR: Indian beneficiaries wait for share of Cobell settlement (December 13, 2012)
"In a brick building near Helena’s downtown on Wednesday, the nonprofit Helena Indian Alliance was preparing for their annual Christmas Party “We have a big feast,” said Marciana Garay, an elderly Blackfeet woman in a white sweater with a decorative...
Census releases 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native file (December 13, 2012)
The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File, the most detailed look at the data. The 2010 Census counted 2.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. When people of multiple races and are...
Opinion: The Black Hills and our treaty lands are not for sale (December 13, 2012)
"The Black Hills Teton (Tituwan) Sioux Nation Treaty Council for the Teton Sioux Nation and The Great Sioux Nation has experienced a traumatic tragic history of relentless oppression since 1851. Our people live in abject horror, realizing that this continued...
Sen. Maria Cantwell to chair Senate Indian Affairs Committee (December 13, 2012)
Photo © Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) is slated to chair the Senate Indian Affairs Committee during the 113th Congress, Democrats announced on Wednesday. Cantwell first joined the committee in 2001 not long after she won...
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