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Matt Remle: Violence against women, violence against earth (January 25, 2013)

"On January 3rd, the 112th Congress adjourned ended, failing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA, which was first passed in 1994, had been reauthorized in 2000 and 2005 with little opposition. Republican opposition to the 2012...

APTN: Canada's Prime Minister took dim view of Idle No More (January 25, 2013)

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the general public doesn't support the Idle No More movement, according to notes obtained by the Aboriginal People's Television Network. Harper met with First Nations leaders on January 10. According to the notes, he...

Judge won't move Navajo Nation case over 'Navajo' products (January 25, 2013)

The Navajo Nation will continue to fight its lawsuit against Urban Outfitters in federal court in New Mexico. The tribe sued the company for using the "Navajo" name on a series of products. The company tried to move the case...

9th Circuit ruling reduces long sentence for 'Indian' defendant (January 25, 2013)

A decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals could end up reducing a lengthy sentence for a member of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona. Damien Zepeda was sentenced to 90 years on several assault and firearms charges....

Robinson Rancheria eviction ends with law enforcement clash (January 25, 2013)

Seven people were arrested in a dispute stemming from an eviction ordered by the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California. Tribal police officers went to the apartment of Dwayne Duncan on Wednesday to evict him for alleged failure to pay...

Chief Allan: Removal of artifacts harms Coeur d'Alene Tribe (January 25, 2013)

"As you know, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's aboriginal territory spanned nearly 4 million acres and for thousands of years the people of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe have centered their lives on Lake Coeur d'Alene and its tributaries, leaving evidence of...

NPR: Website explores Costa Rican tribe's culture and history (January 25, 2013)

"When the Terraba tribe in Costa Rica rallied to oppose a hydroelectric dam they feared would destroy their land and their centuries-old culture, the indigenous community took a modern approach. They linked up with journalism students at Elon University in...

County supports Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application (January 25, 2013)

Supervisors in Shawano County, Wisconsin, voted 22-4 to support the Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust application. The county previously opposed to the tribe's application for 44.39 acres. But supervisors agreed to withdraw their appeal with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and negotiate....

Patricia Michaels earns high marks for Project Runway debut (January 25, 2013)

Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo earned high marks for her design on the season opener of Project Runway on Thursday night. Michaels's dress was one of the top three on the runway. She was praised for creating...

Michelle Fernandes: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's traditions (January 25, 2013)

"As elections for the Wampanoag Tribal Council approach in February, it may be a good time to talk about who we are as a community of people still keeping alive the culture and the historic traditions of our ancestors. Most...

NYT Debate: Indian Child Welfare Act and the Supreme Court (January 25, 2013)

"The Supreme Court has agreed to consider an adoption case involving a South Carolina couple who were ordered to turn over a 2-year-old girl they had cared for since birth to her biological father, a member of the Cherokee Nation,...

Jay Daniels: Cherokee Nation should determine its citizenship (January 25, 2013)

"I have always been proud to be a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. I wasn’t looking for benefits, or because it was trendy, I’ve received no other tribal perks other than health services, attending Haskell Indian Junior College...