tag: crime

U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ban on gun possession by domestic abusers with a a ruling that came as a huge relief to advocates for survivors.
Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico)
An exasperated Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico) is demanding answers from the Biden administration about public safety in Native communities.
Shiprock, New Mexico
The murders of three Navajo men by white high school students touched off a series of racially-fueled conflicts in a border town in New Mexico.
Early Ballots
The famed criminal known as “QAnon Shaman” will not be going back to Washington, for now — at least not in any official capacity.
Verlon Jose
Lawmakers wanted to talk about the problems of foreign criminal cartels operating on Indigenous lands, but tribal leaders came to Capitol Hill seeking solutions.
Anchorage, Alaska
A jury convicted Brian Steven Smith for the murders of two Alaska Native women, following a trial that attracted international attention.
Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Choctaw Nation is joining an outpouring of support for the family of a 16-year-old student whose death is under investigation.
Owasso, Oklahoma
The leader of the Cherokee Nation is “heartbroken” over the passing of a 16-year-old who died within reservation boundaries in Oklahoma.
Owasso, Oklahoma
Authorities in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who passed away under unexpected circumstances.
Greg Gianforte
Local officials say the clock is ticking for the state to assume felony law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The Osage Nation is celebrating a major milestone for a film that shares an otherwise difficult time in the tribe’s history.
Santa Fe. New Mexico
The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department has entered the new year with new leadership following controversy in 2023.
Cherokee Nation
When the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed tribal jurisdiction over our reservations in eastern Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation was quick to push forward with a transformative vision for our criminal justice system.
Greg Gianforte
So far, the Montana governor’s office has not said how the state plans to handle law enforcement duties on the Flathead Reservation.
Not One More: Findings and Recommendations of the Not Invisible Act Commission
A national commission of federal and tribal experts is calling for a “Decade of Action and Healing” to help address the crisis of missing, murdered and trafficked people in Indian Country.
Stop Colonizers: Protect ICWA
A non-Native in Alaska refuses to abide by a tribal court order to turn a Native foster child over to the girl’s family members.
Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A New Mexico man is accused of a near fatal shooting and an assault at a Native-led protest on Pueblo homelands.
U.S. Supreme Court
“There is now a playbook where the authority is going to continue to be whittled away,” a state prosecutor said of new restrictions on prosecutorial discretion.
Lac Courte Oreilles Drummers
The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is adopting a no tolerance policy amid a reported rise in gang activity among youth.
Pueblo of Acoma
Leaders of New Mexico’s Pueblo tribes are speaking out following the near deadly shooting of a Native activist on their homelands.
'Free Peltier Now'
Nearly three dozens members of the U.S. Congress are calling on President Joe Biden to release American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier from prison.
Jacob Johns
A Native activist is hospitalized in critical but stable condition following a near deadly shooting that has attracted worldwide attention.
Rio Arriba County Courthouse
A man accused of shooting a Native activist remains behind bars after his attempted murder case was suddenly transferred to a new court in New Mexico.
Jennifer Denetdale
The shooting of Jacob Johns is yet another act of terror that Indigenous people who live in New Mexico must navigate every day.
Native America Calling NAC
Join Native America Calling to hear from activists about the growing challenges to peaceful protests over racial issues.
Melanie Yazzie
The Red Nation is calling for safety following a racist shooting that has resulted in attempted murder and aggravated assault charges in New Mexico.
Juan de Oñate Monument
Racist violence reared its ugly head again when a Native man was shot on Pueblo homelands during a peaceful protest against colonization in northern New Mexico.
Operation Rainbow Bridge
Join Native America Calling to find out the latest on the efforts to help the Native people harmed by a massive Medicaid scam in Arizona.
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Criminal charges have been laid against three family members who lied about being indigenous for personal and monetary gain.
Jorge Aaron Riley
In a court filing, U.S. Capitol breach defendant Jorge Aaron Riley finally admitted he knows little to nothing about his supposed “American Indian” heritage.
'Enough Is Enough - Free Leonard Peltier'
A large crowd rallied outside the White House, calling on President Joe Biden to free imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
'He’s my brother': Suzan Harjo at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Suzan Harjo, a citizen of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
'We are still here': Holly Cook Macarro at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Holly Cook Macarro, a citizen of the Red Lake Nation, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
‘Free Leonard Now’: Fawn Sharp at White House Rally for Leonard Peltier
Fawn Sharp, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, speaks at a rally in support of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
Santa Fe Indian Market
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the federal agency charged with protecting and promoting authentic Native art, is welcoming a new member.
Burning Man
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is speaking out after a viral video showed outsiders being removed from a highway in an incident that took place during one of the busiest times on the reservation.
Sophia Marjanovic
Standing among the boisterous crowd of media and onlookers awaiting the arraignment of former U.S. president Donald Trump is one Native woman.
Chester Carl and Buu Nygren
A once prominent leader in Indian housing was arrested at an event on the Navajo Nation. He’s blaming the tribe’s news president.
Native America Calling NAC
As Americans debate gun restrictions amid the mass shooting epidemic, a bill in Congress would make it easier for tribal citizens to acquire guns using only their tribal ID.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.