tag: detention

Native America Calling NAC
Just as Native people are overrepresented in jails and prisons, they make up a disproportionate number of those on supervised release.
Prison Bars
Numerous studies over the years point out the overrepresentation of Native women in U.S. prisons. Even Native girls are incarcerated at higher rates.
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.
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.
Over-Incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
Haskell Indian Nations University
A new Department of the Interior pilot program aims to place Native food hubs at locations around the country.
Dawn Walker
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Native America Calling NAC
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is promising reforms after a disproportionate number of inmates died while in custody.
Selso Villegas
Native people are 1.8 times as likely as white Americans to be booked into jail in Pima County, Arizona.
Teepees - Fort Peck Reservation
Lacking mental health resources in Indian Country, tribes are often forced to detain citizens who are in crisis.