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Tribes Drop Suit Over NY’s Regulation of Internet Loans

American Indian Law News - 5 hours 29 min ago
American Indian tribes dropped a lawsuit challenging New York’s regulation of online lenders after setbacks in court, saying the case “has consumed considerable resources.”

Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt

American Indian Law News - 6 hours 2 min ago
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its orders that a Nov. 4 vote to pick the tribe's top official be postponed and that a candidate be removed from the ballot. The Navajo Supreme Court made the ruling against the Native American tribe's board of Election Supervisors after the board ...

‘Redskins’ Term’s Bloody History At Heart Of Minnesota Rally

American Indian Law News - 6 hours 45 min ago
Many who have studied American Indian culture say the term "redskin" is not only racist, but it is specifically tied to eliminating Indians from the land and exterminating them like animals.

How California’s Climate Policy is Saving the Forest and Preserving a Way of Life

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:55
By Katie Hsia-Kiung EDF ’ s Innovators Series profiles companies and people across California with bold solutions to reduce carbon pollution and help the state meet the goals of AB 32. Each addition to the series will profile a different solution, focused on the development of new technologies and ideas. Although the Yurok Tribe is the largest Native American tribe by membership in California ...

Black and American Indian activists unite against racism

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2014-10-30 11:11
Dick Gregory pays a visit to promote Sunday’s march By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   It is expected that an estimated 5,000 persons, including longtime activist Dick Gregory, will march on the University of Minnesota campus stadium this Sunday, November 2, in protest against the visiting Washington NFL team in a scheduled game against […] The post Black and American Indian activists unite ...

Deadly 2011 shooting followed pot sale

Yaqui News - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:00
Rolando Garcia was killed on the Pascua Yaqui reservation.

Melvin Monette will Lead Premiere Organization Advocating for Native students

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:57
Albuquerque, NM – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through graduate education, congratulates its Director for Graduate Fellowships and Special Programs, Melvin Monette, who was elected President of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA).

Echo-Hawk receives President’s Award from International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:55
OKLAHOMA CITY – The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) recently presented Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Walter Echo-Hawk with the President’s Award for his commitment to human rights.

American Indian casino in California to stay shut until dispute settled: Judge

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:45
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Native American casino in California must remain closed for the foreseeable future because of the threat of violence from a tribal faction that sought to take over the establishment weeks ago, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. The state Attorney General's Office sought the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold after guests were sent scurrying on ...

Great Falls and North Central Montana | Continuous News

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:31
Education is one of the cornerstones of Governor Steve Bullock's administration, so it's no surprise it played a key role in his recent trade mission to China.

Gordonville man finds Native American history in his own yard

American Indian Law News - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:02
GORDONVILLE — At first glance the oddly shaped tree in Brad Ward’s yard simply appears to be an old, misshapen tree. The post oak curves at its base, running nearly parallel to the ground, with three thick branches sticking up in to the air, away from the main trunk. The unusual shape of it makes it stand out among the other trees in Ward’s yard — precisely what you would want for something ...

Supporters March, Host Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2014-10-28 21:50
A vigil and candlelight march on Tuesday honored victims of domestic abuse, specifically in the American Indian community.

Natives Oppose Stanford University Performance of Controversial Jackson Musical

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2014-10-28 14:19
A Stanford University student group wants to perform a musical that American Indian students, alumni and entertainment professionals say denigrates American Indians.

Blood donations

Yaqui News - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:00
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Tooele to host American Indian Open House

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2014-10-27 11:48
In honor of American Indian Heritage Month in November, the public is invited to an American Indian Open House in Tooele.

Decades-old cold cases solved

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2014-10-27 05:23
Oklahoma officials confirm the identities of 6 people who went missing in 1969 and 1970. They were in cars at the bottom of a lake.

Washington state school rampage baffles Native American community

American Indian Law News - Sun, 2014-10-26 17:06
MARYSVILLE, Wash. — Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling Sunday to comprehend how a lifelong friendship among cousins ended ...

Haskell wants Title IX efforts to affect sexual, domestic violence across Indian Country

American Indian Law News - Sun, 2014-10-26 15:44
More American Indian and Alaska Native women have been raped than any other specific race, according to this year’s White House report on sexual assault. Overall, the report says, few rapists are strangers. There aren’t many violent crimes reported at tiny Haskell Indian Nations University. But school leaders say the culture of sexual and domestic violence — and reluctance to report — that many ...

Undercover agent takes readers on hunt for looted Native American artifacts

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2014-10-25 23:06
"Laws protecting the cultural heritage of the world are being broken every day by smugglers who deliver ancient artifacts to private collectors.

OLYMPICS: Pennsylvania town keeps Thorpe’s body

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2014-10-25 05:56
Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.
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