Local chief supports 'Redskins' ban, tribal recognition

Yaqui News - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:57
One of the more influential Native American voices in the region told the Free Lance he supports a local assemblyman’s efforts to ban the use of “Redskins” as a mascot in California public schools.

Twist delays Colorado House vote on American Indian mascot bill

American Indian Law News - Tue, 2015-04-14 10:38
Rep. Joe Salazar unexpectedly delayed a vote on his American Indian mascot bill Tuesday after discovering at the last minute that it would have died.

Police: Woman batting away bee when stroller went into canal

Yaqui News - Tue, 2015-04-14 09:42
Police say two 18-month-old twin boys drowned in an Arizona canal after their mother stopped to bat away a bee and their stroller rolled into the flowing water.

Family of 4 safe after Scottsdale home catches fire

Yaqui News - Tue, 2015-04-14 06:20
A family of four is safe after a home near 96th Street and Via Linda caught fire on Tuesday morning.

Driver, teen shot to death after van hits and kills toddler in Milwaukee

Yaqui News - Tue, 2015-04-14 05:05
A man whose van struck and killed a 2-year-old boy on a Milwaukee street was shot to death after getting out to check on the child, police said. A 15-year-old boy, a brother of the 2-year-old who came from a nearby house, was also fatally shot at the scene.

CVTC celebrates student diversity with Pow event

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-13 18:19
Chippewa Valley Technical College celebrated the diversity of its students Monday, hosting its 5th Annual American Indian Pow Exhibition.

Connecticut tribes side with state in payday loan dispute

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-13 16:38
Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes sided Monday with the state in a dispute with an Oklahoma-based tribe and its Internet payday loan companies. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians contends ...

MCSO: Man shot and killed in Guadalupe

Yaqui News - Mon, 2015-04-13 16:05
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting in Guadalupe.Deputy Joaquin Enriquez with MCSO says that a man in his 20's was shot multiple times.The shooting happened after 3 p.m. near Guadalupe Road and Avenida del Yaqui.

Oklahoma House files legal notice on American Indian museum

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-13 15:14
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House is advertising a legal notice of plans to either complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum or transfer ownership to the city of Oklahoma City. Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday that no legislation has been filed to address the ...

Colorado House gives initial OK to American Indian mascot bill

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-13 12:25
As several American Indians looked on, the Colorado House on Monday approved a bill designed to eliminate public school mascots and names deemed offensive to Indians.

Editorials from around Oregon

American Indian Law News - Mon, 2015-04-13 11:35
Albany Democrat-Herald, April 11, on another battle looming over mascots Another battle looms in the state of Oregon's long controversy over schools using Native American names or images as their mascots - but this time, a larger issue may be at stake. The mascot issue has been an emotional one ...

Legislature advances proposed American Indian language programs

American Indian Law News - Sun, 2015-04-12 10:18
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana lawmakers are advancing a proposal that would encourage schools to develop American Indian language immersion programs. Representatives passed Senate Bill 272 by a 72-26 vote Friday.

Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

American Indian Law News - Sun, 2015-04-12 06:42
Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cul…

The Walt Disney Company Invests in Young Native American Leaders with a $250,000 Commitment to the American Indian ...

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2015-04-11 19:13
DENVER, April 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that The Walt Disney Company has committed $250,000 to create The Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholarship Program. The program will provide...

Fresno State president joins dancers at First Nations Powwow

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2015-04-11 17:43
Fresno States 24th annual First Nations Powwow kicked off Saturday with a rhythmic procession of American Indian dancers that included Fresno State president Joseph Castro. Click to Continue »

Spirit of the original law is missing

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2015-04-11 17:27
Indiana’s initial version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) drew intense criticism and resulted in backpedaling on the part of the governor and Republican legislators. The legislative process of revision has been opaque, but the political and economic pressure to retreat has been both forceful and public.

US Fish and Wildlife Service to take longer to compete review of Canada lynx

American Indian Law News - Sat, 2015-04-11 06:56
PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is applying a new threat assessment for federally protected Canada lynx from Maine to Washington State, delaying completion of the first five-year review.

Local American Indians to celebrate culture in upcoming powwow

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2015-04-09 20:03
A cultural celebration will unite the local American Indian community this weekend at the 43rd annual Sustaining Our Culture Powwow.

Pennington County Sheriff's candid conversation with Native Sun News - Part 1

American Indian Law News - Thu, 2015-04-09 17:59
RAPID CITY - The Pennington County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Tribes discuss prosecution of non-Indians on Tribal lands

Yaqui News - Thu, 2015-04-09 14:49
RAPID CITY - It was announced in March that all tribes are now eligible to investigate and prosecute not only Indians but also non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, or violate a protection order against a Native victim on tribal lands.
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