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Local chief supports 'Redskins' ban, tribal recognition

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.

Police: Woman batting away bee when stroller went into canal

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

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

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.

MCSO: Man shot and killed in Guadalupe

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.

Tribes discuss prosecution of non-Indians on Tribal lands

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.

William "Bill" Larkin Merritt

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:59
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Tribal leaders urged to apply Violence Against Women Act

Wed, 2015-04-01 06:00
For Peter Yucupicio, domestic violence is all too personal.

Where it all began: RFRA's beginnings for Native American freedoms

Wed, 2015-04-01 04:14
Some clarity for Governor Mike Pence on religious freedom by Carolina Castoreno As a state in the heartland of the country, known as the Crossroads of America, Indiana has long been associated with “Hoosier Hospitality” and down home charm. A sleepy Midwestern gem, it is not accustomed to wide-spread attention for much.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Matthew Saad Muhammad, a Philly warrior, gets his gravestone

Wed, 2015-04-01 00:09
For the fifth time, a South Jersey boxing historian has raised money to pay for a gravestone for a Philly boxer.

Alamos Reports Mineral Reserves and Resources for the Year-Ended 2014 and Announces Sale of El Realito Concessions

Tue, 2015-03-31 14:29
All amounts are in United States dollars, unless otherwise stated.

Tribes face hurdles, cultural concerns, with federal foster care

Tue, 2015-03-31 05:12
WASHINGTON - When the federal government opened foster care assistance to Native American tribes in 2008, more than 80 expressed interest in the program. Click to Continue »

Some agencies are going broke due to fewer speeding tickets and fines

Mon, 2015-03-30 22:05
The number of speeding tickets being written is going down. Good for drivers, but it's making some agencies go broke.

2 boys face long, painful recovery after suffering burns on Castles N' Coasters bumper boat ride

Mon, 2015-03-30 21:20
It's one of the most popular attractions at the Castles N' Coasters amusement park in Phoenix, but it was also the site of a serious accident where one of the boats caught fire with two boys inside. FOX 10's Marc Martinez reports.

Historians reappraise impact of Spanish Catholic missions

Sun, 2015-03-29 05:48
Historians reappraise impact of Spanish Catholic missions (COMPLETE STORY) When archaeologist Ruben Mendoza was a boy, his father was prone to fiery outbursts in the family’s mobile home on the tough west side of Fresno. One of the biggest targets of his anger, Mendoza remembers, was the Catholic Church and its California missions. Tribune News Service Monterey (Calif.) Mar 29, 2015 (function(e ...

Where are the mainstream TV shows about American Indians?

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:24
On television screens, American Indian characters are virtually invisible. Despite the recent TV diversity breakthrough (see: Black-ish , Fresh Off the Boat , Jane the Virgin and the record-breaking Empire ), native people as a whole are still largely left out of the picture on the small screen. They make cameos in subplots (e.g Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , House of Cards ), but don't get the ...

City of Phoenix hears from citizens over flight path changes

Mon, 2015-03-23 22:35
A community meeting was held Monday evening, trying to settle a heated topic over Sky Harbor's flight paths, and how they affect certain Phoenix neighborhoods.

Peanut-shaped ball helps moms deliver at Banner Health

Mon, 2015-03-23 22:05
A valley hospital is using a new device to give women in labor a much more comfortable experience, but it's not anything high-tech, it's a rubber ball.

Jury convicts Tucson man in killing of reservation resident

Sat, 2015-03-21 06:30
Editors Note APNewsNow. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) _ A 29-year-old Tucson man could be sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting death of a Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation resident.

Jury convicts Tucson man in killing of reservation resident - Tucson News Now

Fri, 2015-03-20 06:29
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A 29-year-old Tucson man could be sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting death of a Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation resident.