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Activist Russell Means Walks On

Oct 23, 2012

Russell Means has been called the most famous American Indian since Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse by the Los Angeles Times and recognized as a natural leader with a fearless dedication and indestructible sense of pride. Monday morning at 4:44...

Passing Thoreau - After Suicides, a Focus on Family

Sep 05, 2012

Ed. Note: After a string of suicides two years ago, money and additional resources poured into the tiny town of Thoreau, N.M., where economies, cultures and destinies bump and collide, and where more than one Navajo teen has lost hope...

Passing Thoreau - Two Years On, Navajo Suicides Still Haunt Rez. Town

Sep 04, 2012

Ed. Note: After a string of suicides two years ago, money and additional resources poured into the tiny town of Thoreau, N.M., where economies, cultures and destinies bump and collide, and where more than one Navajo teen has lost hope...

The Pain of Farmwork -- Teenager Describes Life in Fields From Age 7

Aug 27, 2012

Ed. Note: Three bills now making their way through Sacramento promise to dramatically improve conditions for California farmworkers, including one on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that requires overtime pay for shifts above eight hours. For Javier Mondar-Flores Lopez, an indigenous...

The Story of Javier Mondar-Flores Lopez

Aug 27, 2012

Ed. Note: Three bills now making their way through Sacramento promise to dramatically improve conditions for California farmworkers, including one on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that requires overtime pay for shifts above eight hours. For Javier Mondar-Flores Lopez, an indigenous...

Iroquois Nationals Bring ‘Creator’s Game’ to the World

Jul 15, 2012

TURKU, Finland – When the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team steps on to the field for the 2012 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, they will stand out even before the games begin. As the only sanctioned indigenous sports team playing...

Native Americans Protest Alleged Hate Crime in S. Dakota

May 22, 2012

Nearly 700 protestors from Native communities across the United States, and members of the American Indian Movement met in Rapid City, South Dakota the morning of May 21 to march in support of Vernon Traversie, a Cheyenne River tribal member.Traversie,...

Navajo Lose Ground on Labor Case

Apr 06, 2012

The Navajo Nation lost some ground in its quest to ensure that employers on Navajo land adhere to tribal laws requiring Navajo preference in hiring.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a ruling last week, said...

Why Native American Women Are Battling for Plan B

Mar 26, 2012

 Two years ago Lisa Iyotte, a rape survivor of Sicangu Lakota and White Clay descent, stood at a White House podium and explained why the Tribal Law and Order Act President Barack Obama was poised to sign was so significant....

riz. Schools Chief Promotes Culture with Navajo Nation

Feb 27, 2012

 The first Arizona state superintendent of schools to visit the Navajo Nation in 29 years pledged to fight for impact aid and help public schools on tribal lands teach Native language and culture.John Huppenthal assured the 40 or so teachers,...

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