President Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence & Make Our Communities Safer

Published January 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — Getting around a do-nothing Congress on gun control in the United States, President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued executive actions to reduce gun violence to make American communities safer. “The constant excuses for inaction no longer do, no longer suffice,” stated President Obama from the White House, surrounded by […]

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Debora Jaurez, First American Indian, Sworn in to Seattle City Council

” . . . I am America” Published January 5, 2016 SEATTLE— Debora Juarez, a tribal citizen of the Blackfeet Nation and part Latina, was sworn in on Monday, January 4, 2016 to represent the District 5 on the Seattle City Council. Juarez becomes the first American Indian leader to serve on the Seattle City […]

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Rose Downwind to be Laid to Rest on Friday

Obituary Published January 4, 2016 RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION — Rose Downwind, the granddaughter of American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks, will be laid to rest this Friday, January 8, 2016. The following is her obituary: Rose Downwind, “Miskaabanookwe” which means “Morning of the Red Dawn”, 31 years old, of Bemidji, Minnesota and of the […]

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While Feds are Noticeably Quiet on Oregon Occupation by Anti-Government Group, Interior Secretary Jewell Addresses it in Memo

Interior Department Oversees National Wildlife Refuges  Published January 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the nation awaits the reaction by the federal government to the illegal occupation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service headquarters and Visitors Center at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon that began on Saturday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell […]

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Game On: AIM Protests Washington NFL Team’s Racist Name outside AT&T Stadium

AIM, Brown Berets and allies protest outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Maidu Blackbear Published January 3, 2016 ARLINGTON, TEXAS – Dozens of American Indians and allies protested outside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas today, Sunday, January 3, 2016 prior to Sunday’s NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redsk*ns. […]

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Retired National Park Service Employee to Plead Guilty to Stealing Indian Remains

  Published January 2, 2016 CEDAR RAPIDS – Thomas A. Munson, 76, from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, has agreed to plead guilty on Monday, January 4, 2015, to one count of embezzlement and theft for stealing American Indian remains while he was a National Park Service employee. In December 2015, he was charged with the count after an […]

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