Leonard Peltier, “I Will Ask – Will You?,” Clemency Video Released

Published July 18, 2016 NEW YORK – The “I Will Ask – Will You?,” clemency for Leonard Peltier began in 2012 after Harry Belafonte and the late Pete Seeger held a concerrt Peltier in the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Jack Healey who was the former director of Amnesty International USA came to deliver […]

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Senators Introduce Bill to Launch Businesses and Create Jobs in Indian Country

Tribal Incubator Bill will Foster Entrepreneurship and Close the Employment Gap in Native American Communities Published July 18, 2016 WASHINGTON – Last Thursday, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced legislation to help launch businesses and create more jobs in Indian Country. Their bill, the Native American Business Incubators Program Act, will […]

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Financial Assistance is Needed to Get Lumbee Citizen Ashton Locklear’s Parents to Olympic Games in Rio

Published July 17, 2016 PEMBROKE, NORTH CAROLINA – Ashton Locklear, a tribal citizen of the Lumbee Tribe, will going to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the first American Indian to represent on the USA Women’s Gymnastic Team. Last Sunday night, Locklear, 18, made team as an alternate. Ashton has […]

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“White Elevators” Sign at Republican National Convention Site is Reportedly Coming Down

Published July 17, 2016 CLEVELAND – With the crowning of Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee this coming week in Cleveland, a photo taken by a Wall Street Journal journalist at the Republican Party Convention venue is causing a stir on social meeting this morning. The Republican Party has struggled for the past several […]

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New Book Details “National Disgrace” of Destruction of Native Americans & Their Culture

With Firsthand Reporting, Author Chronicles a Largely Ignored Calamity — a 21st Century “Trail of Tears” Published July 17, 2016  WASHINGTON –  Today, American Indians have the highest poverty rates of any racial group in the United States; suicide is the leading cause of death among American Indian males aged 10 to 14; American Indian […]

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Cherokee Nation Honors Fallen Hero Joshua Wheeler

  Published July 17, 2016 TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation awarded the Medal of Patriotism Tuesday to the late Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, a Cherokee Nation citizen from Roland who was killed during a rescue mission in Iraq in 2015. Wheeler’s grandparents, Jack and Lily Shamblin, and his brother Zach Wheeler accepted the medal from […]

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