Man Arrested and Held with First-Degree Murder Charge for Running Over Another Man on Spirit Lake Indian Reservation

Published January 5, 2016 FARGO—Lance Robertson, 28, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Larse Azure, Jr., 18, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in northeastern North Dakota. Robertson did not enter a plea at his arraignment last Thursday, December 31, 2015. According to court documents, Robertson was drinking and […]

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Senator Heinrich Announces Resources to Help New Mexico Ranchers Impacted by Winter Storms

Published January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) encouraged livestock producers in New Mexico who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses from recent winter storms to apply for federal disaster assistance. “Farmers and ranchers play a critical role in our state’s economy. I encourage New Mexico families who have suffered financial hardship due […]

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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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Progress Can Kill: Survival Report Reveals World’s Highest Suicide Rate

A new report published by Survival International reveals that the appalling suicide rate among the indigenous Guarani Kaiowá people of southern Brazil is the highest in the world. The rate of self-inflicted deaths within the tribe is 34 times the Brazilian national average, and statistically the highest among any society anywhere on earth. Suicide rates […]

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Public Hearing Set to Hear Comments on Navajo Nation Veterans Act 2016

Public Service Announcement Published January 4, 2016 GALLUP – The Navajo Nation Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of the President and Vice-President will be hosting a follow-up Public Hearing to hear comments on the Navajo Nation Veterans Act 2016. Those who are impacted by the Veterans Act are encouraged to attend this important […]

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