Cherokee Nation Youth Council: Building the Next Generation of Tribal Leaders

Guest Commentary Published January 8, 2016 Happy New Year! A new year brings us a crop of new leaders in the Cherokee Nation, in the form of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council. The Youth Council serves a vital role in building the next generation of leaders for our tribe and our people. We recently […]

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Leonard Peltier Suffering from Abdominal Aortic Aneurism

Developing Story Published January 8, 2016 COLEMAN, FLORIDA— Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurism. Peltier is in need of surgery. More will be known after a MRI is performed on Sunday. Peltier is incarcerated at the U.S. Penitentiary in Coleman, Florida, for his 1977 conviction in […]

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Navajo President and Vice President Meet with Boys and Girls Club of America to Discuss Program on Navajo Nation

  Published January 8, 2016 ATLANTA—Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez met with representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) at their headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., on Monday, Jan. 4, to discuss the possibility of restarting a BGCA facility on the Navajo Nation. Barry Griswell from the BGCA […]

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Police Blotter: Fleeing Scene Charges Pending against Navajo Police Officer

Published January 7, 2016 GALLUP, NEW MEXICO—Officials for the Gallup Police Department are still saying that a Navajo police woman will be charged for fleeing the scene of an accident that occurred within the city limits on Dec. 27. However, according to court records, no charges have been filed against Patricia Henry as of 5 […]

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A Native Perspective on the Renaming of Denali

Guest Commentary Published January 7, 2016 On Monday, September 1, during a trip to Alaska, President Obama announced that the highest peak in North America would be officially restored to the Koyukon Athabascan name of Denali which means “the tall one.” This is the name the Athabascan people have used for the mountain for centuries. […]

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Constitutional Smoke and Mirrors: Illegal Occupation of Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Guest Commentary Editor’s Note: This commentary was first published in Law at the Margins. Used with permission. All rights reserved. By now most of us are familiar with the situation playing out in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon where Ammon Bundy is leading a group of about 150 self-proclaimed militia-men who have succeeded in occupying a […]

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