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Mining & Drilling

article U.S. Border Protection Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show (9/20/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Thomas Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow police align with new national organization on police reform (9/19/2020)
(Montana) -- The new Crow Tribal Police force is working with an upstart organization that says it will help “co-create” the fledgling department. An...
article Crow tribal leaders discuss police reform during Crow Lives Matter rally (9/13/2020)
(Montana) -- A Crow Lives Matter rally was held at Optimist Park Friday. Leaders of the tribe announced new initiatives towards building a safer community through police...
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Morongo Tribe

article Banning Man Arrested Following Standoff On Morongo Reservation (9/18/2020)
(California) -- A 33-year-old Banning man was arrested this week after deputies said he fired a handgun and threatened residents on the Morongo Indian Reservation, and...
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Oglala Sioux

article Oglala Sioux Tribe President To Keep Office (9/18/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council held an impeachment hearing of President Julian Bear Runner. A teenager accuses Bear Runner of sexual abuse and told...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article 'Sisters Rising': The Fight For Tribal Sovereignty & Ending Violence Against Native Women (9/18/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Four out of 5 Native women have experienced violence in their lives. Native women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other...
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Choctaw Nation

article Cantrell, NAACP, and TMHA discuss racial and criminal justice reform (9/17/2020)
(California) -- Imagining what a just and equitable justice system in San Luis Obispo County would look like depends on who you're talking to, according to outgoing...
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Law Enforcement Incidents

article Stolen motherhood: Here's what to know about the hysterectomy allegations against ICE (9/17/2020)
(Georgia) -- How would you feel if you woke up from surgery to learn your uterus or ovaries were removed from your body without consent? It's a nightmare scenario a...
article The alleged hysterectomies of ICE detainees add to the U.S. legacy of forced sterilizations (9/17/2020)
(USA) -- In 2003, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was created with the mission to "protect" the United States from "illegal immigration that...
article VIDEO: Protest against police killings held at federal courthouse (9/14/2020)
(Nevada) -- On Saturday afternoon, a group of about 100 people gathered outside of the federal courthouse in Reno to protest police killings and to support loved ones of...
article The Little Cards That Tell Police 'Let's Forget This Ever Happened' (9/7/2020)
(New York) -- Mike, a white man in his 50s, was in a bad spot: He was stuck idling in traffic on New York City’s Riverside Drive, running late for a meeting, and...
article Aboriginal man accuses police of violent assault and racist abuse (9/4/2020)
(Australia) -- An Aboriginal man says police officers threw him off his bicycle, pinned him to the ground and called him a "black c---" while he was riding to...
article La Loche, Sask., man's family concerned with force seen in video of his arrest by RCMP (9/1/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A video of an Indigenous man being arrested in La Loche, Sask., on Aug. 29 has sparked accusations of excessive force.
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Smokescreens and Slot Machines: Berks DA Calls for PA Legislative Action on Unregulated Gambling Devices (9/17/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Enforcement of Pennsylvania law when it comes to gambling devices outside casinos ranges from sporadic and scattershot to non-existent. That means...
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Yankton Sioux Tribe

article FBI investigating fatal stabbing on Yankton reservation (9/17/2020)
(South Dakota) -- The FBI said Thursday it's investigating a stabbing death on the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation. A suspect has been arrested in Tuesday evening...
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McGirt

article Supreme Court ruling causing confusion in search for armed Coweta robber (9/16/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An 87-year-old woman in Coweta is speaking out after getting robbed and assaulted inside her home. Virginia Imogene-Treat knows she made the wrong decision...
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Nisqually Tribe

article 28-year-old deemed homicide victim in latest probe of inmate deaths at Nisqually jail (9/16/2020)
(Washington) -- The Thurston County Coroner’s Office has determined the death of a 28-year-old Native American man who became unresponsive three days after he was booked...
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Las Vegas Gaming

press release Were Low Room Rates To Blame For A Wild Labor Day Weekend? (9/15/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Judging from social media last week, Las Vegas was one of the most dangerous places to be. But was it? There were viral videos of fights — including...
article California woman charged with trafficking youth on Las Vegas Strip (9/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A law enforcement task force that targets child sex trafficking has charged a California woman with trafficking a youth on the Las Vegas Strip after a man...
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Muscogee Creek

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Muskogee Police Department receives funds (9/14/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) this week announced $4.5 million in grants for the Law...
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Tohono O’odham

article Tohono O'odham officer remembered after being killed in the line of duty (9/13/2020)
(Arizona) -- Funeral services were held today for Tohono O’odham Police Officer Bryan Brown, who was killed in the line of duty near the community of Why, Arizona...
article Memorial services held for fallen Tohono O'odham Officer Bryan Brown (9/12/2020)
(Arizona) -- Memorial services were held Saturday honor of fallen Tohono O'odham police officer Bryan Brown with friends, family and colleagues remembering him as a...
article Memorial service for slain Tohono O'odham police officer is Saturday (9/11/2020)
(Arizona) -- A memorial service will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, to honor a tribal police officer recently killed in the line of duty on the Tohono O'odham...
article Man charged in Tohono O'odham officer's death makes initial appearance via phone in Tucson federal court (9/1/2020)
(Arizona) -- The man charged with running over and killing an officer with the Tohono O'odham Police Department last week made his initial appearance via telephone...
article Slain Tohono O'odham police officer found renewed sense of purpose working with students (8/31/2020)
(Arizona) -- Imagine a police officer so beloved that even people he once arrested came to visit him years later when he was in the hospital. That’s how close...
article Tribal Police Officer Brutally Killed By Man Who Was ‘High On Narcotics’ (8/31/2020)
(Arizona) -- National police officer Tohono O’odham was killed Thursday when a man who told detectives he was “taking methamphetamine” stole his patrol...
article New details released in death of Tohono O'odham Police Officer Bryan Brown (8/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- New details have been released in a federal court criminal complaint describing the incident which led to the death of Tohono O'odham Police Officer...
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Stories Of The Week

article Tribal lawsuit reveals Sheriff threatened to block access to reservations (9/12/2020)
(California) -- A lawsuit filed by one of the county’s tribes reveals that COVID-19 was already spreading among casino employees and patrons in the early days of...
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MMIW

article For years, Bristol Bay has raised awareness of MMIW. Alaska's new cold case office aims to help (9/11/2020)
(Alaska) -- Tribal Judge Ingrid Cumberlidge is the state's first Missing and Murdered Indeginous Persons coordinator. Cumberlidge is Aleut and Tlingit. She’s...
article For years, Bristol Bay has raised awareness of MMIW. Alaska's new cold case office aims to help (9/3/2020)
(Alaska) -- The new federal initiative to track cold cases for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons is up and running in Alaska. In Bristol Bay, local activists and...
article Missing, murdered task force calls for unity (9/3/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Native women are up to 10 times more at risk of being murdered than any other group of women in the United States, according to federal justice reports.
article Task Force for MMIW created (9/3/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In November 2019, The Trump Administration launched the Executive Order on Establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska...
article Cold case units focus on missing, murdered Indigenous women (9/1/2020)
(Alaska) -- Ida Rose Jacomet, 37, was last seen Oct. 2, 1975, at the Circle M Bar on an old highway near Fairbanks, Alaska. The only clue left behind was that her purse...
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Virginia Gaming

article With funding as hurdle, new Danville police station hinges on casino vote (9/10/2020)
(Virginia) -- Danville could get a new police station on property off Memorial Drive in the Schoolfield area. Whether the estimated $17.7 million project is built would...
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Jamul Tribe

article Covid Cases Present at California Casino Early On in Pandemic, Lawsuit Shows (9/9/2020)
(California) -- Covid-19 was spreading among employees and patrons of the Jamul Casino, San Diego County, in early March, a fact that was not reported to the public....
article Tribal lawsuit reveals San Diego County sheriff threatened to block access to reservations (9/8/2020)
(California) -- A lawsuit filed by one of San Diego County’s tribes reveals that COVID-19 was already spreading among casino employees and patrons in the early...
article Tribal lawsuit reveals Sheriff threatened to block access to reservations (9/8/2020)
(California) -- A lawsuit filed by one of the county’s tribes reveals that COVID-19 was already spreading among casino employees and patrons in the early days of...
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First Nations

article 'It is urgent,' Commissioner calls for Indigenous bodies to oversee police (9/8/2020)
(Canada) -- Aboriginal civilian groups that would oversee police actions are long past due in Canada, says a commissioner who served on the inquiry into missing and...
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Canadian Land Issues

article 25 years after Ipperwash Crisis, the fight for land continues (9/7/2020)
(Ontario) -- “You have to take a stand, even if it costs you, you’ve still got to take a stand,” Pierre George says on the 25th anniversary of his...
article Ontario Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Ipperwash Park Tragedy (9/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs issued the following statement on the 25th anniversary of the death of Dudley George, a member of the...
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Philippines Gaming

article Philippines looks to prosecute 19 immigration officials for POGO worker smuggling (9/4/2020)
(Philippines) -- The ‘Pastillas’ scheme, which allegedly smuggled foreign workers into the Philippines for the purpose of working at Philippine Offshore...
article Fake Cops, NBI Gents Robbing POGOs, Casinos (9/2/2020)
(Philippines) -- A GROUP of robbers posing as ‘policemen or NBI agents’ are on the loose in Metro Manila targeting casino or POGO operators or managers at...
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BIA

article Camp Grafton to host specialized BIA training; tribal chairman says more steps are needed (9/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The federal Department of the Interior has approved a plan to conduct specialized training at Camp Grafton in North Dakota for Bureau of Indian Affairs...
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Gambling Expansion

press release Gambling moving into coffee shops, say cops (9/2/2020)
(Malaysia) -- Following raids on gambling joints and after having their electricity supply cut off, operators are now using coffee shops as their front. Kuala Lumpur...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article New Warm Springs police chief brings decades of experience (9/2/2020)
(Oregon) -- Warm Springs Tribal Police Chief William Elliott joined the department in early March, just before Gov. Kate Brown ordered shutdowns due to COVID-19. That...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau’s VIP gambling crunch provides new opportunities for scammers (9/1/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming-related crime may be on the wane, but the struggling VIP casino gambling market is still providing opportunities for criminal scammers.
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Iowa Gaming

article Casinos revise security plans as number of customers drops (8/31/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved a revision in security plans for some casinos to allow them to cut back on the number of officers on duty as...
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Kalispel Tribe

article Kalispell Tribal officer justified in shooting theft, trespassing suspect (8/31/2020)
(Washington) -- The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office determined that a Kalispel Tribal Police Officer was justified in shooting a man believed to have stolen...
article Prosecutor says Kalispel officer was justified in June shooting at Northern Quest (8/31/2020)
(Washington) -- The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office says a Kalispel tribal police office was justified when he shot at a fleeing suspect in the parking lot of...
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Mental Health

article Nunavut, RCMP in talks to send mental health workers on police calls (8/31/2020)
(North Canada) -- The RCMP and Nunavut Justice Department are in early talks to send mental health or social workers on calls when police respond to people in distress,...
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Other News

article BIA, National Guard firming up training partnership at Camp Grafton (9/21/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The federal government plans to base as many as a dozen staff at Camp Grafton in North Dakota to train Bureau of Indian Affairs law officers year-round...
article 5 years after son's drowning, Tyendinaga family says unanswered questions should trigger new investigation (9/18/2020)
(Ontario) -- Robin Maracle watches cormorants skim the Bay of Quinte waters where his 21-year-old son was found drowned five years ago in circumstances shrouded by...
article The Long, Disgraceful History of American Attacks on Brown and Black Women’s Reproductive Systems (9/17/2020)
(USA) -- Forced sterilization of poor women of color is an American tradition. Rightful public fury has followed allegations this week that hysterectomies were performed...
article Dice Games Linked To Deadly Shootings In Baltimore, Police Commissioner Says (9/16/2020)
(Maryland) -- Disputes stemming from dice games led to several violent crimes in Baltimore last week, police commissioner Michael Harrison said.
article Longtime lawmaker Terry Link, who wore wire on colleague, pleads guilty in tax case (9/16/2020)
(Illinois) -- Longtime Illinois lawmaker Terry Link pleaded guilty during a virtual court hearing Wednesday morning, capping a lengthy legislative career with an...
article North Dakota Approves Plan to Host Specialized BIA Training (9/4/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials have approved a plan to conduct specialized training at Camp Grafton in North Dakota for Bureau of Indian Affairs officers, and...
article Native youth navigate complex, contradictory jurisdictions (9/1/2020)
(Arizona) -- On a morning he should have been in middle school, 12-year-old Isaac Durham collapsed on the sidewalk after drinking a fifth of vodka stolen from a Circle K...
article Round Valley Indian Tribes coordinate with Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office on Tribal land crime prevention (8/31/2020)
(California) -- “Recently the Round Valley Indian Tribes have requested assistance from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office in focusing on crime prevention...
article Jefferson County approves contract with Hoh Tribe for Tribe's new police force (8/29/2020)
(Washington) -- The Hoh Tribe is starting its own tribal police department, and the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved a cooperative agreement between the...
article DOJ executes Native American over objections of Navajo Nation (8/28/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The US Department of Justice on Wednesday executed Lezmond Mitchell, a 38-year-old member of the Navajo Nation who had been sentenced to death for the...
article Jonathan Nez and Myron Lizer: A 'sad day' for the Navajo Nation (8/27/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The following is the text of a statement from President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer of the Navajo Nation. The two leaders reached to...
article Hundreds arrested, some with ‘triad ties’, in series of raids on brothels, gambling dens and illicit petrol sellers in Hong Kong’s New Territories (8/20/2020)
(Hong Kong) -- A total of 325 people, including 11 suspected triad society members, were rounded up in a multi-department crackdown targeting the gang-controlled drug,...
article RCMP investigating after Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief's cabin destroyed in weekend fire (8/18/2020)
(British Columbia) -- Wet'suwet'en hereditary chief Gisday'wa came upon the scene of his burned cabin on Saturday morning by chance. He was driving through...
article Man wanted for stealing cash from person inside Bossier City casino (8/12/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Detectives are trying to track down a man who allegedly stole money from another person inside a Bossier City casino.
article Road blockades up at Caledonia after OPP arrest demonstrators at residential development (8/6/2020)
(Ontario) -- Provincial police say they've arrested several demonstrators who were occupying a residential development near Caledonia, Ont.
article Goldman Sachs Reaches $3.9B Settlement With Malaysia Over 1MDB Corruption Case (7/24/2020)
(New York) -- The investment bank issued bonds that raised $6.5 billion, which was then allegedly siphoned off and used to finance, among other things, 'The Wolf of...
article Indianola council pulls Native American logo from police cars, uniforms (7/21/2020)
(Iowa) -- The Indianola City Council on Monday took action to remove the image of a male Native American from all city property logos including police vehicles and...
article Marina Bay Sands to pay $6.5m to a former guest (7/20/2020)
(Singapore) -- Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort in Singapore, reached a settlement of SGD9.1m ($6.5m) for one of its former patrons, Wang Xi. Bloomberg reported...
article 10th Circuit dismisses negligence claim against tribal officers in southern Colorado shooting (7/19/2020)
(Colorado) -- The actions of tribal police in shooting a man who mistook officers for brawling house guests did not meet the criteria for negligence under federal law,...
article Gallatin County sheriff reviewing history of Native American image on uniform (7/14/2020)
(Montana) -- The Gallatin County sheriff said he is looking into the history of a yellow patch on both arms of Gallatin County deputies’ uniforms in the wake of...

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