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Colten Boushie

article NAC: Putting the death of Colten Boushie in context (6/1/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Director Tasha Hubbard’s (Cree) 2019 film “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up,” is picking up accolades and new attention. It...
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First Nations

article Could body cameras be coming to some RCMP detachments? It's complicated (6/1/2020)
(North Canada) -- On May 5, a 31-year-old man in Clyde River, Nunavut, was killed in an altercation with an RCMP officer. In the characteristically cryptic language of a...
article RCMP apologize after officer was asked to leave to Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., says chief (5/28/2020)
(North Canada) -- The chief of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories says his community's trust with the RCMP has been partially restored. Chief Danny Masuzumi said...
article DFO officer crosses COVID-19 checkpoint at Listuguj First Nation, prompting call for better communication (5/27/2020)
(Quebec) -- A First Nation near the New Brunswick/Quebec border says it's seeking better communication from federal service providers about visits to the community...
article Lack of coroner's inquest in death of inmate Cornell Henry 'beyond maddening,' lawyer says (5/27/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- A prominent Cree lawyer says an opportunity to prevent future deaths has been missed as a result of the decision to forgo a coroner's inquest into...
article RCMP officer 'falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned, assaulted and battered' elder with walker, judge rules (5/26/2020)
(British Columbia) -- An elder in Smithers has been awarded $55,000 after she sued an RCMP constable and Canada's Attorney General for injuries she suffered in a...
article 'I can't live on': Daughter of man fatally shot by Regina police seeks answers (5/26/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- Kahaila Morris made a point of walking by the police office near her high school as often as she could. It was a fear the 16-year-old wanted to...
article Manitoba watchdog clears 2 First Nations police force officers in fatal Long Plain shooting (5/20/2020)
(Manitoba) -- The Independent Investigation Unit is clearing a pair of Manitoba First Nations Police Service officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Ben Richard...
article At least 18 First Nations in northeastern Ontario close borders to keep outsiders and COVID-19 away (5/8/2020)
(Ontario) -- Brent Bissaillion's job as chief of Serpent River First Nation now includes managing border crossings and hiring border guards. It is one of at least 18...
article Supporters propose changes to N.B. motor vehicle act to honour Brady Francis (5/8/2020)
(New Brunswick) -- Friends and family of Brady Francis, a 22-year-old man who died in 2018 after a hit-and-run collision, are proposing changes to make reporting vehicle...
article First Nation police services receive PPE by air (4/30/2020)
(Ontario) -- As part of the province’s efforts to ensure all Ontario police services are provided with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep...
article Maurice Johnson found not guilty in Brady Francis's hit-and-run death (4/29/2020)
(New Brunswick) -- A Moncton judge has found Maurice Johnson not guilty in the hit-and-run death of Brady Francis that happened two years ago. In handing down her...
article Solitary confinement now considered cruel, unusual punishment (4/23/2020)
(Ottawa) -- The use of extended periods of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons is now considered unconstitutional and cruel, as Ottawa has abandoned a...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

AIM

article A group of Native American former servicemen has been sanctioned to defend their community. (5/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A group of Native American former servicemen have taken up positions outside the Division of Indian Work building on the corner of 10th Avenue and Lake...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City enacts 7 p.m. curfew through June 8 after looting, vandalism follow peaceful protest (5/31/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Close to 300 people showed up Sunday afternoon in front of the Atlantic City Public Safety Building to protest the killing of George Floyd...
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MMIW

article Violence still an issue, says Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief as MMIWG action plan delayed (5/29/2020)
(Ontario) -- The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Alvin Fiddler, is expressing his disappointment about the lack of attention being given to the recommendations...
article Nebraska Sate Patrol completes year-long investigation into missing Native American cases (5/27/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Over the past year, the Nebraska State Patrol has partnered with a number of entities to identify why the Native American culture is being so heavily...
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Opioid Crisis

article DOJ Says BigLaw Firms Put FBI Agent At Risk Of COVID-19 (5/29/2020)
(West Virginia) -- Major drug companies represented by Covington & Burling LLP and other BigLaw firms "jeopardized the health" of an FBI agent by serving...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article Mashantucket Pequot Tribe announces retirement of police chief (5/23/2020)
(Connecticut) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has announced the retirement of the Tribe’s Police Chief William Dittman, effective May 30. Deputy Chief of...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo police issue 134 citations during sixth 57-hour curfew weekend (5/23/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Police Department issued 134 citations during the Navajo Nation's sixth weekend lockdown from May 16-18. The nation is in it's seventh...
article Police issue 274 citations during fourth 57-hour curfew weekend on Navajo Nation (5/6/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation Police Department issued 274 citations during the Navajo Nation 57-hour weekend curfew. The citations were issued during the fourth 57-...
article Navajo Nation weekend curfew quiets activity in Shiprock (4/26/2020)
(New Mexico) -- For the third time this month, the Navajo Nation was under a weekend curfew to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The weekend curfews last 57 hours,...
article Nine Navajo police officers test positive for COVID -19 (4/17/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Police Department confirmed April 15 that a total of nine employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees are currently in self-...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Oglala spokesman: Noem is putting lives at risk in checkpoint dispute (5/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem is putting 72,000 Native Americans' lives at risk in her dispute over checkpoints on reservations, an Oglala Sioux Tribe spokesman...
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Card Clubs

article Grass Valley Card Room Raided, Closed After Defying State COVID-19 Order (5/20/2020)
(California) -- A Northern California gambling operation is once again closed after rolling the dice and trying to reopen earlier this week in defiance of Governor Gavin...
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Macau Gaming

article Judiciary police holds meeting with gaming operators to strengthen casino security ahead of border opening, storm season (5/20/2020)
(Macau) -- The Judiciary Police (PJ) has held a meeting with Macau’s six gaming concessionaires to discuss the enhancement of security at casinos and hotels and...
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Turtle Mountain

article Turtle Mountain quarantines inmate who tested positive for coronavirus (5/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A sick inmate at the jail in Belcourt, N.D., was taken to a nearby medical center on Wednesday, May 13, where he later tested positive for COVID-19,...
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Supreme Court

article NAC: Supreme Court hears McGirt jurisdiction case (5/14/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in a pivotal jurisdiction case about tribal land in Oklahoma. For the first time in history the...
article Gorsuch's pivotal vote could favor Oklahoma tribe in controversial Native American rape case (5/12/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will likely be the deciding vote in a high-profile rape case that hinges on whether or not a portion of Oklahoma...
article Gorsuch’s Questions Favor Tribe in High-Stakes Reservation Case (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Questions asked by Justice Neil Gorsuch during a U.S. Supreme Court argument suggest he’s skeptical of the Oklahoma government’s stance...
article Justices Hear Fight Over Tribal Land in Criminal Appeal (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court appeared unwilling Monday to side with a Native American convict who argued that most of eastern Oklahoma should be classified as...
article Supreme Court hears arguments on tribal land jurisdiction and religious school employment discrimination (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Supreme Court heard remote oral arguments on Monday in cases involving a state’s jurisdiction on Native American lands for crimes...
article Supreme Court justices wrestle with Creek reservation case, with key justice dubious about state's position (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday looked for clear answers — and maybe even a compromise — on whether Congress officially terminated...
article Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their...
article U.S. Supreme Court weighs Oklahoma tribal authority dispute (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with the potentially broad consequences of a rape case that could lead to huge swathes of Oklahoma...
article US Supreme Court Hears Arguments Today on Whether Eastern Oklahoma is an Indian Reservation (5/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case that has enormous implications for Oklahoma. McGirt v. Oklahoma is the second case before the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Cherokee Nation honors law enforcement with drive-thru breakfast and $90,000 (5/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors Keith Austin and Janees Taylor stood out in the rain Tuesday morning to recognize the hard work of each law enforcement...
article COUNCIL LETTER: Tribal Police instructed to enforce isolation and quarantine penalties of up to 360 days in jail and $5,000 fine (4/29/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy during these exceedingly difficult times. The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the...
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COVID-19

article Gov. Kristi Noem, tribes clash over checkpoints: How we got here and what's next (5/11/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Seventeen legislators are arguing that Gov. Kristi Noem can't legally tell two tribes to remove checkpoints on their reservation borders as part of...
article National Guard sent to Gallup to assist locals (4/20/2020)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico National Guard members are being called upon to help with food, water and crowd control as part of the state’s coronavirus response...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article VIDEO: llegal gambling operation busted in one Ohio county (5/11/2020)
(Ohio) -- A Green man faces charges after authorities say he was operating an illegal gambling operation.
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Illegal Pot Farm With 22,000 Plants Found On Mendocino County Tribal Land (5/7/2020)
(California) -- Ten people were held after authorities found thousands of marijuana plants being grown illegally on tribal land in Northern California, the Mendocino...
article Search warrant nets 22,148 cannabis plants at illegal grow in Covelo (5/7/2020)
(California) -- On Tuesday, May 5 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detectives and Patrol Divisions, along with assisting agencies – the Lake...
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Tulalip Tribe

article After 5-day search, detectives make arrest in Tulalip rape (5/7/2020)
(Washington) -- An Everett man, 43, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman at gunpoint on the Tulalip Indian Reservation, according to the Snohomish County...
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Suquamish Tribe

article Suquamish Tribal Council: Chiefstick case warrants further review (5/5/2020)
(Washington) -- The news that Kitsap County will not press charges against the police officer who caused the death of Stonechild Chiefstick is of concern to the...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article FBI investigating Warm Springs officer-involved shooting that wounded tribal member (5/5/2020)
(Oregon) -- A Warm Springs man was wounded by a tribal police officer Sunday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting that remains under investigation by the FBI. The...
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Fort Hall

article Fire destroys Fort Hall garage (5/2/2020)
(Idaho) -- A fire destroyed a large garage on Eagle Street within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation on Friday night, authorities said.
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Omaha Tribe

article Members of Omaha Tribe troubled by arbitration panel's decision about Omaha officers (4/28/2020)
(Nebraska) -- It has been more than one year since a big verdict was reached in Omaha. "Defendant Scotty L. Payne not guilty of use of a deadly weapon to commit a...
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Trans Mountain

article RCMP investigating incident at Tiny House Warriors village in Blue River, B.C. (4/22/2020)
(British Columbia) -- RCMP in Clearwater, B.C., are investigating an incident that took place at the Tiny House Warriors village in Blue River over the weekend. Blue...
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Seminole Tribe

article Former Seminole police chief: ‘He was a survivor, but sadly he couldn’t survive the coronavirus’ (4/19/2020)
(Florida) -- As a younger man, Calvin Harrison defied the odds. Nine days after taking a bullet to the right temple at point blank range by the rapist he was searching...
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Other News

article Tribal nations in WA helped prove police accountability is possible (6/2/2020)
(Washington) -- They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was hopeless: Communities of colors would never succeed in changing the law to restrain police violence...
article 'Not just a black and white issue:' Montana tribal members react to death of George Floyd (6/2/2020)
(Montana) -- As protesters demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, many Native Americans in Montana are showing...
article Tribal nations in WA helped prove police accountability is possible (6/1/2020)
(Washington) -- They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was hopeless: Communities of colors would never succeed in changing the law to restrain police violence...
article Imperial Pacific Still Trying to Delay US Treasury's FinCEN Probe (6/1/2020)
(Saipan) -- Imperial Pacific International (IPI), a casino operator out of Saipan, is currently the target of the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes...
article 'We have to protect our community: Native Americans launch patrols as protests threaten indigenous buildings (5/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Native Americans in Minneapolis have launched night patrols to protect their community, after a number of indigenous business were damaged or destroyed...
article WCCO’s Mike Max Speaks With Group Protecting Little Earth Native American Community (5/31/2020)
(Minnesota) -- WCCO’s Mike Max speaks with an American Indian Movement member who is with a group protecting the Little Earth Native American Community in...
article 'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (5/30/2020)
(Minnesota) -- In the years after the Indian Relocation Act of 1956, Native people left their reservation communities and found new homes in cities across America. Many...
article Thousands rally in Toronto against anti-black, anti-Indigenous racism (5/30/2020)
(Toronto) -- Thousands of people took part in a rally on downtown Toronto streets on Saturday in protest of what organizers described as anti-black and anti-Indigenous...
article Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin’s work, personal background detailed; had nearly 20 complaints and two letters of reprimand (5/30/2020)
(Minnesota) -- A white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck opened fire on two people during his 19-year career and had nearly 20 complaints...
article Manitoba watchdog clears 2 First Nations police force officers in fatal Long Plain shooting (5/21/2020)
(Manitoba) -- The Independent Investigation Unit is clearing a pair of Manitoba First Nations Police Service officers of wrongdoing in the shooting death of Ben Richard...
article Driver crashes into tribal police vehicle on Highway 126W (5/15/2020)
(Oregon) -- A driver attempted multiple times to ram into officers’ vehicles, crashing into one, on Friday, Oregon State Police said. Police said troopers...
article Man Arrested For Running Casino Inside Home in City of Green (5/11/2020)
(Ohio) -- A man from the city of Green is behind bars on multiple charges following an investigation in regards to illegal gambling an drugs. The Summit County Sheriff...
article Washington state to study possible bias in patrol stops (5/6/2020)
(Washington) -- The state of Washington has allotted $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people...
article State to study Washington State Patrol stops and searches for possible bias (5/5/2020)
(Washington) -- Washington will spend $50,000 to study possible biases in the Washington State Patrol after an investigation found troopers search people of color,...
article Anchorage Daily News 'Lawless’ series wins Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (5/4/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Anchorage Daily News was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on Monday for “Lawless,” a yearlong examination of the failures of the...
article OP/ED: BearHeels matter shows need for further progress on behavioral health (4/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Sometimes tragedies can spur progress. For the Omaha area, Zachary BearHeels’ legacy must be a sustained effort to address our area’s mental...
article Editorial: BearHeels matter shows need for further progress on behavioral health (4/25/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Sometimes tragedies can spur progress. For the Omaha area, Zachary BearHeels’ legacy must be a sustained effort to address our area’s mental...
article Three Omaha police officers involved in Bear Heels death will return to work, officials say (4/23/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Three of four Omaha police officers fired after a mentally ill man died in custody in 2017 will return to work, officials said Thursday. Zachary Bear Heels...
article Bangladesh Bank Appeals US Ruling Clearing Bloomberry Over New York Fed Cyber-Heist (4/23/2020)
(New York) -- Bangladesh Bank has appealed last month’s US federal court ruling that dismissed claims of liability against Philippine casino operator Bloomberry...
article No charges for Poulsbo officer who shot Native American man at fireworks display (4/17/2020)
(Washington) -- The Poulsbo police officer who in July shot and killed a Native American man in a crowd gathered for a fireworks display will not face criminal charges,...

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