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A New Memorial Will Soon Honor the Heroism of Native American Veterans

As of now, 140,000 living Native Americans are veterans of the U.S. military—more than 16,000 of them female. Reflecting on the service of Native Americans in the United States military, one is likely to picture the embattled Navajo code talkers of World War II, whose decryption-resistant communications stymied the Japanese and proved instrumental in securing […]

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Native Man Killed By Police Reportedly Punched In The Head Several Times And Suffered Through 12 Electric Shocks From Taser

The family of Zachary Bearheels, a mentally-ill Native man who died while in police custody on June 5, say they are left with ‘many questions’ concerning his death. According to police and newspaper reports, Bearheels was punched in the head several times and suffered through 12 electric shocks from a taser during an encounter with […]

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In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law

Ruling: Trump administration shortcut environmental review; Court seeks additional briefing on whether to shut down pipeline – Washington, D.C. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits […]

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Women in red: A stunning performance of the red dress jingle dancers honors missing women (Video)

17-year-old jingle dancer used her role as head young lady dancer to bring attention to the over 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women in the United States and Canada. Three years before Tia’s 2017 tribute at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuqueque, Métis artist Jaime Black created the installation piece “The REDress Project”. […]

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First Native American Astronaut John Herrington is honored

  First Native American astronaut in space. A 13-day Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, a trip including three spacewalks for Herrington totaling nearly 20 hours. Fifteen years after that life-changing journey, Herrington decided to write a children’s book, Mission to Space, rather than an autobiography, in hopes of showing children — especially […]

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Minnesota Cop Punches Handcuffed Native American 14-Year-Old Girl in the Face, Then Claims Self-Defense

A Minnesota police officer with three previous disciplinary actions on his record is only facing 90 days in jail for punching a handcuffed 14-year-old Native American girl in the face, then grabbing her by the jaw and calling her a “fucking bitch.” The Minneapolis city attorney’s office charged him Monday with one count of misdemeanor […]