Hate Crimes Vastly Under-Reported by Victims, Law Enforcement

Hate Crimes Vastly Under-Reported by Victims, Law Enforcement

India West, News Feature, Sunita Sohrabji, Posted: Jan 23, 2017

A hate crime enhancement can add several years to a sentence, or make a misdemeanor crime a felony with jail time, noted the panelists.


Dakota Access Pipeline Battle in Deep Freeze. But for How Long?


Indian Country Today, News Feature, Jenni Monet, Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Flood plains and federal policy are among the challenges facing tribal leaders and water protectors at Standing Rock

Obama Designates 1.35 Million Acres in Utah to Protect Native Lands


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 02, 2017

Yet, the Hill reports that all of Utah’s statewide leaders and congressional delegation oppose the Bears Ears monument, saying it unnecessarily restricts land uses like fossil fuel production. Attorney General Sean Reyes has threatened to sue President Obama over Bears Ears.


Fighting the Worst Pipeline of All: From School to Prison


Indian Country Media, Commentary, Frank Hopper, Posted: Jan 02, 2017

Nationally, Native American youth are 30 percent more likely than Caucasian youth to be referred to juvenile court than have charges dropped, which results in their early entry into the system.


Navajo Nation Seeks $160 Million in Damages for Gold King Mine Spill


Indian Country Today, News Report, Alysa Landry, Posted: Dec 19, 2016

The Navajo Nation Department of Justice has filed a claim against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for $160 million in damages.

With Pipeline Losing $20 Million a Week, DAPL Battle Moves to Court


Indian Country News, News Report, Posted: Dec 13, 2016

Archambault also established what he sees as the best course for those people wishing to work for the best possible outcome.


Veterans Ask for Forgiveness and Healing in Standing Rock


Indian Country News, News Feature, Valerie Taliman, West Coast Editor , Posted: Dec 11, 2016

Clark pledged to return to Standing Rock in service to the people and when he does, he'll go through another ceremony.

Army Denies Dakota Access Easement Under Lake Oahe; Exultation Ensues


Indian Country Today, News Report, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

In a statement released by the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the 1,172 mile-long pipeline.


Thousands of Veterans Descend on Standing Rock to Protect and Serve


Indian Country News, News Report, Valerie Taliman, West Coast Editor, Posted: Dec 05, 2016

The coalition of more than 320 Indian nations, has drawn millions of supporters worldwide, and thousands of people who have travelled to Standing Rock as a show of force.


Water Warriors: Dine' Veterans Head to Standing Rock


Navajo Times, News Feature, Donovan Quintero, Posted: Dec 01, 2016

Nakai stressed that their motivation was not to go to Standing Rock to fight with police, but to stand guard on front lines and pray for everyone, especially for police, while shielding activists.

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