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How T.C. Cannon and His Contemporaries Changed Native American Art

TRIBAL COLLEGE JOURNAL - April 17, 2019 - 6:22pm

“This confluence of the quality of the instructors, the energy and sharing of students that was encouraged, the political energy surrounding the 1960s and ’70s [and] the Civil Rights movement,” Kramer says, all combined to make IAIA a place of highly productive ferment.

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High Court Gets New Bid To Consider CWA Pollution Liability

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 6:03pm
Two Tennessee-based environmental groups have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution introduced into navigable waters through groundwater systems, pointing out that the justices are already considering the same issue in another case.

Ottawa fighting First Nation groups over compensation for child welfare discrimination

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 5:59pm
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The federal government is battling First Nations organizations before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to avoid compensating First Nation children who went through the on-reserve child welfare system.

Categories: CANADA

EPA Flips Groundwater Stance Ahead Of High Court Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 5:45pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that the Clean Water Act does not require permits for groundwater pollution even if the contaminants end up in waters that are regulated, reversing a long-held position and giving the U.S. Supreme Court food for thought as it considers the issue in a closely watched case.

Ottawa police called to offices of Native Women's Association of Canada

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 5:33pm
NWAC Ottawa police

Ottawa police said they were called to the offices of the Native Women’s Association of Canada Wednesday morning after receiving a report of a “disturbance.”

Categories: CANADA

Title-holding Akwesasne twins set their sights on 2020 Olympics wrestling

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
Barreiro Brothers

Thomas and Phillip Barreiro hold Canadian championships in their respective Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes. Now they're training to represent the country in international competitions, with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Categories: CANADA

Escape Hatch Remains For Judges Accused Of Misconduct

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 4:51pm
Recent changes empowering judicial authorities to conduct institutional reviews of alleged misconduct after a judge retires are a step in the right direction, advocates say, but do they go far enough? (This article is part of a series examining sexual harassment in state courts.)

National Park Service Accused Of Illegal Appointment

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 4:49pm
An environmental advocacy group wants the U.S. Department of the Interior’s inspector general to investigate the National Park Service’s appointment of David Vela as its acting deputy director of operations, saying Wednesday that the appointment was illegal.

Canadian museums set for policy review connected to TRC call to action

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 3:15pm
Royal Alberta Museum

As Canadian museums grapple with how to best make space for Indigenous voices and perspectives, a new initiative is aiming to give them a boost. Canadian Heritage has announced more than $680,000 to fund a national review of museum policies to ensure they line up with the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.

Categories: CANADA

Tribal College Workers, Officials Still Must Face FCA Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Tribal college employees and board members can't escape a whistleblower suit claiming they are personally liable for providing false student data to secure federal grants in violation of the False Claims Act, a Montana federal judge has ruled, saying tribal sovereignty doesn't protect them as individuals.

8th Circ. Urged To Rethink Tribal Immunity In Abuse Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 2:23pm
A Nebraska man urged the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday to rethink its decision to toss his suit alleging he was robbed and beaten by Oglala Sioux tribal authorities, saying the ruling would leave him with no way to challenge violations of his constitutional rights.

Colo. Law Expanding Oil, Gas Rules Gets Gov.'s Signature

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 2:19pm
Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed off on sweeping changes to the way the state regulates oil and gas, enacting legislation that will require public health and environmental effects to be a consideration in approving new development.

Mi'kmaw grandmothers to launch land title claim against Alton Gas project

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 2:11pm
RCMP block road to Alton Gas site

Three Indigenous women who were arrested last week have launched a legal fight against Alton Gas, which has a controversial plan to use water from Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie River to create large underground storage caverns.

Categories: CANADA

Indian Country Today video news report for April 17, 2019, with Vincent Schilling

INDIAN COUNTRY MEDIA NETWORK - April 17, 2019 - 1:51pm

Bay Mills legalizes marijuana, Dreamstarter grantee using money for Lakota language video game, Native American Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 and more


Sports Betting In The South: A Status Update On Gulf States

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 1:09pm
Eight months after Mississippi launched legal sports betting, attorneys with Jones Walker examine the legalization efforts underway in seven neighboring states.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NATIONAL NATIVE NEWS (nativetimes.net) - April 17, 2019 - 11:55am

Witnesses at a congressional field hearing on voting rights in the Dakotas. (Screenshot)

Asylum seeker from southern Mexico says violence forced his family to leave Congressional field hearing examines Native vote challenges in the Dakotas https://www.nativenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/nnn041719.mp3

The post Wednesday, April 17, 2019 appeared first on National Native News, by Antonia Gonzales.


Federal Courts' #MeToo Response Is A Guide For State Courts

LAW360 (Native feed) - April 17, 2019 - 11:47am
Recent workplace assessments from two groups in the federal judiciary are instructive for state courts that choose to similarly review their misconduct policies and address the significant power imbalances that can silence victims, says Lauren Stiller Rikleen, president of the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership.

San Francisco Bay American Indian Demand Answers in Death of Native Woman

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE - April 17, 2019 - 9:55am

American Indian community members want justice for Jessica.

Published April 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — On April 6th, 2019, Jessica Nicole Alva passed away in the San Francisco General Neuro-ICU unit after being in a coma for four days, as a result of an abusive domestic relationship.  Her partner was picked up on a parole violation but released soon thereafter.

Jessica Alva with children

Alva’s family and members of the American Indian community are upset with the way San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) handled the case. They maintain the SFPD did not thoroughly investigate the crime scene and simply took the word of her partner that she attempted suicide, although there was a history of domestic violence, as well as visible signs of abuse on her body.

Yesterday, Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women advocates went to the San Francisco District Attorney’s office voice their concern and demand the office opens an investigation into the wrongful death of Alva.

Sovereign Bodies Institute, a community-based center for research on gender and sexual violence against Indigenous peoples, and the home for the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Database, issued the following statement yesterday at a press conference:

As an organization headquartered in Northern California, with many staff and partners in the Bay Area, we are disturbed and outraged by the San Francisco Police Department’s response to the death of Jessica Alva.

Jessica was a loving mother. Based on our data, Indigenous mothers are nearly two times more likely to be murdered than other Indigenous women who go missing or are killed. There are thousands of children across Indian Country who have been forced to grow up without their mothers, due to this violence, without any additional supports or programming to account for the effects of this loss; we are deeply sad to know that Jessica’s children will now experience this as well.

Jessica was a member of the Bay Area Native American community, and was Indigenous to Northern California. She is now one of 135 MMIWG cases we have identified across the state, over 75% of which occurred in Northern California. Her story is one of the many that make California one of the states among the top 5 with the highest number of MMIWG cases, alongside Washington, New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana.

The post San Francisco Bay American Indian Demand Answers in Death of Native Woman appeared first on Native News Online.


NASA engineers encourage Indigenous youth to reach for the stars

CBC ABORIGINAL NEWS - April 17, 2019 - 8:00am
Bruce Callow

Kids on Stoney Nakoda First Nation are looking to the stars for their future careers, after a series of workshops with NASA engineers.

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Cronkite News: Repeat prisoners contribute to high incarceration rate in Arizona

INDIANZ.COM - April 17, 2019 - 7:41am
Officials and experts are exploring a vexing question about the revolving bars of the criminal justice system: How can we stop people from ending back in prison?


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