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Liberal Group Makes Last-Ditch Push For Potentially Pivotal Senate Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive group, is trying to organize a last-minute push to get out voters on a Native American r...

Cowboys and Indians, Yes. Indians and Occupiers? Let's Think About That

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.26.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

This past summer, DC politicos and residents woke up to a surprising sight: Cowboy ranchers and Native Americans sharing an encampment on the Nationa...

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Why Are These Indian Children Being Torn Away From Their Homes?

Stephen Pevar | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Stephen Pevar

Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 in an effort to stop American-Indian families from having their children removed by state and local officials. Yet 36 years later, Indian children in South Dakota are 11 times more likely to be removed from their families and placed in foster care than non-Indian children.

Native American Vote-Suppression Scandal Escalates

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

The VRA decision provided an opening for those who are uncomfortable when minorities, the poor and other marginalized citizens vote. Since the decision, new measures to limit enfranchisement have swept the country -- mostly gerrymandering and restrictions on allowable voter IDs.

The Prejudice We Permit

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Crime
Ian Reifowitz

Prejudice can kill. George Zimmerman saw a young black male wearing a hoodie, and made a decision that reflected the dictionary definition of prejudi...

Indian Tribe Loses Battle With Local Beer Stores

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 12.01.2012 | Small Business

LINCOLN, Neb. — A federal judge dismissed an American Indian tribe's lawsuit Monday that blamed beer makers and nearby stores for chronic alcoho...

Alcohol Prohibition Not Helping Native Americans Deal With Harms of Alcohol

Tony Newman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Crime
Tony Newman

As terrible as alcohol and other drugs are for some people, prohibition is not the answer. It didn't work in the United States in the 1920s and it is not working for the Sioux people today.

Tribe Asks Judge To Intervene In Alcohol Dispute

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

LINCOLN, Neb. — Leaders of a South Dakota American Indian tribe who are suing beer makers, distributors and retailers are now asking a judge to ...

Tribe Sues Major Beer Companies Over Alcoholism On Reservation

AP | By GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

LINCOLN, Neb. -- An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating al...

Adventure Shopping Alert: Pine Ridge Shop Offers Fine Lakota Crafts

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Woodard

"Visitors always ask, 'where's the turquoise?' " said Myrtle Cedar Face, the manager of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation gift shop. You won't find Navajo rugs or Pueblo pottery either.

A Victory for Democracy on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

After months of continual efforts to repress and even shut down Oglala participation in the national election, the simple fact that tribe members were able to fill out ballots on November 2 was a victory for equal rights.

Food Fight: South Dakota GOP Condemns Democratic Frybread Fests

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Election-related anxiety must be heading north in South Dakota. On Oct. 14, following Democratic Party Indian-reservation rallies involving frybread, ...

The Nuclear Free Future Award

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Conchita Sarnoff

On September 30, 2010, at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City, Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, and Claus Biegert, co-founder of the N...

Oglala Sioux Win Voting Rights -- For Now

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Opponents of holding a full-scale election on the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall held on as long as possible during a recent confrontation with hopeful voters.

Operations Analysis: The Battle of Fall River

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

During a recent special session of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's Shannon County Commission, images of another encounter slipped across the action. B...