Roderick Plentyhawk Named as Suspect in Crow Nation Triple Murder

Written by at August 8, 2017

Roderick Plentyhawk, 32, was named as a suspect in the shooting deaths of three people in a memo sent to Montana authorities following a BOLO alert.

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You Still Can’t Pretend to Fire a Bow and Arrow, NFL Warns Washington NFL Team’s Josh Norman

Written by at August 8, 2017

The Washington NFL team’s Josh Norman feels his bow-and-arrow celebration performance is not as violent as the New England Patriots’ firing of muskets.

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After Three People Are Killed in Meth-Related Incident, Crow Nation Set Curfew

Written by at August 7, 2017

Three people are dead and two are injured after a meth-related shooting on August 4 on the Crow Nation in Montana, prompting reservation-wide curfew.

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Hot List: Events and Celebrations

Written by at August 5, 2017

Hot List: Events and Celebrations

When Natives gather they create an immersive experience that entertains and informs all who attend. WIth pow wow season in full swing, it’s time to make plans for inspirational events for the rest of the year.

Victory Days

Back in the 1970s, the federal government sought to build a dam on Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation land in Arizona, but the nation fought hard to keep it from happening— and won.

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Walmart in Canada Pulls ‘Racist’ Onesie From Shelves

Written by at July 24, 2017

Walmart pulled a “disgusting” onesie from its shelves in Canada after broad objection online to its imagery and message, according to reports.

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Here’s Why the Assiniboine, Sioux Tribes Have Called on Feds to Investigate Discrimination of Native Kids

Written by at July 18, 2017

Tribal Executive Board of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana filed a complaint demanding the feds investigate discrimination against Natives kids.

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Attorney General: Superintendent Can’t Withhold Funding From Schools With Native American Mascots

Written by at July 15, 2017

Michigan residents in favor of keeping Native American mascots in schools say they honor Native Americans, while Natives say they do the opposite.

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ING Bank Says It Will Not Finance Four Major Pipelines; 98-Year-Old Peace Activist Arrested Protesting Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Written by at July 2, 2017

Dutch bank ING says it won’t invest in four major Canadian pipelines. Meanwhile, a 98-year-old activist was arrested protesting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

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Republican Lawmaker in Michigan Wants to Ban Redskins Nickname

Written by at June 30, 2017

State Senator Wayne Schmidt filed a bill in Michigan to ban the use of the word ‘redskins’ at public schools after consulting with five tribes.

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival to Address Lack of Natives in Mainstream News

Written by at June 28, 2017

A panel of minority journalists, including ICMN’s Simon Moya-Smith, will discuss people of color and news media at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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Oregon School District Partners With Tribe to Keep Controversial Indian Mascots

Written by at June 27, 2017

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon has agreed to work with local schools so they can keep their Indian mascots.

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Supreme Court: Yes, You Can Trademark Disparaging Racial Slurs Like R-Word

Written by at June 19, 2017

Native Twitter was ablaze with frustration June 19 following the release of the Supreme Court’s decision that a federal law prohibiting the trademark of disparaging racial slurs is unconstitutional.

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Newt Gingrich Says FBI Investigation Into Possible Russian Meddling is Like ‘Indian Hunting Party … Out Looking For Scalps’

Written by at June 17, 2017

Newt Gingrich compared the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s possible interference with the 2016 presidential race to ‘an Indian hunting party.’

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‘We Have Many Questions’ Says Family of Zachary Bearheels, Mentally-Ill Native Man Killed by Police

Written by at June 12, 2017

Zachary Bearheels, a Native man who suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was killed by police, and now his family is demanding answers.

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Marijuana Grower Who Damaged Native American Site Sentenced

Written by at June 9, 2017

Carlos Piedra-Murillo, 30, and a group of men cultivated an estimated 8,000 marijuana plants on a Native American site in California.

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Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Native American Father of Five

Written by at June 8, 2017

Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Native American Father of Five

A man who fatally shot Native American father of five, Marcus L. Roberts, pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder.

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Bill to Ban Native American Mascots in Massachusetts Heads to Statehouse

Written by at June 6, 2017

Psychologists say Native American mascots harm the mental health of youths; proponents say mascots are meant to honor.

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Affects Natives Most, Study Finds

Written by at May 30, 2017

Researchers theorize genetics including social factors are possible reasons why Native babies are most likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

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Tarahumara Woman Wins Ultramarathon—Wearing Sandals!

Written by at May 26, 2017

María Lorena Ramírez, 22, and a Tarahumara runner – a people who are renowned for their abilities to run long distances either barefoot or in sandals.

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Woman Says Redface at Parade Was Just Theater, Not Racism — Natives, ACLU Beg to Differ

Written by at May 25, 2017

Is redface during parade racist or just theater? While one woman says it was a performance, others say it was blatantly racist.

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Families Join Native Inmates at Jail Pow Wow in South Dakota

Written by at May 16, 2017

An estimated 400 people participated in a pow wow hosted by Native inmates at a jail in South Dakota over Mother’s Day weekend.

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Vandals Deface Salish School for Kids With Racial Slurs

Written by at May 9, 2017

Vandals wrote racist slurs on the walls of a classroom at an indigenous language immersion school in Spokane, Washington.

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‘We Are Deeply Apologizing to Our Guests’: Sonic Drive-In Pulls ‘Extremely Insensitive’ Commercial

Written by at May 2, 2017

Sonic Drive-In pulled its ‘General Custard’ commercial after Native Americans excoriated it ad, calling it ‘gross’ and ‘not funny.’

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In Poor Taste: Sonic Drive-In Faces Backlash For ‘Custer’ Commercial

Written by at April 27, 2017

Eight years prior to the famed Battle of the Greasy Grass, George Armstrong Custer and his men murdered 103 Cheyenne

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Police Shoot, Kill Native Vet Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf in Mandan, North Dakota

Written by at April 26, 2017

Ivan Wilson-Dragswolf, 24, was killed by police in Mandan, North Dakota, on April 14. Police say Dragswolf, a U.S. Marine, approached them with a knife.

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