American Indian

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    November 22, 2014  

    Native women in the U.S. face some of the highest levels of violence of any group. The Justice Department says acts of sexual assault against Native American women are most frequently committed by non-Indian men, who are generally immune to prosecution in tribal courts. Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act last year, which gave tribal courts jurisdiction over certain domestic violence crimes committed by non-Indians. But advocates say acts of sexual violence on Indian reservations are still happening with few consequences. NewsHour Weekend’s Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    Until recently, American Indians appeared only as stereotypes in comic books, their real narratives and folklore obscured by generic images of teepees and headdresses.
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  • July 18, 2003   BY Admin 

    A federal appeals court overturned a contempt ruling against Interior Secretary Gale Norton, saying that most of the Interior Department mismanagement of billions of dollars in royalties for American Indian land trusts occurred before her tenure. Continue reading