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This week in indigenous news: protests, fashion, discrimination

Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.

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This week in Indigenous news: May 6-13

The Idle No More movement is being attacked and called "bacteria that spread across the country."

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South Dakota American Indians win in landmark child welfare case

Many here say the federal government should, as it did in the South in the1950's, send in the federal troops. Let it be Indian troops.

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Native children assaulted by a group of South Dakota hockey fans

"The actions of the men in the VIP suite was despicable, humiliating and devastating to these children's well-being and safety."

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American Indians oppose glorification of Andrew Jackson

 Native Americans are oppposing the campaign of local historians and an organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president." 

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Thousands rally against Washington’s divisive nickname

Native American leaders, local politicians, former sports stars and other speakers voiced their disdain the nickname they call derogatory and racist.

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Today in Native history: Harrison extinguishes Ponca land rights

The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition,  when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory. 

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U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.

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Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.

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Today in labor history: Cherokee Nation begins Trail of Tears

It is estimated  that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.

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