Native Affairs

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Marilyn Manson's New Film Character is NOT A Native Hitman, Say Filmmakers

by Sameer Rao on Aug 19, 2015 2:28PM

The filmmakers behind "Let Me Make You A Martyr" are saying, amidst outcry, that Marilyn Manson's hitman character is not actually Native, despite what the musician/actor previously stated. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Native Affairs

Navajo Nation Council Member: EPA's River Contamination 'An Attack of Who We Are'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 12, 2015 11:47AM

Council Delegate Amber Crotty criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic accident during a chamber session Monday afternoon. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment

Cheyenne River Sioux Say No to Washington NFL Team Donations

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 7, 2015 3:03PM

Washington NFL Team tries to buy absolution, Cheyenne River Souix Tribal Council says no.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

Report: Juvenile Justice System Is Failing Native Youth

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 3, 2015 1:47PM

Native American teens are significantly more likely to be referred to state court systems for crimes such as truancy and underage drinking than their white counterparts. 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Native Activist Rexdale Henry Found Dead in Mississippi Police Custody

by Sameer Rao on Jul 27, 2015 5:03PM

Henry, like Sandra Bland, was an activist who died in police custody after being arrested for a traffic violation. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Criminal Justice

Poll: Half of Americans Surveyed Think Washington NFL Team’s Name is A-OK

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 22, 2015 1:50PM

And the NFL is bankrolling the team’s fight to hold on to its trademark.

Topics: /NOW, Society, History, Native Affairs

Haudenosaunee Passport Rejected for Women’s Lacrosse Team

by Aura Bogado on Jul 21, 2015 10:59AM

The Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois, first introduced lacrosse to white settlers on Turtle Island hundreds of years ago. 

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs

Police Kill Mentally Ill Native American Man, Protestors Demand Justice

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 17, 2015 3:28PM

Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, 35, a Lakota Sioux man. Officers say they shot him after he came “dangerously close” while holding a long knife, but witnesses say otherwise.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Native Affairs

Andrea Smith: 'I Have Always Been, and Will Always Be Cherokee.'

by Sameer Rao on Jul 10, 2015 10:52AM

More than a week after renewed allegations of ethnic fraud emerged, scholar and activist Andrea Smith has published a statement on her personal website. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Native Affairs