Native Americans. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 27, 2017

Tribe's Employee Can't Share Sovereign ImmunitySecond annual Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Basketball Tournament to be held in Fort Pierre this weekendShould officers be allowed to view body cam videos? Or does it give them unfair advantage?Trump launches new office to assist victims of 'criminal aliens'Will Trump's executive order to review national monuments impact Birmingham Civil Rights monument?My Turn/Gay Kent: The 14th Amendment's “Birthright Citizenship” Clause valuable as everProfessor Receives "Movement of Hope" AwardNumerous states considering anti-protest billsProgressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yetSeveral states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liability'Good Friday on the Rez' offers a clear-eyed look at racism, resilience and American Indian realityTrump seeks to review national monuments after Obama set record with designationsFortenberry shares story of heroic Standing BearThe Year of the Heavy MoonWhy We Should Fear Environmental Destruction Under Trump

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Ghosts, Zucchini And Whitney Houston: Here's Your First Look At The 2017 Sydney Film Festival
JunkeeApril 5, 2017

Other docos on the docket include the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, about the history of the civil rights movement, Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World, about the role of Native American musicians in the development of American popular music, ...more »

'Cultural appropriation'? Try cultural sharing
Chicago TribuneApril 11, 2017

I suspect fewer Native Americans were upset by the Tomahawk references than other Americans who were upset by Jeffery's presumption, judging by their snarky responses to her tweet. Yet her concern is widely shared these days under the heading of ...more »

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Tribe's Employee Can't Share Sovereign Immunity
Bloomberg BNAApril 27, 2017

Tribal sovereign immunity doesn't protect an American Indian tribe's employee sued in his individual capacity, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 25 ( Lewis v. Clarke , U.S., No. 15-1500, reversed 4/25/17 ). “The initial impact could be very big ...more »

Second annual Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Basketball Tournament to be held in Fort Pierre this weekend
The Capital JournalApril 27, 2017

Duffy was also a well known attorney who championed for the civil rights of Native Americans as well as environmental issues. Duffy passed away in May of 2015. Tournament action will begin on both days at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Padraic ...more »

Should officers be allowed to view body cam videos? Or does it give them unfair advantage?
Fox NewsApril 26, 2017

The 2010 shooting death of a Native-American woodcarver by an officer led to a Department of Justice civil rights investigation and a determination that the Seattle Police Department engaged in a pattern of excessive force. Seattle eventually entered ...more »

Trump launches new office to assist victims of 'criminal aliens'
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)April 26, 2017

Civil rights activists argue that immigrants are no more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans and that the VOICE initiative has more to do with the nativist theme of Trump's presidential campaign than any humanitarian impulse. “It couldn ...more »

Will Trump's executive order to review national monuments impact Birmingham Civil Rights monument?
AL.comApril 26, 2017

It is widely believed that Trump's order is aimed at two specific monuments created during the late days of the Obama administration: Utah's Bears Ears National Monument, which is sacred to many Native American tribes; and the Gold Butte National ...more »

My Turn/Gay Kent: The 14th Amendment's “Birthright Citizenship” Clause valuable as ever
The RecorderApril 26, 2017

They had managed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to clarify that former black slaves born here were citizens. That law granted citizenship to everyone born in the U.S. who were “not subject to any foreign power” or “Indians not taxed.” (The latter ...more »

Professor Receives "Movement of Hope" Award
Bethel University NewsApril 26, 2017

In Minnesota, just 65 percent of black and Hispanic students and 53 percent of Native American students graduate from high school. That's almost as bad it was before the Civil Rights Movement. Our housing is segregated, and availability of real estate ...more »

Numerous states considering anti-protest bills
Big Country HomepageApril 26, 2017

"Some of these bills are so egregious that you don't need a law degree to conclude they're unconstitutional," said Lee Rowland, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, who has monitored state legislation for more than a decade. The United ...more »

Progressive Seattle? Not always and not quite yet
CrosscutApril 26, 2017

From its early days, Seattle actively sought to exclude, marginalize, segregate and even eject people of color, starting with the Native American population that lived here for millennia before the Denny party arrived in 1851. In 1865 ... When the city ...more »

Several states consider anti-protest bills that would exempt drivers from civil liability
fox6now.comApril 25, 2017

“Some of these bills are so egregious that you don't need a law degree to conclude they're unconstitutional,” said Lee Rowland, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, who has monitored state legislation for more than a decade. The United ...more »

'Good Friday on the Rez' offers a clear-eyed look at racism, resilience and American Indian reality
Dallas NewsApril 25, 2017

There, he relates, he made friends, a few enemies and witnessed some of the most important moments in the 20th century Indigenous Civil Rights Movement. Bunnell's searing memoir begins as a 280-mile round-trip trek from his hometown in Alliance back to ...more »

Trump seeks to review national monuments after Obama set record with designations
CBS NewsApril 25, 2017

Just days before leaving office in January, Obama signed a proclamation that designated the Birmingham Civil Rights District as a national monument in Alabama, recognizing events in 1963 when police dogs were unleashed against nonviolent protesters ...more »

Fortenberry shares story of heroic Standing Bear
Fremont TribuneApril 25, 2017

... and the right of all Native Americans, to be recognized as "persons" under the law. That such a glaring injustice could exist is almost unimaginable to us today. The Ponca chief had prevailed in one of the most important civil rights court cases in ...more »

The Year of the Heavy Moon
Oxford AmericanApril 25, 2017

Law enforcement tactics were reminiscent of those used at civil rights marches in the South. I scanned the images of protestors, listened to chanting and prayer. Native American men rode on horseback, turning in circles in the prairie grass, their ...more »

Why We Should Fear Environmental Destruction Under Trump
TeenVogue.comApril 25, 2017

It is important not to separate the Trump administration's environmental policies from its broader attack on civil rights. ... The communities mentioned above are primarily comprised of African-Americans, Latinos, or Native Americans. As the Trump ...more »

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