Native Americans. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

May Day: Anti-Trump Illegal Aliens Vow 'Biggest Workers Strike in over a Decade'Historical Amnesia and the Burden of the Euro-American Past in the Age of TrumpVoting Rights Roundup: North Carolina GOP rams through yet another power grab to suppress the voteFortenberry: Standing Bear's story worth sharingInequitable Tax for PreKCan humanity survive Trump's scorched-earth climate policies?Op-Ed: Reviewing the National Monuments Is an Insult to Us AllRichmond native to Trump: leave our national monuments aloneRichmond native to Trump: leave our national monuments aloneSouthern Baptist seminary apologizes for photo that shows Fort Worth faculty dressed as rappersThe man who helped save native Bird Singing from extinctionTribe'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'

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N.J. lawmakers seek congressional honor for baseball legend Larry Doby
NJ.comApril 3, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Not too long after Jackie Robinson, there was Larry Doby, the Paterson native who was the first African-American player in the American League. On Major League Baseball's Opening Day, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Robert ... "As the first ...more »

N. Bruce Duthu '80 will be the next dean of the faculty of arts and sciences
The DartmouthApril 5, 2017

After graduating from law school, he began working with civil rights litigation at a private practice in New Orleans. While practicing as a lawyer, Duthu was reintroduced to Dartmouth by serving on the College's Native American Visiting Committee.more »

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May Day: Anti-Trump Illegal Aliens Vow 'Biggest Workers Strike in over a Decade'
Breitbart NewsApril 30, 2017

On Monday, International Workers Day, protesters will fill the National Mall and the streets of cities elsewhere to protest what they call the federal government's “deportation machinery” and to demand civil rights reserved for citizens be bestowed ...more »

Historical Amnesia and the Burden of the Euro-American Past in the Age of Trump
Truth-OutApril 29, 2017

Racism did experience a setback, but it has been dormant, as the so-called "silent majority" never forgave President Lyndon Johnson for enacting some of the Civil Rights agenda. The convenient lie we told ourselves was that American racism had ceased ...more »

Voting Rights Roundup: North Carolina GOP rams through yet another power grab to suppress the vote
Daily KosApril 29, 2017

Georgia: On Monday, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, a group founded in 1963 at the behest of John F. Kennedy, filed a lawsuit against Georgia Republicans over their redrawing of the state House in 2015. ... This latest measure ...more »

Fortenberry: Standing Bear's story worth sharing
Columbus TelegramApril 29, 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 »

Inequitable Tax for PreK
Santa Fe New MexicanApril 28, 2017

As a 30 year Santa Fe resident and lifelong Northern New Mexican, my background includes founding New Mexico's largest health foundation (Con Alma), and I was also the national chair of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF ...more »

Can humanity survive Trump's scorched-earth climate policies?
People's WorldApril 28, 2017

The Blue-Green Alliance (the coalition of labor unions and environmental groups), Native American tribes from North Dakota and beyond, Black Lives Matter and civil rights organizations, civil liberties groups, the Immigrant rights movement, Planned ...more »

Op-Ed: Reviewing the National Monuments Is an Insult to Us All
Outside MagazineApril 28, 2017

Many of the monuments at risk, like Canyons of the Ancients, tell a story of Native Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans. ... Many, like Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, document the history of civil rights and unrest in this ...more »

Richmond native to Trump: leave our national monuments alone
Richmond StandardApril 28, 2017

Teresa Baker, a Richmond native, founder of African American Nature and Parks Experience and author of the blog, African American Explorations, penned this opinion piece in response to President Donald Trump's move to review and possibly rescind ...more »

Richmond native to Trump: leave our national monuments alone
Richmond StandardApril 28, 2017

Teresa Baker, a Richmond native, founder of African American Nature and Parks Experience and author of the blog, African American Explorations, penned this opinion piece in response to President Donald Trump's move to review and possibly rescind ...more »

Southern Baptist seminary apologizes for photo that shows Fort Worth faculty dressed as rappers
Dallas NewsApril 28, 2017

The professors meant to tease a departing Native American colleague who likes to rap as part of his preaching, according to a statement from the seminary. But the joke fell flat on Twitter, where the professors shared the photo in posts that have since ...more »

The man who helped save native Bird Singing from extinction
89.3 KPCCApril 27, 2017

They are some of the earliest songs sung by human voices in the American Southwest. And, as ... Longtime Native organizer Carol Ray remembers how things changed when the baton of the Civil Rights Movement got picked up by Native activists. “All over ...more »

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 »

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