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Indiana's anti-LGBT law is even worse than it seems

Tue, 2015-03-31 09:28
The study of the jurisprudence of legalized bigotry took a big step forward last week. The trigger was Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence signing a law purportedly aimed at expanding protections for business owners' religious beliefs and practices.

Indiana governor wants changes to new religious-freedom law

Tue, 2015-03-31 08:51
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

NM U.S. Attorney appointed to Native American issues subcommittee

Tue, 2015-03-31 07:50
FARMINGTON — The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico has been appointed vice chairman of the Native American... more »

New Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate? (+video)

Tue, 2015-03-31 06:06
Indiana became the 20th state to pass its version of a religious freedom restoration act last week, amid a national debate over the legal limits of religious conservatives' and LGBT citizens' visions for the nation’s common life together.

Rancheria reclaims long-lost artifacts

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:27
Three-hundred and eighty-two pieces from a culture shattered by genocide may leave the Del Norte County Historical Society’s collection next week, when Smith River Rancheria is expected to reclaim things taken from the mass graves lying where Tolowa villages once stood. A 1990 law enacted to protect Native American graves requires that control over their contents be returned to descendants ...

Fact Checker: Is the controversial Indiana law ‘the same’ as a law backed by Obama?

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:00
There are narrow but possibly important differences between the Indiana law and the one supported by President Obama

Conference focuses on violence against American Indian women

Mon, 2015-03-30 23:41
Editors Note APNewsNow. RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) _ A one-day conference in Rapid City on Tuesday is focusing on violence against women on American Indian reservations.

Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate? (+video)

Mon, 2015-03-30 21:20
Indiana became the 20th state to pass its version of a religious freedom restoration act last week, amid a national debate over the legal limits of religious conservatives' and LGBT citizens' visions for the nation’s common life together.

New Mexico U.S. Attorney appointed to Native American issues subcommittee

Mon, 2015-03-30 19:55
FARMINGTON — The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico has been appointed vice chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of U.

Viewpoint: Misunderstanding the American Indian

Mon, 2015-03-30 16:47
At first glance, the headline announcing Tuesday night’s speaker at Indiana University South Bend came off as another canned presentation of Native Americans.

Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate?

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:38
For many conservative religious Americans, the nation’s long-standing Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, including the one just passed in Indiana last week, could possibly carve out a public space that permits individuals and their businesses to uphold their religious opposition to same-sex marriage. “What we’re coming up against is: How far does secular law have to go to accommodate a person’s ...

Conference focuses on violence against American Indian women

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:10
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A one-day conference in Rapid City on Tuesday is focusing on violence against women on American Indian reservations.

Tim Cook Needs to Do Some Homework

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:55
Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of Apple, is spreading misinformation about a new religious-freedom law in Indiana. That law and similar ones, he writes in the Washington Post, "say individuals ...

Attorneys chosen to lead AG’s Native American Issues Subcommittee

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:10
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the appointment of U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter for the District of Montana and U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez for the District of New Mexico as the chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Native American Issues Subcommittee (NAIS) of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys (AGAC).

Building Pathways: How a Native Oncologist Makes a Difference With Cancer Care, Prevention

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:02
Judith Kaur first began to think of herself as a healer at five years old. She says her grandmother, Ada, introduced her to nature and medicine by listening to animals outside and picking plants in the ...

UNM Indian law program struggles to fill seats

Sun, 2015-03-29 11:34
The University of New Mexico has one of the top law programs in the country, partly because of its Indian law program. Lawyers with knowledge in Native-American law are in high demand, especially in New Mexico. “State and federal judges want more information about Indian law. They don't feel equipped to handle these cultural issues,” University of New Mexico law professor Barbara Creel said. To ...

UNM Indian law program struggles to fill classroom seats

Sun, 2015-03-29 10:26
The University of New Mexico has one of the top law programs in the country, partly because of its Indian law program.

Villani: NCAA’s stand on LGBT law is ‘shining moment’

Sun, 2015-03-29 06:45
Credit where it’s due, this is one thing the NCAA has gotten right. The organization perhaps best known for running a multibillion-dollar “nonprofit” in which the principles responsible for generating said billions aren’t paid is actually ahead of the game when it comes to many social issues. They’ve taken a stand against states that fly the Confederate flag, led the charge against dropping most ...

Former Sen. Begich Joins Sonosky Chambers As Native Policy Advisor

Sun, 2015-03-29 06:02
Former Sen. Mark Begich was recently announced as a policy advisor on Native American affairs for the Washington, D.C....

Lebanon Valley College club honors natives by erecting tipi

Sat, 2015-03-28 15:56
Quinn Orris, a Lebanon Valley College sophomore from Harrisburg, left, and Carolyn Rittenhouse work as they and other members of the American Indian Studies Club erected a tipi in the academic quad on Saturday. Rittenhouse is the owner of the tipi and a student at Millersville University.