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2013-10-15 08:28:08

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Photojournalists Svetlana Bachevanova (FotoEvidence) and Anthony Karen, MIPJ Executive Editor and writer K.J. Wetherholt, and award-winning filmmaker Pamela Theodotou, announced the production of the multimedia project Warriors from the Reservation, incorporating photo exhibitions, two documentary films to be produced for the international film festival circuit, and a print/digital book with both text and photography, examining the warrior...

2012-10-07 23:00:45

In response to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation´s recent healthy food and farming grant, Massage School San Diego has released a list of the best healthy crops to plant in the fall. Pine Ridge, SD (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 A group on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation recently received a $70,000 grant to advance farming and healthy food efforts for the Oglala Sioux tribe. In response, Massage School San Diego, a proponent of healthy living, raw organic foods and massage therapy schools...

2012-09-07 23:04:33

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at a rally in Rapid City, SD, members of the Native American Pe´ Sla Land Sale movement gathered to celebrate progress in securing land they consider sacred. The rally was organized by the Last Real Indians and the Lakota People´s Law Project. Two hundred and fifty people carried posters made by street artist Shepard Fairey and National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, which read “The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” The nine Sioux tribes of South...

2012-06-04 23:00:07

A four-month investigation by the Lakota People´s Law Project (http://www.lakotalaw.org) of the nonprofit Romero Institute (http://www.romeroinstitute.org ) examines the case of Richard Mette, a SD foster care parent of Indian girls, who was convicted this week of child rape and sentenced to 15 years in prison. The original charges against Mr. Mette were filed by Attorney Taliaferro, who was the former assistant state attorney in charge of prosecuting child abuse cases in Brown County,...

2012-05-31 23:00:21

Nicholas Kristof´s portrait of the Pine Ridge Reservation in his piece for the May 9th New York Times “Poverty´s Poster Child” is shocking and sympathetic, but, according to the Lakota People´s Law Project, it does not address social and economic structures of oppression in South Dakota. While he implies that regular economic investment models could help Native American communities, he does not depict the reservation system´s perpetuation of conquest and Native...

2012-05-30 10:24:37

BORN OUT OF SPORTS LEGEND'S TRAGIC DEATH - TODAY SOME 200 NATIVE AMERICAN CLUBS SERVE 88,000 YOUTH PINE RIDGE, S.D., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 20th anniversary of the SuAnne Big Crow Boys & Girls Club (www.SuAnneBigCrow.org) later this week also marks the opening of the first Club in Indian Country. Established in 1992, this Club serving the Oglala Sioux community marked the first collaboration of the public and private sectors to give hope and opportunity to a...

2012-03-01 08:00:00

The Lakota People's Law Project is sponsoring the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Forum which is being organized by Janice Howe to help other Lakota/Dakota/Nakota relatives understand their rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Many Indian family members are wanting to get their children back from South Dakota foster care facilities. Featured in an NPR story on October 25, 2011, Ms. Howe lost her granddaughters to the Department of Social Services suddenly. She was denied any...

2011-09-02 10:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - American Indian and Canadian Native leaders were arrested today in front of the White House. Representatives of Native governments and organizations from the United States and Canada traveled long distances to Washington DC to tell President Barack Obama not to issue a permit for the construction of a controversial 1,700 mile pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. "The Dene people in northern Canada passed a resolution standing in solidarity...

2010-12-24 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- By: Eve Schwartz Public Relations (ESPR) - Marc Victor and Mary Jo Christian went out to visit American Indian Reservations to put together an incredible Native American competition where one tribe will win a wind and solar generation system and tech school for an upcoming TV show, Dream Catcher - Search for the Ultimate Warrior (www.UltimateWarriorSearch.com). When they arrived on some reservations they discovered American Indians right here in...

2005-08-23 15:37:33

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Affirming the sovereign powers of American Indian tribes, a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled the Navajo tribe may prosecute American Indian activist Russell Means even though he is not one of its members. Means, a member of the Oglala-Sioux Tribe of Indians and one the best known American Indian activists, had sought to prevent the Navajo Nation from criminally prosecuting him for an incident on the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation wants to press...