ROSEBUD — As of March 7, tribal government may begin exercising jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, or violate a protection order against an Indian victim on tribal lands.
“This is a major step forward to protect the safety of native people, and we thank all members of Congress for passing the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, and recognizing tribal authority,” said Brian Cladoosby, president of NCAI.
Next time you go online, keep in mind that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently filed a major new lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s mass interception and searching of Americans’ Internet communications, including emails, web-browsing content, and search-engine queries.
At issue is NSA’s “upstream” surveillance, which involves NSA’s tapping into the internet backbone inside the United States—the physical infrastructure that carries Americans’ online communications with each other and with the rest of the world.
HELENA, Mont. — A nonprofit Indian activist group, engaged in voting rights issues, has joined with investigative reporters and others in calling for the public release of "racist" emails sent by a former federal judge who made critical rulings in cases involving minorities.
“Former 9th District Circuit Court Judge Richard Cebull sent hundreds of bigoted emails from his federal computer before 2013, and the public has a right to review them now,” demanded Oliver J. Semans, director of Four Directions in Mission, S.D.
It is said new influences in our environment are evolving the next generation of children in unexpected ways. Now, scientists are seeing children being born with high frequency energy fields, and they are being damaged by society, schools, and ingredients found in various vaccines.
Modern medicine does not yet recognize this subtle energy field, and with high frequency kids, the conductive material in vaccines is expanding consciousness away from the body to varying degrees, which can produce a migration into the spectrum of autism and Aspergers.
People here on the reservation probably find little time to consder the implications, but recent pleas for massive carbon dioxide reduction worldwide, coming from the European Union (EU) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at their New Zealand conference of world leaders, are still not enough to truly lessen the impact of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), known as “climate change,” or stem massive wildlife disappearances now occurring globally, and points to other signs of an increasingly unstable climate across the planet.
Families with students in 11th and 12th grades should start preparing for college or tech school. This means financial aid.
In the world of higher education outside of the reservation the expectation is that higher education is a family responsibility. Parents need to be actively involved. Parents are encouraged to not leave the application filing for post-secondary education and financial aid up to teachers or counselors. Know the process and what is needed and required.
It was bound to happen sooner than later. Planet Earth is finally reaching what could become a major tipping point. People are now using up Earth’s natural resources faster than they can be replenished.
Fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles disappeared by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said.
Though my family wasn’t very religious, I was raised with the notion that spirituality was an important aspect of life. To me, the question of God or Tunkasila was always an open question mark.
Other than creating a wondrous Universe, the Higgs boson, and perhaps some acknowledgement after death, God doesn’t participate much in our daily lives. From birth to death, we’re left largely to our own devices, except for inexplicable luck.
There has been an education crisis permeating our reservations for decades. The federal government and state public education systems have failed in Indian education. Philosophically, the goal was never really to educate. Their purpose was assimilation.
The recent tribal election produced nine new faces on the RST Council. Some will be serving for the first time and some bring experience. I am proud to say business is getting done and we have unity. Many of the newly elected bring positive goals to the table. I see the council in the past month functioning as one heart and a collective mind.
ROSEBUD — An emotional effort by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council recently to have its attorney general launch an official probe into an online news blog and its editor was narrowly defeated in council chambers by a 6-5 vote.
The Aug. 25 attempt by a perturbed Rep. Alvin Bettelyoun to compel AG Aisha Concha to conduct an official inquiry into LakotaVoice.com website and its outspoken editor would have set chilling new precedence in curbing free speech and free press on the reservation, say political observers.