Author: BrittanyLCerny

Supreme Court Ruling On Tribal Police Falls Short

Native Americans are saying that the ruling to now allow Native police officers to detain non-Native individuals on their land, is just not enough. Why? Because they still cannot make arrests. Jerome Lucero, the Zia Pueblo governor in New Mexico, is a police officer on Native land and frequently encounters...

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Has Been Canceled. What Now?

The controversial project to construct a pipeline that would send oil from the tar sands of Canada into Nebraska—which was fully backed by former President Donald Trump—has officially been canceled.  The process of ceasing the project began in January when President Biden revoked its permit, giving hope to environmentalists as...

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Top Cherokee Baby Names

Are you looking for a list of the top Cherokee baby names? You’ve come to the right place! Choosing a name for your baby is one of the most important and fun decisions you get to make leading up to the birth. If you're seeking some inspiration, these Cherokee baby...

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Important Things to Know About Tribal Law Enforcement

Tribal law enforcement agencies don’t run much differently than the county, state, and federal non-tribal agencies, but they certainly face a unique set of challenges. Tribal lands and reservations open to the public attract thousands of visitors and tourists each year, between casinos, conference facilities, and natural resources that double...

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A Quick Recap of Gathering of Nations 2021

For the second straight year, North America’s biggest pow wow was held online—but that didn’t stop the festivities from playing out in spectacular fashion. Music, dancers and drums from tribes across the continent put on a show unlike any other for thousands of virtual viewers. Gathering of Nations (GON) has...

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The Problem With Native Americans and the Census

Native Americans are underrepresented. They have historically been counted inaccurately, or not counted at all during 10-year census counts, which is led by the United States Census Bureau. This isn’t an accident and this isn’t something new.  There are various reasons why it has been difficult to get a correct...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow