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Cornwall Community Police Service October 24

Cornwall Community Police Services

            Cornwall, ON – Troy Square, 41 of Akwesasne was arrested on October 21st, 2016 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged in June, 2016 the man drove in a dangerous manner damaging the toll plaza traffic arms when he failed to stop at the Port of Entry. Police were contacted and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. On October 21st, 2016 the man was located by a member of the Cornwall Community Police Service at a local gas station. He was taken into custody on the strength of the warrant and held for a bail hearing.

13 Dead; 31 Injured in Bus Accident after Leaving Indian Casino

Levi Rickert -Native News Online

PALM SPRINGS — A bus full of casino patrons crashed into the back of a semi-truck early Sunday after leaving the Red Earth Casino, owned by the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. The accident left 13 dead, including the bus driver, and 31 injured.

The accident occurred at 5:17 a.m. – PDT as the bus made its way to Los Angeles where it originated Saturday evening. From reports, the bus was behind the semi-truck at a higher rate of speed and rammed into the back of the truck. The accident happened 7 miles from the casino.

Final Updated BIA Model Indian Juvenile Code Released

Native News Online Staff

WASHINGTON – Furthering President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”) and Tiwahe initiatives that support American Indian and Alaska Native families and strengthen tribal communities, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts Friday announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has published the final updated version of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code, which was originally issued in 1988 – almost 30 years ago.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Response to Treatment of Protesters

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA—Since Saturday, October 22, 127 water protectors have been arrested. There have been multiple reports that peaceful protestors were met with violence.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II released the following statement on Sunday evening:

The militarization of local law enforcement and enlistment of multiple law enforcements agencies from neighboring states is needlessly escalating violence and unlawful arrests against peaceful protestors at Standing Rock. We do not condone reports of illegal actions, but believe the majority of peaceful protestors are reacting to strong-arm tactics and abuses by law enforcement.

Sundance Institute Calling for Native Adult Producer and Youth Fellowship Applicants

Vincent Schilling - Indian Country Today

Photo:  N. Bird Runningwater (Cheyenne/Mescalero Apache) the Director of the Native American and Indigenous Program at Sundance. - Courtesy Photo

Answering a crucial need to cultivate more Native film producers, the Sundance Institute extended their outreach to Native artists by launching a Native Producers Fellowship with the support of the Time Warner Foundation in 2012.

In addition to that fellowship, the Sundance Institute is introducing The Full Circle Fellowship for Native youth. It is a one-year fellowship for aspiring Native filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 24 in Michigan and New Mexico.

Presence of the Aged: Are We Ignoring Our Native Elders?

Dawn Quigley - Indian Country Today

It’s been a few months since I’ve seen him. And when I have a chance encounter while my car passes by it reminds me again of the lesson he teaches, though not a word he utters. In a world today with wars, elections, earthquakes, and pestilence, our focus is on the external conflicts, and at times rightly so. Yet, it’s the introspective lesson this elder teaches that this world desperately needs right now.


Reclaiming the Truth: Stories and Reflections on Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Rick Kearns - Indian Country Today

Plans for cultural genocide as well as the stories of courage and oppression at the famous/infamous residential Carlisle Indian Industrial School appear in an unprecedented collection of essays, poems and photos entitled “Carlisle Indian Industrial School/Indigenous Histories, Memories and Reclamations,” recently published by University of Nebraska Press and edited by Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Susan D. Rose.

This compelling gathering of work examines the legacy of the Carlisle experience through verse by noted poets N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) and Maurice Kenney (Mohawk) along with essays by distinguished historians and scholars such as Fear-Segal, Rose, Barbara Landis and Louellyn White (Mohawk). It also includes the recollections and reflections of some descendants of the more than 10,000 Native children who attended the school between 1879 and 1918.

'State of crisis' in northern Sask. highlights Truth and Reconciliation calls to action

Courtney Markewich, CBC News

Indigenous leaders are hopeful that progress may finally be made on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action regarding Indigenous health.

A spotlight has been put on Indigenous health care — especially mental health supports — following the suicides of four girls in northern Saskatchewan.

Three girls, aged 12 to 14, took their own lives in the span of four days. Those girls were from Stanley Mission and La Ronge. Then this week, a 10-year-old girl from Deschambault Lake committed suicide.

Mohawk actor shines on screen, behind camera

CBC Radio

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is one of the breakout stars at this year's imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

She's got three projects in the festival, two as an actress and and one as a director.

Not bad for a 23-year-old.

"That's actually a first for me," said the bubbly Jacobs, explaining that after her breakout role in the critically acclaimed drama, Rhymes for Young Ghouls, work was hard to come by.

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