Native Americans Concerned With ‘Rainbow Warriors’ Gathering In The Black Hills

By Black Powder | Red Power Media, Updated 06/14/15 A group called the Rainbow Family of Light, are pondering having their annual Rainbow Gathering in South Dakota’s Black Hills from July 1 -7. An estimated 8,000 to 20,000 members who show up for the “peace and love” gathering to pray for world peace would be […]

Oregon State Police seize Native American artifacts bound for the black market

By Black Powder | Red Power Media Oregon State Police have seized dozens of Native American artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old, that were collected illegally and likely bound for the black market. Police reported Monday that Detectives served a search warrant late last week, in Klamath County, on the home of 46-year-old Douglas Cotallese, a suspected Native […]

PM Justin Trudeau Changing Name of National Aboriginal Day to National Indigenous Peoples Day

Federal government is renaming National Aboriginal Day By Black Powder | RPM Staff, June 21st, 2017 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is marking National Aboriginal Day with a symbolic name change to the annual celebration of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The federal government will be renaming National Aboriginal Day — being […]

Indigenous Woman Evicted for Smudging, Files Complaint With B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

By Black Powder | RPM Staff, June 15, 2017 An indigenous woman has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal alleging her landlord tried to evict her for performing traditional smudging ceremonies indoors. According to CTV News, Crystal Smith of the Tsimshian and Haisla First Nations has had problems with her landlord, ever since […]

5 Officials Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter for Failure to Act During Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Attorney General charges five water officials with manslaughter By Black Powder | RPM Staff, June 14, 2017 On Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials including a member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s cabinet and a former emergency manager with involuntary manslaughter related to their alleged failure to act during the Flint Water […]

Four Beer Stores Near Pine Ridge Reservation Must Stop Sales After April 30th

By Black Powder | RPM Staff – April 28. 2017 Due to an appeal by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission of a district judge’s decision on Thursday, four beer stores in Whiteclay must stop selling alcohol on Monday. The stoppage will go forward despite the stores winning an appeal with a Lancaster County judge, after the LCC refused […]

Brett Overby Charged with Second Degree Murder in Christine Wood Homicide, Body Still Missing

Police believe Christine Wood killed hours after going missing By Black Powder | RPM Staff, April 10, 2017 Days after police charged a Winnipeg man with second-degree murder in the disappearance of Christine Wood, officers said they still have not found her body. According to Global News, on Saturday, Brett Overby, 30, was charged with the murder […]

Indigenous Groups Take Stand Against Drug Dealing and Violence at Portage Place Mall

Indigenous activists want to deter drug dealing at downtown mall By Black Powder | RPM Staff, March 25, 2017 A group of Indigenous activists are making their presence known around Winnipeg’s Portage Place Mall to deter drug activity. Members of the Urban Warrior Alliance and Crazy Indians Brotherhood have been congregating near the back entrance of the […]

Bigstone Cree Nation Blocks Roads, Denies Access to Oil and Gas Companies

Chief plans toll to access natural resources By Black Powder | RPM Staff, March 14, 2017 Bigstone Cree Nation Chief Gordon Auger is taking action against off-reserve industrial operators in the Wabasca area. On March 10, the First Nation in Northern Alberta, posted a list of multinational companies on its website that would not be […]

Man Killed by Law Enforcement after Sabal Trail Pipeline Shooting ID’d as Chokoloskee man

James Leroy Marker killed by Law Enforcement after shooting at Sabal Trail Pipeline  By Black Powder | RPM Staff, Feb 26, 2017 • Updated: Feb 27, 2017 Law Enforcement officials have released the name of a suspect killed by officers Sunday, following a chase that began in Marion County and ended in Citrus County, Florida. According to investigators, […]