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

A group called the Rainbow Family of Light, are pondering having their annual gathering in South Dakota’s Black Hills from July 1 -7. An estimated 8,000 to 20,000 participants who refer to themselves as a “Rainbow Family” would be camping in the Black Hills National Forest. The Rainbow Family’s “peace and love” gatherings are strongly […]

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 […]

FBI Raid Home of Women Who Claimed Responsibility for DAPL Sabotage

By Black Powder | RPM Staff Friday morning federal agents raided a Des Moines Catholic Worker House where two women who’ve claimed responsibility for vandalizing the Dakota Access Pipeline were staying. Last month, during a press conference outside the Iowa Utilities Board headquarters, Catholic workers and activists, Jessica Reznicek, 36 and Ruby Montoya, 27, revealed […]

Canadian Tire Employee Involved In Altercation With Indigenous Elder Loses His Job

By Black Powder | RPM Staff, July 30, 2017 Canadian Tire says employee involved in altercation with Indigenous man at a Regina store is no longer with the company. Kamao Cappo of the Muscowpetung First Nation posted a video to social media last week that showed an employee trying to physically removed him from the […]

SIU Lays Charges Against OPP, London Police in Death of First Nations Woman

Officers involved in woman’s death still on active duty  By Black Powder | RPM Staff, July 13, 2017 Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has laid charges against two police officers in the 2016 death of Debra Chrisjohn a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. In a release from the SIU, charges were laid against Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) […]

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 […]