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The US Marshals Service is teaming up with the Yurok Tribe, based in Northern California, for a new push aimed at addressing cases of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. The tribe was chosen as the first pilot location for the federal agency’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative (MMIP), which is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to address disproportionately high rates of violence experienced by Indigenous peoples.
The Seattle Kraken and Muckleshoot Tribe recently announced a multiyear partnership in which Muckleshoot will become the first tribe featured on a jersey patch for a major professional sports team. The Muckleshoot tribal logo will be placed on the right chest of Kraken home and away jerseys starting next season, showcased to millions of fans on team platforms and television broadcasts.
The rights to a 1971 anti-pollution ad showing a man in Native attire shedding a single tear – commonly called the “Crying Indian” ad – are being officially transferred to the National Congress of American Indians.
After nearly 60 years, university staff returned the human remains of three Oneida ancestors who were dug out of the ground and kept by Cornell’s anthropology department in the campus archive. In addition to three ancestors – identified as one “young adult male of Native American ancestry” and two children – Cornell also returned the 22 funerary objects that were unearthed with the individuals.
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US Marshals Team Up With California Native American Tribe To Address Cases Of Missing And Murdered Indigenous People
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