Indigenous Man Receives 5 1/2 Year Sentence for Involvement in Calgary Stabbing

Calgary, Alberta – A Siksika man has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for his involvement in a brutal stabbing that left a Calgary woman covered in blood. Justice Mark Tyndale acknowledged the tragic Indigenous background of Troy Eagle Tail Feathers, which led to a more lenient sentence. However, the judge also noted … Read more

Indigenous MPs Demand Action on Overdue Recommendations to Address First Nations Justice

Canberra, Australia – A group of federal crossbench MPs, led by Senator Lidia Thorpe, is raising concerns about the high number of First Nations children being forcibly removed from their families and the alarming rate of Indigenous deaths in custody. They are calling for immediate action from the Labor government to implement all the recommendations … Read more

Bolivian Indigenous Women Empowered Through Taekwondo Training

El Alto, Bolivia – In response to a violent attack that almost cost her life, Lidia Mayta found solace and empowerment through the practice of taekwondo. Now, three years later, she is on a mission to train other Indigenous women in Bolivia to defend themselves against the pervasive issue of gender-based violence in the country. … Read more

Death in custody of Indigenous man exposes “missed opportunities” in Darwin prison health care, inquest hears

DARWIN, Australia – An inquest into the death of a 37-year-old Indigenous man in a maximum security prison has uncovered systemic failures in the prison’s health facilities. The man, whose name cannot be used for cultural reasons, died in palliative care at Royal Darwin Hospital after suffering a heart attack while serving a prison sentence. … Read more

Hundreds of Indigenous People in Bangladesh Rally for Justice After Murder of Catholic Government Officer

Gobindaganj, Bangladesh – In a display of unity and determination, hundreds of indigenous people in Bangladesh came together to demand justice for a murdered Catholic government officer. The protesters gathered in Gobindaganj in Bangladesh’s northern Gaibandha district, accusing a local lawmaker of involvement in the death of Ovidio Mardy, an acting assistant land commissioner, who … Read more

Parole Board’s Controversial Day Parole Decision Sparks Outrage in Indigenous Community

Penticton, British Columbia – Family and community members gathered outside the Penticton Courthouse to express their outrage over the recent decision by the Parole Board of Canada to grant day parole to the murderer of Roxanne Louie. Louie, an Indigenous woman, was brutally beaten to death by Grace Robotti, who then attempted to cover up … Read more

Roxanne Louie – Murdered Indigenous Woman Remembered in Penticton March

It has been nearly a decade since Roxanne Louie was brutally murdered in Penticton, British Columbia. To honor her memory and protest a recent decision by the parole board, a march was organized in her name. Dozens of people, including local chiefs, drummers, and singers, participated in the march to the Penticton Courthouse. The convicted … Read more

First-Yurok Investigator for Missing Indigenous Persons Initiatives Focused on Cold Cases Wields Ford Explorer-based Office

KLAMATH, California – Julia Oliveira is making history as the first law enforcement officer in California dedicated solely to investigating cases for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People initiative. As a member of the Wyandotte Tribe, she has been hired by the Yurok Tribe, located in Northern California, to tackle unsolved killings and disappearances within … Read more