Author Archives: Andrew Bentley
A Native American view of the first Thanksgiving, a time to mourn, a time to celebrate.
Andrew discusses how VAWA is helping prosecute crimes against women by non-Native assailants.
Andrew discusses the impact of the ICWA on the Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl and how it is still affecting Native Americans today.
Andrew touches on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the reasons why it was created.
The land where the massacre of Wounded Knee occured is up for sale by a private individual. He had offered the land to the Oglala Sioux Tribe who did not purchase it due to the inflated asking price and other reasons. Learn more.
Indian Gaming, while increasing revenue for some tribes, does not impact all Native American tribes. Many remain impoverished, struggling economically.
Some Native American tribes are successful in growing their economic independence, but only 3 of the about 65 reservations that National Relief Charities serve are included in that group. There is much need on the reservations that we serve.
Andrew discusses the impact that the sequestration has on the Indian Health Services and the health care that American Indians were promised.
Andrew discusses the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and how it protects consumers and producers from buying mass-produced items that claim to be Native American made when they are not.
The infant mortality rate on the Pine Ridge reservation is 300% higher than the national average.