Stories tagged: "Native American"


Despite 50% of Native American and Alaska Native women having experienced sexual violence at the hands of non-Native offenders, for decades those perpetrators were able  to skirt justice due to murky jurisdiction and tribal courts’ limited resources. The reauthorized act now gives tribes resources and support to prosecute these types of offences.
Updated Violence Against Women Act Boosts Protections for Native Survivors

The reauthorized Violence Against Women Act rectifies old loopholes that allowed non-Native offenders to escape punishment for assaults on tribal lands.

The gender pay gap is even worse for women of color. Equal Pay Day was conceived to show how long women must work to earn what men made by Dec. 31 of the previous year.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But Not for Black, Native, and Latina Women.

Equal Pay Day was started to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. But research shows race also plays an outsized role in earnings.

Participating in Giving Tuesday makes more impact than you think. Besides the warm fuzzy feeling of helping out–and a tidy tax write-off–it helps grassroots, community-based  organizations meet their year-end goals of programming and assistance for your next-door neighbors. But sometimes it can be hard to know who to give to. C&P has listed a few that are making real change in their communities. (Getty Images)
These North Carolina Nonprofits Are Making a Difference. Consider Lending Them a Hand on Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday, consider donating to a nonprofit that serves communities of color in North Carolina.

The Onslow Veterans Pow Wow took place Oct. 2. According to the chair, Sgt. Major Raquel Painter, it was the first pow wow in the area in 20 years. Painter said the annual event is vital to serve North Carolina's high number of Native American veterans.
‘We Honor Warriors’: Jacksonville, NC Marine Starts Pow Wow for Native Vets

A higher percentage of Native Americans serve in the armed forces than any other group. An Onslow County Marine has founded an event to serve them.

Six members of the Littleturtle family, who are Lumbee and Tuscarora, wear traditional regalia for a dance.
Powwows, Plant Medicine and Hip Hop: NC Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Storytelling, theater, music, and Indigenous food, C&P's guide to celebrating North Carolina's native population properly.