News From Indian County 08 01 2016 E Edition Page 1

AUGUST 2016 NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: PAGE 1 South Dakota charges 2 men in Santee pot resort plans, Page 2 Yakama loses activist businessman Delbert Wheeler, Page 20 Canada $3/U.S. $2.00 August 2016 - Vol. XXX No. 8 2016 Paddle to Nisqually, Page 5 PHOENIX (AP) T he U.S. Justice Department announced during late July it will investigate the fatal shooting of a Navajo woman by an Arizona police officer. The Civil Rights Division will review the local investigation into the March 27 shooting death of Loreal Tsingine, Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said. He declined to comment further. Tribal officials and activists have been urging federal officials to look into the treatment of American Indians in towns that border the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation Council said it was elated at the Justice Departments decision. Navajo Nation Council members unanimously supported a resolution requesting for a federal investigation, so we wholeheartedly support the USDOJs decision, the council said in a statement. The outcry comes amid a wave News From Indian Country 8558N County Road K Hayward, WI 54843-5800 of demonstrations and racial tensions throughout the U.S. over fatal police shootings of black men as well as deadly attacks on law enforcement officers. Andrew Curley, an activist with The Red Nation who has organized several protests over the Winslow shooting, called the federal investigation welcoming news. Again, its unclear the dimensions of the investigation. Whether or not that includes looking into Austin Shipleys conduct and determining whether or not hes criminally liable for the killing of Loreal Tsingine, thats something were hoping still comes out of the investigation, Curley said. Officer shoots and kills female shoplifting suspect Navajo elated that Justice will review fatal shooting April 28, 1943 - August 1, 2016 Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup recalls life well-lived After officer Shipley tripped or threw Tsingine to the ground twice as part of his attempt to arrest her for allegedly shoplifting, Then Tsingine turned toward the officer with a pair of medical scissors in her hands. The officer shot her five times killing her. Winslow police photo from bodycam Maricopa County prosecutors announced during late July that Officer Austin Shipley would not be charged. According to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, his office found no evidence of criminal conduct. Shipley was responding to a shoplifting at a convenience store call when he shot 27-year-old Tsingine on a nearby sidewalk. The video from his body camera showed that the encounter with Tsingine lasted less than 30 seconds. Shipley is seen on the video trying to restrain Tsingine, and she falls to the fround. Tsingine gets up, and the video shows her walking quickly back toward Shipley with the pair of scissors in her left hand, pointed down. She apparently yells at Shipley as he raises his gun and opens shooting five times and killing the suspect. Its unclear from the video what Tsingine and Shipley said to each other during the confrontation because the video of the events just before the shooting and the shooting itself had no audio, city attorney Ellen Van Riper said. In a summary of the encounter, the Officer Austin Shipley See Navajo Elated, Page 5 By EUAN KERR Sawyer, Minnesota (MPR) J im Northrup isnt feeling great. In fact, hes very sick. But hes not worried. He knows where hes headed. As he contemplates the end of his life, the Ojibwe writer, poet, performer, and basket maker is finding peace and satisfaction in the traditional life hes led. Recently he sat in a chair outside his home on the Fond du Lac Reservation south of Cloquet, Minn. As is his custom, he introduced himself in Ojibwe. I said Hello my relatives. I only speak a little Ojibwe, but Ill try speaking Ojibwe, he translated. My name is Jim Northrup in the English language. I am called Chibenashi in Ojibwe. My clan is Bear. I am from the Fond du Lac Reservation and I live in the village of Sawyer. He grew up speaking Ojibwe, but his teachers put an end to that when he went to one of the infamous Indian boarding schools. Northrup is 73 now. He uses Ojibwe as much as he can. Because Im dreaming in it, he said. Ive got an 8-month year-old great- franddaughter, and I speak to her all the time in the language. Because I want her to fet familiar with the sounds of it, so when it comes time for her to speak, shell be ready. Northrup moves slower than he used to, and occasionally pauses to catch his breath. I have cancer of the lung, and I have lymph nodes, he said. And my nose, I had a polyp in my nose that turned out This article was published by Minnesota Public Radio on July 19, 2016. Northrup passed away 11 days later on August 1. See Ojibwe writer, Page 6

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