Prison inmates “do not forfeit all constitutional protections by reason of their conviction and confinement in prison.”

U.S. Supreme Court, Bell v. Wolfish, 441 U.S. 520, 545 (1979)

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Native Prisoner Religious Rights Prevailing in Federal Courts

Apr 22nd, 2015

Over the last year there have been a series of federal court decisions that somewhat surprisingly, have come down against state corrections agencies that have denied Native inmates their human right…

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South Dakota State Penitentiary Stifles Native Prisoner Pow Wow Ceremonies

Mar 16th, 2015

Department’s latest policy seen as retaliation against Native inmates who defeated the state in federal court over the religious use of tribal tobacco The South Dakota State Penitentiary is denying Native…

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The Impact of Holt v. Hobbs on Native American Inmates

Jan 23rd, 2015

By Joel West Williams, Staff Attorney Native American Rights Fund Holt v. Hobbs, a recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court protecting a Muslim prisoner’s right to wear a…

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United Indians Publishes Fall DOC Native Religious Program Newsletter

Nov 28th, 2014

The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation DOC Native American Religious Program has published its Fall 2014 Newsletter to all of the Indian Circles in Washington State prisons. The newsletter,…

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Squaxin Island Tribe Publishes “Inmate Resource Guide”

Nov 4th, 2014

The Squaxin Island Tribe created a handbook to answer questions for incarcerated members of the Squaxin Island community and their family, both during incarceration and upon release. The Tribe wants…

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Huy Urges Seattle Schools to Observe Indigenous Peoples Day, Teach Local Indigenous History

Sep 30th, 2014

Today, the Huy Board of Advisors Huy Letter to Seattle School District urging the School Board to observe the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day, and implement curriculum…

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Wash. DNR Exempts DOC Lodge Fires from State Burn Bans

Sep 12th, 2014

On September 9, 2014, DNR Commissioner Peter Goldmark formally exempted DOC sweatlodge fires from state burn bans. Here’s his proclamation. Due to the state’s burn ban and related confusion about…

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Seattle Indian Center Provides Vital Re-Entry Support for Native Men

Aug 26th, 2014

The Second Chance Mentoring Program at the Seattle Indian Center works with American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native American Pacific Islanders from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth…

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Huy Supports Seattle City Council Proposal re Indigenous Peoples Day

Aug 19th, 2014

Today, the Huy Board of Advisors wrote the City of Seattle Council in support of a proposal advanced by Councilpersons Kshama Sawat and Bruce Harrell to change Columbus Day to…

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United Indians Publishes Newsletters to Native Prisoners

Aug 14th, 2014

The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation DOC Native American Program, led by Program Manager and Huy Advisor Winona Stevens (Ho-Chunk), has published a quarterly newsletter for all of the…

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