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Tim Giago: Announcing the Native Sun News (March 9, 2009)

Please note a correction to the email addresses for reaching Native Sun News. Some would say I am crazy, but I think what is needed in Indian country is a...

Alexie recalls struggles at off-reservation school (March 9, 2009)

Author Sherman Alexie faced discrimination when he attended a school off the Spokane Reservation in Washington. Alexie, who is Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, was mocked as the only Indian...

Fox News: Miccosukee Tribe on 'bridge to nowhere' (March 9, 2009)

"SEAN HANNITY, HOST: Tonight, Ainsley Earhardt takes a closer look at one of the provisions in the omnibus spending bill. It is a proposed bridge in the Florida Everglades...

Winnebago Yankee treats family to Disney vacation (March 9, 2009)

A family from Lincoln, Nebraska, was treated to a vacation at Disney World by New York Yankees player Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe. Jazmin Meyer-King, 11,...

Road to Recognition: Lumbee Tribe continues push (March 9, 2009)

The Fayetteville Observer is running a series on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and its efforts to win federal recognition. Tribal leaders first petitioned the Interior Department for recognition...

Film targets breast cancer among Native women (March 9, 2009)

The American Cancer Society has produced an 11-minute film and a series of public service announcements to draw attention to breast cancer among Native women. Native women are less likely...

Charles Trimble: Facts and truth of Wounded Knee (March 9, 2009)

The Tim Giago / Bill Means exchange over who were the real victims of the AIM occupation of the village in 1973 – otherwise known as WKII, doesn’t take into...

Editorial: Cherokee Nation returns to its roots (March 9, 2009)

"Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation once hosted "The Return of the Rain Seed,” featuring music and dance from India. The tribe has encouraged its high school students to participate in an economics...

Protesters hit Dry Creek Band over disenrollment (March 9, 2009)

Members of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians held a protest on Sunday to call attention to a disenrollment dispute within the California tribe. Nearly a quarter of...

GovExec: Alaska Native firms 'out in the cold' (March 9, 2009)

"When the Senate's longest serving Republican member, Ted Stevens of Alaska, lost his seat in November's election, critics acrossthe divides likely let out a not-so-silent cheer. A brusque political...

Abramoff scandal brings another indictment (March 9, 2009)

A former staffer to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) was indicted on Friday in connection with the Jack Abramoff scandal. Fraser C. Verrusio was charged with conspiring to accept an illegal...

Dorgan says no quick fix to land-into-trust ruling (March 9, 2009)

Don't expect Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) to rush through a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. Dorgan, the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs...

Opinion: Mission to Native village comes with price (March 9, 2009)

"To bestow its charity, the fundamentalist Christian organization brought in its celebrity evangelist, Franklin Graham, along with Gov. Palin, Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell and the Rev. Jerry Prevo, head of...

Tribute: Navajo soldier walked in multiple worlds (March 9, 2009)

"Casual acquaintances of the late Harvey Begay probably never guessed that the mild-mannered Navajo jeweler was a driven combat aviator in another life. Begay died at home in Steamboat...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname must go (March 9, 2009)

"For many reasons, I believe UND should change its nickname. One of these reasons has to do with the seemingly naive idea of being “true to the game.” Being...

Marc Simmons: Geronimo's home was in New Mexico (March 9, 2009)

"Geronimo, most famous and controversial of all Apaches, died at Fort Sill, Okla., on Feb. 17, 1909. Thus, 2009 marks the centennial of his passing. He has been much...

Dorgan and McCain: Economic crisis investigation (March 9, 2009)

"More than $9 trillion -- in taxpayer dollars -- has been pledged, committed, lent or spent by the federal government in response to the economic crisis. Some say that if...

Yellow Bird: Bad economic news hits North Dakota (March 9, 2009)

"The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota incident was, for me, the straw that broke the camel’s back. Before this sentence gets edited out, I add that the...