Mark Trahant: Finding a way to a more civil discourse in America (January 10, 2011)
Are we a nation doomed to be violent? How do we know when our political rhetoric has gone too far? How do we find or encourage a more civil discourse? I was struck by the words of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords....
Northern Cheyenne youth trace 400-mile run of their ancestors (January 10, 2011)
Dozens of youth from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana are taking part in the 12th annual Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run. The youth are re-tracing the journey their ancestors made in January 1879, when about 130 people -- primarily...
Search continues for Native man missing for nearly two months (January 10, 2011)
Police in Billings, Montana, are still looking for information about Timothy Scott Roundstone Jr., a 20-year-old Native man who went missing on November 19, 2010. Roundstone was last seen on a night of a heavy snowstorm. Searches have turned up...
Supreme Court won't be hearing Oneida Nation foreclosure case (January 10, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation in light of a "new factual development." The court was due to hear the case on February 23. But the Oneida Nation informed the justices that it...
Judge to hear Cayuga Nation lawsuit on foreclosure proceedings (January 10, 2011)
The Cayuga Nation will be in federal court this Thursday to prevent two New York counties from foreclosing on its land. The tribe owns land in Seneca County and Cayuga County. Both counties say the tribe has failed to pay...
Supreme Court agrees to hear Jicarilla Apache Nation trust case (January 10, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, a fiduciary trust case. The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico sued the federal government for breach of trust. During the litigation, the tribe asked the...
Non-Indian couple still in jurisdictional dispute with Rincon Band (January 10, 2011)
A non-Indian couple continues to challenge the jurisdiction of the Rincon Band of Mission Indians in California. Steve and Suzanne Rogers-Dial live on property owned by Marvin Donius. They say the tribe is trying to force Donius off his land....
Letter: Article about Mashpee Wampanoag employee misleading (January 10, 2011)
"Your Jan. 5 article "Tribe leader was arrested on drug charge" is considered by many of our tribal members, and those with decades of experience working in Indian issues nationally, regionally and locally, to be misleading to the public eye....
Marc Simmons: Stories of capture among Apache in New Mexico (January 10, 2011)
"In its day, the old Silver City Enterprise was one of New Mexico's outstanding territorial newspapers. Recently, while I was reading through its back file, a short notice dated July 12, 1889, caught my attention. Briefly, it referred to...
Evon Peter: Reaching out to each other to prevent youth suicide (January 10, 2011)
"It's 5:45 p.m. The single-engine plane bounces to a landing on the hard packed snow-covered runway in a remote Alaska village. It is 15 below zero. There are no trees, just a vast frozen ocean, ice, snow drifts, small hills...
Editorial: Lumbee federal recognition efforts off to a shaky start (January 10, 2011)
"It should be a no-brainer to expect the Lumbee tribe will try once more to gain full federal recognition. The latest effort failed in the Congress just concluded. So within hours of his swearing-in to the new Congress, Rep. Mike...
Charges over attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (January 10, 2011)
A 22-year-old man has been indicted in federal court for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), who remains in critical condition at an Arizona hospital. Giffords was shot in the head with an automatic rifle at a Congressional...
Vi Waln: Don't believe everything in the media about reservation (January 10, 2011)
Apparently, some people are under the impression that all Indians who live on the reservation regularly abuse the many assistance programs available to those who meet income guidelines. Recently, I was asked to read and formulate a response to a...
Charles Trimble: Assassination attempt highlights gun mentality (January 10, 2011)
I’m not one to say, “I told you so;” at least not in one of my columns. For, fortunately for the world, most of my predictions have come to naught anyway. But a year ago I posted a column on...
Tim Giago: Three warriors are gone but the mascot battle lives on (January 10, 2011)
While reading an article by Courtland Milloy in the Washington Post I was immediately reminded of Michael Haney, Vernon Bellecourt and Floyd Red Crow Westerman, three warriors who stood up for the rights of all Native Americans when they publicly...
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