Blog: Sac and Fox Nation settles lawsuit over ancestral remains (January 24, 2011)
"The Missouri Department of Natural Resources was hoardin' the bones of ancient ancestors. The Sac and Fox Nation wanted 'em back. A lawsuit filed by the tribe against the DNR was expected to start today in U.S. District Court in...
IPR: Students get a chance to learn Ojibwe in schools in Michigan (January 24, 2011)
"Learning a second language is not always about learning foreign language. It can also be about preserving what's been right here for generations, language at risk of being lost. In addition to offerings, such as French or Spanish, more...
Yakama Nation welcomes herd of 100 pronghorns to reservation (January 24, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is reintroducing pronghorn antelopes to the reservation. The tribe accepted 100 of the animals on January 15. The herd came from Nevada, where the tribe and volunteers rounded them up for transport to the reservation....
Tara Sweeney: Habitat designation threatens Alaska Native lives (January 24, 2011)
"The Department of Interior's recent critical habitat designation for polar bears should concern all Americans. The department's decision is flawed; it is a poor attempt to legislate climate change through regulation, a failure of national security policy and simply bad...
Rocky Boy's Reservation woman first in line at Snoop Dogg show (January 24, 2011)
A woman from the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana was the first in line at the Snoop Dogg concert in Great Falls on Sunday night. Jalen Small, 26, brought canned food to the show so she was allowed to...
NCAI President Keel delivers State of Indian Nations on Thursday (January 24, 2011)
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address this Thursday. This year's speech will take place at 10:30am at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It will be broadcast live at ncai.org...
House Natural Resources Committee to hold first meeting of year (January 24, 2011)
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold its first meeting of the 112th Congress. The committee will adopt the rules, an oversight plan and adopt a staff hiring resolution. The oversight plan states that the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska...
Mark Trahant: The sky doesn't have to fall on Indian health budget (January 24, 2011)
Journalists like me have played the role of Chicken Little for many years. We have written dozens of stories about the consequences of an election, predicting what will happen after Republicans win and fulfill their promises to drastically cut government....
Supreme Court requests DOJ brief in tribal court jurisdiction case (January 24, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court today asked for the views of the Department of Justice in Miccosukee Tribe v. Kraus-Anderson Construction, a tribal court jurisdiction case. The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida won a $1.65 million judgment against Kraus-Anderson Construction Co., a...
Skull Valley Band set to elect a new chairman and vice chairman (January 24, 2011)
The Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians in Utah is getting ready to elect a new chairman and vice chairman. Lawrence Bear was serving as chairman when he died last June at the age of 75. Marlinda Moon has been...
Erich Longie: Too many lies for too many years on Fighting Sioux (January 24, 2011)
"In his story, “Another fight on the Fighting Sioux,” Herald staff writer Chuck Haga begins with the phrase, “Another chapter in the long and bitter struggle over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo". Haga’s description is spot on. The struggle...
John Graham to be sentenced for role in Aquash murder in 1975 (January 24, 2011)
John Graham will be sentenced in South Dakota today for his role in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Graham was convicted of felony murder committed during the kidnapping of Aquash in December 1975....
Marc Simmons: Spanish expedition passed through many Pueblos (January 24, 2011)
"The Coronado expedition, beginning in 1450, conducted the first grand-scale exploration of the future state of New Mexico. The Spaniards had traveled up the east side of Arizona to reach the six towns of the Zuni Indians, which proved barren...
Editorial: Resolve dispute for Coeur d'Alene law enforcement bill (January 24, 2011)
"Idaho lawmakers and the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe gave negotiation a shot, hoping that compromise and reason would resolve the dilemma over law enforcement on Coeur d’Alene Reservation lands in Benewah County. Negotiation failed. Now, in the name of public...
Native Sun News: Blizzard can't stop Rosebud Sioux youth summit (January 24, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Archie Beauvais. All content © Native Sun News. MISSION, SOUTH DAKOTA — In the wake of the suicides that have gripped the Rosebud Sioux reservation the last couple of years, the Wiconi...
Vi Waln: Holding Indian Health Service accountable to its patients (January 24, 2011)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently spent some time at the Rosebud Hospital. Kevin Stiffarm, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, told the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council last week that a “full hospital survey” was done....
Charles Trimble: What Native journalism means in Indian Country (January 24, 2011)
In a column on Indianz.com last week, the publisher of the Native Sun News, charged the Indian Country Today newspaper (soon to be in glossy mag format) with censorship and control of news, and failure to recognize and acclaim him...
Tim Giago: Indian Country Today denies readers the right to know (January 24, 2011)
In response to a column I wrote last week about the lack of freedom of the press at Indian Country Today, Ray Cook, Op-ed Editor of This Week in Indian Country, ends his column of allegations with, “If those sound...
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