Obama administration cuts BIA budget request by 4.5 percent (February 14, 2011)
The Interior Department has posted detailed documents for its fiscal year 2012 budget request. The Bureau of Indian Affairs request is $2.5 billion. That's $118.9 million, or 4.5 percent, below current levels. Major cuts are coming in construction ($120 million...
Jim Kent: Lakota youth journalists find success with newspaper (February 14, 2011)
The following column by Jim Kent appears in the current issue of the Lakota Country Times. All content © Lakota Country Times. I've been interviewed over the years, but not too often. With both my print and radio work, I'm...
The Atlantic: Sioux Nation says no to $1B for theft of Black Hills (February 14, 2011)
Mario Gonzalez is Oglala Sioux and Mexican and walks like he was once a linebacker.
Interview with Walter Echo-Hawk, Pawnee attorney and author (February 14, 2011)
"Walter R. Echo-Hawk Jr. offices in Crowe & Dunlevy's Tulsa office and serves as of counsel in the firm's Indian Law and Gaming Practice Group. A lawyer, tribal judge, scholar and activist, his legal experience includes cases involving Native American...
White House OMB posts documents for fiscal year 2012 budget (February 14, 2011)
The White House Office of Management and Budget has posted documents for the fiscal year 2012 budget. The Interior Department request is $12 billion. That's about the same as the current level. According to the OMB, the DOI budget "Strengthens...
Judge orders $20.2M restitution for tribes in Abramoff scandal (February 14, 2011)
Michael Scanlon, one of the major figures in the Jack Abramoff scandal, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay $20.2 million to the tribes he defrauded. Back in 2005, Scanlon was the first person...
Gathering of Nations wins Grammy for Native American album (February 14, 2011)
The producers of "2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance" won the award fro best Native American music album at the 53rd annual Grammys ceremony on Sunday night. The album was recording during the 27th annual Gathering of...
Monique La Chappa: Renewable energy benefits Indian Country (February 14, 2011)
"As American Indian people, the Campo Kumeyaay Nation see ourselves as caretakers of the Earth and know we have a responsibility to help protect the environment and our sacred resources. To this end, we have built a successful wind farm...
Blog: Cowardly Christian organization removes anti-Indian post (February 14, 2011)
"Oh, did the reaction to your latest column burn a little bit too much, Bryan? Yes, if you click this link to read the piece called “Bryan Fischer: Native Americans morally disqualified themselves from the land”, which I criticized here,...
David Kimelberg: Racism against Native people still acceptable (February 14, 2011)
"Two disturbing developments recently hit my radar. The first was an announcement from Washington's NFL team that it's planning to change its name and logo. Okay, that seems innocuous enough. Washington Politicos? Nope. The new name is the Washington Jews....
Column: Owner of 'Redskins' team the poster boy for hypocrisy (February 14, 2011)
"Dan Snyder is offended. The source of his ire is the Washington City Paper, published weekly in the nation's capital. Last November, the paper ran a less than flattering piece on Snyder, owner of the town's godawful football team. It...
Opinion: Shoshone still forgotten in their aboriginal homelands (February 14, 2011)
"Small, unnoticed things sometimes tell a big story. Every year or so, The Herald Journal’s weekend magazine editor takes all the books she’s received in the mail and puts them on a table in the break room for newspaper employees...
Ray Cook: Embrace the citizenship of sovereign Indian nations (February 14, 2011)
"Some years ago now, the late Vine Deloria wrote that as Indians emerged from a time when survival demanded that they emphasize their distinctness, it was natural for them to begin emphasizing instead the characteristics that they shared. Likewise, as...
Ricey Wild: It ain't easy being Indian and looking for a good job (February 14, 2011)
"Like many Indians and Americans I have been unemployed for way longer than I thought I would be. It really sucks and I am seriously questioning the local employers' sanity. Who doesn't want a brilliant, saucy Diva working for their...
Opinion: Payday lenders hide behind tribal sovereign immunity (February 14, 2011)
"A curious situation came to the attention of regulators some five years ago as they were looking into complaints about online payday lenders. The folks who were doing the lending claimed to be arms of Indian tribes based in other...
Editorial: Action needed on Muscogee Nation land-into-trust bill (February 14, 2011)
"Maybe the third time’s the charm for U.S. Rep. Dan Boren. Boren reintroduced a bill for this legislative session that will place 18 acres of land in McIntosh County into trust for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The land, owned by...
Vi Waln: Petition seeks ouster of Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman (February 14, 2011)
Apparently, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Secretary’s office received notification of a proposed petition for the recall of our Tribal President. The version of the three page document I saw appeared to bear a stamp from Office of the Tribal Secretary...
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee occupation was serious AIM blunder (February 14, 2011)
There are posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the “Liberation” of Wounded Knee in February of 1973. This action causes many of us old timers to scratch our heads in wonderment and...
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