Shoshone woman jailed for trying to cash OST check at Walmart (March 3, 2011)
Terri Wise, a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, is suing Walmart after she was arrested for trying to cash her trust fund check, The Ultimate Aldine reports. Wise tried to cash the check at the Walmart in Aldine, Wyoming,...
Comedy duo asked not to use 'Indian' during North Dakota show (March 3, 2011)
The Williams and Ree comedy duo, otherwise known as “the Indian and the White Guy," were recently faced with an unusual request when trying to book a show in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The team was asked not to use...
Pomo man named director of Indian education in South Dakota (March 3, 2011)
Roger Campbell will serve as director of Indian Education for South Dakota. Campbell, who is Pomo, is a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of California. But he grew up in South Dakota and previously served as director of...
Blackfeet Nation 'in pretty good shape' with more snow on way (March 3, 2011)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana expects even more snow this weekend after declaring an emergency on Tuesday. The latest storm brought the snowfall to more than three feet in some places on the reservation. Another round of snow is coming...
Muscogee Nation Supreme Court won't remove judge from post (March 3, 2011)
The highest court of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is refusing to remove a judge from his post. The tribe's National Council has passed resolutions to remove District Judge Patrick Moore. But the tribe's Supreme Court said Moore will remain...
"If you were to turn on a tap in the First Nation of Little Salmon Carmacks, Yukon, your cup might run over with gasoline, fecal matter, and worse (yes, there’s worse). It’s been this way for years, at least going...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe fights Devil's Tower mine (March 3, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, the health and environment editor for Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. To contemporary music lovers, Rare Earth is a Motown band famous for soulful 1970s pop...
Nature: Tribal colleges expand reservation research opportunity (March 3, 2011)
"Katie McDonald had never given much thought to the trout in Flathead Lake — except when fishing with her family. She didn't wonder about heavy-metal pollution or how that might affect people eating the fish. But that was before the...
Column: Harvard students learn a lot from trip to Navajo Nation (March 3, 2011)
"This past J-term, a group of ten Harvard students travelled to New Mexico to deliver health care to people that are historically more ‘American’ than most of us, the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation is the largest tribe in America...
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe seeks to protect our sacred places (March 3, 2011)
"At the end of last year our tribe commemorated the winter solstice with a ceremony that included traditional songs, prayers and celebration. Celebrations that usher in a new season are not new to our tribe. John Peabody Harrington, an American...
Column: Native woman was survivor of residential school ordeal (March 3, 2011)
"On Tuesday night, Doreen, a close friend of mine, passed away. She was a survivor of residential schools. Doreen's story is remarkable not only for the trauma to which she was exposed as a child, but for the way she...
SCOTUSblog: Justice Scalia makes the case for Indian defendant (March 3, 2011)
"Two days after winding up, quite angrily, on the losing end of a major criminal law ruling, Justice Antonin Scalia moved energetically on Wednesday to try to make sure it does not happen again — at least not in the...
Kevin Abourezk: Tribes in Nebraska oppose tobacco taxation bill (March 3, 2011)
"When Lance Morgan went to work for his tribe in 1992, the Winnebago Tribe had just $180,000 in discretionary funds. The Harvard law graduate helped create businesses and jobs, and the tribe now employs nearly 2,000 people and generates more...
Sen. Akaka, Indian Affairs chairman, announces retirement plan (March 3, 2011)
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, won't seek re-election in 2012. Akaka just became chairman of the committee. He told tribal leaders yesterday that he wants to focus on the budget, education, economic...
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