Blackfeet veterans serve as honor guard for last WWI veteran (March 17, 2011)
Five members of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana served as the honor guard for the funeral of Frank Woodruff Buckles, who was the last surviving veteran of World War I. The Blackfeet Warrior Society met on the steps of...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe seeks $4M for a number of projects (March 17, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is hoping to raise more than $4 million for various projects on the reservation. One of the biggest is a facility to house more than 67,000 tribal artifacts that were dug up at...
Eastern Cherokees consider taking child services from county (March 17, 2011)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians might start its own child welfare service in response to the death of a girl who was in the care of Swain County, North Carolina. Chief Michell Hicks has started a task force to...
RCMP's fatal shooting of First Nations man under investigation (March 17, 2011)
The RCMP has called in an outside agency to investigate the fatal shooting of a man on the God's Lake First Nation in Manitoba. Paul Leonard Duck, 52, was carrying a gun when he was shot twice by an RCMP...
Editorial: First Nations forced to suffer inadequate fire service (March 17, 2011)
"There are more fires and more fire deaths proportionately on Manitoba First Nations than anywhere else in the province, but there's no evidence that the grim statistics, like the negative numbers associated with life on reserves in general, will provoke...
NMAI Blog: Choctaw Nation helped Ireland during 1847 famine (March 17, 2011)
"The Choctaw people have a history of helping others. Only sixteen years after their long, sad march along the Trail of Tears, the Choctaws learned of people starving to death in Ireland. With great empathy, in 1847 Choctaw individuals made...
Members of Crow Tribe set for vote on water rights settlement (March 17, 2011)
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana will vote this Saturday on a water right settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last December. Some landowners on the reservation oppose the deal, fearing it takes away their...
Opinion: Tribes weren't included in 'Fighting Sioux' settlement (March 17, 2011)
"I suppose we can forgive Donald Bruce Beard’s lack of knowledge in his letter. His letter came from Banning, Calif., a long way from what really happened in North Dakota. The Spirit Lake and Standing Rock Sioux tribes did not...
North Dakota governor signs bill to protect 'Fighting Sioux' nick (March 17, 2011)
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) signed into law a bill to save the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education was already planning to retire the controversial symbol...
Navajo Nation loses $1.25M for failed egg farm on reservation (March 17, 2011)
The Navajo Nation lost $1.25 million on a failed egg farm, money the tribe probably won't ever get back. Diné Poultry Products Inc. proposed a $12 million egg farm on the New Mexico portion of the reservation. The company secured...
Letter: Protect Apache territory from oil and gas development (March 17, 2011)
"For hundreds of years the Mescalero Apache people roamed freely across the Southwest. They left little evidence of their presence, being likened by some to "mist on the land." Otero Mesa is the exception. This 1.2 million acres of Chihuahuan...
MPR: Prairie Island Tribe worried about safety at nuclear plant (March 17, 2011)
"The earthquake and tsunami in Japan the disaster they caused at a nuclear power plant there are raising questions about the safety of Minnesota's two nuclear power plants. Xcel Energy's Monticello plant, built in 1970, and the dual-reactor Prairie...
Column: Remembering the big fish legends of Cherokee people (March 17, 2011)
"When a fisherman in the Smokies region receives a sudden strike from a huge fish that breaks his line or maybe even drags his tackle away before he can react, he usually supposes it was a muskellunge, a ferocious species...
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe united in choosing leadership (March 17, 2011)
"When voting members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians cast their ballot in the tribal government election on March 3, the vast majority voted in favor of unity by re-electing the tribal leadership team that has been in...
Valerie Taliman: Series on crimes against Native women, girls (March 17, 2011)
"One day after memorializing the lost lives of 600 Native women, victims of a notorious sex predator spoke for the first time in front of the British Columbia Provincial Court. Under a light rain, they stood among families and elders,...
BIA rejects federal recognition for factions from Juaneno Band (March 17, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final determination that denied federal recognition to two factions of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians of California. The BIA issued two separate decisions. The agency said the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians,...
US Attorney in North Dakota hosts listening session with tribes (March 17, 2011)
Tim Purdon, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota, held a tribal listening session on Wednesday. Purdon wants to improve public safety in Indian Country. He has assigned an assistant federal prosecutor for each of the four reservations in the state....
Editorial: Chumash Tribe should forego land-into-trust process (March 17, 2011)
"A sensitive local issue has come up again, and we expect many people, like a community with a sensitive tooth, to flinch this time and every time it’s touched upon. The issue is the desire of the Santa Ynez Band...
Lawyers in Cobell case discuss $3.4B settlement in Oklahoma (March 17, 2011)
Attorneys for the Indian trust fund lawsuit were in Oklahoma this week to discuss the $3.4 billion settlement to the case. Most beneficiaries will receive $1,000 for the Historical Accounting Class of the settlement. These payments will go out as...
Native Sun News: Rival students heckle Indian player at game (March 17, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. From left, St. Thomas More seniors Katy Freidel, Alayna Ackerman, Lauryn Weber, Theresa Poloncic, Taylor Oligmueller and Tyler Richardson heckle TJ Stover a...
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