Interview: Leroy Little Bear offers a different view of science (March 22, 2011)
"Leroy Little Bear wants to change the way you see the world. Imagine, he invites, being suspended above Phoenix, looking down at the scene below. What would you see? Movement? Flux? The big picture? Little Bear asks us, metaphorically, to...
Yakama Nation to release sturgeon into Columbia River basin (March 22, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington will release a few thousand sturgeon into the Columbia River basin next month, the fruits of the tribe's successful hatchery. Biologist Donella Miller started the hatchery two years ago. The fish are important in tribal...
Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs issues Whiteclay grant (March 22, 2011)
The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs awarded a $14,900 grant to fund a program in Whiteclay. The grant will fund the Whiteclay Entrepreneurial Expansion/Youth Healthy Living Project to spur business in the Whiteclay area. The project also fill start a...
BIA superintendent on Fort Peck Reservation indicted in theft (March 22, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana has been indicted for stealing from the tribal loan program. Florence A. White Eagle, 63, has been charged with conspiracy to convert tribal credit program proceeds by...
Crow Tribe begins rounding up over 700 horses on reservation (March 22, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana began rounding more than 700 horses on the reservation under a contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. About 50 tribal members are gathering the horses. "This is a historic event," Jason Shigley, who is...
Police in Montana believe remains are of missing Native man (March 22, 2011)
Police in Billings, Montana, have tentatively identified the remains of Timothy Roundstone, a 20-year-old Native man who went missing last November. A body was found on Saturday, not far from the apartment complex where Roundstone was last seen. Despite...
Oglala Sioux Tribe charges activist for protest against program (March 22, 2011)
Duane Martin Sr. of the Strong Heart Warrior Society has been charged for leading a protest against the elderly meals program of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Martin has been charged with criminal trespass, breaking and entering, rioting,...
Native Sun News: Navajo Nation signs lease for coal-fired plant (March 22, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Kate Saltzstein. All content © Native Sun News. FOUR CORNERS — Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed an agreement this week approving a 25-year extension of the Four Corners Power Plant lease...
Court asked to punish judge who sent Pueblo members to jail (March 22, 2011)
A New Mexico state judge faces punishment for sending 32 people from Taos Pueblo to jail for contempt of court. The charges against the tribal members were dropped when the state Supreme Court determined they were unwarranted. The court will...
Former police officer facing charges over Pueblo man's death (March 22, 2011)
A former New Mexico state police officer will face charges for the death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo. Alfred Lovato was the passenger in a car that struck and killed Tenorio, 46, on November 26, 2008. The driver,...
FBI investigates fatal shooting by Warm Springs police officer (March 22, 2011)
The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting by a police officer for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon. Vernon Leroy Middleton, 22, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Sunday night. His passenger, who was...
Lummi Nation agrees to resume talks over ferry on tribal land (March 22, 2011)
The Lummi Nation will meet with Whatcom County, Washington, on Thursday to discuss the Lummi Island ferry. The tribe owns the land where the ferry docks. The county has reportedly agreed to a $200,000 lease but has balked at additional...
Candidate for Mississippi Choctaw chief challenges incumbent (March 22, 2011)
Kevin Edwards wants to take the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in a new direction if he is elected to lead the tribe. Edwards, who sits on the tribal council, says the tribe is worse off than it was four...
Narragansett Tribe concerned about plaque for state's founder (March 22, 2011)
The Narragansett Tribe has seen ups and downs in its relationship with the state of Rhode Island but a proposed plaque to founder Roger Williams should focus on the positive, historic preservation officer John Brown says. The tribe welcomed Williams...
AZPM: Yaqui guitarist Gabriel Ayala aims to reach Indian youth (March 22, 2011)
"Native American classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala found his roots in music and decided to put that talent to use to help others find their way through academia. A member of the Yaqui tribe, Ayala graduated with a degree in music...
County social workers banned from handling Eastern Cherokee (March 22, 2011)
The North Carolina Division of Social Services has barred five Swain County social workers from working on cases involving members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe asked the state to exclude five people who are being investigated...
DOJ seeks to limit attorney fees in USDA discrimination lawsuit (March 22, 2011)
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to limit attorneys fees for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case. The attorneys asked for $60.8 million. The Obama administration says they are only entitled to $30.4 million, or half of...
Center: Maryland disputes payday lender run by tribal member (March 22, 2011)
"Western Sky Financial’s website features a logo with three teepees and a toll-free number for customers to apply for an overnight loan. A notice at the bottom of the page says that the company is “owned wholly by an individual...
Column: Suquamish Tribe deserves credit for restoring salmon (March 22, 2011)
"Paul Dorn's recent talk — titled "A 34-year perspective on Salmon Restoration in Kitsap County" — caused me to reflect on the state of local salmon populations and reaffirmed my appreciation for the determination of local tribes to save the...
Mark Trahant: Investing in young people before we all go broke (March 22, 2011)
Google the phrase, “we can’t afford,” and some 209 million results pop up that capture our Great Public Debate. Articles range from a defense of any public program, schools, health care, fighting homelessness, to preservation of the U.S. military. On...
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