Google supports Cherokee written language in search engine (March 25, 2011)
You can now search Google using the Cherokee Syllabary, the written Cherokee language. Translators from the Cherokee Nation worked with the company to add the language and a special Cherokee keyboard to its search engine. The syllabary was developed by...
Two men charged over theft from Gila River Indian Community (March 25, 2011)
Two members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona have been indicted for stealing more than $32,000 from the tribe. Franklin Joseph Jackson Sr., 62, of Bapchule, and Lloyd Notah Jr., 63, have each been charged with one count...
Native Sun News: Pipeline proposal back to the drawing board (March 25, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, DC — Calling for more public input, the Obama Administration sent TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL Pipeline proposal back to the drawing board on...
Blog: Koch Oil caught stealing from reservations in Oklahoma (March 25, 2011)
"Just what is this Koch Industries? Should it be called a "company?" If so we need to re-think the idea of what a company and a business is supposed to be. Even the brother of Koch Industries owners David and...
Al Jazeera: Fort Peck Tribes battle to restore bison in Montana (March 25, 2011)
"In the remote northeast corner of Montana on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Robert Magnan has built a fence. Stretching nearly 42 kilometers across more than 2,000 hectares of Montana's snow swept plains, it's taken two years and $200,000 raised...
Utah governor says Indian Affairs official was 'insubordinate' (March 25, 2011)
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) says he won't apologize for firing Forrest Cuch, the longtime director of the Division of Indian Affairs. Herbert says he fired Cuch for being "insubordinate." He claims Cuch, who ran the office for 13 years,...
Indian teenaged girl charged as adult for stabbing in Wyoming (March 25, 2011)
A 17-year-old Indian girl from Wyoming is being charged as an adult for a stabbing incident earlier this month. Allyson SixFeathers is charged with two counts of aggravated assault. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted....
All IHS areas undergoing review over management concerns (March 25, 2011)
The Indian Health Service is conducting a review of all of its area offices in response to management concerns at the Aberdeen area, Director Yvette Roubideaux said. The Aberdeen area was the subject of a critical Senate Indian Affairs Committee...
Editorial: IHS bars media from tribal meeting in South Dakota (March 25, 2011)
"U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Indian Health Service, met this week with tribal leaders from an eight-state region. IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux attended the meetings, but a spokesman for her office said it was not...
Pueblo business helps to raise money for family struck by fire (March 25, 2011)
A Pueblo business owner is helping raise money for a fellow entrepreneur whose family lost everything in a fire on Tuesday. Susie Dominguez, 77, is known at Laguna Pueblo and Acoma Pueblo as the Sno-Cone Lady. Her home and all...
Organizers cancel World Indigenous Nations Games in Canada (March 25, 2011)
The World Indigenous Nations Games have been canceled. The games were to take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 2012. But organizers weren't able to secure government funding and they ran into logistical problems. "As time got closer and closer, from...
Iowa judge recognizes Mewskwaki officers as law enforcement (March 25, 2011)
Peace officers for the Meskwaki Tribe are recognized under Iowa law as law enforcement, a judge ruled last week. Judge Ian Thornhill said the definition of law enforcement in Section 80B.2 of the Iowa Code includes tribal government officers. Therefore,...
Valerie Taliman: Series on crimes against Native women, girls (March 25, 2011)
"At 5:15 on a cold, rainy morning, two women enter the Sacred Circle, pour steaming cups of hot coffee, and move quietly to a corner to speak with Skundaal, a Haida artist and activist who leased this studio to begin...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe receives $500K Indian housing block grant (March 25, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho has received a $500,000 Indian Community Block Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The tribe will use the money to renovate and install energy-saving upgrades and rehabilitate 35 rental homes. "The...
Oglala Sioux activist being held without bond for elder protest (March 25, 2011)
Duane Martin Sr. of the Strong Heart Warrior Society is being held without bond in connection with a protest against the elderly meals program of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Martin's first bond hearing was March 18 but...
US Attorney in Montana holds first Indian Crime Unit meeting (March 25, 2011)
Mike Cotter, the U.S. Attorney for Montana convened the first meeting of the Indian Crime Unit on Thursday. Cox created the unit last October. Federal and tribal prosecutors will work together to address crime and justice issues on the state's...
Press conference to announce settlement in Indian abuse suit (March 25, 2011)
A press conference is being held this morning to announce a $166.1 million settlement for victims of abuse by Jesuit priests on reservations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The Tamaki Law Firm filed the lawsuit in February 2009....
Council at Lumbee Tribe fires administrator hired by chairman (March 25, 2011)
The council for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina voted unanimously to fire the tribe's administrator as part of a dispute with Chairman Purnell Swett. Swett hired Rose Marie Lowry-Townsend about a year ago. The council reviewed her contract and...
Diane Humetewa named advisor for Arizona State University (March 25, 2011)
Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe, has been named special advisor for American Indian Affairs. at Arizona State University. Humetewa, who was the first Indian woman to serve as a U.S. Attorney, will help President Michael M. Crow...
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