Pueblo man found guilty for murder of Northern Arapaho man (March 28, 2011)
A federal jury convicted a man from Ohkay Owingeh for the April 2009 murder of Naayaitch Friday, who was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Carl Ernesto Romero, 20, was found guilty of second degree murder. Federal authorities say...
House Appropriations Committee hearings on BIA, IHS budget (March 28, 2011)
The House Appropriations Committee will hold two hearings this week to focus on the budgets for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service. On Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies will hear from Assistant...
Column: A Pueblo population explosion comes to New Mexico (March 28, 2011)
"Scott Ortman is standing among the ruins of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo south of Santa Fe, explaining how the bits of broken pottery collected here aren't just pretty relics of days gone by — they're clues suggesting that people came here...
Column: Urban Indians in Chicago discuss issues at conference (March 28, 2011)
"Susan Power grew up in a three-room house on a South Dakota reservation, a stone's throw from where Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull was believed to be buried. "Whenever we would see a car of white people driving up the...
Column: Land disputes led to hanging of Nisqually Chief Leschi (March 28, 2011)
"Chief Leshi, a prominent Nisqually Native American elder, played out his story in Lakewood. South Puget Sound land in the 1850s was land in dispute. The British had already set up trading posts around the Pacific Northwest, and a...
Pala Band continues long fight against landfill near sacred site (March 28, 2011)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians continues to fight a proposed landfill in Gregory Canyon, a sacred site in southern California. The tribe wants to protect Chokla, a mountain that is one of the homes of Takwic, a sacred figure....
Odor at reycling plant on Cabazon Reservation stirs neighbors (March 28, 2011)
A soil-recycling plant is not violating federal air quality laws but nearby residents say they are being sickened by the smell coming from the Cabazon Reservation in southern California. “You can't be outside for a half-hour, or an hour, because...
Native American Natural Foods still looks to expand enterprise (March 28, 2011)
Native American Natural Foods, an Indian-owned business on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, launched its first major project -- the Tanka Bar -- in October 2007. The bison-based snack is now sold in 4,000 locations in 50 states....
Mark Trahant: Termination returns in the health reform debate (March 28, 2011)
Just over a year ago President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. That measure, of course, also includes the permanent authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. So...
Subcommittee sets hearing on bill to limit Cobell attorney fees (March 28, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next week on H.R.887, a bill to limit attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50 million. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the...
Wambli Sina Win: Uniting Indian Country with indigenous pride (March 28, 2011)
Now the old Lakota holy man sits by himself. The ashes from the ceremonial fire are cold and everyone has gone home. Once a powerful Thunder Dreamer (Heyoka), the old holy man was much sought after by his people as...
Vi Waln: Internet Indians perpetuate the victimhood mentality (March 28, 2011)
It is easy to be a victim; you simply fill your mind every day with dark thoughts about all the injustice you have suffered. It also helps to dwell upon all the wrongs the Lakota people have suffered over the...
Review: How tribes in Washington lost millions of acres of land (March 28, 2011)
"Richard Kluger has written a half-dozen novels, but he’s best known for telling true stories, hard stories, very well: Brown v. Board of Education (“Simple Justice”), the rise and fall of The New York Herald Tribune (“The Paper”), the...
Editorial: Include Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in land transfer plan (March 28, 2011)
'The city of Mt. Pleasant made the right move by purchasing the Mt. Pleasant Center property. City leaders admit they don’t really have a plan for the property yet. That doesn’t really matter. Since the state closed the center for...
Rep. DeFazio presses BIA about services for terminated tribes (March 28, 2011)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) is trying to help members of two terminated tribes get services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Congress terminated the federal government's relationship with the Chetco Tribe and the Tututni Tribe in 1954. About 200 of...
Yvette Roubideaux: IHS working to regain trust of our patients (March 28, 2011)
"The March 23 Rapid City Journal editorial - "Time to stop talking, start fixing" - did not include the many corrective actions taken to date to improve the operation and service delivery of the Indian Health Service's Aberdeen Area. As...
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