ASU News: Heard Museum preserving Native art and culture (April 12, 2011)
"The Metro Light Rail has become a part of Valley culture, and one stop takes passengers to a place where centuries of Southwest culture are preserved. The Central Avenue and Encanto Boulevard station is located near the Heard Museum, where...
Panel discusses effects of Supreme Court's Montana decision (April 12, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Montana v. US was the subject of a panel at the University of Montana on Monday. The case began when the Crow Tribe asserted the right to regulate fishing by non-members. It ended when...
Turtle Talk: Reviewing Indian law cases at the Supreme Court (April 12, 2011)
"Since the 1986 Term, the Supreme Court has granted review in 68 Indian law cases. [Warning, this is a preliminary study, and the numbers below are subject to change, but not significantly.] * The Court has granted 14 out of...
Column: People of Nisga'a Nation to make the journey home (April 12, 2011)
"There are Nisga’a people living in southern British Columbia who are as disconnected from their language, traditions and cultural heritage as I am from the four European homelands of my grandparents. Even though the physical distance from Vancouver to the...
Southern Ute man sentenced as a habitual violence offender (April 12, 2011)
Christopher Romero, a member of the Southern Ute Tribe, is the first person in Indian Country in Colorado to be sentenced under a new federal law fro habitual domestic violence offenders. Romero, 36, was sentenced to 37 months for assaulting...
College won't let plaintiff in Freedmen lawsuit speak at forum (April 12, 2011)
Marilyn Vann, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit over the status of the Freedmen within the Cherokee Nation, wasn't allowed to speak at a forum on Freedmen issues at Bacone College in Oklahoma. Vann was going to talk about...
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation assert rights to water (April 12, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are asserting their ownership of Sardis Lake in southeastern Oklahoma. The lake was created from water that was originally controlled by both tribes. "It is all Choctaw and Chickasaw water," Choctaw Chief...
Wambli Sina Win: Heyoka, a man taller than his own shadow (April 12, 2011)
From the south, up above, a threatening mass of dark thunderclouds moved swiftly towards the direction of a Lakota camp. A storm coming from the South was much feared by the people for the devastation it could bring. Noting the...
Large crowd for Yakama Nation meeting on Cobell settlement (April 12, 2011)
Attorneys for the Indian trust fund lawsuit were on the Yakama Nation in Washington on Monday to explain the $3.4 billion settlement to the case. More than 300 people turned out for the meeting, The Yakima Herald-Republic reported. Many are...
Mark Trahant: Bringing stories of abuse in Alaska into the light (April 12, 2011)
Sunrise over the village of St. Michael, Alaska. The abuse of children here by Catholic priests and other church workers impacted a generation of young people. Photo by Mark Trahant. ST. MICHAEL, Alaska -- It’s trite to write that...
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