Sam Bradford to promote healthy lifestyles in USDA visit (April 25, 2011)
Sam Bradford, a member of the Cherokee Nation who plays for the St. Louis Rams, will promote healthy lifestyles for Indian youth during a visit to the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday. Along with Secretary Tom Vilsack, Bradford and more...
Opinion: Border impacts rights of Tohono O'odham Nation (April 25, 2011)
"While in southern Arizona over winter break with the Student Leadership Initiative of the Embrey Human Rights Program, I had the opportunity to meet with and interview various actors in the border debate. In particular, my research focused on the...
Interview: Filmmaker follows Shoni Schimmel 'Off the Rez' (April 25, 2011)
"Shoni Schimmel streaks down the left side of the court, her long brown ponytail bouncing in the air behind her. At full speed, she uses her right hand to wrap the ball behind her back and through her legs, before...
Mark Trahant: Rising gas prices hit Indian Country hardest (April 25, 2011)
A few weeks ago Bloomberg News reported that Saudia Arabia is investing $100 billion in renewable energy sources. In other words the country with the largest known reserves of oil is spending its profits building power plants fueled by nuclear...
Popular Metis teacher facing more sexual assault charges (April 25, 2011)
A popular Metis teacher and coach who has won praise for working with youth is facing more sexual assault charges involving minors. Corey Matthews, 33, has been charged with 11 counts of abuse of a minor. That's in addition to...
Stabbing turns deadly on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (April 25, 2011)
A young member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe Indians in Wisconsin is dead after a fight broke out on the reservation early Thursday morning. John "JB" McDaniel, 23, died from injuries after being stabbed, The Ojibwe News...
Column: Minnesota museum acquires historic Indian shirt (April 25, 2011)
"The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has just acquired a new Native American shirt, and in doing so has returned it to its homeland after an absence of more than 300 years. "It does not get any better than this...
Cherokee Nation urges members to vote in tribal election (April 25, 2011)
The population of the Cherokee Nation has grown steadily over the past three decades but the number of active voters has largely remained the same. The tribe has 308,913 citizens, The Cherokee Phoenix reported. Of those, 240,404 are eligible to...
Navajo Nation man files lawsuit for police officer beating (April 25, 2011)
Donovan Tanner, a member of the Navajo Nation, says a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico, targeted him because he is American Indian. Tanner, 22, was struck in the head and the neck by San Juan County sheriff's deputy...
Supreme Court posts audio in Jicarilla Apache trust case (April 25, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court has posted the audio from the oral argument in US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, a fiduciary trust case. The justices heard the case on April 20. They will determine whether the the Interior Department has an...
NYT story about Hualapai Tribe among the most popular (April 25, 2011)
A New York Times story about the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona and its legal battle with the operator of the Grand Canyon Skywalk has become one of the most popular on the paper's web site. Yesterday, when the story was...
Editorial: Inspire Indian students to succeed in Montana (April 25, 2011)
"Mariah Stiffarm’s talent on Billings Skyview volleyball and basketball teams has earned her places on all-conference and all-state teams. This 6-foot-2 junior has an outstanding record in academics and community service, too. She has a GPA of 3.9. She volunteers...
Marketplace: Broadband access lagging on reservations (April 25, 2011)
"The Obama administration has made broadband availability a major priority. But while access is around 65 percent in the general population, in Native American communities, it's around 5 to 10 percent. That's obviously a big gap. We talk to John...
Editorial: Singling out Oneida Nation for budget provision (April 25, 2011)
"When state Rep. Jim Steineke introduced a bill recently that would strip the Thornberry Creek golf course of its state-issued liquor license, we were skeptical. It's not that we think he is out of line. We simply wondered why he...
Editorial: Anti-immigrant law proves to be 'costly failure' (April 25, 2011)
"A year later, SB 1070 looks like a big, expensive con. It brought us boycotts, lost business, a sullied reputation, another court battle and a betrayal of Arizona's heritage. Oh, yes. And it did nothing to make the border safer...
Opinion: No one benefits from secret tribal governments (April 25, 2011)
"In my April 9, 2011, column I detailed the secret government of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, specifically as it pertained to the Tribal Court and Police department. I may be biased, but I feel that if the Saginaw Chippewa...
Merle St. Claire: Turtle Mountain takes a stand on racism (April 25, 2011)
"It’s “the Fighting Sioux fighting the Fighting Chippewa,” or at least that was the implication of the recent story on the Herald’s front page. Once again, this is evolving into an issue of two tribes pitted against each other. This...
Wambli Sina Win: Iyeska, the Interpreter, turning extinct (April 25, 2011)
One of my earliest memories was my Grandfather calling to me, “Takoja,” grandchild, in the Lakota language. My Grandfather spoke to me from a different era, a different time. According to spiritual people, those who interpret the ancient language of...
Vi Waln: Take time to remember Mother Earth with prayer (April 25, 2011)
The world paused to celebrate Earth Day last week. If more humans took the time to remember our planet with prayer every day, Unci Maka could actually heal herself. Leonardo de Vinci said “Water is the driving force of all...
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