Interview: Lee Tiger, Miccosukee, on health and wellness (May 27, 2011)
"In the 1960s and '70s, Lee Tiger performed with Steve Winwood, the Allman Brothers and other rock legends. Tiger says he was able to avoid the hard drugs that destroyed so many other musicians of the era, although he admits...
Opinion: Just say no to Alaska Native corporation land bill (May 27, 2011)
"The Sealaska land exchange is being touted as jobs bill. Indeed, Sealaska does provide local employment -- about 400 jobs by one estimate. Unfortunately, most of the jobs in the past have been in booms and busts related to logging....
Haskell University anticipates new president 'very soon' (May 27, 2011)
After more than a year without a president, Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas expects to have a new leader "very soon," a spokesperson said. Ten people were reported to be candidates for the job. Keith Moore, the director of...
Special prosecutor searches Navajo Nation financial offices (May 27, 2011)
A special prosecutor hired by the Navajo Nation Council searched two offices of the Navajo Nation government, The Navajo Times reports. Alan Balaran obtained a warrant in tribal court to search the Office of the Controller and the Office of...
Native Sun News: Spill affects Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (May 27, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Disastrous flooding has hampered cleanup of toxic waste from Keystone 1 Pipeline spill of tar-sands crude-oil slurry at the pictured pumping station site in...
Salish and Kootenai Tribes issue warning about flooding (May 27, 2011)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are warning people about flooding. The mountain snowpack is at near-record levels. The tribe is worried this will lead to flooding and avalanches. "We are entering the high water period for the...
Seneca Nation leader discusses tobacco tax at UN forum (May 27, 2011)
The Seneca Nation has a treaty right to regulate trade and commerce free of state interference, a tribal leader told the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua promises the tribe “free use and enjoyment...
Southern Ute Tribe hosts ceremony to honor all veterans (May 27, 2011)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will honor all veterans on Memorial Day. About 100 tribal members have served in the U.S. military since World War I, elder Roderick Grove said. Grove served in Vietnam. "We try to keep our...
Secretary of Tribal Relations calls for more open dealings (May 27, 2011)
South Dakota's first Secretary of Tribal Relations hopes to forge more open relationships in Indian Country. Leroy "J.R." LaPlante, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, was appointed to the Cabinet-level position by Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R). He called...
Opinion: Indigenous people revitalizing their languages (May 27, 2011)
"In the beginning, the different entities in Creation were given their own languages for communication—birds, animals, fish, for example. The Human Beings too were given their own languages to communicate within their different societies. Each society of people, or nation,...
Members of Crow Tribe crowd shelter to escape flooding (May 27, 2011)
Nearly 400 members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are staying at a shelter off the reservation as the state deals with the worst flooding in decades. The American Red Cross of Montana set up the shelter on the campus...
History: FBI helped solve 13 Osage murders in early 1920s (May 27, 2011)
"On this day, May 27, in 1921, a hunting party in Oklahoma discovered the body of Osage Indian Anna Brown, the first of several murders traced to wealthy cattleman Bill Hale. Over the next two years, 13 other Osage men...
APRN: House hearing for Alaska Native bill stirs passions (May 27, 2011)
"Congressman Don Young is known for his hot temper, but at a hearing Thursday on the Sealaska Lands Bill, his words were directed at a visiting Alaskan. The controversial bill would let the Sealaska Native Corporation select lands from within...
Review: 'Meek's Cutoff' represents a new type of Western (May 27, 2011)
"Trudging along in creaky covered wagons, mile after spine-jarring mile, day after wind-burned day, through arid alien landscapes, toward an uncertain, hardscrabble future — no wonder our pioneer ancestors were such stoical existentialists. A three-family wagon train on the Oregon...
Agua Caliente Band announces plan to erect wind turbines (May 27, 2011)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California announced plans for a wind farm. The tribe plans to erect two wind turbines on 83 acres of its land near a major interstate. The blades on the 265 foot-tall turbines...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe questions union's hiring practices (May 27, 2011)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe says its members aren't being hired for jobs at a Superfund remediation project because they don't belong to a union. As part of a settlement with the federal government and the tribe, General Motors agreed...
Wampanoag student makes history as Harvard graduate (May 27, 2011)
Tiffany Smalley, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, made history when she graduated from Harvard College on Thursday. Smalley is the first Wampanoag to receive an undergraduate degree from Harvard since 1665. She received a bachelor’s degree...
Column: Pollution hits Indian and non-Indian communities (May 27, 2011)
"Many of us believe St. Clair County has an abnormally high cancer and illness rate. But the U.S. and Canadian governments tell us that's not true. Don't be silly ... it's nothing more than an urban myth, we have been...
Man from Taos Pueblo questions tribe's taking of property (May 27, 2011)
A man from Taos Pueblo in New Mexico says the tribe took property from him without just compensation. Meko Concha says the tribe exercised eminent domain to seize the former Taos Pueblo Store building. The building was demolished in April....
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