Editorial: Trouble within the leadership of Tuscarora Nation (June 6, 2011)
"Tuscarora Nation Tribal Clerk Leo Henry came up from his home in Florida last week to do a little damage control. He met with a number of Clan Mothers to tell them that the tribe's dirty laundry shouldn't be aired...
Santee Sioux security supervisor convicted of sexual abuse (June 6, 2011)
A federal jury in Nebraska convicted the security supervisor for the Santee Sioux Tribe of sexual abuse. Larry Rouillard, 49, was found guilty of engaging in a sexual act with an Indian woman while she was incapable of consenting to...
Artscape: Indian youth stage play on Nisqually Chief Leschi (June 6, 2011)
"It’s been more than nine months since a Seattle police officer killed First Nations woodcarver John T. Williams, and tensions are still running high among Native Americans. They say the shooting brings up the long history of brutality Native people...
Hualapai Tribe: Grand Canyon Skywalk will be world-class (June 6, 2011)
"The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a one-of-a-kind attraction that has enthralled thousands of tourists from around the globe and given them a window into our culture since it opened in 2007. We are grateful to these visitors, who have helped...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country stuck in permanent recession (June 6, 2011)
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics started a frenzy when it released its latest job report, showing that only 54,000 jobs were added to the economy in May. The White House says don’t worry too much about those numbers;...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Some required reading for Indians (June 6, 2011)
During this time of changes it is helpful to take a look back and recall who we were as Native people. Much of what we believe has been somewhat distorted by the media, formal educational systems, books, movies and...
Leslie Standing wins re-election as Wichita Tribe president (June 6, 2011)
Members of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma re-elected Leslie Standing as president. Standing received nearly 55 percent of the vote in a special election on Saturday.. He defeated three other candidates for the job. “When I was elected...
Quechan Nation elects first new president in over 16 years (June 6, 2011)
The Quechan Nation has a new leader for the first time since 1995. Keeny Escalanti, who served four terms as vice president, was elected president on May 23. He defeated incumbent Mike Jackson Sr. for the position. Tribal members also...
Chippewa Cree Tribe deals with another round of flooding (June 6, 2011)
Last summer, the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana was hit by major flooding that caused $15 million to $20 million on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Heavy rains on Friday led to another round of flooding. Some of the bridges and...
Tribes face July 26 deadline to implement Adam Walsh Act (June 6, 2011)
Tribes are facing a July 26 deadline to implement their own sex offender registration systems. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act requires tribes and states to develop tracking and notification systems. The original deadline to comply with the...
Hoopa Valley Tribe ties shooting to council member's vote (June 6, 2011)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is offering a $2,500 reward for information about a drive-by shooting at the home of a council member. Margaret Dickson was at a council meeting on May 18 when someone shot a gun at...
Jerilyn DeCoteau: Cobell settlement just doesn't feel right (June 6, 2011)
"Ten Cent Treaty, Le Pay, allotments in Montana, lease checks the neighbors received, Grandpa saying, “I am still waiting for my allotment.” These are words I grew up with. They were full of import and mystery, and stood for things...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe keeping close watch on flooding (June 6, 2011)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is keeping a close eye on water levels along the Missouri River. Tribal headquarters are in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the shores of Lake Oahe. The tribe is worried that flooding could harm Sitting...
Parts of Fort Peck Reservation without water since May 13 (June 6, 2011)
Parts of the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana have been without drinking and bath water for more than three weeks. A pipeline that oil companies were ordered to build has been out of service since May 13. About 23 homes...
Muscogee Nation chief pushes for corruption investigation (June 6, 2011)
The FBI is looking into corruption within the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Chief A.D. Ellis said. Ellis said FBI agents raided the tribe's Trade and Commerce Authority and a tobacco warehouse in April. He believes they are looking for evidence...
Chris Redman, Chickasaw, selected as president of Haskell (June 6, 2011)
Chris Redman, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the new president at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Redman has worked for the Bureau of Indian Education as an education specialist in Oklahoma. He served two terms as Haskell's...
Column: Wisconsin mother finds new home for autistic son (June 6, 2011)
"In 2008, a West Allis woman named Carole Eagleman wrote to this newspaper and made a surprising request. She wanted us to print an article saying her severely autistic son, Jessie, needed a new family. Carole, then 67 and experiencing...
Editorial: Questions about Navajo Nation water rights deal (June 6, 2011)
"When it comes to water rights and supplies in northern Arizona, it is a tangled web being woven indeed. At the center of the web is the Navajo Nation, which has pressed its claims against both Arizona and New Mexico...
Column: Stoney Nakoda First Nation faces leadership issue (June 6, 2011)
"Along the side of the road into Morley, headquarters of Alberta's Stoney Nakoda Nation, just north of the busy stretch of Trans-Canada between Calgary and Banff that bisects this portion of the reserve, is a parade of signs advertising more...
Wambli Sina Win: Racism in South Dakota's justice system (June 6, 2011)
Brothers and sisters, did you know when you count the number of Lakota inmates in state and federal prisons, there are enough tribal members to create a tribe? Many who are imprisoned would say they are “The Tribe Without a...
Vi Waln: Spiritual legacy being stolen from under our noses (June 6, 2011)
Last week the prosecution rested their case in the trial against James Earl Ray at Camp Verde, Arizona. I bet the trial will get even crazier when the defense presents their case. Lawyers will do anything to keep a rich...
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