Editorial: Alaska Native corporation scales back wind project (June 16, 2011)
"If there's a lesson in the Fire Island wind project in progress, it's that renewable energy won't be a snap. Right now it looks like CIRI's showcase project just off the western tip of Anchorage is a go, but at...
Sacred sites in New Mexico, South Dakota on endangered list (June 16, 2011)
The Greater Chaco Landscape in New Mexico and Bear Butte in South Dakota are among the 11 most endangered historic places, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Greater Chaco Landscape is home to ancestral Pueblo communities. Although...
Crow Tribe reports more than 200 homes damaged by floods (June 16, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana says more than 200 homes have been damaged or destroyed in recent flooding. Heavy rainstorms on May 22 led to flooding on the reservation. Many people lost some or all of their belongings. "We're still...
Opinion: 'Two Spirits' a compelling story about Fred Martinez (June 16, 2011)
"It is a great honor and privilege to share my thoughts about the film Two Spirits. The first time I saw Two Spirits, I left the room and and cried when it was over. The story of Fred Martinez's...
Opinion: Native leaders speak out against proposed pipeline (June 16, 2011)
"Peter Foster's suggestion ("Opposing big business is big business" May 31) that members of the Yinka Dene Alliance have been manipulated into rejecting the proposed Enbridge pipeline by the "green movement," reveals a deep misunderstanding of the laws, culture, history...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe imposes swimming ban after flood (June 16, 2011)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has imposed a swimming ban due to high water levels on the reservation. The tribe was spared from major flooding on the Missouri River. But officials say water levels are dangerously high. Get the Story:...
Delaware Nation to use solar energy for tribal headquarters (June 16, 2011)
The Delaware Nation of Oklahoma plans to use solar energy to supply power at its tribal headquarters. The tribe will install a 37.5-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the building. It will supply 30 percent of the electricity there....
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe reaches law agreement (June 16, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Archie Beauvais. All content © Native Sun News. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson. ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA — A historic agreement was reached between U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe which...
Crew from San Carlos Apache Tribe helps fight major wildfire (June 16, 2011)
A crew from the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is helping fight the Wallow Fire, which has now become the worst wildfire in state history. Chris Ashkie, a tribal firefighter, first spotted the blaze on May 29 during his...
Mississippi Choctaw chief and top rival head to run-off in July (June 16, 2011)
The chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and his main rival are headed to a run-off on July 11, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. Incumbent Beasley Denson received 1,598 votes in the tribe's election on Tuesday, according to unofficial...
'Eskimo Warrior' makes mark on martial-arts fighting scene (June 16, 2011)
Avery Vilche, also known as the "Eskimo Warrior," is making her mark on the d mixed-martial-arts fighting scene despite her small size and stature. Vilche, 41, is part Yup’ik. She stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds....
Mille Lacs Band court awards $4.3M for gang-related beating (June 16, 2011)
A member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota has been awarded nearly $4.3 million in tribal court. Cody St. John, 26, was attacked on the reservation in February 2006. He was severely beaten and left outside...
Cherokee Nation invests $2.3M in robotic pharmacy system (June 16, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has invested about $2.3 million in an automatic pharmacy system. The robotic system helps staff at the Three Rivers Health Center fill prescriptions faster and more accurately. “If you use this system like it’s set...
Former vice president of Ho-Chunk Nation indicted for bribes (June 16, 2011)
The former vice president of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and two of his associates have been indicted on bribery charges. Clarence P. Pettibone, 52, accepted bribes from companies that wanted to do business with the tribe, according to federal...
IHS reopens hospital in Montana after flooding on reservation (June 16, 2011)
The Indian Health Service is seeing patients again at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital on the Crow Reservation in Montana, The Billings Gazette reports. The hospital, in Crow Agency, was forced to close when flooding hit the reservation on May 22....
MSU News: Crow educator wins nontraditional student award (June 16, 2011)
"After Dora Hugs enrolled in a Montana State University program designed to strengthen science education for Native American students, the science teacher at St. Charles Mission School in Pryor, Mont., and member of the Crow tribe decided to invite Crow...
Turtle Talk: Indian law rulings for New York and Florida courts (June 16, 2011)
"We’re not statisticians, so these tiny numbers of cases are going to generate wide discrepancies. In New York, tribal interests have an 88 percent success rate. In Florida, tribal interests have a 50 percent success rate." Get the Story: State...
Subcommittee sets hearing on Northern Cheyenne, Tigua bills (June 16, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Wednesday, June 22, to discuss two bills. H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act, transfers 147 million tons of coal to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana....
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