Phyliss Anderson: Mississippi Choctaws deserve new leadership (July 15, 2011)
Statement from Phyliss J. Anderson, council member and candidate for chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Our tribal people clearly stated on both June 14th and July 5th, they are ready for new leadership. Sadly, Beasley Denson and his...
Miko Denson: Mississippi Choctaw election corrupted by outsiders (July 15, 2011)
"Voting irregularities and potential foul play in the June 14 Tribal Elections were brought to the attention of the Tribal Election Commission by unbiased petitioners. Because the Tribal Election Commission refused to act upon multiple protocol failures, independent, unbiased Tribal...
Column: Navajo Interactive Museum shows 'culture like no other' (July 15, 2011)
"I've long been fascinated with the Navajo culture. This tribe inhabiting southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona is depicted by historians as a war-like nation, but they have also have an intriguing lifestyle featuring festive art and outdoor survival skills. Much...
Catholic News: Church celebrates feast day for Kateri Tekakwitha (July 15, 2011)
"On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within...
Editorial: Respect traditional ceremony of Winnemem Wintu Tribe (July 15, 2011)
"Would Christians stand for some bureaucrat telling them they don't belong to a government-recognized congregation and thus are not allowed to worship as they see fit? The situation facing the Winnemem Wintu and their canceled coming-of-age ceremony on Lake Shasta...
"Born 123 years ago, rocketed to fame 99 years ago, died 58 years ago. But Jim Thorpe's story still resonates. Debate still rages. No rest in peace for America's greatest athlete. Thorpe biographer Kate Buford spoke Thursday at the Jim...
"Gov. Cuomo may soon be able to check off another item on Albany's long-ig nored to-do list: cracking down on illegal sales of tax-free cigarettes on Indian reservations. In the weeks since the courts lifted a restraining order, state and...
"Microsoft accidentally published a website called Tulalip online, suggesting that they may be planning a social search service. Fusible found out that Microsoft owned the domain socl.com which revealed an nonoperational landing page describing what appeared to be a social...
The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. While hanging around at Menards in Rapid City I ran into...
"In recent weeks, Indian Country Today Media Network has reported on apparent random acts of violence on Natives and on the unfolding mess of sexual abuse at Catholic schools in the Dakotas. With this issue, however, we begin a short...
"In Leelanau County in Northern Michigan, a small American Indian tribe has struggled for generations to survive economic and social hardships. The tribe has always been deeply connected to the lakes economically and culturally. The latest threat to that connection...
"You’d think from the increasingly testy debt-ceiling talks at the White House that budget negotiations have to be unpleasant or tedious affairs. Maybe that’s not necessarily so. There had been talk that President Obama was looking to change the negotiation...
"I, Chief Jerry J. Kanim Enick, Hereditary Head Chief of the Snoqualmie Indians, am extremely apologetic to all Native Americans everywhere, and to the public at large for the behavior of this current sitting Snoqualmie Tribal Council, and for how...
Opinion: Cobell settlement closes an unsavory chapter in history (July 15, 2011)
"When federal District Judge Thomas F. Hogan approved a $3.4 billion settlement with several hundred thousand Native American plaintiffs last month, it was the largest court-ordered payout in the history of the United States government. The restitution finally closes an...
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