Cherokee Nation Supreme Court to decide fate of disputed vote (July 20, 2011)
The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is expected to issue a ruling by tomorrow that will determine the outcome of the principal chief's race. Incumbent Chad Smith and challenger Bill John Baker presented final arguments to the...
Lance Morgan: Sharing Winnebago Tribe's story with White House (July 20, 2011)
"I recently was invited to the Champions of Change event for rural America. It was great to meet with President Obama and Secretary Vilsack and hear how much they cared about some of the unique issues facing rural America. The...
Minnesota court subjects Indian offenders to civil commitment (July 20, 2011)
Indian sexual offenders who reside in Indian Country are subject to "civil commitment" under state law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today. Jeremiah Jerome Johnson, a member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, and Lloyd Robert Desjarlais, a member...
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics holds ceremonial event for games (July 20, 2011)
The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics kicked off with a ceremonial opening on Wednesday. Billy Tegoseak was one of the original participants at the first games in 1961. He was presented with an ivory key by the WEIO Board of Governors during...
Opinion: Canadian government ignores AFN vision for the future (July 20, 2011)
"A few days ago in Moncton, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo spoke about the need to repeal the Indian Act and abolish the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. In the national media, there didn't appear to be much...
The Seminole Tribe has lent its name to the Florida State University Seminoles but just don't refer to the school's popular mascot Osceola as a "chief." Osceola was a prominent warrior who resisted the U.S military in the early 1800s...
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe supports development at old mill site (July 20, 2011)
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington supports development and an old pulp mill site, an idea opposed by a sister tribe. Chairman Ron Allen wants to turn the 75-acre property, which is owned by Rayonier Inc., into the Salish Village....
Pawnee woman, plus three children and friend, killed in accident (July 20, 2011)
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is mourning the loss of five members, including a mother and three of her children. Marissa Leigh Chapman Campbell, 37, and her children William Lee Campbell, 17, Maizy Maya Campbell, 11, and Lucas Wayne Campbell,...
Witnesses: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on disasters (July 20, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss emergency preparedness in Indian Country. Tribes in New Mexico, Montana, Oklahoma, Washington, Nebraska and South Dakota have been affected by fires, severe storms, flooding, tornadoes and other disasters...
Two men plead guilty in connection with branding of Navajo man (July 20, 2011)
Two men pleaded guilty in connection with the branding of a member of the Navajo Nation in Farmington, New Mexico. Paul Beebe, 27, pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping in the first degree, a second-degree felony, and third-degree felony aggravated battery....
House Natural Resources Committee approves three Indian bills (July 20, 2011)
By unanimous consent, the House Natural Resources Committee approved 11 bills at a markup today. Three Indian bills were among those approved. They are: • H.R.1158, the Montana Mineral Conveyance Act. The bill settles a dispute over coal subsurface rights...
Chickasaw Nation opens clinic to serve non-member employees (July 20, 2011)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has opened a new clinic to serve employees who are not tribal members. Sovereign Medical Solutions is open to employees who aren't eligible for the Indian Health Service. Dependents of non-Indian employees can also go...
Native Sun News: Employees assume ownership of growing paper (July 20, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. BR<> New owners of Native Sun Publishing Inc. Charise Abernathy, Ernestine Chasing Hawk, Trudy Bearing, Travis Afraid of Bear, Erick Long Wolf, Ardis...
The secretary-treasurer election for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is tied up in tribal court. Donald “Mick” Finn defeated Donald “Donnie” Headbird by six votes. Headbird contested the election due to alleged irregularities. Election Contest Judge...
Excerpt from Sequoyah Rising, book from Steve Russell, Cherokee (July 20, 2011)
"There is a dark side to tribalism and that dark side may be the end of us if we can’t control it, or if we continue the failures to cooperate that have been our historical undoing. There is no...
"In the nation's history, only two Native Americans have ever been confirmed by the Senate for a job on the federal bench. Two. And of those two only one was "openly" Native American at the time of his confirmation (that...
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