Editorial: Compromise should put end to protests at sacred site (July 25, 2011)
"Maybe they can now rest in peace. In what developed into an emotional controversy literally spanning thousands of years, wisdom finally prevailed in the effort to link the needs of the 21st century to respect for those of centuries past....
Mark Trahant: Dental aide program is about self-determination (July 25, 2011)
Conan Murat, a dental health therapist, and Isaiah Anvil, a dental hygienist, treat a patient at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp., clinic in Bethel, Alaska. Dental health therapists are mid-level providers for oral health care that do much of the...
Phyliss Anderson: Confidence in a new Mississippi Choctaw vote (July 25, 2011)
Phyliss J. Anderson is a council member and candidate for chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Everything Will Be Okay Wow…How did we get here and where do we go now? That’s the question so many on the reservation...
Blog: Squaxin Island woman heeds the call of native blackberry (July 25, 2011)
"Sally Brownfield, a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe, grew up picking berries on her family's land in Kamilche, Mason County. For Coast Salish tribes, berries are an important food source, but also a cultural touchstone. The gathering is as...
Turtle Talk: Indian law marginalized as schools consider futures (July 25, 2011)
"There is an enormous amount of discussion lately about the future of law schools (for a representative thread of discussion, see here). No doubt there appears to be a major glut in lawyers in the overall market, and many law...
The Dominion: First Nations worried about Keystone XL pipeline (July 25, 2011)
"First Nations and environmental representatives from Canada are ratcheting up the pressure against the oil sands by taking their campaigning to the United States. In late May, a delegation headed to Washington, DC, to lobby against the proposed Keystone XL...
Attorney General Eric Holder heading to Pine Ridge Reservation (July 25, 2011)
Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to South Dakota this week to meet with tribal leaders and to visit the Pine Ridge Reservation. On Wednesday, Holder will be at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City for a joint...
Tribes and First Nations taking part in 2011 Paddle to Swinomish (July 25, 2011)
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of Washington is hosting hundreds of paddlers from tribes in the U.S. and First Nations in Canada this week. Starting today, more than 100 canoes will land on the reservation as part of the Paddle...
Joe Crittenden wins election as deputy chief of Cherokee Nation (July 25, 2011)
Joe Crittenden was certified as the winner of the deputy chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Crittenden defeated Chris Soap in a run-off on Saturday. Both candidates are sitting council members. Crittenden will be sworn into office on August...
Native Sun News: Petition challenges uranium at Navajo Nation (July 25, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. PART I In the first international human rights complaint ever filed over an action by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a Diné non-profit group...
"Over the 4th of July I watched an Oneida boy dressed as a wedge of Swiss cheese march down the road, and I wondered, “What is art and how important is it for Indian communities?” Seems like a bit of...
TMZ: Dave Chappelle apologizes to Seminole Tribe for bad show (July 25, 2011)
"24 hours after BOMBING during a stand-up performance at an Indian casino in Florida, Dave Chappelle has issued an apology to the tribe ... claiming it's not the first time he's flopped on stage. As we previously reported, Chappelle...
Charles Trimble: Hitman takes aim at Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders (July 25, 2011)
I’ve read with interest over the past several weeks Jeffrey Whalen’s criticisms of the Oglala Sioux tribal government. I’m not certain, but it seems to me that Jeffrey Whalen is the designated hit man to carry out the pledge of...
Wambli Sina Win: Make your stand to preserve Indian bloodlines (July 25, 2011)
This is one of the most ancient and sacred of Lakota origin stories, parts of which have been revealed to certain Lakota Thunder Dreamers, the Heyoka who were holy men. My grandfather, John Fire, knew some of these as does...
News Watch: Indigenous people ignored in debates about Arctic (July 25, 2011)
"Alona Yefimenko is descended from Chukchi and Even reindeer herders in Ayanka, Kamchatka, Russia. We met up with her earlier this summer in Iceland, where she participated in the Seventh International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VII), organized by...
Duane Champagne: Role of women lost in modern tribal society (July 25, 2011)
"The significant role that women played in many Native American communities is often forgotten. While recovering culture includes seeking to restore songs, ceremonies, stories, and traditional knowledge, women should play a central role in future community and national relations. Many...
"One May night in Fernley, Nevada, Native American Johnny Bonta got into a fight. It was a bad fight- one in which Bonta was knocked unconscious with a bat, had his nose and sinus cavities broken and received stab wounds...
Cedric Sunray: Tribal leaders no strangers to sex controversies (July 25, 2011)
"Infidelity is a gateway to the acceptance of female marginalization in indigenous society. Time after time we see relationships maintained with the men who dominate their lives after reports of infidelity surface. As a father and husband, I know that...
Jodi Rave: Milestone as judge approves $3.4B Cobell settlement (July 25, 2011)
"In a crowded federal courtroom near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on June 20, the first person to testify was Elouise Pepion Cobell, a member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe. Cobell, 65, exemplifies persistence. She grew up in a house...
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