Isleta Pueblo completes restoring church that was built in 1613 (August 15, 2011)
Residents of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico celebrated the restoration of a church that was built in 1613. Most of the walls of the original structure at the St. Augustine Catholic Church are still standing. But the building need some...
Critenden sworn in as interim principal chief of Cherokee Nation (August 15, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma got a new leader on Sunday although this one won't be in office too long. Joe Crittenden was sworn in as deputy chief. But he also will serve as principal chief until the tribe votes...
Chickasaw Nation to manage state park that was about to close (August 15, 2011)
The Chickasaw Nation has reached an agreement to manage a park for the state of Oklahoma. The tribe will take over operations of the Boggy Depot State Park on August 16. The park would have otherwise closed due to state...
Opinion: Supporters of huge mine in Alaska try to silence voters (August 15, 2011)
"Alaskans have an amazing record of being forward-thinking on who could vote. In 1912, a Tlingit, Charlie Jones, voted in Wrangell. He was assisted by Tillie Paul Tamarre, and they were both arrested. A federal court granted Alaska Natives the...
Vi Waln: Sexual abuse is a dark reality throughout Indian Country (August 15, 2011)
"To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is." -- Margaret Bourke-White Sometimes I think I would rather not understand certain people. In fact, I would rather be far, far...
Charles Trimble: Relative misery - I cried because I had no shoes (August 15, 2011)
“I cried because I had no shoes till I met a boy who had no feet.” Those words were given to me many years ago when I was a young boy by my sister Bessie when I complained about some...
Tim Giago: The Internet may be killing off America's newspapers (August 15, 2011)
Suppose that every major newspaper in the United States decided to pull its paper from the Internet? Would they sink even faster? A publisher would first have to look at that mythical bottom line. Is the newspaper making or losing...
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux Tribe survives a confusing vote (August 15, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. Thurmond Cournoyer (l) and Galen Drapeau (r) MARTY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– The Yankton Sioux Tribe’s July 21 primary resulted in candidates Galen Drapeau and...
Mark Trahant: Country heads in different directions on big issues (August 15, 2011)
It’s a hell of a way to run a country. Last week a federal appeals court ruled at least one major provision of the the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. And, at the same time, a congressional Super Committee, led...
SDPR: Native American Natural Foods sees big boost in business (August 15, 2011)
"If you think unemployment is bad where you live, take a look at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Tribal officials there say more than 70 percent of the working-age population is without a job. And within one of...
Turtle Talk: Badmouthing Indian Country on child support orders (August 15, 2011)
"There has been much bad-mouthing of Indian country in the last week about the failure of some tribes to comply with child support requirements. Indianz’ first headline today is “Getting child support from Indian men almost ‘impossible.’“ California, more likely...
Ruth Hopkins: Learning to live in balance with all Earth's species (August 15, 2011)
"I grow wildflowers. Part of the price one pays for enjoying the beauty of an organic flower garden is spending a considerable amount of time pulling weeds. A weed is any plant that humans consider unattractive, undesirable, or bothersome, that...
Linda Fisher: Coming to terms with being a vegan and an Indian (August 15, 2011)
"Amid my large colorful paintings and hundreds of nonhuman animal photographs, hangs a small black-and white photograph—carefully placed in a shrine-like niche. This picture of Chief Seattle is the focus of my studio. Being part Ojibway and Cherokee, I attend...
State of hate: Montana is home to 13 white supremacist groups (August 15, 2011)
Montana is home to 13 hate groups, and their ranks are growing, The Great Falls Tribune reports. Group like The Creativity Movement are recruiting young people in the state. They are moving into urban areas like Billings, where one of...
Willie Sharp steps down from chairman's post of Blackfeet Nation (August 15, 2011)
Willie Sharp Jr. stepped down as chairman of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana on Friday, citing disputes with other tribal leaders. Sharp told the Associated Press that he and other council members disagreed over hiring practices and contracts with non-Indian...
KQED: Getting child support from Indian men almost 'impossible' (August 15, 2011)
"Collecting child support can be difficult for many mothers, but if the father is Native American, it can be nearly impossible. Tribes are sovereign nations and don't have to comply with court-ordered child support payments. But some states, including California,...
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Top Stories1 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
2 Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
3 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
4 Fake news about name change for Washington NFL team goes viral in Indian Country
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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