Navajo woman chairing board of supervisors in Arizona county (August 18, 2011)
Lena Fowler, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the first American Indian to chair the board of supervisors in Coconino County, Arizona. Fowler started her position on Monday, the Associated Press reported. She'll serve until mid-April of 2012....
Duane Champagne: Incorporate indigenous theory into policies (August 18, 2011)
"In the old days the vision of the present and future was often given in the creation and moral teachings of the community. In indigenous communities, often those visions emphasized the need for greater moral order, and for greater emphasis...
Eastern Cherokees want tribal prosecutor to assist US Attorney (August 18, 2011)
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians want their tribal prosecutor to work more closely with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina. The tribal council asked for Jason Smith to be appointed as a...
Navajo police arrested school board president for intoxication (August 18, 2011)
The president of a public school board on the Navajo Nation was arrested late last month on a public intoxication charge. Central Consolidated School District Board President Matthew Tso, 32, and another male were found drunk in a parked car...
Native Sun News: Plea deal reached for branding of Navajo man (August 18, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Kate Saltzstein. All content © Native Sun News. FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO. –– Two men accused of kidnapping and branding a swastika on a Navajo man have agreed to a plea bargain and...
KCAW: Alaska Native students learn about each other's culture (August 18, 2011)
"A group of students from Sitka are in Kodiak this week for the second half of an exchange with the Woody Island tribe. Like many exchange programs, this one aims to foster better understanding between two cultures. But it also...
Investing: NativeOne represents tribal interests on Wall Street (August 18, 2011)
"Although casinos and other businesses have helped Native American tribes amass an estimated $50 billion in capital, some tribal leaders feel they're still being ignored by Wall Street. The answer: NativeOne Institutional Trading LLC, a brokerage which was founded last...
Tina Marie Osceola: BIA budget must address cultural resources (August 18, 2011)
"When canvassing the myriad of Tribes, national associations, lobbyists and lawyers, and tribal leaders there is one issue that is glaringly absent from all of the dialogue: Funding for National Historic Preservation Act compliance (Section 106). The National Historic Preservation...
Opinion: Removing roadblocks for dental care in Indian Country (August 18, 2011)
"Recent postings at Indian Country Today Media Network have highlighted roadblocks that stand in the way of many Native Americans receiving quality oral health care. It is apparent that there is a need for better education about oral health, tribal...
History: Indian men -- and women -- take to the wrestling ring (August 18, 2011)
"Aboriginal wrestlers over the years haven't always agreed on how their heritage should be portrayed and exploited for professional wrestling's gain. Some were comfortable with the headdress and the war dances, and others eschewed the cultural shortcut completely. Gerry...
Blackfeet Nation chooses T.J. Show as new chairman of council (August 18, 2011)
T.J. Show is the new chairman of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. Show replaces Willie Sharp Jr., who resigned unexpectedly on Friday due to conflicts with other council members. Show was serving as secretary so the council chose Reis Fisher...
Santa Clara Pueblo still reeling from devastation caused by fire (August 18, 2011)
Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico saw 17,000 acres of its reservation destroyed by the recent Los Conchas Fire. The tribe is receiving $3 million in federal funds to help address the fire, which destroyed sacred sites, fishing...
Indian Market working on tax issue as opening day approaches (August 18, 2011)
With the opening of the Santa Fe Indian Market quickly approaching, organizers are working with city and state officials to resolve a tax issue. According to the state of New Mexico, about 220 Indian artists lacked tax identification numbers or...
Chickasaw Nation leaders to get big pay raises under new plan (August 18, 2011)
The two top leaders of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma will receive a big boost in their salaries under a resolution that's being considered tomorrow. Gov. Bill Anoatubby's annual salary will double, from $300,000 to $600,000, and so will Lt....
Osage Nation to settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $380M (August 18, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is settling its trust mismanagement lawsuit for $380 million. The tribe sued the federal government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 11 years ago. A federal judge ruled that the tribe was owed $330...
HUD orders Lumbee Tribe to repay over $98K for misusing funds (August 18, 2011)
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina must repay over $98,000 to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. An audit by HUD found that the tribe misused a grant. Some of the money went to a consulting firm that was...
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