Santa Fe Indian Market opens doors to Native artists outside of US (August 19, 2011)
For the first time, the Santa Fe Indian Market is open to Native artists from outside the United States. This year, 15 artists from First Nations in Canada are showing their products at the 90th annual market. They join the...
Two plead guilty to hate crimes for branding of Navajo Nation man (August 19, 2011)
Two men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges for branding a young member of the Navajo Nation with a swastika. Paul Beebe, 28, and Jesse Sanford, 26, admitted they used a wire hanger to brand the swastika on the...
Column: Museum director works to preserve Agua Caliente history (August 19, 2011)
"Imagine being chiefly responsible for preserving, documenting and celebrating an entire culture with a history of thousands of years — but one that is still vibrant and dynamic today. How do you capture that enormous range of history in compelling...
Editorial: Settlement finally brings some justice to Osage Nation (August 19, 2011)
"Justice for the Osage Nation was neither swift nor certain. But after 11 years of litigation, it appears some tribal members finally will get the trust proceeds they are owed from the U.S. government. Funds will be divided among those...
Hualapai Tribe demands apology from operator of Skywalk attraction (August 19, 2011)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is demanding an apology from the operator of the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The tribe says David Jin's spokesperson made "racist" comments in an article published in Vegas Seven. The spokesperson referred to the tribal government...
NPR: New leader of Seneca Nation seeks to diversify tribal economy (August 19, 2011)
"Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's "actively" considering legalizing gambling in the state to raise revenue. That would create competition for casinos owned by New York's native nations. Casino and tobacco sales have turned the Seneca...
Tulalip Tribes ready to welcome public to $19M cultural center (August 19, 2011)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington will open the doors to the $19 million Hibulb Cultural Center on Saturday. The facility features a 23,000-square-foot cultural center, a 10,000-square-foot collections wing and a 42-acre natural-history preserve. It will present Tulalip history...
Breakaway Mohawk group moves onto property owned by non-Indian (August 19, 2011)
A breakaway group of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has moved onto 240 acres owned by a non-Indian man. The Council of the People of the Longhouse says the land belongs to the Mohawk people. The group...
Opinion: Blue Lake Rancheria wins lawsuit over unemployment taxes (August 19, 2011)
"Refund cases into seven figures will always catch my eye. For it to be a refund of federal unemployment taxes there have to be a lot of people involved. Mainstay Business Solutions had around 39,000 employees in 2003 and 2004....
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation sue against sales of water (August 19, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation filed suit in federal court to prevent the sale of water by the state. The tribes sued the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Oklahoma City. They want the state to negotiate agreements with...
Jeffrey Whalen: Fraud runs in many directions at Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 19, 2011)
The Cangleska rip off saga continues. Last week I provided some information on what was occurring within this Oglala Sioux Tribal Chartered organization and I promised to mention some names and other facts as it is being reported according...
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