Commentary: Indian art collection on display a true treasure (September 1, 2011)
"When I saw a shiny white painted parka made out of the innards of a seal at the Art of the American Indian exhibition, I stopped me in my tracks. I was dumbfounded. First, who would even think of it;...
Correction: Pala Band did not remove former leader from rolls (September 1, 2011)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California did not disenroll former chairman King Freeman. The North County Times issued a correction to a story that said Freeman was ousted from the tribe. He remains a member. The tribe reportedly...
Article: Residential schools a part of Canada's inglorious past (September 1, 2011)
"In 2008, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s apology to former students of residential schools was a momentous step in repairing a tragic blemish in the relationship between aboriginals and the Canadian authorities. It was the first time in Canadian history...
Editorial: Hopi Tribe lawsuit over fake snow seems misguided (September 1, 2011)
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That seems to be the mantra among lawyers involved in litigation over snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks. The first major round of lawsuits went after the U.S. Forest Service, which...
Opinion: Business can thrive on Crow Creek Sioux Reservation (September 1, 2011)
"Bob Mercer recently published a column titled “Bribes, lies and debt — Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is a disaster,” discussing the many negative political events on Crow Creek that have recently appeared in the news. It is not my intention...
Native Sun News: Tribal rights at issue in Keystone XL pipeline (September 1, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Actress Tantoo Cardinal and actress Margot Kidder at protest in front of White House over the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. WASHINGTON, DC -- At...
Opponents raise alarms about Chumash Tribe's trust land bid (September 1, 2011)
Opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California held a meeting last week to generate opposition to the tribe's development plans. The tribe acquired 1,400 acres last year on the open market. A portion of the...
Ruth Hopkins: Blood quantum a dead end for tribal enrollment (September 1, 2011)
"What does it mean to be an American Indian? For some, the answer is simple: one is American Indian if they possess a specific degree of Indian blood. This standard definition originates in the federal government’s enactment of blood quantum...
10th Circuit won't allow Miami Nation to consolidate allotment (September 1, 2011)
Indian land consolidation has been a policy of the federal government for decades but one Oklahoma tribe is having trouble fulfilling that goal. James Smith, a member of the Miami Nation, owns a 3/38 interest in a 35-acre allotment in...
Mississippi Choctaws head into final stretch of chief campaign (September 1, 2011)
Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will head to the polls on Tuesday to choose a new chief. Phyliss J. Anderson was declared the winner of a June 14 election. She defeated incumbent Beasley Denson but the results...
Permit rejected for quarry mine at Pechanga Band sacred site (September 1, 2011)
The planning commission in Riverside County, California, voted 4-1 to deny a permit and an exemption for a controversial quarry mine opposed by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. People erupted in cheers at the commission's meeting yesterday, The Riverside...
Eastern Cherokees head to the polls to elect chief and council (September 1, 2011)
Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina are heading to the polls today. Incumbent chief Michell Hicks is seeking a third term in office. His challenger is Patrick Lambert, an attorney who works for the tribe's...
Vincent Armenta: Opponents cry wolf over Chumash land bid (September 1, 2011)
"Everything leading up to last week’s anti-Chumash town hall meeting had a desperate feel to it. The flyer announcing the meeting was designed to ensure that you got the message that this was urgent. The cover of the free local...
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