Kevin Abourezk: Program teaches Indian youth to become leaders (September 5, 2011)
"A padlock barred the seven Santee and Ponca students from entering the exhibit on Native people at the University of Nebraska State Museum. So they sat on benches in the hallway Friday, listening to museum officials talk about what they...
CBC: First Nation in crisis amid growing rate of youth suicide (September 5, 2011)
"A remote First Nation in Northern Ontario that has been mourning a spate of youth suicides this summer dearly needs federal help to build a new school and housing if it's to improve conditions for its young people, according to...
Deadline approaching for residential school settlement payout (September 5, 2011)
Former residential school students have until September 19 to apply for a share in the $1.9 billion settlement in Canada. As part of the Common Experience Payment, every student will receive $10,000 for their first year of attendance. An additional...
Idaho tribes look to fill in gaps in law enforcement on reservations (September 5, 2011)
Tribes in Idaho are working with the federal government to fill in gaps in law enforcement on their reservations. The tribes will be cross-deputized to enforce some federal laws against non-Indians. The process should be complete by next spring, The...
Mississippi Choctaws headed to polls for another chief election (September 5, 2011)
Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will go to the polls tomorrow to elect a chief. Phyliss J. Anderson was declared the winner of a June 14 election. She defeated incumbent Beasley Denson but the results were thrown...
Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname will return in another 50 years (September 5, 2011)
"The recent articles about exceptional American Indian artist Bennett Brien, who created the University of North Dakota Indian symbol, is instructive and shows how closed-minded are those who take offense at the symbol and the UND sports team nickname Sioux,...
Opinion: Pechanga Band, environmentalists winning on mine (September 5, 2011)
"If the battle over the Liberty Quarry was a football game, the announcer might say: "And in a surprise at halftime, the environmentalists lead the big money." Yes ye of little faith, it really is true. The Riverside County Planning...
Column: Tribute to Ralph Sawmick of Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (September 5, 2011)
"His peers credit him for his critical role in the development of the modern-day Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department and for facilitating a high level of cooperation with the other area police agencies. Retired Tribal Police Captain Ralph Sawmick, who...
KPBS: Tribes in California lobby lawmakers to protect sacred sites (September 5, 2011)
"The Pechanga Band, which owns the largest casino on the west coast, has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to lobby for a state bill, AB 742, to block the Liberty Quarry. The band argues the project in the hills...
Native Sun News: Officials discuss tribal college concerns (September 5, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. From left to right, William Mendoza, Roger Campbell and Dayna Brave Eagle. KYLE, SOUTH DAKOTA ––President Barack Obama’s proclamation, “Standing with Indian country” was...
Tim Giago: Budget woes for states mean bad news for tribes (September 5, 2011)
As times get tight and budgets shrink, more states are looking at expanding gambling. State owned casinos are bad news for Indian casinos. State government official are seriously eyeing the apparent lucrative casinos on Indian reservations and rubbing their hands...
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