Yakama Nation hosts meeting on Public Law 280 bill in state (September 12, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is hosting a meeting on Friday to discuss HR 1448, a bill that affects criminal and civil jurisdiction. Washington exercises jurisdiction in Indian Country under Public Law 280. The bill, introduced by State Rep. John...
Tuscarora Nation paid $12.5M from deal with power authority (September 12, 2011)
The Tuscarora Nation has received about $12.5 million so far out of a $100 million settlement with the New York Power Authority. The tribe accepted the settlement in 2008. It provides $2 million a year for 50 years but some...
Steven Newcomb: Dominance at core of federal Indian laws (September 12, 2011)
"Some years ago, I was studying both the Latin and English versions of the Vatican document Inter Caetera, dated May 4, 1493, and came across the following sentence: “We trust in Him from whom empires, and governments, and all good...
James Treat: Rediscovering the fruit of the Muscogee Nation (September 12, 2011)
Just as there are many ways to track time through the calendar year, there can be various methods for charting the lands of this remarkable continent. A notable effort to reconceive "America" on the basis of culinary geography is documented...
Turtle Talk: Ms. Canada goes 'Native' with national costume (September 12, 2011)
"Another unfortunate use of Native imagery in a competition. Based on the series of pictures taken, it looks like appears she is posing with stereotypical crossed arms. The “national costume” portion of the this contest seems to bring out...
Mark Trahant: Obama faces tough sell on American Jobs Act (September 12, 2011)
President Barack Obama must sell a complex idea to a Congress that prides itself on simplicity. This Congress, namely the House Republicans, were elected on the premise that massive budget cuts are essential for this country’s economic survival. This line...
Muscogee Nation voters headed to polls for primary election (September 12, 2011)
Members of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will vote in a primary election this Saturday. Seven candidates are running for principal chief. They are: Sam Alexander; Wilson Bear; Alfred Berryhill, who currently serves as second chief; Mike Flud; Jason Nichols;...
Excavation at site where Crow Tribe was forced to cede land (September 12, 2011)
The Montana Department of Transportation has been excavating the site where leaders of the Crow Tribe were forced to cede land in 1880. The tribe was camped out at the site when federal agents arrived with an agreement. It called...
Kim Teehee: American Jobs Act puts Indian Country to work (September 12, 2011)
"While the current economic crisis has challenged all Americans, we know this to be especially true for Indian Country where some reservations face unemployment rates of up to 80%. Though the economic challenges of Indian Country are significant, President Obama...
Lawmakers want HUD to restore funding to Cherokee Nation (September 12, 2011)
Two members of Oklahoma's Congressional delegation are urging the Obama administration to restore housing funds to the Cherokee Nation. Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) say a provision in H.R.2786, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination...
Opinion: Treat Indian ancestral remains with dignity, respect (September 12, 2011)
"Burial grounds are due respect, regardless of who is buried at the site. You can bet the government wouldn’t try to unearth and remove the remains of folks buried in any Christian church cemetery without working closely from day one...
Editorial: A plain and simple truth about the 'Fighting Sioux' (September 12, 2011)
"If a pro-Fighting Sioux strategy existed that stood a strong chance of getting the NCAA to back off, a supermajority of North Dakotans likely would support it. That includes Grand Forks’ state legislators, most of whom voted against the state...
Editorial: New Mississippi Choctaw chief faces difficult issues (September 12, 2011)
"The election of Phyliss J. Anderson as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is a historic step for the tribe, but also a crucial decision on leadership. Anderson defeated Miko Beasley Denson, who had served as miko (the...
Native Sun News: Marc Wisecarver's long journey for justice (September 12, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- An Oglala Lakota man who was tried twice for the same federal offenses was back in Federal...
Charles Trimble: Injustice in removal of Cherokee Freedmen (September 12, 2011)
We read and absorb as truth the accounts of historical observers like Thomas More, Amerigo Vespucci, Las Casas, Rousseau to bolster our view of our ancestral people as pristine in relationship with all of nature, and pure in social structures...
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