Indian abuse victims file case against Catholic nuns in Montana (September 28, 2011)
Indian victims who went to a boarding school on the Flathead Reservation in Montana filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena. The 45 plaintiffs, some of whom spoke publicly at a press conference yesterday, said they were...
Mississippi Choctaw business provides 60-day notice of closure (September 28, 2011)
A business owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has given notice that it will close operations within 60 days, WTOK reports. Applied Geo Technologies employs 115 people. All could lose their jobs if the business shuts down. The...
Editorial: Change school liquor policy to follow Navajo Nation law (September 28, 2011)
"Central Consolidated School District continues to be a daily headline with its administrative chaos, including a revolving door of administrators giving orders of radical change, the state having to step in and regulate who is in charge of what, and...
Eastern Cherokees to hold inauguration ceremony on October 3 (September 28, 2011)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina will hold an inauguration ceremony and an inaugural ball on October 3. Michell Hicks won re-election to a third term as chief. Larry Blythe was also re-elected for a third term....
Spirit Lake group sends letter in support of 'Fighting Sioux' name (September 28, 2011)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation continue to express their support for the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Tribal members voted to support the nickname in a reservation-wide referendum. But they also blessed...
Quechan Nation employee arrested for making threats at office (September 28, 2011)
An employee of the Quechan Nation has been arrested and jailed after he made threats at a tribal office. Andrew Lawrence Paddock, 58, allegedly had a confrontation with someone at the office on September 8. Authorities then searched his work...
Warm Springs gang member sentenced over attempted murder (September 28, 2011)
A member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon who is said to be a gang member was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison. Aldo Inez Antunez Sr., 33, pleaded guilty to attempted murder of a...
Spiritual Herald: Tribes taking greater interest in their traditions (September 28, 2011)
"The feathers, the jewelry and the mighty buffalo began to disappear many sunsets ago, but the spirituality of Native peoples is so strong that it remains intact. Chiefs, medicine priests, tribal elders and others intimate with ancient spirituality say that...
Letter: Oneida Nation should seek alternatives to biomass plant (September 28, 2011)
"It sounds good — waste to energy biomass gasification. That's a facility through a corporation of the Oneida tribe, where they supposedly look ahead seven generations to protect the land. After the plant was rejected by two neighboring communities, I...
Straight Goods: First Nations participate in Keystone XL protest (September 28, 2011)
"Nearly a thousand people gathered Monday on Parliament Hill in front of the Centennial Flame to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands crude oil to Texas. Organized by the Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada, and the...
Chase Iron Eyes: President Obama set to approve Keystone XL (September 28, 2011)
"The Department of State is reviewing the details of a Presidential permit which will be required to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, through the U.S., to the Gulf of Mexico. The President is currently burdened with the task...
9th Circuit issues decision in Yakama Nation tobacco tax lawsuit (September 28, 2011)
Smoke shops on the Yakama Nation of Washington must continue to collect taxes on sale of tobacco to non-Indians, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. The tribe claimed the state's tax imposed an economic hardship on the...
Mary Pember: Signs of racial reconciliation in Ojibwe border town (September 28, 2011)
"When we ran into other Ojibwe in the border towns of my youth, we would point our lips at each other and say, “Boozhoo, Aaniin,” which roughly translated means, “Hi, what’s happening?” We would be happy to see another Ojibwe...
Photos of 1939 royal visit with First Nations chiefs up for auction (September 28, 2011)
An auction house in England is selling photos of a 1939 meeting between the royal family and First Nations chiefs in Alberta, Canada. One image shows King George VI and Queen Elizabeth along with Shot-on-Both-Sides, a chief from the...
Thomas W. Fredericks wins alumni award for career in Indian law (September 28, 2011)
Thomas W. Fredericks, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, received the Minot State University Alumni Association’s Golden Award for his dedication to Indian law. After graduating from MSU, Fredericks, 68, enrolled in the University...
Cherokee Nation extends balloting in ongoing Freedmen dispute (September 28, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will extend balloting for the principal chief election in order to resolve an ongoing dispute with Freedmen descendants. The tribe missed two court-ordered deadlines to notify the Freedmen of their citizenship and voting rights. So...
County official opposes Sycuan Band land-into-trust application (September 28, 2011)
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians is seeing opposition to its land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 1,357 acres in trust for an equestrian center, RV park, powwow grounds and a country club. But San Diego County will lose out on...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe sounds alarm on Keystone XL (September 28, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Concerns about drinking water pollution from TransCanada Corp.’s planned Keystone XL Pipeline prompted Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele to call a...
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