Editorial: Canoe is a 'magnificent' gift for the Chinook Nation (September 30, 2011)
'Providing the Chinook Tribe with a beautiful canoe last weekend to replace one expropriated by the Lewis and Clark Expedition 205 years ago was a magnificent gesture on the part of the Clark family. It was a valid healing exercise....
Famous Dave's expands to Canada with First Nations backing (September 30, 2011)
Famous Dave’s is expanding to Canada with the backing of the Tribal Councils Investment Group, a for-profit corporation that represents 55 First Nations in Manitoba. "Famous" Dave Anderson, a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe...
Hualapai Tribe disputes arbitration for Grand Canyon Skywalk (September 30, 2011)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is disputing claims that it will go to arbitration over the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Developer David Jin said the American Arbitration Association has agreed to hear the dispute. But the tribe said there's no court...
Smithsonian brings dolls made in 1901 to Coeur d'Alene Tribe (September 30, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho welcomed home a set of 110-year-old dolls that were made for the Smithsonian Institution in 1901. Second Chief Peter Wildshoe commissioned a tribal member to make the two-foot-tall beaded dolls, which depict a man,...
National Parks: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe hails dam removal (September 30, 2011)
"It often seems that concerned citizens must make sure their voices are heard to protect our national parks for future generations – to make sure national parks are still around for our children and grandchildren. But on rare occasions we...
Survival: Guarani man killed in conflict with ranchers in Brazil (September 30, 2011)
"A Guarani man in his 20s has died of his wounds following a violent attack, allegedly by gunmen employed by Brazilian cattle ranchers. Teodoro Ricardi was left fatally injured, and died at the side of a road in the central-western...
Opinion: Racism persists in use of 'Indians' as sports mascots (September 30, 2011)
"We who were too young to significantly participate in the 1960s civil rights movement clearly understood Sylvester Stewart’s timely message on side two of that scratchy old vinyl platter. I’m sure those of the hip-hop generation who are wise enough...
Native Sun News: Fired employees call foundation a big scam (September 30, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. The Native American Freedom Foundation’s logo, as depicted on the entrance of its second floor suite at 909 Saint Joseph St in Rapid City,...
Military contractor blames Los Coyotes blaze on tribal leaders (September 30, 2011)
A military contractor that leases land from the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians says tribal leaders are to blame for a fire that burned more than 14,000 acres of the reservation. The Eagle Fire began at...
Steven Newcomb: US, Canada continue to occupy Native lands (September 30, 2011)
"It is typical to refer to our respective nations and peoples as being “in” Canada or “in” the United States and therefore as being deemed subject to the jurisdictions of those two political constructs called “states” in international law. What...
Walt Lamar: Indian Country confronts a new threat with heroin (September 30, 2011)
"For a decade, heroin use has been declining across the United States, and particularly in Indian Country. The Indian Country Drug Threat Assessment of 2008 showed 15 percent less heroin use than in 2000, and a proportional drop in the...
Alaska Natives ask 9th Circuit to block off-shore drilling plans (September 30, 2011)
Alaska Natives joined environmental organizations in asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the Obama administration's approval of off-shore drilling. The Native Village of Point Hope and REDOIL are among the plaintiffs who say the Bureau of Ocean...
Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse Band chair, to run for Congress (September 30, 2011)
Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, is running for Congress. Bailey is seeking the Democratic nod for Michigan's 1st Congressional District. He will make his formal announcement tomorrow. "In Congress we need...
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