Northern Arapaho men plead in second-degree murder case (October 4, 2011)
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming have been charged in connection with the murder of a fellow tribal member. Anthony Thomas Lincoln, 25, and Ronald Keith York Jr., 22, are accused of attacking Michael Crispin III on...
FBI offers $5K reward in connection with Blackfeet hit and run (October 4, 2011)
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward in connection with a fatal hit and run on the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. Eugene Jesse Stevens, 29, was struck and killed in the early morning hours of September 25. The FBI has...
Salish Kootenai College cleaning up mold on campus buildings (October 4, 2011)
Officials at Salish Kootenai College in Montana have launched a cleanup effort after finding mold at several buildings on campus. Tests found mold in 55 units of student housing. Another seven buildings on campus are affected. "It's a cautionary tale,"...
Interview: Chef turned to Oregon tribal cuisine for fundraiser (October 4, 2011)
"At the start of 2011, chef Matt Bennett of Albany's Sybaris restaurant knew nearly nothing about Native American cuisine. But when the city of Albany announced it planned to open a new natural space and tribal interpretation center and was...
Saskatchewan to allow use of First Nations forms for election (October 4, 2011)
The Saskatchewan government has decided to accept First Nations forms as proof of residence for next month's election. Justice Minister Don Morgan at first said the attestation forms wouldn't be allowed for members of First Nations. Yet people who lived...
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation schedules council election (October 4, 2011)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will hold a council election on November 6. Thirteen candidates are running for two seats. The field includes two former chairmen: Michael Thomas and Kenny Reels. Thomas was ousted as chair amid the...
Rosebud Sioux youth pleads not guilty for false 911 call case (October 4, 2011)
A young member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pleaded not guilty in connection with placing a false 911 call. Carlos Charging Elk, 19, allegedly called 911 and told paramedics that his mother accidentally cut herself. When they...
Bill in New York applies BIA standards for federal recognition (October 4, 2011)
The state of New York will develop its own state recognition process under legislation that was introduced last week. S5894-2011 requires the state to use the same criteria developed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. "THE SECRETARY OF STATE SHALL...
First Nations reach agreement to sell power at biomass plant (October 4, 2011)
The Meadow Lake Tribal Council, which represents nine First Nations, has reached an agreement to sell power from a a $150-million biomass power plant. The First Nations will build the plant and sell the power to SaskPower. The agreement lasts...
Wired: Los Coyotes Band bribed with playground, Disneyland (October 4, 2011)
"What to do when a Native American tribe doesn’t want to do business with your private security firm? One company has an answer: Remind them you were generous enough to promise the tribe’s kiddies a new children’s playground, and buy...
Maori man upset after being kicked out of bar for tribal tattoo (October 4, 2011)
A Maori man was kicked out of a bar in Christchurch, New Zealand, because of his tribal face tattoo. Tunahau Kohu's moko tells the story of his tribe and his ancestry. But staff at The Turf told him to...
John Adcox: Native corporation ignores people on Pebble Mine (October 4, 2011)
"As reflected on the pages of the Daily News, and in their actions, the Bristol Bay Native Corp. board of directors have abandoned the residents who live around Lake Iliamna. Not one person on the BBNC board is from the...
MPR: Traditional foods help fight hunger on White Earth Nation (October 4, 2011)
"White Earth Indian Reservation, Minn. — Hunger is such a problem on some parts of the White Earth Reservation that there is a neighborhood some people call Hungry Hill. "It's hard, you know, living day to day," said 29-year-old Melissa...
Vi Waln: Keystone XL Pipeline a threat to tribal water supply (October 4, 2011)
I attended two interesting meetings last week to learn more about TransCanada’s application for a Presidential Permit to construct an expansion to the Keystone pipeline. Both events were very educational. They were also very depressing. Mother Earth is in extreme...
Grand Ronde Tribes accept return of oldest known river canoe (October 4, 2011)
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon recently reclaimed a piece of their history. The tribe accepted the return of the oldest known Kalapuya river canoe from the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill. The canoe is now on...
Pascua Yaqui Tribe receives grant to build veterans cemetery (October 4, 2011)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has received a $322,554 grant to build a veterans cemetery on the reservation. The tribe will use the money for a two-acre cemetery. The facility will have space for about 188 veterans and their...
Harold Monteau: Justice Sotomayor a lone ranger for Indians (October 4, 2011)
"Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s recent safari to New Mexico to meet the Pueblo people and to make a guest appearance at a student forum at the University of New Mexico School of Law, had all the indicia of an apologist diplomatic...
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