Letter: UND's athletic teams marginalized by 'Fighting Sioux' (October 11, 2011)
"A magnifying glass would have helped to find and read in the Minneapolis Star Tribune the score of last Saturday’s football game between the Division I Football Championship Series-bound UND and its National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics opponent, Montana Western....
Suzan Shown Harjo: Some poems appropriate for Columbus (October 11, 2011)
"I wrote this poem in 1990, as we were starting The 1992 Alliance, a national coalition that promoted Native Peoples and histories during the build-up to the Columbus Quincentenary. As ships were being launched, again, and discovery celebrations were being...
Woman suspected of involvement with Aquash murder dies (October 11, 2011)
Theda Clarke, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who was suspected of being involved in the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, died on Saturday. Clark, who was in her 80s, was never charged in...
Los Coyotes Band lease for training center not filed with BIA (October 11, 2011)
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians never submitted a lease for a controversial military training center to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Former chairwoman Francine Kupsch signed the lease with operators...
Moapa Band sues to stop expansion of landfill at power plant (October 11, 2011)
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit on Monday aimed at stopping the expansion of a landfill at a power plant next to the reservation. The Southern Nevada Health District approved a permit for...
BIA won't accept former Army property for Ho-Chunk Nation (October 11, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't acquire a portion of an old U.S. Army site for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. The BIA said it would cost too much money to conduct an environmental assessment at the former Badger Army...
Intoxication case for Navajo school board leader dismissed (October 11, 2011)
A Navajo Nation judge dismissed a public intoxication charge against the president of a school board on the reservation. Central Consolidated School District Board President Matthew Tso was charged after tribal police found him and a 20-year-old male inside a...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois people reclaim sacred land (October 11, 2011)
When Skennenrahawi, the Peacemaker, walked among the Iroquois over 800 years ago his plan was to create the world's first united nations entity dedicated to the idea that human beings may live in a world without war. To accomplish this...
Opinion: Include Indigenous People's Day in your celebration (October 11, 2011)
"Until I was living in New Jersey, I had no idea that Columbus Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, could be such a big deal. My son and many other children in New Jersey have the day...
S.E. Ruckman: Keystone XL Pipeline impacts Indian Country (October 11, 2011)
"This past month, I saw news stories that seemed to echo from the comic books of my past. At a recent meeting of the United Nations (UN), leaders of small countries in the Pacific said they are mapping out a...
Opinion: David Petite, Ojibwe innovator, is a true inspiration (October 11, 2011)
"David Petite has a very simple view on the immigration issue raging in the United States. “You are all immigrants,” he says with a smile. “We didn’t invite any of you here.” He should know. Petite is a Native American,...
MPR: Wild rice at issue for another mine project in Minnesota (October 11, 2011)
"The controversial Polymet mining project proposal near Hoyt Lakes on the Iron Range has been under environmental review for years, in part because of the potential for sulfuric acid to contaminate area waters. But as review nears conclusion, some mine...
Monique Vondall-Rieke: Columbus Day and who came first? (October 11, 2011)
"On the eve of what most Americans celebrate as “Columbus Day” I found myself turning to the History Channel to watch “Who Really Discovered America?” I was instantly upset by the summations of world experts on how other cultures, civilizations...
Michell Hicks: A report for the Eastern Cherokee community (October 11, 2011)
"Doyu ulihelisdodi agiwonihisdi hi gvnigesv igvndii. Several weeks have passed since my last One Feather letter and I wanted to update everyone as to what I have been involved with. First off, I would like to thank everyone for their...
No action from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation's land claim (October 11, 2011)
For the third week in a row, U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take action on the long-running Oneida Nation land claim. The justices this morning released another order list for its new October 2011 term. Oneida Nation v. Oneida...
Witness list for SCIA hearing on fix for land-into-trust 'crisis' (October 11, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday to discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. In February 2009, the court ruled that the land-into-trust provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act...
Tribal leaders in Washington DC for Tribal Unity Impact Week (October 11, 2011)
Tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week to press three major issues before the U.S. Congress. As part of the first Tribal Unity Impact Week, tribes are seeking to protect Indian programs in the federal budget. "Tribes stand united...
Cherokee Nation without HUD funds amid Freedmen dispute (October 11, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma still doesn't have access to $33 million in federal housing funds. The Obama administration blocked the release of the money after the tribe removed the Freedmen descendants from the rolls. But now that the...
Opinion: Urban Outfitters is obsessed with 'Navajo' fashions (October 11, 2011)
"A search for “Cherokee” on the Urban Outfitters website reveals 1 result. A search for “Tribal”: 15. A search for “Native”: 10. “Indian”: 2. But Navajo? 24 products have Navajo in the name alone. This post started as a...
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