Letter: Political party a personal choice for Alaska Natives (October 27, 2011)
"I am opposed to the AFN resolution advising Alaska Natives how to register. People register the way they do for personal reasons. My family has been predominantly Democrat. I have friends who have been traditionally Republican. A family member is...
Study examines trafficking of Indian women in Minnesota (October 27, 2011)
The Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education released a study today that looks at the trafficking of Indian women in Minnesota. Researchers interviewed more than 105 Indian women in the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Bemidji....
President of university apologizes for residential schools (October 27, 2011)
The president of the University of Manitoba apologized today to the survivors of Canada's residential school system. The university didn't play a direct role in schools where Native children suffered physical mental and sexual abuse. But president David Barnard said...
8th Circuit hears arguments in Santee Sioux murder case (October 27, 2011)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of Shanon R. Thomas, a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska who was convicted of murder. Thomas, 34, was found guilty of first-degree murder. Authorities say...
Opinion: Oppose Native Hawaiian 'backdoor' recognition (October 27, 2011)
"Rumors of the death of the Akaka Bill have been highly exaggerated. Of course, in Hawaii, where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is proceeding with its plan to create a “roll” of Native Hawaiians to be part of an eventual...
Vincent Armenta: Future Farmers honor Native America (October 27, 2011)
"Last week I attended the Future Farmers of America's Native American Heritage Celebration at the 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. With more than 45,000 people in attendance representing every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin...
Column: Place names in Missouri come from Indian roots (October 27, 2011)
"Ever since the beginning of time, everything has had a name, every hill and valley, river, lake and stream. Every roadway, town and county across the country has a name, and all of those names have a history of some...
Umatilla group puts focus on education in 'Occupy' protest (October 27, 2011)
Education is the theme of an "Occupy" protest taking place at the headquarters of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon. The protest started on Tuesday with upwards of 25 people, The East Oregonian. About 6 of them...
North Coast Journal: Karuk family preserving the language (October 27, 2011)
"Elaina Supahan Albers remembers well what her husband, Phil Albers Jr., said that day eight years ago when she told him she was pregnant with their first child. She was 20 and he was 23. They both worked hotel jobs...
Blaze causes damages for Iowa Tribe's police department (October 27, 2011)
A fire caused an estimated $175,000 in damages at the Iowa Tribe Police Department in Oklahoma. The fire started in a parking bay and destroyed everything there, including law enforcement equipment. Fire crews were able to stop the blaze from...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Bad residential school memories (October 27, 2011)
I was a student at the Mohawk Institute (a.k.a. the "Mushhole" for its unique brand of watery porridge) in Brantford, Ontario from January, 1967 to June, 1968 when I, along with a large group of Akwesasne Mohawks, were informed we...
President Obama: Elouise Cobell leaves a strong legacy (October 27, 2011)
"With the passing of Elouise Cobell, a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, we have lost a champion of Native American rights. Her persistent and determined leadership in the pursuit of justice for Native Americans will leave an...
House passes bill for land swap opposed by Arizona tribes (October 27, 2011)
The House voted 235-186 to pass H.R.1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. The bill authorizes a land swap between the federal government and Resolution Copper. The company plans to use the land for a copper mine in...
Minnesota Supreme Court blocks tribe from adoption case (October 27, 2011)
Adoption cases involving Indian children who aren't "domiciled" on the reservation cannot be transferred to tribes, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians asserted jurisdiction over an adoption case involving a child who...
Native Sun News: Sioux woman joins South Dakota ACLU (October 27, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota (ACLU) has hired Tiffany Campbell as Director of Advocacy, and Taté Walker, an enrolled member of...
NPR Investigates: Foster children finding their way home (October 27, 2011)
"Dwayne Stenstrom is a professor of American history. His office is lined with towers of obscure books and poetry on the walls. There's even a copy of the Declaration of Independence in a binder. He teaches this document like many...
Review: Twists, turns in 'Don't Know Much About Indians' (October 27, 2011)
"Gyasi Ross’s work hits you between the eyes. You’re cruising along, reading Don’t Know Much About Indians (but I wrote a book about us anyways), published this year by Cut Bank Creek Press. You’re thinking that the story or poem...
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