ICT: Waking up to 'Indian giver' on Good Morning America (November 4, 2011)
"After ending her 72-day marriage, denying accusations that the nuptials were part of a publicity stunt or that she did it for the money, one question remains, will Kim Kardashian keep the $2 million ring given to her by Kris...
Blog: Cofan people in Ecuador battle Chevron for 18 years (November 4, 2011)
"Lago Agrio, Ecuador—The sprawl of scorched pavement and crumbling cement buildings in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. This city, once a small oil boom town founded by Texaco in the late 1960s (and given, appropriately, the name “Sour Lake”...
Blog: Forever 21 also offering string of 'Navajo' products (November 4, 2011)
"Last month, Urban Outfitters drew popular ire — and threats of legal action from the Navajo Nation — for advertising such products as the "Navajo Flask" and the "Navajo Hipster Panty." The tribe owns a variety of trademarks on the...
Outdoors: Oneida Nation lures anglers with private fishing (November 4, 2011)
"Five years ago, the Oneida Indian Nation expanded its offerings to visitors at the Turning Stone Casino to include fishing on the Salmon River along a privately owned stretch purchased by the tribe. Quietly and steadily, the tribe has renovated...
UR News: Linda LeGarde Grover wins award for 1st effort (November 4, 2011)
"Author Linda LeGarde Grover has been named the recipient of the 2011 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's studies at the University of Rochester. The annual award will be given...
Editorial: Shakopee land-into-trust an issue for election (November 4, 2011)
"In a nutshell, Mayor John Schmitt and his opponent in next Tuesday’s city election, Brad Tabke, agree that Shakopee is doing basically well. Tabke, however, thinks the city could be doing much more and so he decided to run against...
Editorial: Neglect hurting tenants at Yakama trailer park (November 4, 2011)
"These living conditions are a living nightmare: a bathtub falls through a rotting floor; exposed electrical wiring; leaky roofs; extensive mold that gets painted over. But those pale to a jurisdictional nightmare when no one in government -- any government...
MSU News: Eastern Shoshone man to reintroduce buffalo (November 4, 2011)
"A Montana State University graduate student who shares his father's dream for reintroducing buffalo to a Wyoming Indian reservation has received a national fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency. Jason Baldes of Fort Washakie, Wyo., said the Science to...
DVIDS: Navajo Code Talkers were secret military weapon (November 4, 2011)
"Despite punishment for speaking their own language in government boarding schools and not having voting rights in their own states, approximately 400 Americans became their nation’s secret weapon during World War II – the Navajo Code Talkers. Today, most...
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hears bills (November 4, 2011)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on Thursday to consider two bills. H.R. 205, the HEARTH Act, and H.R. 2362, the Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act, have different goals. But both...
Everett Freeman, late Paskenta leader, to receive award (November 4, 2011)
Everett Freeman, the late chairman of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in California, will receive the 2011 Eagle Spirit Award from the American Indian Film Institute. Freeman, who ran the tribe from 1994 until his death in 2010,...
American Bar Association to honor Mary Smith, Cherokee (November 4, 2011)
Mary Smith, a member of the Cherokee Nation, will receive the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association. Smith was selected for her efforts to promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. She worked on...
Judge tosses charge against Fallon Paiute Shoshone man (November 4, 2011)
A federal judge dismissed a charge against Wesley Dick, a member of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe who was cited for gathering cat-tails in the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. Dick was cited for illegally gathering the plants and...
Native Sun News: Lakota leaders rally against Keystone XL (November 4, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman . All content © Native Sun News. Daryl Hannah and Lakota leaders escort Tom Weis in his tricycle, along the proposed pipeline route through South Dakota. MANDERSON, SOUTH DAKOTA --...
Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation makes smart move in lawsuit (November 4, 2011)
"Earlier this week, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe made a very smart move. It turned its “Save the Nickname” energy away from UND and the Big Sky Conference and toward the NCAA, whose nickname rule is the conflict’s heart. Of...
James Ramos: A proud military tradition in Indian Country (November 4, 2011)
"Native Americans have a rich history of military service and have fought to protect our Nation, even as tribes were battling for their own freedoms and rights. Indeed, Native Americans fought as soldiers in the Civil War, World War I...
Law Article: Ruling shows need for strong tribal judiciary (November 4, 2011)
"A court’s role is often similar to that of a dictionary: to define words. The current Supreme Court did just that last June. Here’s the latest addition to the Indian law lexicography, taken from a seven-justice majority in United States...
Ruth Hopkins: 'Problem Indians' sent to Hiawatha Asylum (November 4, 2011)
In 1898, just eight years after the Wounded Knee Massacre, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that created a new federal facility: The Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians.
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