White House Blog: DOJ hosts Native Heritage Month event (November 9, 2011)
"This week the Department of Justice held a special event in the Great Hall commemorating National Native American Heritage Month. Each November, the department honors the cultural traditions, contributions and history of America’s indigenous peoples in honor of their many...
Blog: Q&A with Bear Claw, Kiowa, on the Dallas music scene (November 9, 2011)
"Bear Claw's family is part of the Kiowa Indian tribe up in Oklahoma. He works nights as a bouncer at various spots around town, mainly The Slip Inn. Perhaps you recognize him if you've ever been to that favorite old...
Lisa Shellenberger: IHS leaving its patients with unpaid bills (November 9, 2011)
"The Indian Health Service (“IHS”), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives (collectively, “Native Americans”). The IHS provides a purportedly comprehensive health service...
Southern Ute Tribe reports results of chair, council election (November 9, 2011)
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado went to the polls twice last week but only one race was decided. The tribe held a special election for vice chairman on November 1. Howard D. Richards Sr., a former chairman,...
Tesuque Pueblo defends ask for tenants' immigration status (November 9, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico says it can ask tenants of a mobile home park on the reservation about their immigration status. The Tesuque Trailer Village doesn't receive federal funds. So the tribe said it doesn't have to follow...
Michigan Radio: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will rebury ancestors (November 9, 2011)
"The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will rebury human remains found last week at a construction site on Mackinac Island. Cecil Pavlot, Sr. handles repatriation for the tribe. He said the ceremony won’t be publicized to avoid it...
Mescalero Apache Nation president loses bid for re-election (November 9, 2011)
The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico elected a new president on Tuesday. Incumbent Mark Chino lost to Frederick Chino Sr., a former vice president. The tally was 647 for Frederick Chino and 455 for Mark Chino. Sandra Platero easily...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reports results of council election (November 9, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan elected council representatives on Tuesday. Out of field of 20 candidates, 10 representatives for District 1 were elected. They include four newcomers and three incumbents. The incumbent for District 2 was re-elected as was...
Governor will sign bill to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (November 9, 2011)
Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) will sign a bill that will eliminate the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. The bill to eliminate the name passed the Senate on Tuesday and the House today. It requires...
Ex-priest faces more abuse accusations from Native victims (November 9, 2011)
A former Anglican priest who has been convicted of more than 50 charges of child sex abuse is being accused by 24 more victims from First Nations in Ontario and Manitoba. Ralph Rowe, who was a leader of the Boy...
Judge in Colorado weighs placement of Navajo Nation child (November 9, 2011)
A judge in Colorado is considering the status of a child who is eligible for citizenship in the Navajo Nation. The child's Navajo grandparents are seeking custody. But the Alamosa County Department of Social Services instead proposed to keep the...
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs terminates secretary (November 9, 2011)
The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs has fired executive secretary Carol Harvey due to unspecified complaints from tribes. Harvey, a member of the Navajo Nation, was appointed to the post by then-Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien in March 2010. But she...
Ute Tribe breaks ground on $1M upgrade for bowling center (November 9, 2011)
The Ute Tribe of Utah will be spending $1 million to upgrade its original bowling alley. The Ute Lanes Bowling Center was built in 1976. The tribe hasn't made any changes to the facility since it opened more than...
Chippewa Nation of the Great Lakes submits recognition bid (November 9, 2011)
The Chippewa Nation of the Great Lakes is looking to gain federal recognition. The group submitted a letter of intent with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on August 11. "We are in the process of setting up our Tribal government,...
Indian gangs a new terror on Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation (November 9, 2011)
Indian gangs are terrorizing members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, forcing the tribe to banish some of the worst offenders. The tribe can exclude a member from the reservation for at least five years. But...
Timothy Chavez: Business can help preserve tribal cultures (November 9, 2011)
"As business leaders and members of our tribal communities, American Indian entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to utilize our corporate service and wellness programs in a way that extend value to and heighten awareness of the rich heritage of our...
DOI vows safeguards for Alaska Natives in off-shore drilling (November 9, 2011)
The Obama administration released a five-year plan to expand off-shore drilling in Alaska. The Interior Department says drilling won't be allowed unless Alaska Native concerns are addressed. The Beaufort and Chukchi Seas are the subsistence whaling and hunting grounds for...
Menominee Nation bars concealed weapons on reservation (November 9, 2011)
Concealed weapons are still illegal on the Menominee Nation despite a new Wisconsin state law, the tribal police department clarified. Tribal law prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons and all weapons are prohibited in public buildings on the reservation. Firearms...
George Tiger wins election as new chief of Muscogee Nation (November 9, 2011)
George Tiger won election as principal chief of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. According to the unofficial tally, Tiger defeated challenger Mike Flud by a vote of 2,942 to 2,177. The results are due to be certified this Friday. “Muscogee...
Counties want legal fees after losing Mishewal Wappo ruling (November 9, 2011)
Two California counties are asking for legal fees even after losing a critical ruling in the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Last month, a federal judge said the arguments presented by Napa and Sonoma counties weren't enough to stop...
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