Editorial: New law signals the end to 'Fighting Sioux' debate (November 10, 2011)
"Back in March, when the North Dakota Senate passed the pro-Fighting Sioux nickname bill, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said something interesting. Not “save the name.” Not “retire the name.” Instead, the governor said this before signing the bill: “A large number...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe opposes Keystone talks (November 10, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Debra White Plume, Tantoo Cardinal, Tom Poor Bear and Myron Pourier took part in the Nov. 6 rally at the White House to stop...
First Nation in British Columbia loses commercial fishing suit (November 10, 2011)
The Lax Kw'alaams First Nation in British Columbia is not entitled to a commercial fishery, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today. The band sought to harvest and sell seaweed, shellfish and fish in its aboriginal territory. But the court...
Passamaquoddy Tribe shares $1.9M in road funds with state (November 10, 2011)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township gave $1.9 million in federal road funds to the state of Maine. The tribe received the money through the Indian Reservation Roads program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Maine Department of Transportation...
Cherokee Nation chief announces business board nominees (November 10, 2011)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker nominated five people to serve on the board of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the tribe's economic development arm. Baker nominated Tommye Sue Wright, Bob Berry, Rex Starr, Brent Taylor, and Michael Watkins. Wright, if approved,...
Osage Nation hosts public auction for mineral estate leasing (November 10, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma drew in some big bids for mineral leases at a public auction on Wednesday. The tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs solicited bids for 18-month leases of the tribe's oil and gas estate. Some...
Tesuque Pueblo sets deadline for mobile home park tenants (November 10, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico is giving residents of a mobile home park until June 30, 2012, to prove they are in the U.S. on a legal basis. The tribe implemented a new policy that requires all residents, including...
United Keetoowah treasurer returned land-into-trust bonus (November 10, 2011)
The treasurer for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma has returned a $2,500 bonus to the tribe. Treasurer Ella Mae Worley was among a group of tribal leaders who received bonuses following approval of the tribe's land-into-trust...
NPS blocks plastic bottle ban at Grand Canyon at last minute (November 10, 2011)
A ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in Grand Canyon National Park was halted at the last minute due to concerns raised by Coca-Cola, The New York Times reports. Coca-Cola is a major producer of disposable water. The...
First Nations in Saskatchewan get ready for annual powwow (November 10, 2011)
The Spirit of Our Nations cultural celebration and powwow kicks off tomorrow in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The three-day event takes place at the Credit Union Centre. Grand entry begins at 7pm on Friday evening. The powwow is sponsored by the Federation...
Walt Lamar: Tackling synthetic marijuana in Indian Country (November 10, 2011)
"You may think spice can be found somewhere in your kitchen, but if you hear young folks talking about it, they probably aren’t discussing cinnamon. Chances are, they’re talking about synthetic marijuana, which comes marketed as “herbal smoking blends,” or...
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