Column: Dispelling rumors about Muckleshoot tribal hunting (December 9, 2011)
"he rumors were flying during and after this fall’s elk hunting season in the game management units (GMUs) west of Yakima. With the Muckleshoot tribe having announced its hunters would be hunting deer and elk in nine Yakima-area GMUs, a...
DOJ finalizes process to restore role in Public Law 280 state (December 9, 2011)
The Department of Justice has finalized the process by which it can resume jurisdiction over reservations located in Public Law 280 states. Under Public Law 280, which was passed during the termination era, six states assumed criminal and civil criminal...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee approves bills at meeting (December 9, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved two bills at a business meeting on Thursday. The committee approved S.1763, the SAVE Native Women Act. The bill restores tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians in domestic violence cases. "The SAVE Native Women Act is...
Washington tribal police officers involved in a fatal shooting (December 9, 2011)
Police officers from two tribes were involved in a fatal shooting in Washington on Thursday. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe served a warrant on Stacy Stanley Callihoo, 42, at a home in Suquamish. As Callihoo was...
Seventh person charged for fatal Ute Reservation shooting (December 9, 2011)
A seventh person has been charged in connection with a shooting on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Colin Rian Manning, a member of the Ute Tribe, is facing second-degree murder and other charges. Federal authorities say he participated...
Driver charged with homicide in death of Alaska Native man (December 9, 2011)
A 19-year-old woman pleaded not guilty to three charges in connection with the death of an Alaska Native man. Authorities say Ashley Nichole Bashore was texting on her iPhone when she struck and killed Hubert Tunuchuk, 28, on Easter Sunday....
Delvin Cree: A new media venture - The Tribal Independent (December 9, 2011)
As I have said before in recent comments made public, journalism is a challenge today for writers who want to report the news within reservation boundaries I first got my taste of reporting back in the early 1990's when I...
Native Sun News: Native activists meet on climate change (December 9, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Protesters at U.N.climate change summit in Durban, South Africa, link tar sands crude to global warming. Photo courtesy Indigenous Environmental Network. Ben Powless. Photo...
Washington court backs state jurisdiction over smokeshop (December 9, 2011)
The state of Washington can assert criminal jurisdiction over a smokeshop located in Indian Country, the Washington Supreme Court ruled.
Reported Native gang member is city's 38th homicide case (December 9, 2011)
Darren George, a reported Native gang member, died on Wednesday, making him Winnipeg's 38th homicide victim this year. George, 22, was shot in the back of the head near his home, CBC News reported. Sources said he belonged to the...
Monique Vondall-Rieke: Sakakawea is a true North Dakotan (December 9, 2011)
"I read with great surprise that North Dakota resident Sakakawea, who traveled as a guide on the great Lewis and Clark expedition that laid the geographical history of the landscape of early America and helped to locate many of the...
Blog: Another huckster stealing work of a real Native artist (December 9, 2011)
"I am quite upset to learn that a fellow going by the name Grey Owl (and I kid thee not, the irony of course being quite rich) is stealing the work of the phenomenal Métis artist, Christi Belcourt. His real...
Vi Waln: Egotism, jealousy and victimhood among Lakotas (December 9, 2011)
Egotism is a strange thing. One definition of this word is “a sense of superiority often accompanied by contempt toward others.” This is the definition I refer to when I speak of ego. Because of contempt, your ego will enable...
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