Chief Baker: Keeping promises for Cherokee Nation health (December 15, 2011)
"While on the campaign trail this year, one of my promises was to allocate more money to contract health services so our people are not turned away when needing glasses, dentures, hearing aids or prosthetics. I am proud to say...
Opinion: Tribe heads in wrong direction with disenrollment (December 15, 2011)
'The topic was "Indians of the Midwest" and the professor was knowledgeable and conveyed serious respect for Native culture, but something kept gnawing at me as she talked. There are two types of Indian stereotypes, she said -- the negative...
Atlantic: Ashaninka people face threats to their way of life (December 15, 2011)
"The Ashaninka are one of the largest indigenous groups in South America, their ancestral homelands ranging from Brazil to Peru. Since colonial times, their existence has been difficult -- they have been enslaved, had their lands taken away or...
Bill Lomax: Supreme Court decision hurts tribal economies (December 15, 2011)
"In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court stood 75 years of policy and practice on its head. The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 authorized the secretary of the Interior to take lands into trust for federally recognized...
APRN: Alaska Supreme Court backs village in immunity suit (December 15, 2011)
"On Friday the Alaska Supreme court agreed with a lower court and upheld Alaska tribal government sovereignty. The attorney who argued the failed challenge says such tribal immunity doesn’t legally exist. The case was brought by a contractor, Michael McCrary...
Native Sun News: Russell Means claims victory over cancer (December 15, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA -- In a remarkable turn of events, actor and American Indian activist Russell Means says he has defeated throat cancer. This reversal...
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