Ex-gang members turn to music to connect to Native youth (January 16, 2012)
The Regina Anti-Gang Services (RAGS) in Regina, Saskatchewan, is offering former members of Native gangs a new way to spread their message. Rob Hurley, who use to be a part of the Native Syndicate gang, has started recording hip-hop songs...
Auditions begin for next installment of Women of the Navajo (January 16, 2012)
Young women from the Navajo Nation are auditioning to be a part of the 2013 Women of the Navajo Calendar. Larry Thompson started the calendar more than 20 years ago. "A lot of Navajo women are blessed with beautiful genes,"...
Hoopa Valley Tribe to start a new permit program for fishing (January 16, 2012)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California will start a permitting program for fishermen in response to trespassing, dumping and other issues along the Trinity River. Last month, Chairman Leonard Masten ordered the tribe to close the gate to the Tish...
Quinault Nation issued voluntary recall for processing plant (January 16, 2012)
The Quinault Nation of Washington issued a voluntary recall of canned fish products after the Food and Drug Administration found serious problems at a tribal processing plant. The April 2011 recall of almost 27,000 cans of fish likely prevented a...
Mark Trahant: Repeal of 'Obamacare' not likely after election (January 16, 2012)
A question for any Republican running for any federal office: If you are successful repealing “ObamaCare,” what happens to the Indian Health Care Improvement Act? South Dakota’s Rep. Kristi Noem illustrates the GOP’s mixed message. Her web page says: “I...
Opinion: Robertson family played big role in Indian Territory (January 16, 2012)
"The William Robertson family had a tremendous impact on Indian Territory, particularly in an area known as the Choska Bottoms. Here was the location of the Tullahassee Mission that William and his wife Ann Eliza ran for many years. The...
Opinion: Not all tribes offended by 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (January 16, 2012)
"What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. Great West Conference member and long-time institution University of North Dakota was forced to forfeit its mascot and name, the Fighting Sioux, this month as a result of protest from the NCAA and...
Interview with Phyliss Anderson, Mississippi Choctaw Chief (January 16, 2012)
"As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? The only thing I ever wanted to be was a good person who loved myself as well as others. I never really had any dreams of being...
Julianne Jennings: Race, blood quantum and identity politics (January 16, 2012)
"Today those who are mixtures of Indigenous peoples of the Americas and Black Africans are called Zambos while those who are mixtures of African American and Native American are called Black Indians (another subjective term) and sometimes are solely classified...
Editorial: 'Shapeshifting' exhibit takes on racial stereotypes (January 16, 2012)
"The Peabody Essex Museum chose an appropriate weekend to open "Shapeshifting," its latest exhibit of Native American art that includes works from its own collection and other sources. For on this weekend we celebrate the birthday of the great civil...
Charles Trimble: Nebraska's Ponca Tribe loses a great leader (January 16, 2012)
The life story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is one of courage, resistance, and great leadership. The story is powerfully told in the book, “I am a Man,” by Nebraska journalist and prize-winning author Joe Starita (St. Martin’s Press, 2009)....
Tim Giago: Alcohol is a red flag that has been waving too long (January 16, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota I got an email from Lonnie Burnett this morning. Lonnie is a Tribal Council Member of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma. He started by saying he...
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