First Tribal Leader Education Roundtable set in South Dakota (January 19, 2012)
The first in a series of Tribal Leader Education Roundtables will be held tomorrow in Rapid City, South Dakota. Tribal leaders are meeting with officials from the Education Department and the Interior Department. They also will hear from William Mendoza,...
Non-Native offender denied parole after aboriginal hearing (January 19, 2012)
A non-Native offender was denied parole after a three-hour hearing led by a Native elder on Wednesday. Gregory Bromby, who was born in Haiti, had to face the father of his victim and answer questions about the 1994 murder of...
Lac La Ronge Indian Band votes to banish three on reserve (January 19, 2012)
The Lac La Ronge Indian Band of Saskatchewan has banished three people, CBC News reports. Chief Tammy Cook-Searson won't say why the people were removed. "They are acting in a manner that you know goes against community wishes, but I...
Stanley Crooks wins re-election as leader of Shakopee Tribe (January 19, 2012)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota reported the results of its recent business council election. Stanley R. Crooks won re-election as chairman. He will serve another four years. Charlie Vig, a newcomer, won election as vice chairman. Keith B....
Opinion: Kateri Tekakwitha could have been 'spiritual hybrid' (January 19, 2012)
"Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) was a Mohawk woman born in, what is now, New York State. She is becoming a Catholic Saint. She was proselytized into self-imposed virginity. The population of her people was in rapid decline because of the depredations...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe shows care for environment (January 19, 2012)
"Our tribe has long had cultural and spiritual ties to the Santa Ynez Valley. Our ancestors since time immemorial have lived, worked and relied on this land. We take great pride in being the first stewards of the land in...
Native Sun News: Retired FBI agent takes on Peltier and AIM (January 19, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Leonard Peltier has almost incomprehensibly built a steady, loyal troop of backers from all corners of the globe in the years since his double...
L'Oreal ad touts singer Beyonce's Native American heritage (January 19, 2012)
A L’Oreal ad featuring singer Beyonce touts her "Native American" heritage. The TrueMatch line of cosmetics promises to match a person's skin tone. In the case of Beyonce, the ad says her skin color comes from her African-American, Native American...
Ray Cook: Don't trade sovereignty for 'political assimilation' (January 19, 2012)
"The Haudenosaunee, as a general rule and certainly as governments, do not participate in another government’s election processes. Those are not sovereign acts. In that paradigm, it is bad strategy for a Native government or national Native representative organization to...
Obama blames GOP for rushed ruling on Keystone XL permit (January 19, 2012)
President Barack Obama rejected a permit for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline on Wednesday, blaming Republicans for forcing him to make a decision under a "rushed and arbitrary deadline." Obama previously said he wouldn't make a decision under after the...
Chris Eyre to run film department at New Mexico university (January 19, 2012)
Chris Eyre, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, will lead the film department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico. Eyre is best known for his directing Smoke Signals. His latest film, Hideaway,...
NPR: Tarahumara Tribe faces a food crisis in remote Mexico (January 19, 2012)
"This week, reports have started to filter out of the remote northern mountains of Mexico that the Tarahumara indians are facing hunger. The indians were immortalized by the book Born To Run, in which writer Christopher McDougall paints a portrait...
Opinion: Land-into-trust wasn't intended for 'wealthy' tribes (January 19, 2012)
"The U.S. government created tribal annexation to get poor tribes off the welfare rolls, not to get rich tribes off the tax rolls. Supervisor Doreen Farr’s recent commentary disclosing the staggering public cost of the Chumash tribal government’s request to...
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