Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country (January 26, 2012)
The Native Mob is one of the most violent gangs in Indian Country, an expert in Indian gangs said. The gang started in Minnesota in the 1990s. Its structure includes positions like "chief" and "co-chief" and they have laws and...
Cherokee Nation still working on hydroelectric power plant (January 26, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation is seeking a $1 million grant to continue work on a hydroelectric power plant at the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam in Oklahoma. In 1986, Congress authorized the tribe to build the plant. Since 2009, the tribe...
Indian Association of Tennessee faces loss of federal grant (January 26, 2012)
The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee could lose a $248,000 federal grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The organization plans to use the money to build a cultural center in Nashville. But after raising an additional...
Letter: Campaign of lies against 'Fighting Sioux' supporters (January 26, 2012)
"In 2007, the NCAA and UND along with the State Board of Higher Education called on the Sioux people to speak. Because the Spirit Lake Tribe did not speak the words they wanted to hear and the Standing Rock members...
Navajo Nation president questioned for off-the-cuff remarks (January 26, 2012)
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is being criticized by some Navajo Nation Council delegates for some or his recent remarks. Last week, Shelly told the members of the Arizona Legislature that Gov. Jan Brewer (R) "turns me on," the Associated...
Two sentenced for branding swastika on Navajo Nation man (January 26, 2012)
Two men who pleaded guilty for branding a swastika on the arm of a Navajo Nation man were sentenced to federal prison on Wednesday. Paul Beebe, 28, was sentenced to eight and a half years. Jesse Sanford, 26, was sentenced...
Court rules juvenile Indians must join sex offender registry (January 26, 2012)
Indian juveniles who committed sex-related offenses must register as sex offenders as adults, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. In separate cases, three Indian males who are members of federally recognized tribes admitted to sexual abuse charges....
Duane Champagne: Maine tribes send leaders to Legislature (January 26, 2012)
"From time immemorial, most Indian nations have exchanged visits between knowledgeable tribal members and leaders. The purpose of these exchanges was to assist each nation in establishing and maintaining peaceful relations between the nations. In contemporary international affairs such exchanges...
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe settles dispute (January 26, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor, with contributions from Jesse Abernathy, NSN Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Robin LeBeau EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– The Cheyenne River...
Ernest Salgado, eldest of Soboba Band, passes on at age 91 (January 26, 2012)
Ernest Salgado Sr., who was the oldest member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, died on Monday. He was 91. Salgado was born on the reservation. He fought in World War II and served on the...
Chairman of White Mountain Apache Tribe disputes removal (January 26, 2012)
Chairman Ronnie Lupe of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona says he won't leave office despite a court order. Lupe was suspended by the tribal council last month but he refused to step aside. That prompted the tribal council...
Meskwaki Nation accuses former police chief of wrongdoing (January 26, 2012)
The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa says its former police chief committed wrongdoing while in office. Christopher Knouse, 45, is facing numerous charges in state court. He allegedly sold a number of firearms without a proper permit. The incident occurred last...
Navajo group finds HIV/AIDS a difficult topic on reservation (January 26, 2012)
Discussing HIV and AIDS is difficult on the Navajo Nation, advocates say. Melvin Harrison helped create the Navajo AIDS Network in 1990. Two decades later, he said said no one on the reservation talks openly about the disease. "In the...
People of multiple races boost Native American population (January 26, 2012)
More and more people are claiming Native American ancestry on according to the Census Bureau. The 2000 Census marked the first time that people were able to claim more than once race. Since then, the number of people who identify...
Kim Teehee: 'Built to Last' blueprint includes Indian Country (January 26, 2012)
"In yesterday’s State of the Union address, the President laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values. The...
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