Osage Nation shuts day care after carbon monoxide scare (January 27, 2012)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma closed a day care center on Thursday after a carbon monoxide scare. Firefighters detected slightly higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide at the Child Development Center in Skiatook. No one was in danger but...
Cherokee Nation attorney general Todd Hembree sworn in (January 27, 2012)
Todd Hembree was sworn in as the attorney general of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Hembree was nominated to the position by Chief Bill John Baker. He was unanimously confirmed by the tribal council, where he previously served as its...
Hopi Tribe plans February relaunch of Tutuveni newspaper (January 27, 2012)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona plans to relaunch its newspaper in late February. The tribe hired Mihio Manus as the managing editor of the Tutuveni paper. A new editor is also being hired. "Although this was a long process, we...
Robert Chanate: Adventures in crazy talk on a Greyhound (January 27, 2012)
"You see some crazy behavior and hear unhinged conversations when riding on a Greyhound Bus. I was thinking this when, three hours south of Denver, our bus made a short stop to pick up more passengers. The bus was nearly...
Column: Seminole Nation was part of history in West Texas (January 27, 2012)
"Coocoachee rode in front of 30 men up the Palo Duro Canyon late in the fall of 1847. He had been there before, during the U.S. Army peace mission of the winter of 1845-1846. Modern day people know him as...
Michelle Sparck: An Alaska Native's review of 'Big Miracle' (January 27, 2012)
"Michelle Sparck of Bethel was a high school freshman when the rescue of three gray whales near Barrow became a worldwide spectacle. Now her home state, not to mention several friends, are appearing in the Hollywood retelling of that story....
KUOW: Census sees increase of Native people in Northwest (January 27, 2012)
"The number of people claiming tribal heritage increased dramatically in the Northwest over the past decade. The number of residents who identify as Native American is increasing much faster than the growth of the overall population. An analysis of 2010...
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to open $36M data center (January 27, 2012)
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin announced plans for a $36 million data center. The 45,000-square-foot facility will be located in Milwaukee at the site of the former Concordia College campus. Construction is expected to begin in April. The...
Sports: Lacrosse team reaches out to Prairie Island youth (January 27, 2012)
"Promotions are the lifeblood of pre-game and halftime entertainment at sporting events. Objectives can vary greatly -- from quick laughs to an attempt at education -- but few would seem to have the depth as the one being offered this...
Amanda McCoy: Fate of Ojibwe people tied to gray wolves (January 27, 2012)
"Today, Jan. 27, 2012, the Gray Wolf will be officially delisted as an endangered species for the Great Lakes area including Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The wolf plays a cultural, historical, spiritual, and traditional role to many Native American tribes...
Passamaquoddy Tribe announces plan for $120M wind farm (January 27, 2012)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township and Pleasant Point announced plans for a $120 million wind farm in Maine. The tribe will seek 1,000 acres in surplus federal land for the project. The tribe already owns 1,060 acres adjacent to...
Native Sun News: Johnson Holy Rock passes on at age of 93 (January 27, 2012)
The following story appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. WAKPAMNI - Johnson E. Holy Rock, 93, of Wakpamni Lake, entered into the spirit world on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Service...
Native Sun News: Tribes cheer denial of Keystone XL permit (January 27, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Actress Daryl Hannah, who protested Keystone XL Pipeline at a recent rally on the Pine Ridge Indian...
Oklahoma tribes won't dispute existing water use permits (January 27, 2012)
The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation say they won't challenge existing water use permits as part of their treaty rights lawsuit. The tribes filed an amended complaint in federal court that reiterates their position to determine future water rights....
Navajo Nation woman seeks class action against loan firm (January 27, 2012)
A Navajo Nation woman is seeking class action status for her lawsuit against a loan company. Deanna Begay purchased a truck whose financing was provided by Credit Acceptance Corp. of Michigan, The Navajo Times reported. When she missed a payment,...
Gabe Galanda: Enforcement of indigenous rights declaration (January 27, 2012)
"Federal encroachment into Indian Country, in violation of inherent sovereignty or Treaty rights, is nothing new. What is new, however, is the United States’ formal support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and its...
Mark Trahant: NCAI president delivers State of Indian Nations (January 27, 2012)
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel and Executive Director Jacqueline Johnson Pata at the annual State of Indian Nations event at the Newseum. (NCAI photo) The National Congress of American Indians every year releases its “State of...
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