Fort Mojave Tribe welcomes filming of movie on reservation (February 10, 2012)
The Fort Mojave Tribe authorized the shooting of an independent film on the reservation. Actor Jason Momoa, who appeared as Conan in Conan the Barbarian, plays a tribal member who returns to the reservation after a six-year absence. He personally...
United South and Eastern Tribes preparing for Impact Week (February 10, 2012)
The United South and Eastern Tribes are on their way to the nation's capitol for their 2012 Impact Week meeting. Tribal leaders from Maine to Florida are due to hear from Obama administration officials and members of Congress at the...
National Indian Education Association meets for DC summit (February 10, 2012)
The National Indian Education Association is holding its 15th annual legislative summit in Washington, D.C., next week. The event begins Monday with the State of Native Education Address by NIEA President Quinton Roman Nose, a member of the Cheyenne and...
Secretary Salazar to release DOI FY2013 budget on Monday (February 10, 2012)
The Obama administration will release the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget for the Interior Department on Monday. The budget will be available online at 1:30pm on Monday at www.doi.gov/budget and at www.doi.gov/budget/2013Hilites/toc.html. Secretary Ken Salazar will discuss the budget on...
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe in $500M Whiteclay case (February 10, 2012)
"South Dakota's largest Sioux tribe filed a federal lawsuit Thursday to stem the flow of millions of cans of beer across its border from a 10-person town in Nebraska. The Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks $500 million from more than a...
Opinion: School wrong to bench student for Native language (February 10, 2012)
"Only in America can saying "I love you" merit a senseless punishment. Just days after I wrote a column about the need for this country to not only ensure that all its public school students are fluent in English but...
Opinion: It's Indians who keep drinking alcohol in Whiteclay (February 10, 2012)
Ed. Note: Ted Frank is representing Kimberly Craven in her challenge to the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. "The Oglala Sioux tribe in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwest corner of South Dakota say they have an...
California governor names Tule River woman tribal advisor (February 10, 2012)
Cynthia Gomez, a member of the Tule River Tribe, has been named tribal advisor to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) . Gomez, 54, will advise Brown on tribal issues. She will facilitate consultation and communication between tribes and state agencies...
Native Sun News: Social Security policy affects Indian elders (February 10, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Since May of 2011, federal regulations have required new applicants for Social Security benefits to sign up for electronic deposit...
Craig Corn sworn in as new chairman of Menominee Nation (February 10, 2012)
The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin has a new chairman. Craig Corn was nominated for the post on Thursday. After winning a 5-4 vote from the Menominee Legislature, he was sworn in as the tribe's top leader. "Serving on the Legislature...
It's Back: UND resumes use of 'Fighting Sioux' nick and logo (February 10, 2012)
The University of North Dakota is using the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo again, despite a state law that put the controversial symbols to rest last year. The decision came as members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation and supporters...
BIA won't get involved in Chukchansi disenrollment dispute (February 10, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't getting involving in a disenrollment dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California The tribe removed 54 people from the rolls last October. Among those who were disenrolled were Ruby Cordero,...
Vi Waln: Truth, integrity and Lakota spirit is paper's mission (February 10, 2012)
When you write newspaper articles or editorials which people from all over the world might read you have to remember how much responsibility you carry. Three years ago I had no idea that I would be writing weekly columns for...
Bill extends Tribal Law and Order Act Commission for a year (February 10, 2012)
Several members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee are sponsoring a bill to extend the Indian Law and Order Commission for another year. The commission was created by the Tribal Law and Order Act. Its members are looking at ways...
Peter d'Errico: NCAI president is singing songs for the miner (February 10, 2012)
"The problem seems to be that the canary is still singing, but not its own song. For example, an NCAI staff attorney was recently quoted on whether Native leaders will hold the US accountable for Indigenous Peoples’ “traditional ownership” of...
Probe finds no wrongdoing for Keystone XL Pipeline review (February 10, 2012)
The Inspector General at the State Department found no wrongdoing in the use of a company that prepared the environmental impact statement for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The OIG said TransCanada did not improperly influence the State Department to...
Kickapoo Tribe in Texas opposes coal mining in border town (February 10, 2012)
The Kickapoo Tribe in Texas is opposing plans for a coal mine near the U.S.-Mexico border. The tribe is based in Eagle Pass, where Dos Republicas Coal Partnership, a Mexican company, wants to develop 6,300 acres. The tribe also has...
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