Leadership controversy continues within Chukchansi Tribe (March 12, 2012)

Members of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California voted in a dispute election on Saturday. Chairman Reggie Lewis, who was voted out of office in December, won a seat on the council. The tally was 447-64 according...

Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan: Blaming victims for 'victimhood' (March 12, 2012)

"I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself. I live in the rural community of Enemy Swim on the Lake Traverse Reservation....

Oliver Semans: Border 'security' bill a major threat to tribes (March 12, 2012)

"Recent action taken in the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 1505, the National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act (should be called “Federal Land Grab”) and the actions taken by Montana senator Jon Tester and President Obama made me...

Mary Pember: Native Mob a scourge to Indian communities (March 12, 2012)

"In the winter of 2010, Jeremee Jon Kraskey called his mother to say, “Mom, you are no longer my family. I have a new family. I am part of the Native Mob now.” Crystal Goose, of the Leech Lake Ojibwe...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearings, roundtable (March 12, 2012)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding two hearings and a roundtable in the next to weeks. This Thursday, the committee will host an oversight hearing on water rights settlements in Indian Country. A witness list hasn't been posted online....

Sho-Ban News: Star wrestler recruited to Naval prep school (March 12, 2012)

The following article was written and reported by Roselynn Wahtony of the Sho-Ban News. All content © Sho-Ban News. FORT HALL, Idaho – Highland High School Senior Gaylen Edmo, 17, has come a long way in his wrestling career. His...

Mark Charles: US 'apology' to Indian people goes unnoticed (March 12, 2012)

You are invited. I have reserved the space in front of the US Capitol for December 19, 2012, and the entire country is invited. Every citizen, every immigrant, every leader, every member of Congress, every President (present, former and aspiring)...

Opinion: Lobbyists divert tribal money to energy initiatives (March 12, 2012)

"Much attention has been given to Abramoff’s alleged high fees since he charged his tribal clients $150,000 a month for his team at Greenberg Traurig to represent them even though other firms, like Akin Gump, billed tribes, like the Gila...

Health: Data shows more Indians seeking public coverage (March 12, 2012)

"After 17 years tracking Minnesota's health trends through the state Health Access Survey, University of Minnesota researcher Kathleen Call thought she had found a reason to celebrate in some otherwise dismal results released earlier this week. In 2011, for the...

Opinion: Mining company broke its promises to Wisconsin (March 12, 2012)

"Gogebic Taconite’s abrupt decision this week to pull the plug on its proposed mining project in Northern Wisconsin has created political controversy that will likely lead to many months of political finger pointing. In the heat of this debate, it...

Doug Cuthand: Women taking the lead among First Nations (March 12, 2012)

"I recall that when I was growing up, the men would walk ahead and their wives would follow, with their head down. I never thought much about it because it was how things were done. Indian women today are more...

Opinion: Serious crimes going unpunished on reservations (March 12, 2012)

"A recently released report by the U.S. Department of Justice has revealed that a staggering proportion of serious crimes have been ignored on the 310 Indian reservations scattered throughout the U.S. — and the Justice Department holds much of the...

Richard Milanovich, Agua Caliente chairman, passes at 69 (March 12, 2012)

Richard Milanovich, the longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, died on Sunday. He was 69. Milanovich grew up on the reservation in Palm Springs. Despite owning some of the most valuable land in the area, most...

Turtle Talk: Republicans fighting Indian provisions in VAWA (March 12, 2012)

"Here is some of the latest information on Congress’ efforts to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA Reauthorization, S. 1925, includes provisions that would restore tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians for purposes of domestic and dating violence. S....

Native Sun News: Charges, countercharges fly at Sioux San (March 12, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Allegations have swirled through the Rapid City community about the alleged removal of Sioux...

Charles Trimble: Indigenous Thrivers - No victimhood here (March 12, 2012)

Over the past year and more I have been following a Facebook site that represents the complete opposite of victimhood. It’s called “Indigenous Thrivers” and it was begun by a young woman named Feef Cleand. I am guessing that the...

Tim Giago: Lakota views missing from Keystone XL debate (March 12, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota What is it that the South Dakota Congressional Delegation cannot understand about the Trans Canada XL Pipeline? The fact is that they and the national media...