Opinion: Violence Against Women Act helps Indian women (March 15, 2012)
"Until this year, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the poster child for bipartisanship. First passed in 1994 under the leadership of then-Senator Joe Biden, it garnered overwhelming support when it was reauthorized in 2000 and again in 2005....
Blog: Good news for wild bison in Yellowstone National Park (March 15, 2012)
"Last April, I wrote about an historic agreement made by the federal, state, and tribal agencies that collectively manage Yellowstone’s wild buffalo population, which gave the iconic critters access to tens of thousands of acres of habitat north of Yellowstone...
Interview with Shane Hendren on fraudulent Indian artwork (March 15, 2012)
"Every so often, fashion gets interested in Native American prints and styles. Is there a way for the industry to do it right? Everything's cyclical. It doesn't hurt us per se. The more awareness there is out there, the more...
Richard Gomez: Portraits show Chumash Tribe is still here (March 15, 2012)
"“We are still here.” It’s a phrase you hear in Native American communities around the country — a reminder that indigenous people are more than just a long-ago chapter in U.S. history. We are still here, but we too often...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe wrongly claims woman as ancestor (March 15, 2012)
"The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians herald Maria Solares as a tribal member, but the historical record says otherwise. Historically, a “Chumash” Indian tribe never existed. Both the archaeological and historical record affirms this. Chumash was or is an...
Column: Ojibway First Nations sought alliance with France (March 15, 2012)
"Among the many false impressions Americans and Canadians share about the First Nations people is that the Ojibway nation fought on the side of the British in the War of 1812. Nothing could be further from the truth. Of all...
Mediaite: Comedian backs tribe's right to take bald eagles (March 15, 2012)
"Appearing on Fox News’ Red Eye early this morning, comedian Michael Ian Black made a bold stand for religious freedom in standing up for a Native American tribe’s right to kill bald eagles. The show’s panel was responding to the...
OMG: My Mormon grandmother scalped 10 Abenaki Indians (March 15, 2012)
"It was about midnight when my eighth great-grandmother, Hannah, and the other two kidnap victims, Mary and Samuel, armed themselves with tomahawks. Hanna had been waiting for the camp to be sound asleep. On her signal, she and the young...
Navajo Post: Tensions between Navajo Nation, border town (March 15, 2012)
"Racial tensions have been heighten due to the differences between the City of Flagstaff and the Navajo Nation Human Right Commission, who recently signed and renewed the contract with Arizona Snowbowl, which enables Arizona Snowbowl to access to reclaimed water...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe seeks recognition for famed jazz singer (March 15, 2012)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho wants famed singer Mildred Rinker Bailey inducted into the Jazz at Lincoln Center Hall of Fame in New York City. Bailey, whose mother was a tribal member, grew up on the reservation. When...
Funeral services set for Richard Milanovich, Agua Caliente (March 15, 2012)
Funeral services will take place next week for Richard Milanovich, who was the longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. A viewing will take place at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Monday from 10am...
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (March 15, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, March 20. Two bills are on the agenda. They are: H.R.4027, a bill to define the exterior boundary of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation...
Tanya Fiddler: Encourage private sector in Indian Country (March 15, 2012)
"Jobs, jobs, jobs. They’re on everyone’s mind these days, and Creator knows our reservations are in dire need of jobs. While America has experienced a lingering unemployment rate around the 9th percentile for the past couple of years, our reservations...
Last of defendants enter pleas in Kickapoo corruption case (March 15, 2012)
The last three defendants accused in a corruption case that victimized the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas entered guilty pleas. Isidro Garza Jr., the tribe's former manager, his wife Martha, and his son Timoteo, a former state legislator, were among seven...
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux chair faces removal (March 15, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe President Charles Murphy facing removal from office amid controversy. Photo Courtesy/SRST Website STANDING ROCK, SOUTH...
Richard Pombo sees 'no chance' to pass land-into-trust fix (March 15, 2012)
Former Republican Congressman Richard Pombo, the former chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, says there's "virtually no chance" of a Carcieri fix in the 112th Congress. The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar limits the land-into-trust process...
Notebook: Navajo Nation files suit to protect its trademarks (March 15, 2012)
"Lesbian chic, Goth chic, rocker chic, Masai chic, androgynous chic, biker chic, punk chic, minimalist chic: fashion is culture’s Godzilla, devouring everything in its path. Half the time, the monster doesn’t know what it ate. Most recently it gobbled up...
Bill to authorize wolf hunt in Wisconsin gains final approval (March 15, 2012)
A bill to authorize a wolf hunt in Wisconsin gained final approval on Wednesday. The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission opposed the bill. Most of the wolves that would be hunted are located in the northern part of...
Democrats push for action on Violence Against Women Act (March 15, 2012)
Senate Democrats plan to push for a vote on the S.1925, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, by the end of the month. The bill recognizes tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit domestic violence against American Indian and...
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