Blog: Senate Republicans fight Violence Against Women Act (March 21, 2012)
"There are three reasons some Republicans are trying to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Gays, immigrants, and Native Americans. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which first passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized twice since...
Cheryl Seidner, former Wiyot chair, to run for county office (March 21, 2012)
Cheryl Seidner, a former chairwoman of the Wiyot Tribe, is running for office in Humboldt County, California. Seidner, a Democrat, is seeking to represent the 1st district. She is making her campaign announcement today. Seidner led her tribe from 1995...
Opinion: Religion and tribal rights with permit to take eagles (March 21, 2012)
"The Obama administration encountered spirited resistance for its alleged indifference to the free exercise of religion when it proposed to require that all institutions, including those affiliated with churches, provide contraception as part of their health plans. On the other...
Nicole Beaulieu: Addressing poverty and racism in Minnesota (March 21, 2012)
"The recent opinion by White Earth Chair Erma J. Vizenor responding to the misinformation presented by fellow chairs Jourdain and LaRose, on behalf of MIGA, raises questions needing to be addressed. Vizenor finally acknowledged what most of us Anishinaabeg have...
Smithsonian: Edward Curtis and epic Indian Country photos (March 21, 2012)
"Year after year, he packed his camera and supplies—everything he’d need for months—and traveled by foot and by horse deep into the Indian territories. At the beginning of the 20th century, Edward S. Curtis worked in the belief that he...
Fort Peck Tribes accept transfer of bison from Yellowstone (March 21, 2012)
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana accepted 63 bison from Yellowstone National Park on Monday. The tribe reached an agreement with the state to accept 64 bison from the park. One died on the 500-mile trip to the reservation, the...
Native Sun News: Russell Means goes back to his 'normal' life (March 21, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Russell Means, 72, claims to be completely devoid of cancer – three months after his initial pronouncement to that effect....
House subcommittee holds hearing for Ute Tribe land swap (March 21, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs held a hearing on Tuesday on a bill that authorizes a land swap for the Ute Tribe of Utah. H.R.4027 allows the tribe to protect 20,000 acres of culturally important sites...
Public ceremony and celebration for late Richard Milanovich (March 21, 2012)
A remembrance ceremony and a celebration of life are being held today in honor of Richard Milanovich, who was the longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. The ceremony begins at 10am, Pacific Time. The...
6th Circuit orders a new trial in Grand Traverse abuse case (March 21, 2012)
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for a man who was accused of sexual abuse at a government building of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians in Michigan. Steven Anderson, who worked at...
WPLN: Tribal recognition bill in Tennessee draws complaints (March 21, 2012)
"State lawmakers today found themselves asked to determine exactly who should be considered Native American. Supporters of three “remnant” tribes say federal dollars and cultural identity are at stake. Kingsport Republican Tony Shipley wants the state to recognize three “remnant”...
Cherokee woman, aged 107, is last original Dawes enrollee (March 21, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is down to its last original Dawes enrollee, a 107-year-old woman. Lula M. Hickey Hall was born in 1904. Along with other family members, she was allotted 80 acres as part of the federal government's...
Bill Anoatubby: Women play important roles in tribal society (March 21, 2012)
"Women have consistently taught us lessons which empower. While women in any society often lead with lessons of courage, fairness, respect and perseverance, that leadership role is heightened in the matrilineal society of the Chickasaw people. For example, in 1837...
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider same-sex marriage law (March 21, 2012)
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan will consider a proposal to recognize same-sex marriage. Tribal law currently defines marriage as a union of a "man" and a "woman." It could be changed to recognize a "union...
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3 Ex-Indian education official pleaded guilty to attempted voyeurism
4 Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
5 Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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