Editorial: Rare bipartisan effort for land swap with Ute Tribe (March 23, 2012)
"It’s so seldom these days that Democratic and Republican members of Congress, environmentalists, and state and federal land managers agree on anything, so that when it happens the phenomenon demands attention. And that seems to be the case with legislation...
OPB: Umatilla Tribes working to clean up contaminated site (March 23, 2012)
"The Hanford cleanup has been hard on the area’s ecosystem, disturbing habitat and native vegetation that can be difficult to replant. The site covers 586-square-miles in southeastern Washington. But the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) have recently...
The Atlantic: Making promises for Indian Country education (March 23, 2012)
"On December 2, President Obama delivered the keynote address at the third annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. His adoption into the Crow Tribe on the 2008 campaign trail had been a historic step in the relationship between the federal...
Magazine: California tribes fight wind farm near sacred sites (March 23, 2012)
"For months, Ocotillo residents and conservationists have been waging a David and Goliath battle seeking to stop Pattern Energy’s proposed Ocotillo Wind Express project. Now Kumeyaay, Cocopah,Quechan and other Native American tribes have banded together to oppose the massive project--...
APTN Video: Residential school survivors share their stories (March 23, 2012)
"Dean Linklater is a residential school survivor, one of many at a recent event in Winnipeg where survivors of the Holocaust and of the residential school system shared their stories of pain and healing. “I think that only people who...
MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction (March 23, 2012)
"Some Native American tribes in Minnesota are hoping a relatively new federal law will help reduce high reservation crime rates. The Tribal Law and Order Act would allow for more federal prosecutions of reservation crimes. But some county prosecutors aren't...
KUOW: Native students told to take English proficiency test (March 23, 2012)
"Nick Barth is a freshman honors literature student at Chief Sealth High School. He loves to read. Right now he's in the middle of two 500–page books. One is "The Fellowship of the Ring," and — Nick Barth: " —...
Delvin Cree: Explore energy development in Indian Country (March 23, 2012)
On a recent warm sunny day I watched as quite a few 18 wheelers, large tandem service trucks and 4x4 pick-up trucks (with big tires) drive by my brother's place on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Once in a while an...
Developer continues to oppose Hualapai Tribe's jurisdiction (March 23, 2012)
The non-Indian developer of the Grand Canyon Skywalk will continue to fight the jurisdiction of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona, an attorney said. David Jin entered into a relationship with the tribe to build and operate the Grand Canyon tourist...
Sheriff's deputy denies involvement in $18.6M Auburn scam (March 23, 2012)
A sheriff's deputy in Sacramento County, California, said he wasn't involved in a scheme to steal $18.6 million from the United Auburn Indian Community. Kevin Mickelson, who also serves as president of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs' Association, owns a...
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux men still in search of justice (March 23, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. From top to bottom: Russell Hubbeling, Garfield Feather, Jesse Rouse and Desmond Rouse MARTY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– In 1994,...
Blog: Scientists learn more about indigenous views at panel (March 23, 2012)
"In what may be a ‘clash of worldviews’ representatives from indigenous and local communities are holding a climate workshop with physicists, computer modellers and other climate scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Cairns, Australia 26-28 March....
Indian activists reach Ecuador's capital in protest of mining (March 23, 2012)
After two weeks of marching, more than 1,000 activists reached Ecuador’s capital on Thursday to protest mining projects on their lands. The protest brought Quito to a standstill, according to news reports. Indian leaders called on President Rafael Correa to...
Steven Newcomb: Indian nationhood a well-settled concept (March 23, 2012)
"After reading Steve Russell’s column “Citizenship and Nations,” published March 20, I have to wonder why he would publicly challenge one of the strongest words we have in the English language to express the political existence of Indian nations and...
Obama calls southern part of Keystone XL Pipeline a priority (March 23, 2012)
President Barack Obama on Thursday said he will make the southern portion of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline a "priority" despite opposition to the project from Indian Country, environmental groups and other affected parties. Obama discussed his national energy policy...
Three plead guilty for racially motivated crime in Mississippi (March 23, 2012)
Three young men pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges in connection with the death of an African-American man in Mississippi. Deryl Dedmon, 19; John A. Rice, 18; and Dylan Butler, 20, admitted to a pattern of going into Jackson...
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