Cowlitz Tribe concerned about impact of Army Corps project (April 4, 2012)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is opposing an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project on the Toutle River. The Army Corps wants to raise the spillway at a dam to address sediment on the river. The tribe says the proposal...
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux chairman still in office (April 4, 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 Chairman Charles Murphy Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Council Member Avis Little Eagle FORT YATES, NORTH...
Bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee narrowly advances (April 4, 2012)
A bill to recognize six groups in Tennessee advanced by a 5-4 split on Tuesday. The Senate State and Local Government was tied 4-4 before Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R) stepped in, The Tennessean reported. The bill now heads to...
Secretary Salazar visits Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation (April 4, 2012)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota on Tuesday. Salazar toured energy development sites on the Fort Berthold Reservation, where oil production has risen in the last few years. According to the Interior...
Two Navajo candidates running for New Mexico Senate seat (April 4, 2012)
Two members of the Navajo Nation are campaigning for New Mexico Senate District 3. Democrat John Pinto is the incumbent. At 87, he's the oldest member of the state Legislature, The Farmington Daily Times reports. Matthew Tso, also a Democrat,...
Billy Frank: Stop water pollution from damaging salmon runs (April 4, 2012)
"Scientists have seen adult coho salmon dying within 24 hours of returning to some polluted urban streams in Western Washington. In some cases, 60 to 90 percent of the coho are dying before they can spawn. What’s killing the fish?...
Blog: Lakota activists launch hunger strike against Keystone (April 4, 2012)
"In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a 48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—and all tar sands pipelines—they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands...
Transgendered Native woman vies for Miss Universe Canada (April 4, 2012)
Jenna Talackova, a member of the Lake Babine First Nation, will compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant after all. Talackova was told she didn't qualify because she wasn't born a woman. But Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe...
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe amends Whiteclay lawsuit (April 4, 2012)
"The Oglala Sioux Tribe claims four beer stores in a small Nebraska town that collectively sell nearly 5 million cans of beer a year have created a public nuisance on its South Dakota reservation. The claim also extends to the...
Erma Vizenor wins re-election as leader of White Earth Band (April 4, 2012)
Erma Vizenor won re-election as chair of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota. Vizenor won 55.4 percent of the vote. She defeated Kenneth M. Coleman, who had about 37 percent, The Detroit Lakes Tribune reported. Vizenor will...
Oliver Semans: A needless death in criminal justice system (April 4, 2012)
"As a Lakota, I was taught to respect life and death. Living on the reservation, death is all too common. From young to old, we have all felt the pain of losing loved ones before their time. Death on our...
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