Fewer hate crimes reported against Natives in Canada (April 12, 2012)
Race-related hate crimes are dropping across Canada, according to a new report. In 2010, only 17 hate crimes against Aboriginals were reported to police, according to Statistics Canada. That's a drop from the 26 hate crimes that were reported to...
Oklahoma library hosts annual Native American Festival (April 12, 2012)
The Norman Public Library in Oklahoma hosts its seventh annual Native American Festival on Saturday. This year's theme is family and the Seventh Generation. Performers include Native youth dance groups and Native storytellers. The festival is free and open to...
Blog: Swinomish Tribe battles state over water policies (April 12, 2012)
"Washington state’s Swinomish tribe faces a water rights battle in the Skagit River basin, the likes of which we have seen before. It’s reminiscent of the dispute that broke out around a decade ago in the Klamath River basin in...
California Watch: Tribal clinic promotes traditional foods (April 12, 2012)
"To walk into the central gathering space of the Potawot Health Village in Arcata, a multi-tribal health clinic, is to be made instantly aware of the concept of traditional native food as medicine. “Got Acorns?” reads a poster. “Got salmon?”...
Opinion: Don't believe tribal hype about fish population (April 12, 2012)
"You’ve been reading about the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and Trout Unlimited, saying that lake trout are exploding and bull trout are almost extinct and therefore they need to net lake trout. I think just the opposite is true!...
Community mourning death of teen from Quinault Nation (April 12, 2012)
A young member of the Quinault Nation was found dead on Wednesday, just days before she was to take part in the popular Daffodil Festival in Puayllup, Washington. Alexandria Tyler Cole, 18, was a senior at the Chief Leschi High...
UA News: Tribes recognized at Women's Plaza of Honor (April 12, 2012)
"The arch will be dedicated and blessed on April 13 in a 2-4 p.m. ceremony at the Women’s Plaza of Honor. The University of Arizona will honor the contributions of the women of tribal nations in Arizona on April 13...
Opinion: A lot at stake with Hualapai tribal court dispute (April 12, 2012)
"Imagine standing on a glass walkway jutting 70 feet out from the rim of the Grand Canyon with the Colorado River 4,000 feet below. Although the "pucker factor" is high, 1.8 million visitors have paid $25 to take in this...
Cover Story: Unanswered questions on $1M Yurok theft (April 12, 2012)
"It was shortly after 4 a.m., still 2 ½ hours before dawn on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, and Roland Raymond was behind the wheel of his new Chevy Tahoe. In front of him, dual cones of light spread across the...
Utah Navajo programs at standstill in trust fund dispute (April 12, 2012)
Members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah are unable to access their trust money due to a dispute over who controls the fund. The state withdrew as trustee after agreeing to a $33 million settlement to resolve past...
Bill to limit tribal role in Oklahoma appears dead for now ( (April 12, 2012)
SB 1050, a bill that limits the role of tribes in setting state environmental policies, appears dead for now. Rep. Phil Richardson (R), the chairman of the House of Representatives Agriculture, Wildlife and Environment Committee. refused to bring up the...
Video: Announcement of $1B settlement in tribal lawsuits (April 12, 2012)
The White House has posted a video of the $1 billion in settlements for tribal trust lawsuits. The Obama administration reached settlements with 41 tribes who sued the federal government for mismanaging their trust funds and trust assets. Two...
WH Blog: A new beginning in the federal trust relationship (April 12, 2012)
"Today, we were honored to join Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to announce the settlement of breach-of-trust lawsuits filed by more than 40 federally recognized American Indian tribes against the United States. The announcement...
Native Sun News: IHCIA at stake in Supreme Court ruling (April 12, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just over two years after President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into...
Alcohol industry spends big despite Whiteclay problems (April 12, 2012)
The liquor industry has donated more than $120,000 to politicians in Nebraska over the last five years, with a good portion going to lawmakers who have refused to pass bills affecting liquor sales in Whiteclay. Whiteclay sits a few hundred...
Defendant in Oklahoma killings known to local residents (April 12, 2012)
A man who has been charged with the Oklahoma Good Friday killings was known to African-American residents in Tulsa and may have known one of the victims, according to news reports. Jacob C. England, 19, who is said to be...
Settlement amounts in tribal trust cases cover big range (April 12, 2012)
The Obama administration announced trust settlements with 41 tribes on Wednesday, with confirmed amounts ranging from $25,000 to $193 million. On the lower end, the Nooksack Tribe in Washington will receive $25,000. On the higher end, the Confederated Salish and...
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