"There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men. They don’t have to face a judge, spend any time behind bars, or...
"Last week, the House Judiciary Committee considered legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). However, the bill that came out of the House Judiciary Committee failed to include a key provision which has already been accepted by the...
10th Circuit won't help Pueblo man avoid criminal sentence (May 14, 2012)
A man from Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico who was sentenced to eight years by his tribe's court was turned away by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals last Thursday. The Indian Civil Rights Act limits tribal court sentences to...
Snake handler for Seminole Tribe survives deadly cobra bite (May 14, 2012)
A snake handler for the Seminole Tribe of Florida was bitten by a deadly cobra on Saturday. Giselle Hosein was taking part in a powwow at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood when she was bit. She...
NWPR: Chehalis Tribe in mediation over business tax dispute (May 14, 2012)
"In 2005, the Chehalis Indian tribe in southwest Washington partnered with a Wisconsin-based water park chain to build a destination resort. The state of Washington, in turn, granted the project tax exempt status. But now, correspondent Austin Jenkins has obtained...
"Accomplished novelist David Treuer turns to nonfiction in his latest book, which combines elements of his own life on "the rez" with a historical look at North American Indian life over the past several hundred years. Since "most people...
SCIA hearing on Thursday on the federal trust responsibility (May 14, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the federal trust responsibility this Thursday. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Ms....
Gyasi Ross: Thanking all Native mothers for standing strong (May 14, 2012)
"My mom buried her oldest son, my oldest brother, when he was a teenager. My auntie buried her beautiful daughter, my cousin, not too long after that. Since that time, I’ve sat and cried and tried to make sense when...
Delvin Cree: Turtle Mountain Band on the hook for a big loan (May 14, 2012)
Tribal corruption is something that happens often in Indian Country. I'm not saying it's an on-going thing, but it does happen and some of us actually don't know it exists because it's done in a normal fashion on reservations. I'm...
Native Sun News: TransCanada still pushing for Keystone XL (May 14, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health and Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, D.C. –– TransCanada Corp. made its latest move to overturn the U.S. government’s decision rejecting the...
"Now, however, there is a comprehensive draft agreement that will clarify and quantify not only Flagstaff's water rights but those of about 30 other major water users in the region as well as the tribes. The agreement, known as the...
Julianne Jennings: In celebration of Indian women of healing (May 14, 2012)
"In 1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming a “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses in 1991, to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6–12, as National Nurses...
Winona LaDuke: A great chief, Randy Kapashesit, passes on (May 14, 2012)
"Moose Factory, Ontario: When Chief Randy Kapashesit returned this time his remote community in northern Ontario, the earth shook: tremors of 4.4 shook the region, and Randy came home for the last time. Kapashesit died unexpectedly on April 25 in...
Democracy Now: Alaska Natives share concerns at UN forum (May 14, 2012)
"Hundreds of indigenous leaders and activists from all across the world are gathering in New York City this week for the 11th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. We speak with Dalee Sambo Dorough, an Inuit...
Doug Cuthand: First Nations bear the costs of energy project (May 14, 2012)
"Aboriginal people and the Harper government are on a collision course, and the Alberta tarsands and the Enbridge pipeline are ground zero. The government is determined to build the pipeline, and the First Nations are determined to stop it. This...
Tim Giago: 'Beer sniffing' reporters descend upon Pine Ridge (May 14, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unitysodak1@knology.net The “beer sniffing” reporters from across the country, particularly those of the New York Times, descended upon the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. First came Dianne Sawyer from...
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