Salish and Kootenai Tribes celebrate 30th birthday of wilderness (June 15, 2012)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana celebrated the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness. The decision to establish the 93,000-acre wilderness was the first of its kind of Indian Country. Tribal leaders were...
Gladys Widdiss, Aquinnah Wampanoag elder, passes away at 97 (June 15, 2012)
Gladys A. Widdiss, an elder of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, died on Wednesday. She was 97. Widdiss led her tribe from 1978 to 1987. Her tenure culminated with a land claim settlement and federal recognition. Widiss, who also...
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe leader faces recall over trust settlement (June 15, 2012)
Gary Hayes, the chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, was an honored guest at the White House in April but it looks like some people back home don't want him around anymore.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency supports legislation to allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government instead of relying on states.
Public airs concerns about 'cultural boundary' for Mohegan Tribe (June 15, 2012)
A public hearing on a housing development became the focus of complaints about the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. The 120-unit project would located on property that belonged to Uncas, who led the tribe in the 1600s during the Pequot War...
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation debate settlement to water rights (June 15, 2012)
Leaders of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are debating a settlement that will resolve a long-running water rights dispute. The settlement secures water for both tribes from the Little Colorado River in Arizona. It also authorizes projects to...
Memorial services were held on Thursday for a Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter who died in the line of duty. Anthony Polk, 30, was a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe with ancestry from the Quechan Nation. He...
"It's not often we find ourselves agreeing with anything coming from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but criticism of the court written by one of its judges in a dissenting opinion in a mining case is right on...
Carri Jones makes history as first woman to run Leech Lake Band (June 15, 2012)
Carri Jones made history as the first woman to be elected chair of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota. Jones defeated incumbent chair Arthur “Archie” LaRose by just five votes. “It’s time for new leadership,” she told The...
"Congressional action to correct the Supreme Court’s decision in Carcieri v. Salazar would cost American taxpayers nothing and would be an enormous win for Michigan tribes and the Michigan economy. Carcieri, a decision that undermines the certainty of the Department...
Native Sun News: National Geographic will feature Oglala stories (June 15, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Countless times the Lakota people have said they are misrepresented in the mainstream media....
Economist: Penobscot Nation aims for rebirth of namesake river (June 15, 2012)
"The Penobscot river takes its name from the Penobscot nation, the American-Indian tribe whose ancestral lands lie along its banks. It is the largest river in Maine and the second-largest in New England. For thousands of years the tribe lived...
Charles Kader: Subsistence economies threatened in US, Canada (June 15, 2012)
"Amid touted economic recovery at the federal government level, Indian country remains underwater in terms of sustainable growth in all but a few isolated pockets of capital markets within the United States and Canada. Turtle Island and all of its...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee questions IRS audits into tribes (June 15, 2012)
Yellow Bird Steele, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, testifies at Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing. June 14, 2012. Photo Courtesy Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota). The Internal Revenue Service is auditing tribes for providing basic services to their...
Oglala Sioux Tribe requests information about suspicious deaths (June 15, 2012)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is asking federal authorities for more information about dozens of suspicious deaths on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Many of the cases involve members and supporters of the American Indian Movement. In 1974, John...
Social worker charged in Eastern Cherokee case back on the job (June 15, 2012)
A North Carolina social worker who has been charged in connection with the case of a young member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is back on the job. Candice Lassiter, 28, was charged with obstruction of justice and...
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