Man charged with murders of 3 Native women from same reserve (June 25, 2012)
A 52-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of three women from the Roseau River First Nation. Carolyn Sinclair, 25; Tanya Jane Nepinak, 31; and Lorna Blacksmith, 18, all went missing from the same...
Dave Baldridge: Republican budget plan hurts our elderly Indians (June 25, 2012)
"At Boston's original tea party in 1773, American patriots -- symbolically dressed as Mohawk Indians -- dumped three shiploads of His Majesty's chamomile into Boston Harbor. They couldn't have known that more than two centuries later, another tea party would...
The search continues for a four-year-old boy who went missing from the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. Jaimee Chamberlain, 21, returned home from her job at the tribe's casino on Thursday night to learn that her...
"It's a little hard to describe “Te Ata (Bearer of the Dawn),” a play about the world-famous Chickasaw storyteller who was born in 1895 and died in 1995. But whether you call it a memory play, a musical, a ceremony,...
Oglala Sioux man suing county over prescribed burn at Whiteclay (June 25, 2012)
A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who was suffered burns over 25 percent of his body is suing authorities in Nebraska for setting a prescribed fire in the border town of Whiteclay. Bryan Blue Bird...
Editorial: NCAA takes the battle and the war on 'Indian' mascots (June 25, 2012)
"On Aug. 5, 2005, when the NCAA banned the postseason use of American Indian team names and mascots, all bets were off. What would happen? Would an outraged public force the association to change its mind? Would Congress get involved...
Supreme Court orders new ruling for contract support cost case (June 25, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered new proceedings in Arctic Slope Native Association v. Sebelius, another self-determination case. In December 2010, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Indian Health Service was not required to pay all of...
Still awaiting Supreme Court decision on health care reform law (June 25, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to issue a decision affecting the landmark Affordable Care Act. The law includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. If the court invalidates the entire law, Congress will have to...
"Today is the day that we celebrate victory at the Greasy Grass, aka “Battle of the Little Big Horn.” It seems long ago but 136 years ago is only 24 years prior to my grandfather’s birth, for perspective. Additionally we...
Turtle Talk: Ideology matters in Supreme Court's major decisions (June 25, 2012)
"This week, the Supreme Court likely will strike down the individual mandate of the health care law, and perhaps go so far as to strike the whole thing down. It is telling to hear about how Democratic Congressional leaders never...
Supreme Court rules on Arizona's controversial immigration law (June 25, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its decision on SB1070, Arizona's controversial immigration law. The court ruled that most provisions of the law are pre-empted by federal law. That means the state can't take certain immigration matters into its own...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes wait on trust settlement (June 25, 2012)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are still waiting to receive a $150 million trust fund settlement. The tribe reached a settlement with the Obama administration to resolve claims of trust asset mismanagement. Officials are now discussing what...
Travel: Retracing an 1872 journey to Pawnee Nation in Nebraska (June 25, 2012)
"One of the most adrenaline-fueled vacations in American history took place in August 1872, when a young New Yorker named George Bird Grinnell boarded a train at Grand Central Depot for the era’s hot new travel destination — Nebraska. In...
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at NMAI wins a top restaurant honor (June 25, 2012)
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., won a top restaurant award. Mitsitam received the Casual Restaurant of the Year from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. Mitsitam means "Let's Eat" in...
Editorial: Garden in good hands with Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe (June 25, 2012)
"Just weeks after opening its renovated The Point Casino, the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe made another splash on the north end of the county by announcing it will purchase Heronswood Gardens. We think it's a positive development for property that's...
"While no cleanup can remove the shameful, bloody stain of history from Indian Island, 12 years of effort by the Wiyot Tribe to reclaim their sacred land from decade after decade of industrial pollution is nearing completion. Nearly $2 million...
OPB: Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fights big mining project (June 25, 2012)
"The Eagle Project mine is just inland from Lake Superior in the central part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Credit: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Head in any direction on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and you will reach gushing rivers, placid ponds...
"The arrival on July 29 of about 13,000 American Indians, representing some 130 West Coast tribal communities, dressed in regalia and landing in beautifully carved cedar canoes, sounds a lot like another spectacular Olympia party. It is not. The Paddle...
Jerry Isaac/Aaron Schutt: Alaska Natives contribute to economy (June 25, 2012)
"There are more than 70 Alaska Native organizations, including Doyon, Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Native Association and Interior Regional Housing Authority, based out of Interior Alaska’s vast landscape. The organizations include for-profit regional and village corporations, tribal governments, service providers...
Walt Lamar: Tribes must do due diligence with business partners (June 25, 2012)
"Who are you going to dance with? This question is easy to answer in high school, but in business, the answer can be surprisingly tricky. As tribes generate more revenue through gaming and economic development, the eager partners are lining...
Native Sun News: South Dakota group needs some helping hands (June 25, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Helping Hands for Hope, a nonprofit crochet and knitting group giving hope and...
June 25 marks the 136th anniversary of the thrashing of George Armstrong Custer’s Seventh Cavalry at the Little Big Horn, or Greasy Grass, as the Indians called it.
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