Oklahoma governor chooses Kaw Nation woman as tribal liaison (July 11, 2012)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) Jacque Secondine Hensley, a member of the Kaw Nation, as her Native American liaison. Hensley will advise the governor on tribal issues. Her position was created by a state law that abolished the Oklahoma Indian...
Editorial: Santa Clara Pueblo faces another disaster without aid (July 11, 2012)
Sen. Tom Udall (far right) speaks with Kris Schafer (far left), Army Corps of Engineers, and Santa Clara Gov. Walter Dasheno (middle). Photo Courtesy Santa Clara Pueblo. "Many of this country’s people affected by the great number and variety...
Appeals court rejects challenge to highway project near Haskell (July 11, 2012)
Federal and state officials adequately considered the environmental impacts of a highway near the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and other plaintiffs said the South...
State court orders new ruling in Oneida Nation employment suit (July 11, 2012)
The former executive of a business owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will get a second chance to plead his case in state court. John Kroner, who is not a tribal member, was the CEO of the Oneida Seven...
Shinnecock Nation to discuss fishing concerns with local leaders (July 11, 2012)
The Shinnecock Nation is due to meet with leaders in the town of Southampton, New York, to discuss fishing and harvesting concerns. In two recent incidents, tribal members have clashed with people who have tried to harvest shellfish near the...
New group lobbies Congress to change Indian Child Welfare Act (July 11, 2012)
A new group called the Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children and Families is lobbying Congress to amend the Indian Child Welfare Act. The group wants to limit the time for a biological parent to revoke consent for an...
Donald McCovey: Resighini Rancheria denied say in Klamath talk (July 11, 2012)
"The Resighini Rancheria is a small federally recognized tribe with a reservation at the top of the Klamath River estuary. We are of Yurok ancestry. Our people have fished the Klamath River since time immemorial and we remain dependent on...
"The key stop in understanding the historic plight of the Nez Perce tribe is the National Park Service visitor center at Spalding, Idaho. It's part of the headquarters of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, a branch of the National...
Yankton Sioux Tribe shocked by murder of two-year-old toddler (July 11, 2012)
Leaders of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say the murder of a two-year-old girl highlights jurisdictional problems on the reservation. RieLee Lovell was found dead in a home in rural Wagner. Although the home is part of a...
Native Sun News: Venerated Lakota site put up on auction block (July 11, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Lying in the heart of the Black Hills, the majestic Pe Sla is one of the few ceremonial sites of...
Chukchansi Tribe is the latest to jump into payday loan industry (July 11, 2012)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California has started an Internet payday loan business. The tribe started offering loans online last month, The Fresno Bee reported. A former council member who was ousted despite winning an election opposed...
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is investigating the death of a two-month-old girl on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. Deborah Kaye Anderson died on Saturday in the home of her mother, The Fargo Forum reported. Family members...
County won't dispute Chumash Tribe land-into-trust application (July 11, 2012)
The board of supervisors in Santa Barbara County, California, voted 3-2 against fighting a land-into-trust application for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. A large crowd turned out for a public meeting on the issue. The tribe made a...
"The legend of the Wild West in contemporary Europe as portrayed by Hollywood has determined the many ways most Europeans embrace the mythology of the American Frontier—to enhance, imbue, or create dime-novel notions of the Old West without realizing their...
Steven Newcomb: Military drones to descend upon border tribes (July 11, 2012)
"Given that a capitol dome is part of what constitutes domination of and by “the State,” it makes sense to talk in terms of ‘The Domeland,” rather than ‘The Homeland.” If we were living a science fiction story—and often these...
NYT Blog: Shinnecock woman captures personalities of icebergs (July 11, 2012)
"One might think these majestic images of massive icebergs were the work of a master landscape photographer. They are not. They’re the work of an insightful portraitist who is able to capture the distinct nuances of the individual personalities that...
University on Yakama Reservation resumes classes after blaze (July 11, 2012)
A private college on the Yakama Nation in Washington resumed classes on Tuesday after a fire destroyed the institution's first building. A Roman Catholic nun founded Heritage University in 1982. The majority of the student body is Native American or...
House set to vote on repeal of health reform law including IHCIA (July 11, 2012)
The Republican-led House is set to vote today on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, including the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The vote comes after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld nearly every provision of the law....
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