Adults might face charges for murder at Yankton Sioux complex (July 12, 2012)
Two adults might be charged in connection with a two-year-old girl who was murdered at a housing complex operated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Laurie Ellen Joseph, 29, or Taylor L. Cournoyer, 21, were caring for the...
Minnesota appeals court rejects claim of non-Indian fisherman (July 12, 2012)
A non-Indian man who was convicted of violating the state's fishing laws wasn't unfairly prosecuted, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. Stephen Fellegy intentionally caught a walleye out of season on Lake Mille Lacs. He said he was...
Interview with Chaske Spencer from 'Twilight' on photography (July 12, 2012)
"Let’s get the elephant-in-the-room question out of the way... I know you as a friend, a brunch and Bingo buddy (soon), but to a great many people you are the leader of the wolf pack in the Twilight movie series....
"Last night's "Life on the Rez" segment on "Our America with Lisa Ling" on the OWN channel provided a glimpse of the good, bad and ugly on two American Indian reservations: the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Yankton Sioux...
Winnemem Wintu Tribe meets with BIA over federal recognition (July 12, 2012)
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Wednesday to discuss federal recognition issues. An adviser for the tribe said the meeting went well. And Virgil Akins, the BIA's superintendent, promised to help. "Hopefully,...
History: Early accounts from non-Indian pioneers in Minnesota (July 12, 2012)
"Before detailing the dramatic events of the Dakota War that have etched themselves into Minnesota's history and psyche, we will look back to earlier Indian life on Maine Prairie, the relationship between the Indian tribes themselves, and the relationship with...
OPB: Warm Springs Tribes move forward with $11M school plan (July 12, 2012)
"Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have decided to spend nearly $11 million to build a new school. The vote was essentially a re-do of a referendum that failed in May due to inadequate voter turnout. Nearly three...
Travels: When Nez Perce Tribe saved explorers Lewis and Clark (July 12, 2012)
"The Weippe Prairie was the most pleasant discovery of my journey through the lands of the Nez Perce. This is where tribal members first came in contact with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, after L-C and the boys (plus Sacajawea)...
Chumash Tribe battles land-into-trust opponents for 10+ years (July 12, 2012)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California appears to be near the end of a long-running battle over a land-into-trust application. The tribe asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place 6.9 acres in trust in 2000. Five...
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is set to open its first gas station this fall. The tribe has already begun work on the 24-pump station, The New London Day reported. it's located on the reservation, near a hotel...
Native Sun News: In the spirit of Crazy Horse, veterans honored (July 12, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. On July 4, horseback riders wrap up the final leg of a six-day trek from the Pine Ridge Reservation...
Turtle Talk: Commentary on Oneida Nation employment decision (July 12, 2012)
"The Wisconsin Supreme Court had long been a leader, perhaps reluctantly, in developing excellent tribal-state court relationships dating back to its important Teague decision nearly ten years ago. The Teague decision led to the Teague protocol, which authorizes state court...
Oglala Sioux Tribe adds more names to list of suspicious deaths (July 12, 2012)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has added more names to a list of suspicious deaths on and near the Pine Ridge Reservation. The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota has already agreed to look at 28 cases, mainly from the 1970s....
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees quick return of salmon to river (July 12, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says salmon have returned to the Elwha River sooner than expected. The tribe long advocated for the removal of dams along the river. The work has already paid off even though the $325...
Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil (July 12, 2012)
An estimated 300 indigenous activists ended a three-week protest at a dam site in Brazil. The group's presence at the site halted work on a portion of the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam. The activists say tribal views are being...
Nasa Tribe in Colombia weary from military and rebel occupation (July 12, 2012)
Leaders and members of the Nasa Tribe in southwestern Colombia stood up to President Juan Manuel Santos and to a rebel group on Wednesday. Santos was booed as he toured the war-ravaged region. But he said he won't agree to...
DNA study points to at least three major groups of Indian people (July 12, 2012)
Research being published in Nature points to at least three major groups of indigenous people in South America and Canada. Based on DNA, researchers found three distinct groups. The first represents the ancestors of indigenous people who currently live in...
House votes to repeal health care reform law -- including IHCIA (July 12, 2012)
The Republican-led House voted 239 to 5 on Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Every Republican voted in favor of H.R. 6079, the Repeal of Obamacare Act. Included was Rep. Tom...
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