Derek Valdo, Acoma Pueblo, named chief executive of AMERIND (July 18, 2012)
Derek Valdo, a council member for Acoma Pueblo, has been named chief executive officer of AMERIND Risk Management Corporation. Valdo, who previously served as director of safety services, is the first Native American to lead AMERIND. He has 11 years...
Famous Dave's debuts its first international location in Canada (July 18, 2012)
Famous Dave’s has opened its first international location in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Famous" Dave Anderson, a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe Indians, started the popular BBQ restaurant near his tribe's reservation in Wisconsin in...
Animal rights activists protesting circus on Shinnecock Nation (July 18, 2012)
Animal rights activists will protest the presence of a circus on the Shinnecock Nation in New York. Local laws bar exotic animals in the town of Southampton. But the Cole Brothers Circus is avoiding the ban by going to the...
New Mexico governor pledges $750K aid for Santa Clara Pueblo (July 18, 2012)
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) promised $750,000 to Santa Clara Pueblo after touring the reservation on Tuesday. The Los Conchas Fire burned 16,000 acres of the reservation a year ago. Since then, there's been two floods as the tribe...
Bois Forte Band reclaims thousands of artifacts after 64 years (July 18, 2012)
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has reclaimed more than 8,000 artifacts that were taken from the reservation in 1948. University of Minnesota archeologist Lloyd Wilford removed the items, apparently without permission of the tribe or the Bureau of Indian...
"Children are at risk in North Dakota’s Indian country, and the official response thus far has been mostly finger-pointing, buck-passing and a few innings of the blame game. In a series of reports, Forum Communications reporters Patrick Springer of The...
Travels: Discovery of gold created troubles for Nez Perce Tribe (July 18, 2012)
"One year after Oregon became a state, the Idaho Territory captured the attention of America. That's when the first significant strike of gold was made in what became the Gem State, in 1860. It also began a backward slide in...
PBS: Tribes in Pacific Northwest facing a future without salmon (July 18, 2012)
"Billy Frank, Jr. was 14 the first time he was arrested for fishing. It was 1945, and he was on the Nisqually River in Washington state. Frank and other members of Washington's Nisqually tribe were holding "fish-ins" as part of...
Native Sun News: Shooting of dogs presents jurisdictional mess (July 18, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Children witness shooting of family dogs on Crow Creek Non-Indian crime becomes jurisdictional mess By Evelyn Red Lodge Native...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals make sports history (July 18, 2012)
They carried the spirits of their ancestors, the inventors of the fastest game on two feet. They carried the power of those Iroquois players who dominated the sport from the first Olympics until being blackballed in the 1930's. They carried...
Iroquois Nationals make history at global lacrosse tournament (July 18, 2012)
The Iroquois Nationals made history at the World Junior Field Lacrosse Championships by beating the U.S. team on Tuesday by a score of 15-13. The victory marked the first time the Nationals defeated the U.S. in an international tournament. “The...
President Obama plans to sign Indian housing measure into law (July 18, 2012)
President Barack Obama plans to sign an Indian housing bill into law, the White House said on Tuesday. The Senate passed H.R.205 by unanimous consent. The bill, known as the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act (HEARTH) Act,...
Mescalero Apache Nation wins decision on telecommunications (July 18, 2012)
The Mescalero Apache Nation will remain the primary provider of telecommunications service on the reservation, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission ruled. Mescalero Apache Telecom, Inc opposed an attempt by T-Mobile to enter the reservation. The tribe said its sovereignty...
Passamaquoddy Tribe sends trust fund settlement to members (July 18, 2012)
Member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will share in a $11.4 million trust fund settlement. After legal expenses, the tribe is distributing $10.2 million on a per capita basis That comes to around $2,900 for each of the 3,500...
David Wilkins: Federal Indian policy exists in paradoxical world (July 18, 2012)
"The paradoxical state of Native America was dramatically reaffirmed on June 18, 2012 when the Supreme Court handed down two decisions that will have lasting effects on Native nations. On a positive note, the Court ruled 5 to 4 in...
National Museum of the American Indian hosts 3rd Living Earth (July 18, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian hosts its third annual Living Earth Festival this weekend. The event features performances by Brule, Kinnie Starr and Jack Gladstone. There's also a cooking competition between two Native chefs and a farmer's market...
Marker in Virginia recognizes town where tribes aided settlers (July 18, 2012)
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved a marker at a town where tribes provided shelter and food to the Jamestown settlers. The tribes first welcomed the European settlers at Kecoughtan in 1607. A year later, the tribes helped the...
Nasa Tribe steps up effort against Colombian military presence (July 18, 2012)
Photo © Associated Press The Nasa Tribe in southwestern Colombia stepped up its campaign against the military occupation of its territory. Hundreds of tribal members attacked a makeshift military camp on Tuesday, forcing soldiers out while beating them with sticks....
Review: Some missteps in energetic 'Andrew Jackson' musical (July 18, 2012)
"American history textbooks simply do not do our seventh president justice. Sure, in old paintings, he’s got the thick, wavy hair thing going on, and the craggy features do set off a rugged, Clint Eastwood-y vibe. But where, oh where,...
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