Navajo woman indicted for murder on Utah part of reservation (August 1, 2012)
A 28-year-old woman was indicted for a murder on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. Michelle Davida Harvey, 28, allegedly shot and killed Carlos Peney Mose, 35, in January. Harvey was indicted on charges of second-degree murder and discharging...
Santa Fe Indian Market artists won't face tax concerns this year (August 1, 2012)
Participants in the Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico won't face tax issues at this year's event. Last year, the city and the state claimed that hundreds of artists -- many of whom live in Indian Country -- owed...
Outdoors: Ojibwe tribes discuss fish management in Minnesota (August 1, 2012)
"Department of Natural Resources fisheries researchers met with their counterparts from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) Thursday to discuss what perhaps will be the most contentious Mille Lacs walleye management issue since the U.S. Supreme Court...
Man who posted videos of Native women on YouTube is charged (August 1, 2012)
A 43-year-old Winnipeg, Manitoba, man who posted videos of Native women and girls on YouTube has been charged. Darrell Ackman, 43, is accused of living off the avails of prostitution, making and publishing child pornography and sexual assault and sexual...
County fast tracks approval of mine near Pechanga sacred site (August 1, 2012)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California continues to fight a controversial mine near a sacred site. At a public hearing on Tuesday, Chairman Mark Macarro urged the Riverside County Commission to reject a newly submitted permit for the...
Poarch Creeks discuss land-into-trust issues with local officials (August 1, 2012)
The Poarch Creek Band of Indians met with officials in Escambia County, Alabama, to discuss land-into-trust issues. Both sides said the meeting went well. It came after some officials said they wanted to impose property taxes on tribal lands. “This...
Squaxin Island Tribe hosts over 100 Canoe Journey participants (August 1, 2012)
The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington is hosting more than 100 Canoe Journey participants. The canoes started making their entrance at Squaxin Island on Sunday. They represent dozens of First Nations in Canada and tribes from the Pacific Northwest in...
Native Sun News: Two Bulls is running for Oglala Sioux president (August 1, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Theresa Two Bulls Two Bulls running again By Karin Eagle Native Sun News Staff Writer PINE RIDGE –– One...
Big Pine Paiute Tribe welcomes visitors to new wellness facility (August 1, 2012)
The Big Pine Paiute Tribe of California is opening the doors to its new fitness facility. The Wellness Center is located at the site of the tribe's long-defunct casino. It's features a yoga/stretching room, a youth activity rooms,a dance floor,...
Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store (August 1, 2012)
A member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana paid over $250,000 in restitution for setting a fire on the reservation. Jordan Hawk John, 18, pleaded guilty to simple burglary and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by three...
Salish and Kootenai group eyes bigger share of trust settlement (August 1, 2012)
A group called the People's Voice wants the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana to share all of a $150 million trust settlement with members. The tribe plans to distribute half of the settlement on a per capita...
Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas orders mandatory water conservation (August 1, 2012)
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has ordered mandatory water conservation measures. The tribe issued a public notice on Monday. It bars the use of treated water on laws and gardens, the filling of pools and car washing. Anyone who violates...
Red Cliff Band opens Frog Bay Tribal National Park to the public (August 1, 2012)
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin will open a tribal national park on Friday. The 89-acre Frog Bay Tribal National Park is located on land that was previously closed to the public. The tribe acquired property...
North Dakota tribe submits land-into-trust application for ranch (August 1, 2012)
The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota wants a 9,300-acre ranch placed in trust The tribe bought the property in 1999 and it currently houses a bison farm. The site generates about $3,500 in local property taxes. The...
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs sets hearing (August 1, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing tomorrow to discuss tribal land disputes. The witness list includes Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California. The tribe is...
ICT Interview: Affie Ellis from Indian Law and Order Commission (August 1, 2012)
"In 2010, Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA). The act was intended to tackle crime in Indian country, and had a number of provisions such as better data sharing and communication between tribes, state and federal officials,...
Devon Pena: Colonizer's food is slowly killing indigenous people (August 1, 2012)
"One of the consequences of the conquest and settlement of North and South America by Europeans was the displacement and destruction of native biological and cultural diversity. The environmental historian Alfred Crosby has called the European invasion of the Americas...
Christina Castro: A strategy for getting fit and staying that way (August 1, 2012)
"Summertime is definitely upon us; here in New Mexico we are feeling the heat. By now, I bet you’re a nice shade of brown as you rock those sundresses, shorts, tank tops, and cute sandals and maybe even a body-baring...
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