Landfill will be searched for body of Native woman in Manitoba (August 8, 2012)
Authorities in Manitoba will search a landfill in hopes of recovering the remains of Tanya Nepinak, a Native woman who went missing year. Winnipeg Police Chief Keith McCaskill said Nepinak, 31, was murdered and her body was left in a...
Elderly man, 74, charged for drive-by shooting on First Nation (August 8, 2012)
A 74-year-old man has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan, CBC News reports. Albert Clarence Kaiswatum is accused of second-degree murder. He allegedly shot at a 25-year-old man who was walking...
Goshute Tribes blast BIA and BLM on proposed water pipeline (August 8, 2012)
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation say the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management failed to consult them about a water pipeline that stretches across their ancestral territory. The BLM issued a final environmental impact...
Kansas failed to consult tribes about Medicaid waiver request (August 8, 2012)
The state of Kansas resubmitted its Medicaid waiver after failing to consult with tribes about proposed changes. The application was originally submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in April. But no one from the state addressed how...
US Attorney talks drug issues on reservations in South Dakota (August 8, 2012)
Some tribes are doing better than others when it comes to addressing drug problems on reservations, the top federal prosecutor in South Dakota said. Since taking office, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson has been working with tribes to strengthen law enforcement...
Rep. Young not planning for Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bill (August 8, 2012)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, has no plans to introduce a land-into-trust bill for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, a spokesperson said. But at a...
Opinion: Alaska Natives seek an extension on EPA assessment (August 8, 2012)
"While nine tribal groups and one regional corporation invited the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate an unprecedented 404c process that resulted in a hastily published draft watershed assessment in Bristol Bay, seven of the twelve Alaska Native Regional Corporations,...
Eastern Cherokees still hoping to acquire sacred Nikwasi Mound (August 8, 2012)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians wants to acquire the sacred Nikwasi Indian Mound, a tribal council member said. The tribe owns two other historic mounds. Nikwasi is currently owned by the town of Franklin. "We as the tribe, we...
USGS to monitor erosion on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation (August 8, 2012)
The U.S. Geological Survey will send unmanned flights to monitor erosion on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The flights will take place August 21-23. The goal is to look at erosion of the Missouri River. “Results from...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe enters offender registry agreement (August 8, 2012)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will submit data from its sex offender registration to the state of South Dakota. The tribe and Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) reached an agreement to include information about offenders on the reservation. The deal...
Judge dismisses Indian students' lawsuit over 'Fighting Sioux' (August 8, 2012)
A federal judge dismissed a "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit filed by Indian students at the University of North Dakota. The students filed the lawsuit in August 2011. They said a new law that required the school to keep using the controversial...
Tigua Tribe looking to buy stadium from city for baseball team (August 8, 2012)
The Tigua Tribe of Texas is looking to buy a stadium from the city of El Paso in order to keep its minor league baseball team in town. The El Paso Diablos play at Cohen Stadium. But a Triple-A team...
Bizarre: Blame US debt on attorney fees for Indian trust cases (August 8, 2012)
"Several years ago (1996) a representative of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe of Montana hired attorneys to initiate a lawsuit against the federal government for usurping Indian lands, for profit, without just compensation. The initial agreement between government vs. Indian Affairs...
Cherokee Nation closes clinic to address suspected mold issue (August 8, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation has temporarily closed one of its clinics to address a suspected mold problem. The tribe is conducting an environmental assessment of the Redbird Smith Health Center. "The health of our employees and patients is our utmost concern,...
Native Sun News: Lakota artists score music award nominations (August 8, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Frank Waln Night Shield B Lakota artists score Wisconsin music awards nominations By Karin Eagle Native Sun News Staff...
Steve Russell: America is on the losing end of the war on terror (August 8, 2012)
"The terrorists beat us on 9/11 in that they changed our lives for the worse. I am reminded of President Bush’s asinine remark, “They hate us for our freedom.” I used to joke about the corollary to that. If our...
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