Cedric Sunray: Poarch Band sells out after federal recognition (August 20, 2012)
"A recent statement made in the press by council member Robert McGhee of the Poarch Band in Alabama, while being criticized by local county officials who felt they were being economically undermined by the Poarch gaming empire, typifies the Poarch...
Column: TV news director who left job claims Native ancestry (August 20, 2012)
"Let’s call it Jason’s Journey. For former Fox 21 KQDS-TV news director Jason Vincent, 32, it’s a continuum of everything he’d learned, or hadn’t learned, about cultural respect and identity, including his own. For those who only first heard of...
Opinion: Being second-class undocumented Native American (August 20, 2012)
"I am among those who identify as part Native but am not officially enrolled in a federally recognized tribe. I identified as Native during the time period when there was no official category for people of mixed race or “more...
Cobell critic asks Supreme Court to review $3.4B settlement (August 20, 2012)
Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota who opposes the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her challenge. Craven says the settlement is unfair to hundreds of thousands...
Steven Newcomb: Civilized Indians are just really dominated (August 20, 2012)
"For generations, we,, the original nations and peoples of North America, have been conditioned to think and behave in a dominated manner. This has been part of the process of becoming “civilized,” which is a polite word for “dominated.” “Civilization,”...
Steve Russell: Using 'patriotism' against the first Americans (August 20, 2012)
"What is this urge white Americans always have for black Americans, not to mention American Indians, to prove their “patriotism?” America, your involuntary citizens from Africa or Native America prove their patriotism every day they don’t set out to kill...
Tim Giago: The word 'honoring' should've read 'remembering' (August 20, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota A faulty headline can change the entire focus of a news story. One year ago two Rapid City police officers were shot to death and...
Horses fall victim to drought conditions on the Navajo Nation (August 20, 2012)
Drought conditions on the Navajo Nation are taking their toll on horses. The tribe doesn't have a count on the number of abandoned and feral horses on the reservation. But the animals are suffering as they search for water and...
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Top Stories1 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
2 Major changes in store as trust reform office returns home to Bureau of Indian Affairs
3 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
4 Fake news about name change for Washington NFL team goes viral in Indian Country
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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