Marc Simmons: Navajo Code Talkers won overdue recognition (August 24, 2012)
"Not longer ago, I heard a radio announcement that another of the now-famous Navajo Code Talkers of World War II had died. Flags were being lowered to half-mast throughout the Navajo Nation. So secret was the existence and mission of...
Reply for Kimberly Craven's Cobell appeal due September 21 (August 24, 2012)
A petition to review the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement is moving with the U.S. Supreme Court. Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, lost her challenge to the settlement before the D.C Circuit Court...
Sen. Conrad loses confidence in Spirit Lake Nation leadership (August 24, 2012)
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) no longer has confidence in the leadership at the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation and will press the Obama administration to take over social services on the reservation. Along with Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), Conrad...
Editorial: Don't let politics harm children on Spirit Lake Nation (August 24, 2012)
"When it comes to improving child protection on the Spirit Lake Sioux reservation, this much is clear: Partisanship doesn’t help. It’s an understandable reflex for lawmakers, whose lives in the Legislature are consumed by political alliances and quarrels. But it...
Judge in Texas allows taking of land for Keystone XL Pipeline (August 24, 2012)
A judge in Texas is allowing TransCanada to take land from a ranching family for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Julia Trigg Crawford and her family rejected an offer of $21,626 to provide an easement on their land near the...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe 'holding breath' over sale of sacred land (August 24, 2012)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is taking a cautious approach after an auction for a sacred site in the Black Hills was canceled unexpectedly on Thursday. The tribe allocated $1.3 million to bid on Pe’ Sla. Lakota activists...
Chase Iron Eyes: Help protect a sacred site stolen from tribes (August 24, 2012)
"Right now, The Oceti Sakowin (comprising the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota People, and also referred to as the Great Sioux Nation) is battling against the clock to save Pe’ Sla, one of our most sacred sites. Pe’ Sla, located in...
Opinion: Sacred site within Black Hills still at risk of being sold (August 24, 2012)
"An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States. No one...
Kevin Abourezk: Activists call for return of Black Hills to tribes (August 24, 2012)
"Activists rallying at the state Capitol on Thursday called for the return of the Black Hills to the Lakota people and for support of a planned march to Whiteclay on Sunday. “The Black Hills are not for sale,” said Charlotte...
Analysis: Mitt Romney energy plan a boon for western states (August 24, 2012)
"By proposing to end a century of federal control over oil and gas drilling and coal mining on government lands, Mitt Romney is making a bid for anti-Washington voters in key Western states while dangling the promise of a big...
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