Radio: Non-Indian gas stations win ruling in tribal compact suit (August 31, 2012)
"Gas station owners in Washington have won the right to proceed with a lawsuit against the state. They’re challenging the policy of gas tax refunds to Native American tribes who operate their own gas stations. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins has...
Opinion: Seneca Nation treating land 'squatters' with disregard (August 31, 2012)
"In response to the Buffalo News' article on July 28 regarding the Seneca Nation's plan to evict Snyder Beach residents, I take issue with the statement released by the Seneca Nation and some of the sentiments by Seneca President Robert...
Turtle Talk Round Two: Greatest decisions in federal Indian law (August 31, 2012)
"Ok, here are the results of the first four match-ups in the Turtle Talk greatest cases tournament. All of the older cases won. Match-up No. 1: (1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (32) Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter: 94 percent to...
DOI allows Shell to start off-shore drilling work in Arctic Ocean (August 31, 2012)
The Interior Department is allowing Shell Oil to start off-shore drilling work in Alaska. But Shell won't be allowed to actually drill for oil until a barge containing oil spill equipment arrives. The barge is currently in Washington state, awaiting...
Native Sun News: Cobell settlement on hold with more appeals (August 31, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has taken her Cobell settlement appeal to the U.S. Supreme...
Authorities search for clues on Indian woman who was scalped (August 31, 2012)
Authorities in Kentucky are trying to find out information about an Indian woman who was shot to death and scalped. The woman's remains were found about a year ago in a remote area about 95 miles south of Louisville. Authorities...
Michael Dardar: Houma Nation sitting in the eye of a hurricane (August 31, 2012)
"In my own life story Katrina was the third hurricane in which I would lose my home and most of my belongings. The first two, Betsy in 1965 and Camille in 1969, I would experience as a youth but the...
Oliver Semans: Losing a modern-day warrior in Stanley Crooks (August 31, 2012)
"How do you describe the loss of a modern day warrior, a chief, and a friend? That’s where I am at today after hearing about the loss of Chairman Stanley Crooks of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Although Chairman Crooks...
Gyasi Ross: Tribal nations can't count on major political parties (August 31, 2012)
"An Indian Tribe—an autonomous Nation comprised of Natives that has existed on this continent since time immemorial—deferring to a political party is like a mighty glacier conforming to the howling wind. It simply should not happen. Instead, that mountain has...
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