Column: Arapaho Chief Friday was caught between two worlds (September 3, 2012)
"Western movies and literature have given us an image of the Native American in the Wild West as fierce, frightening and bloodthirsty. Not so when it comes to Friday Fitzpatrick. Etched into his proud, craggy face were the pain and...
Payments from $760M Keepseagle settlement being distributed (September 3, 2012)
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture are receiving payments from the $760 million Keepseagle settlement. Some 19 farmers in Robeson County, North Carolina, received checks totaling nearly $2 million last week, The Fayetteville Observer...
Officials can't find evidence of a massacre at Yanomami village (September 3, 2012)
Officials in Venezuela say they haven't any evidence of a massacre at a village of the Yanomami Tribe. Tribal members said a village in southern Venezuela, near the border with Brazil, was attacked in July. But officials who traveled to...
Opinion: Tribal sovereign immunity just doesn't make any sense (September 3, 2012)
"Automotive United Trades Organization v. State of Washington came down Thursday from the Washington Supreme Court. The matter, which I wrote about almost a year ago, had to do with Gov. Chris Gregoire’s agreements with Indian tribes to reimburse them...
USDA Blog: Alaska Natives share issues at collaboration meeting (September 3, 2012)
"Recently, representatives of USDA Rural Development and other federal agencies held a collaboration meeting with the federally recognized tribes of the Ahtna Region, Alaska. The meeting was the fourth in a series of government-to-government Tribal Collaboration Meetings scheduled with tribes...
Column: Charles Journeycake, Delaware chief, was born in Ohio (September 3, 2012)
"The last chief of the Delaware Indians, Charles Journeycake, was born in Ontario -- not Canada but Ontario, Ohio. In that sentence lies several "facts" that must be qualified before this column ends, but that's sometimes how "history" meanders ....
Column: Miss Navajo Nation serves as ambassador for the tribe (September 3, 2012)
"I hold many great memories from the 20 or so years that my newspaper beat included the Navajo Nation. Many of them involve mud and sheep. Here’s one: Late in the summer of 1998, I spent a cool, wet morning...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe chooses new president (September 3, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. By a narrow margin, Cyril “Whitey” Scott has unofficially been elected to serve as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s president following...
John Steele: Lakota people were defending land against Custer (September 3, 2012)
"We are outraged by the remarks of National Republican Committee member Pat Rodgers to Governor Susanna Martinez’s staff that the Governor disrespected George Armstrong Custer by meeting with the Pueblo Indian tribal leaders. First, General Custer was on a genocidal...
Raymond Foxworth: Spirit Lake Nation crisis rooted in US history (September 3, 2012)
"Dakota children in the social service program of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation into national headlines. The sad and untimely death of two Dakota children, discovered by their mother, has been played out like a mad melodrama. The real losers...
Walt Lamar: Preparing for an emergency before the emergency (September 3, 2012)
"Is your tribal community fully prepared for an emergency related to wildfire or flooding? No matter where your community is located this year’s weather has likely put you at some level of risk. When a fire flared up on August...
Tim Giago: Remembering when Custer 'died with his boots on' (September 3, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) The year was 1937 and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was just settling into his job as President of the United States. America was in the midst of the Great Depression. Of...
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