Fort Peck Tribes charge man for homicide in hit-and-run case (September 10, 2012)
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana laid homicide and other charges against a man accused in a hit-and-run case. David Muskrat allegedly tracked down Rueben Blackdog on the reservation and ran into him with his car on September 1. Witnesses...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Obama needs to win re-election (September 10, 2012)
Some people may, in their self serving cynicism, criticize US President Obama for not doing enough for them. They decry his policies as insufficient to meet their demands and condemn him for his lack of action on what they qualify...
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest rulings in federal Indian law (September 10, 2012)
"We’ve moved on to the next pairings in the Round of 16 (or octofinals or whatever). Here is the first set of pairings (vote before 1 PM eastern/10AM pacific Tuesday): (1) Worcester v. Georgia (31US515) vs. (16) Santa Clara Pueblo...
BIA to release money for Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes contracts (September 10, 2012)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will be able to receive money for its self-determination contracts thanks to a ruling from the Interior Board of Indian Appeals. The tribe has been mired in a leadership dispute between Gov. Janice...
Editorial: Rosebud Sioux Tribe moves to preserve sacred site (September 10, 2012)
"The Rosebud Sioux Tribe moved a step closer to purchasing land in the Black Hills — called Pe’ Sla — that is considered sacred to its members. A spokesman last week said the tribe had been able to put down...
Interview with Emmet Yepa, Jemez Pueblo, on powwow music (September 10, 2012)
"Emmet Yepa, originally from New Mexico and a part of the Jemez Pueblo community, has already accomplished something many students at Lawrence dream of — he’s been a member of a band nominated for Grammy awards. During Yepa’s tenure with...
NPR: Miss Navajo candidates showcase traditional knowledge (September 10, 2012)
"The Miss Navajo contest is not your typical beauty pageant. Instead of swimsuits and high heels, you get turquoise and moccasins. One of the talent competitions is butchering sheep, and speaking Navajo is a must. The Navajo Nation will crown...
Haliwa-Saponi Tribe in mourning after death of young woman (September 10, 2012)
Members of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina expressed shock following the murder of a young woman who was active in the community. Faith Hedgepeth, 19, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was found dead...
Confederated Salish and Kootenai per cap goes out this week (September 10, 2012)
Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana will receive a $10,000 per capita payment on Wednesday. Checks will be going out to about 7,800 members. So the tribe's bank, Eagle Bank, is preparing for a big week....
Mitt Romney won't be getting rid of 'all of health care reform' (September 10, 2012)
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said he supports provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care reform law that was championed by his opponent, Democrat Barack Obama. On the campaign trial, Romney has repeatedly vowed to repeal "Obamacare."...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Carcieri, Patchak (September 10, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect the land-into-trust process. In Carcieri v. Salazar, the court ruled that tribes must have been "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934...
Terrance Booth: President Obama's record in Indian Country (September 10, 2012)
"Earlier this week all of America listened to our President Obama acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention this writers opinion he returned the Democratic Party to be the Peoples’ party letting us become the change that America wants and...
SCIA sets confirmation hearing for Kevin Washburn to run BIA (September 10, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing this Friday for Kevin Washburn to be Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Washburn is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. If confirmed by the Senate, he will oversee the Bureau...
Opinion: Sexual violence is tearing Native communities apart (September 10, 2012)
"The Northern Cheyenne people have a saying: "A nation is not defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it's finished. No matter how brave its warriors, or how strong its weapons." Well, we are pretty...
Yvette Roubideaux: Indian Health Service gets budget boost (September 10, 2012)
"During Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ recent visit with Tribal communities in South Dakota, the Argus Leader wrote that “If the federal government is sincere about helping make life better, it will need consistent follow-up, money and buy-in.” In fact, the Obama...
Tim Giago: Native people are no longer 'vanishing Americans' (September 10, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota At the turn of the 20th century Native Americans were known as the “Vanishing Americans.” And now, 100 years later, they are one of the fastest...
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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 Native activists go viral with 'Redhawks' campaign aimed at NFL team's racist mascot
4 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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