Reward of $25K offered over death of Haliwa-Saponi woman (September 12, 2012)
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information about Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina who was murdered last week. Hedgepeth, 19, was a student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The school's...
Disputed plaque tells of Indian woman who was tossed in lake (September 12, 2012)
A controversial plaque that tells the story of an Indian woman who was thrown into a lake will remain out of sight for now, The Collegian of South Dakota State University reports. The plaque accompanied a statue of an Indian...
Richard Ackley: A rich history in Sokaogon lands in Wisconsin (September 12, 2012)
A special treat awaits lovers of Wisconsin history in Forest County October 6, 2012, at the site of the 1860s Dinesen Log House located on State Highway 55. No one can deny the breath taking beauty of northern Wisconsin's Wolf...
Mike Williams: Respect subsistence rights for Alaska Natives (September 12, 2012)
"I would like to have an ongoing conversation about what is occurring to our communities and individuals that are practicing the time honored rights to our subsistence resources. It has come to a point where our lives in the villages...
Winnebago Tribe buys majority stake in indoor football team (September 12, 2012)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has acquired a majority stake in an indoor football team. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, will relocate the Council Bluffs Express to the city of Lincoln. The new team is expected to be...
OST urges Indian beneficiaries to read IRS notice on per caps (September 12, 2012)
The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is urging Indian beneficiaries to read a new Internal Revenue Service notice regarding taxation of per capita payments. The notice, Per Capita Payments from Proceeds of Settlements of Indian Tribal Trust...
Pawnee Nation approves per caps from trust fund settlement (September 12, 2012)
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma will share about half of a $4.4 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. The tribe set aside $2 million for a per capita payment. Each of the 3,500 members will receive $600....
Ojibwe tribes planning for a ceremonial elk hunt in Wisconsin (September 12, 2012)
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission has issued a permit for a ceremonial elk hunt in Wisconsin. Ojibwe tribes retain hunting, fishing and other rights on land ceded by treaties. But state officials are questioning the plan to...
Nation: Video seeks to increase turnout among Native youth (September 12, 2012)
Video: REPRESENT - The Native Vote featuring Mikaela Thinn "Sixty-six percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who were eligible to register to vote in 2008 did so. The other 34 percent—more than 1 million people—did not. There’s a...
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe debates change to blood quantum (September 12, 2012)
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is asking members about its blood quantum requirement. The tribe requires members to possess at least one-fourth Indian blood. Any changes to the requirement will require a constitutional amendment. The tribe consists of six Ojibwe bands....
Fronteras: Suicide sometimes a taboo topic in Navajo culture (September 12, 2012)
"American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States. And in many tribes it's considered taboo to even talk about the problem. A recent workshop in Flagstaff hoped...
Federal court near Eastern Cherokee Reservation won't close (September 12, 2012)
A federal courthouse that handles cases from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't be closing. The courthouse in Bryson, North Carolina, was initially put on a closure list. But it was saved because it's the only place that handles...
Turtle Talk Tournament: Greatest rulings in federal Indian law (September 12, 2012)
"Here are the results in the first half of the Round of 16. (1) Worcester v. Georgia defeats (16) Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez — 57 percent to 43 percent (9) Menominee Tribe v. United States defeats (8) Arizona v....
Native Sun News: Educator throws hat into ring at Pine Ridge (September 12, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Bryan Brewer, Lakota Nation Invitational founder and director and longtime educator, announced his candidacy for the office of Oglala Sioux Tribe president...
Dwanna Robertson: Scholarship system not easy to navigate (September 12, 2012)
"Recently, Dr. Dean Chavers wrote an article about how Native students aren’t applying for scholarships. This touched a nerve for me and a lot of others on the ICTMN Facebook page. With all due respect to Dr. Chavers, the scholarship...
Keith Harper: Just a few truths about Obama, Cobell and me (September 12, 2012)
Keith Harper is a member of the Cherokee Nation. An Open Letter to Indian Country Today: In a recent piece published in Indian Country Today entitled “White House Says Lawyer in Cobell Deal Recused on Administration Conflicts; Facts Contradict,” Rob...
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