BIA to name director for Eastern Oklahoma after long vacancy (October 17, 2012)
It looks like the Bureau of Indian Affairs will name a new director for the Eastern Oklahoma region soon. The position has been vacant for almost two years. Jeanette Hanna, who was named the director during the Bush administration, was...
County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case (October 17, 2012)
Napa County in California will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rejoin the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. A federal judge removed the county from the tribe's suit last month, citing a lack of "significant protectable interests."...
Stephanie Woodard: Tribal members file suit over early voting (October 17, 2012)
"With control of the U.S. Senate in the balance, a Native American voting rights hearing in U.S. District Court in Billings, Montana, later this week is shaping up to be a riveting spectacle. A surprising array of Democrats and Republicans...
WPR: Wisconsin tribes upset as state wolf hunt gets underway (October 17, 2012)
"For the first time since state sponsored bounties drove wolves to the point of extinction more than a generation ago, Wisconsin begins its first wolf hunting season Monday. But Great Lakes area tribes are upset. Rusty Barber says wolves are...
Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means hospitalized in Arizona (October 17, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Means hospitalized in Arizona By Native Sun News Staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell Means has been admitted to a hospital in his seasonal...
Native Sun News: Native monument in Rapid City moves ahead (October 17, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn A. Gay Kingman Bonny Petersen First Nations monument proposal moves forward Rapid City project’s board holds first meeting...
Cheyenne River Sioux woman launches 'Native Max' magazine (October 17, 2012)
Kelly Holmes, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has started Native Max, a fashion magazine for Indian Country. The magazine will appear quarterly. The first issue features model Mariah Watchman, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the...
DC Circuit taking up long running Cherokee Freedmen lawsuit (October 17, 2012)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Vann v. Salazar, a Cherokee Freedmen case Marilyn Vann, the president of the Descendants Of Freedmen Of The Five Civilized Tribes, will be in Washington, D.C., for the...
Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in sharp debate (October 17, 2012)
"President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney went back and forth for 90 minutes exposing sharp differences over policy. And style. Democrats will say the president was at his best and on point. Republicans will say that Romney held his...
Gabe Galanda: Advancing state-tribal consultation mandates (October 17, 2012)
"States’ actions or decision-making that violate tribal rights are nothing new; from birth, America’s youngest sovereigns have challenged and attacked Indian tribes. What is new, however, is the possibility of tribes suing states and municipalities to enjoin state or local...
Gyasi Ross: Funerals often serve as the default family reunion (October 17, 2012)
"My family doesn’t really have reunions. Not pre-planned family reunions, anyway—you know, the kind with hats, t-shirts and what have you. The matriarchs in our family always try to set them up, but it’s difficult. It’s mainly money problems and...
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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 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
4 Fake news about name change for Washington NFL team goes viral in Indian Country
5 Supreme Court shakes up docket by accepting sovereignty case at request of tribe
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