Russell Means, Oglala Sioux activist, passes after cancer battle (October 22, 2012)
Longtime activist and actor Russell Means, Oglala Lakota, speaks at the Dakota Conference on the campus of Augustana College in Sioux Falls April 27. The theme for this year’s conference was “Wounded Knee 1973: Forty Years Later.” After declaring...
10th Circuit won't revive Northern Arapaho Tribe taxation suit (October 22, 2012)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals won't allow the Northern Arapaho Tribe to pursue its taxation lawsuit. The tribe says the state of Wyoming and Fremont County are illegally taxing members who live in a certain area of the Wind...
Native Sun News: Kristi Noem and Matt Varilek meet for debate (October 22, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem and her Democratic challenger Matt Varilek arrive at University Center in Rapid City Friday, Oct....
Opinion: Tribal division hurts Klamath River restoration efforts (October 22, 2012)
"Your report – Tribes Object to Chemical Tests on the Klamath River in the October 9 edition – quoted PacifiCorp spokespersons as stating that they are allowed to release algaecides into the Klamath River as one of the “interim measures”...
NCAI kicks off 69th annual conference in Sacramento, California (October 22, 2012)
The National Congress of American Indians kicks off its 69h annual convention in Sacramento, California. Speakers today include Gov. Jerry Brown (D), White House adviser Jodi Gillette, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn....
APRN: BIA refuses to support Alaska Native language program (October 22, 2012)
"The tune is familiar, but the words are pure Alaskan. The children attend the Chickaloon Tribe’s Ya Ne Dah Ah school near Palmer. The school is owned and operated by the tribe, and has structured it’s curriculum to include Alaska...
Photos: Jesuit priest documents decades of life in Indian Country (October 22, 2012)
"When the Rev. Don Doll arrived on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in 1962, he was an earnest 24-year-old Jesuit who had joined the order straight out of a Milwaukee High School. The world of the Rosebud...
Steven Newcomb: Canonization in context of spiritual conquest (October 22, 2012)
"When Pope Benedict XVI canonizes Kateri Tekawitha (1656-1680) this month, she will be declared the Catholic Church’s first American Indian saint. What is the historical context of her beatification? It is the more than 500 year crusade for the spiritual...
Cedric Sunray: Non-recognized tribes treated with 'disrespect' (October 22, 2012)
"I recently read an article concerning the murder of a highly articulate, cultural young Indian woman who was attending the University of North Carolina when this horrific tragedy occurred. She is an enrolled member of the historic Haliwa-Saponi tribe. The...
Tim Giago: Kristi Noem is still the right choice for South Dakota (October 22, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota I’ve never met Matt Varilek, the Democrat running against incumbent Kristi Noem (R-SD) for the lone Congressional seat in South Dakota. However, I have talked to...
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