Cherokee Nation ready to serve patients at $35M health clinic (November 13, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is welcoming more patients to its new $35 million health clinic. The 92,000 square-foot Vinita Health Center replaces a much smaller 4,000-square-foot facility. There's now more space to for primary care, a full pharmacy, a...
Victoria's Secret apologize for model wearing Indian headdress (November 13, 2012)
Victoria’s Secret apologized for putting model Karlie Kloss in an "Indian" headdress during its annual fashion show last week. Images of Kloss in the headdress generated immediate controversy among American Indians online. The company responded by saying it will not...
Leaders of Omaha Tribe put priority on economic development (November 13, 2012)
Leaders of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska say economic development and child welfare will be their main priorities. Tribal members elected a new slate of leaders. Rodney Morris will serve as chairman, the Associated Press reported. Get the Story: Tribal...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe in Alaska holds election for chairman, council (November 13, 2012)
"Today is Election Day for citizens of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. The Tribe is electing a new chairman and four council members. Longtime chairman Woody Widmark is not running for re-election this year. On the ballot are Michael Baines...
UMinn News: AISES chapter wins award at national conference (November 13, 2012)
"The University of Minnesota, Morris American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter was named Stelvio J. Zanin Distinguished Chapter of the Year at the 2012 AISES National Conference, held November 1-3 in Anchorage, Alaska. This honor recognizes overall excellence...
Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes lobbies for historic Indian nations (November 13, 2012)
A new group called the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) aims to represent historic Indian nations that have been left off the list of federally recognized entities. ACET formed October 1. Its members include the Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe...
NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy (November 13, 2012)
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City will reopen tomorrow, more than two weeks after it closed due to Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection escaped damage despite extensive flooding in lower Manhattan. Operations are...
WyoFile: Indian voters exercise power after voting rights case (November 13, 2012)
"The Voting Rights Act lawsuit that replaced at-large voting for county commissioners with district-by-district elections in Fremont County has shifted the balance of power on the commission, even in a year when the Native American district centered on the Wind...
Opinion: Don't fight Mishewal Wappo Tribe's federal recognition (November 13, 2012)
"We see a similar scenario playing out again in Napa County’s battle with the Wappo tribe and its quest for federal recognition. Rather than realistically assessing the current political environment and realizing that the odds greatly favor the Wappo tribe,...
Competitor dies during Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada (November 13, 2012)
A 25-year-old man from Missouri died after being injured during the 37th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada on Saturday night. J.D. Jones was competing in the saddle bronc riding competition when he was injured. His tribal affiliation wasn't...
Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation (November 13, 2012)
A non-Indian death row inmate who lost a last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday has said his life should be spared because he grew up on the Navajo Nation. Brett Hartman was sent to Window Rock,...
Native Sun News: Indian veteran reaches out to fellow warriors (November 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Robert Dunsmore, front row, second from right, poses with the Cheyenne River Veterans Association. Dunsmore has worked tirelessly on...
Leo Killsback: Indian activists taking on negative stereotypes (November 13, 2012)
"The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet. As a professor in American Indian Studies, I always begin my introductory course with a basic training in stereotypes to prepare young...
Sasha Houston Brown: Fashion falters again at playing Indian (November 13, 2012)
"There is something insidiously ironic about being American Indian during the fall of the 21st century. It all starts with Columbus Day to mark our “discovery,” then moves right into the “it’s totally not racist to dress up as a...
Steve Russell: Analyzing the outcome of the presidential vote (November 13, 2012)
"The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened as Indians. My own vote turned on threats I perceived...
Opinion: New York tribes should be included in economic efforts (November 13, 2012)
"Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosted a “wine and beer summit,” and he has been touring the areas covered by the state’s 10 regional economic development councils to gauge their progress. These activities, plus the successful “yogurt summit,” give Cuomo the...
Tribal law enforcement funding falls as crime rate remains high (November 13, 2012)
Crime in Indian Country shows no signs of declining even as funding for tribal law enforcement has been cut in the past few years. According to Department of Justice reports, violent crimes such as murder, rape and robbery have increased...
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