Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe shares culture with community (November 23, 2012)
"At the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, our government strives to honor our native heritage through our cultural, educational, environmental, foundation and other programs throughout the year. In the last months alone, we have offered county residents the opportunity...
Daniel Brown: Alaska Natives deserve a refund for settlement (November 23, 2012)
"What does it take to make a believer out of anyone who has never experienced disentitlement or complete loss of a settlement won in the court of law? A loss held captive to monetary gains of a selected few called...
American Prospect: Hopi, Navajo tribes battle for water rights (November 23, 2012)
"At the Department of the Interior in Washington last week, where a tarpaulin banner on the portico façade encouraged visitors to “Celebrate Native American Heritage Month,” Secretary Ken Salazar commemorated our country’s original occupants in classic fashion: he hosted a...
PBS: Book offers portraits of Native lives though Edward Curtis (November 23, 2012)
"JEFFREY BROWN: I think a lot of people will know some of the famous paragraphs, but not the scope of the project. TIMOTHY EGAN: Right. JEFFREY BROWN: Give us a sense of how big this was and what he...
Opinion: History links Native Americans and African Americans (November 23, 2012)
"Blacks in America are intertwined with that history, and yet the evidence they possess is mostly anecdotal, such as the grandmother who had long, straight black hair, high cheekbones or a red tint to her skin. While most African-Americans would...
Marguerite Salazar: Toward a healthier future in Indian County (November 23, 2012)
November 23 is Native American Heritage Day, and I hope you’ll join me in honoring American Indians and Alaska Natives who are building a stronger and healthier future for Native American communities across the country. In 2009, the President signed...
Ann Dapice: Victims often blamed for domestic violence crime (November 23, 2012)
"October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is what happens every day to countless victims of domestic violence and stalkin—women, men and children, at home and in public places. These crimes are against the law, but victims are too...
Steven Newcomb: Fear and loathing of history on Thanksgiving (November 23, 2012)
"On November 19, the Drudge Report linked to a story about a Native student group at the University of Virginia, a group that decided to deal with the Thanksgiving holiday by holding a potluck dinner where students and speakers would...
Winona LaDuke: Learning some lessons from the 2012 election (November 23, 2012)
"We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. It’s a couple of weeks later, and I think I’ve recovered from the drama and excitement. Here in the North Country, we are rather saturated with...
Native Sun News: Hearing on uranium mine next to Pine Ridge (November 23, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Feds, state seek input on proposed uranium mine near Pine Ridge Dec. 5 public hearing may be delayed By Talli...
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