MTPR: Tribes in Montana reconnect with traditional resources (November 30, 2012)
"They’re not glaciers, and they’re not snow. They’re high-alpine ice patches, and as they melt, they reveal the history of the landscape. A partnership with the Park Service, several university professors, and northwest Montana tribes is using cutting edge technology...
Crosscut: Port Gamble S'Klallam aims to preserve forest lands (November 30, 2012)
" The Indian chief and the timber agent meet near the shores of Port Gamble Bay. The spring air is cool and breezy along this small and sheltered nook of northwest Washington's Puget Sound. Inside the room where the two...
Opinion: Indian Agriculture Act could bolster tribal economies (November 30, 2012)
"The Intertribal Agriculture Council, formed in 1987, has now celebrated its 25th anniversary. According to its Executive Director, Ross Racine of Montana the mission is “To provide a unified effort to promote Indian Agriculture for the benefit of Indian People.”...
Forbes: Makah Nation wakes up to traditional form of wellness (November 30, 2012)
"Verna Bowechop-Bunn lives as far west as it is possible to go in the continental United States, and nearly as far north, in the tiny town of Neah Bay, Washington, on the Makah Indian reservation. The reservation sits at the...
Leonard Masten: Klamath plan damages fish and tribal rights (November 30, 2012)
"The Hoopa Valley Tribe wants to clear up misrepresentation of our position on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Hoopa's concerns with the KBRA are that it compromises tribal water rights and flows for salmon. Both are needed to keep salmon...
Will Chavez: Cherokee Nation subsidizes unhealthy business (November 30, 2012)
"As this column took shape, I learned Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 as “Great American Smoke Out Day” in the Cherokee Nation. “By doing all we can to educate others about the dangers of...
Former head of Alaska Native whaling commission sentenced (November 30, 2012)
Maggie Ahmaogak, the former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison on theft and other charges. Ahmaogak, 62, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and misapplication of funds from an...
Report outlines Indian Child Welfare Act woes in South Dakota (November 30, 2012)
The Lakota People's Law Project is sending a report to Congress that outlines Indian Child Welfare Act issues in South Dakota. According to the group, American Indian children are overrepresented in the foster care system. Indian children are 13.8 percent...
Navajo Nation vice president attending White House meeting (November 30, 2012)
The Navajo Nation will be represented by Vice President Rex Lee Jim at the White House Tribal Nations Conference next week. Jim will be among hundreds of tribal leaders at the annual event, which takes place December 5 at the...
Beverly Cook: Mohawk women bringing healing to community (November 30, 2012)
"Konon:kwe Council, is a circle of Mohawk women relatives working to reconstruct the power of our origins as daughters of Sky Woman. In August Konon:kwe Council hosted a spiritual and educational gathering, Weaving Webs of Women’s Wisdom, during the fullness...
Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Lakota cultural sites (November 30, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Draft statement claims cumulative impacts of proposed Dewey-Burdock mining small in the context of all energy production...
Sen. Daniel Akaka presides over his last Indian Affairs hearing (November 30, 2012)
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) chaired what was likely his last Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday. Akaka took over the committee at the start of the 112th Congress in 2011. He was the first Native Hawaiian in the...
Chris Wondolowski discussed Indian health issues on Hill visit (November 30, 2012)
Chris Wondolowski, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma who was named Most Valuable Player by Major League Soccer on Thursday, discussed Indian health issues on a visit to Capitol Hill this week. Wondolowski met with Sen. Tim...
NPR: South Dakota beneficiaries await share of Cobell payout (November 30, 2012)
"Federal officials are working to send out $1,000 checks in the next few weeks to hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. The money stems from a settlement of the Cobell case, a landmark $3.4 billion settlement over mismanagement of federal...
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