Blog: Woman reaches out to homeless on Oregon reservation (December 10, 2012)
"I arrive home from a day on the reservation and notice my clothes smell of smoke. Then I remember the three homeless men sitting by a fire. Neda had asked the Senior Center to pack extra lunches - salmon, boiled...
Upwards of 15K from Turtle Mountain Band to share in Cobell (December 10, 2012)
At least 15,000 members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are expected to benefit from the Cobell trust fund settlement. The first round of payments -- $1,000 to settle historical accounting claims -- is expected...
Cobell trust settlement expected to bring $23M to Wyoming (December 10, 2012)
The Cobell trust fund settlement is expected to bring $23 million to Indian beneficiaries in Wyoming, The Casper Star-Tribune reports. The first round of payments -- $1,000 to settle historical accounting claims -- is expected by the end of the...
Nolan Friday: Northern Arapaho Tribe needs a code of ethics (December 10, 2012)
" What Northern Arapaho Tribal members need is some rules that everyone can follow. Right now, I'm sure that if you ask a hundred Northern Arapaho Tribal Members what Resolution the current council is operating under, you might get a...
Peter d'Errico: Indian people long viewed as uncivilized in law (December 10, 2012)
"The cases that comprise federal Indian law often use words of civilized domination. One of these, Davis v. Sitka School Board, 3 Alaska 481 (1908), involved six "mixed blood" children: Dora and Tillie Davis; John and Lottie Littlefield; Lizzie and...
Steve Russell: Termination is still the 'holy grail' of colonizers (December 10, 2012)
"Colonial governments generally have a Holy Grail. They differ only in methods of pursuing it. We know it by the name “termination.” At first, the conservatives wanted to kill us and the liberals wanted to assimilate us. Which did the...
Native Sun News: Dave Anderson shares life skills with youth (December 10, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Lisa Lynott-Carroll, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Dave Anderson, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker and founder of the nationally renowned Famous Dave’s barbecue restaurant franchise, made a presentation...
Tim Giago: Gays and lesbians respected in traditional society (December 10, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota Can the government refuse marriage and federal benefits to gays and lesbians? Those are the questions before SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States). They should make...
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