Sharon Stewart-Peregoy: Indian Country priorities in Montana (March 5, 2013)
Montana Sen. Sharon Stewart-Peregoy (D) discusses legislative priorities for Indian Country: Despite progress in the state of Montana as a whole, unemployment on our reservations remains far too high. The Montana American Indian Caucus has been fighting to continue full...
WVXU: Partnership with Miami Nation leads to language app (March 5, 2013)
A partnership with the Miami Nation has resulted in a new language application: Miami University enjoys a unique relationship with the Miami Tribe from which the school derives its name. Miami University is expanding its commitment to preserving Miami tribal...
ICT interview with Anton Treuer, Leech Lake, about latest book (March 5, 2013)
Indian Country Today interviews author Anton Treuer, Leech Lake Ojibwe, about his latest book, Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Why do Indians have long hair? There are around 500 distinct Indian tribes in...
KU News: Research helps tribes combat high rates of diabetes (March 5, 2013)
Researchers at the University of Kansas will be working with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Iowa Tribe on a diabetes program: American Indians have the highest prevalence of diabetes, at 17 percent, of all racial and ethnic groups...
Jeromy Sullivan: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe helps community (March 5, 2013)
Jeromy Sullivan, the chairman of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, discusses community involvement: Later this month, the option agreement on Pope Resources’ land central to the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project expires. Good progress has been made toward...
Editorial: Tribes gain authority in Violence Against Women Act (March 5, 2013)
The Minnesota Daily praises protections for American Indian and Alaska Native women in S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: Among other additions were new protections for American Indians, which will hopefully go toward reducing the appalling...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country bears brunt of cuts to education (March 5, 2013)
Over the weekend the Republican line on the sequester was honed to a simple idea: It’s only a couple of pennies, two-and-one-half cents out of every dollar. No big deal, right? Republicans say the sequester is the right course because...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Some lessons in sovereignty from abroad (March 5, 2013)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker talks about the sovereignty movement in Catalonia: When nations declare independence from the domination of other nations it is often within the context of the carnage of bloody confrontations, which tends to get the attention of international media...
Blog: Supreme Court hears Cherokee Nation ICWA case in April (March 5, 2013)
A professor discusses Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case: On April 16, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, more popularly known as the Baby...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman works to protect culture (March 5, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Garvard Good Plume, Jhon Goes In Center, Mike Catches Enemy, Wilmer Mesteth, and Joyce Whiting are the team behind...
President of Quinault Nation to attend VAWA signing ceremony (March 5, 2013)
Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, will attend the signing of S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on Thursday. Sharp was invited to join President Barack Obama for the ceremony. “I wouldn’t...
President Obama names picks for EPA and Energy Department (March 5, 2013)
President Barack Obama nominated two more people for his Cabinet on Monday. Gina McCarthy was nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. She currently serves as an assistant administrator at the agency. Ernest J. Moniz was nominated to lead the...
Police officers in Guyana are facing an investigation after a video posted online shows them beating Indian activists. The tribal members were protesting illegal mining of their traditional territory. Report say at least two men, along with a woman and...
Leader of tribe in Venezuela murdered after seeking protection (March 5, 2013)
The leader of a tribe in Venezuela was murdered and his wife was injured in an incident that's drawing attention to a violence-prone region of the country. Sabino Romero, a leader of the Yukpa Tribe, was killed by gunmen on...
Navajo Nation demands apology for joke about 'drunk Indians' (March 5, 2013)
The Navajo Nation and the Native American Journalists Association are demanding an apology for a "drunk Indians" comment made on a CBS television show. A character on the "Mike & Molly" show made a joke about the state of Arizona...
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