Chippewa Cree Tribe bars ousted leader from running again (May 10, 2013)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana won't let former chairman Ken Blatt St. Marks try to regain his old job. St. Marks filed as a candidate in a special election for the chairman's post. But since he was removed from...
Navajo Nation continues work on lease for coal power plant (May 10, 2013)
Navajo Nation leaders are still working on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona portion of the reservation. The Navajo Nation Council approved a extension for the Navajo Generating Station that President Ben Shelly signed into...
Sault Tribe evicts storage business due to payment issues (May 10, 2013)
The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan evicted a storage business from one of its properties, causing headaches for customers who kept belongings there. The tribe said Second Street Storage failed to make lease payments at the Sawyer Village....
Mescalero Apache Nation explores for rare earth elements (May 10, 2013)
The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico is exploring for rare earth elements on its reservation. The tribe is working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the project. Exploration is occurring on a 50-acre portion on the side of...
Cabazon Band elects Douglas Welmas as its new chairman (May 10, 2013)
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in California has a new leader. Douglas Welmas won election as chairman. He succeeds David Roosevelt, who served in the post since 2009. Also elected were San Juanita Callaway as vice chairwoman, Helen Ruth...
Goshute Tribes lead 272-mile walk to protest water project (May 10, 2013)
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation in Utah are leading a 272-mile walk to protest a water project. The Nevada Groundwater Development Project includes a 306-mile pipeline that crosses Goshute ancestral territory. The tribes say it will draw too...
Two sentenced for stealing from Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (May 10, 2013)
Two people were sentenced for their role in stealing nearly $346,000 from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota. Tammie Strutz, 52, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and Jacqueline Wanna, 67, was sentenced to five years probation and six...
The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, New Mexico. Photo Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Museum of the American Indian will host a special exhibit next week in honor of...
Blog: How to pronounce the 'unique' name of Coquille Tribe (May 10, 2013)
Another post on the pronunciation of the name of the Coquille Tribe in Oregon: A few mornings ago, the entertainment took the form of a couple different types of misspeaking. First, a reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting, I am guessing...
Bryan Newland: Tribes, treaties and the Michigan wolf hunt (May 10, 2013)
Bryan Newland discusses tribes and Michigan's wolf hunt: The Michigan Natural Resources Commission has approved a wolf hunting season here in Michigan, just one day after Governor Snyder signed legislation authorizing the Commission to determine whether to allow such hunting....
Attorney discusses ruling favoring Hualapai Tribe of Arizona in dispute over Grand Canyon Skywalk: An eminent decision out of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals is not a common occurrence. A Ninth Circuit eminent domain decision dealing with...
Ex-dictator of Guatemala takes stand in Maya genocide trial (May 10, 2013)
Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, took the stand for the first time in his genocide trial. Rios Montt accused of ordering massacres on two Mayan villages where 1,771 people -- mainly women, elders and children...
Appeals court strikes down NLRB rule on public notifications (May 10, 2013)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that requires employers to post public notices about union rights. The rule requires employers to post a “Notification of Employee Rights under the National...
Gyasi Ross: Some advice for the graduating classes of 2013 (May 10, 2013)
Gyasi Ross offers some advice to the graduating classes of 2013: I planned to go to Haskell’s graduation ceremony. I love Haskell, and my big brother Ernie was kind enough to ask me to come. I can’t go. I will,...
Native Sun News: Wounded Knee descendants speak out (May 10, 2013)
The conversation surrounding the sale of Wounded Knee has included commentary from people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, activists from urban centers, academics, and non-Native columnists.
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