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Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested
Law | Politics

Candidate who claims to be leader of Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians arrested (July 23, 2018)

Does this even qualify as a #NativeVote18 story? Here is it anyway, from the Bayou State!

Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000
Politics

Secretary Zinke 'was not aware' of new doors costing nearly $139,000 (March 9, 2018)

The Department of the Interior is spending nearly $139,000 on three doors in Washington, D.C.

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast
Law | National | Politics

A highway named for President Trump? Tribal leaders say not so fast (March 8, 2018)

An effort to name a highway in Utah after President Donald Trump is apparently dead after drawing significant attention beyond the state's borders.

Group defends 'shamanic' retreat despite criticism from Alaska Natives
National

Group defends 'shamanic' retreat despite criticism from Alaska Natives (January 22, 2018)

A group called Dance of the Deer Foundation plans to go ahead with an expensive retreat despite complaints from the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny'
Education | National | Politics

Tribes upset after education official offered praise for 'Manifest Destiny' (January 10, 2018)

New Mexico's top education official said he reached out to every tribal leader after he described Manifest Destiny as one of the 'fundamental principles' of the country.

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion
Business | National

Business group in Maine apologizes for 'Hunt for the Indian' holiday promotion (November 8, 2017)

The Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce is apologizing after asking customers to 'Hunt for the Indian' and secure discounts in Skowhegan, Maine.

Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark'
Politics

Republican candidate questions mural for depicting Indian people as too 'dark' (October 13, 2017)

A Republican candidate in New York is being dropped by her own party after questioning a mural of Indian people.

Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface
National | Politics

Director of Office of Indian Energy quits after more offensive remarks surface (September 5, 2017)

The Trump administration's Indian energy czar suddenly resigned after being confronted with even more offensive online remarks.

Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery
National | Politics

Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery (August 23, 2017)

A fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is drawing attention on social media and in news outlets for his bizarre and unfounded claims about the origins of slavery in America.

Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre
Environment | National

Wiyot Tribe questions attempt to buy ancestral island that was site of massacre (August 10, 2017)

Controversy has erupted over an attempt by a non-Indian business owner to buy a large portion of Indian Island in California.

Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation
Opinion | Sports

Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation (March 13, 2017)

Montana radio show duo suspended following segregation of Native Americans blog goes nationwide.

Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly'
Education | National | Sports

Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly' (February 23, 2017)

Paul Mushaben of KCTR 102.9 called Indian basketball fans 'unruly' in a short post that was deleted from his station's website.

Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears
Environment | National

Native Sun News: Tribes denounce racism in fight over grizzly bears (August 2, 2016)

Native Sun News obtained a copy of the email sent to USFWS Director Ashe that is titled 'Stop the Racism' and catalogs a litany of verified incidents that GOAL categorizes as 'a shameful display of racism.'

Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal'
Opinion

Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal' (April 25, 2016)

Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege.

Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges
Law | National

Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (April 22, 2016)

Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing
Law | National

Self-proclaimed 'Native' church defends drug use and sex healing (April 20, 2016)

The group claims marijuana as a sacrament and has become affiliated with an Arizona woman who was recently found guilty of prostitution.

Elaine Willman: Governments must keep fighting 'wealthy' tribes
Opinion

Elaine Willman: Governments must keep fighting 'wealthy' tribes (January 19, 2016)

Promises made by Congress to 'Go West, Young Man' were just as valid and perpetual as any promise made to Indian tribes.

Sitka Tribe seeks apology over 'slave auction' at local festival
National

Sitka Tribe seeks apology over 'slave auction' at local festival (October 20, 2015)

Organizers of the Alaska Day Festival changed the name of the fundraiser but not without complaints.

Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe
Law | National | Politics

Anti-Indian figure heads to Montana to antagonize another tribe (September 22, 2015)

Elaine Willman spent the last seven years fighting the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Now she's found a new target.

Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act doesn't help Indian children
Opinion

Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act doesn't help Indian children (September 3, 2015)

The nation still is stained by the sordid business of assigning group identities and rights.

Opinion: Islamic extremists are making inroads on reservations
Opinion | World

Opinion: Islamic extremists are making inroads on reservations (August 31, 2015)

In recent years, Muslims have made inroads onto Indian reservations.

Official in Oklahoma makes bizarre claim about HEARTH Act
Law | National | Politics

Official in Oklahoma makes bizarre claim about HEARTH Act (August 7, 2015)

The vice mayor in Shawnee gets everything wrong about the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012.

Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance
Opinion

Opinion: It's time to take a closer look at tribal governance (July 24, 2015)

Because there are no established rules of procedure, tribal members can become victimized by their leadership

Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists
Environment | Opinion

Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists (July 14, 2015)

It’s hard to make it through a US history textbook without coming across the silly claim that American Indians were the original environmentalists.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump hasn't shown me his documentation
Opinion

Steve Russell: Donald Trump hasn't shown me his documentation (July 10, 2015)

Since I read history, I consider all the colonists to be undocumented but, unlike The Donald Trump, I understand that most of them are decent people as individuals.

Georgia man defends Confederate flag as he claims Indian ancestry
National | Politics

Georgia man defends Confederate flag as he claims Indian ancestry (July 7, 2015)

The Confederate battle flag remained on Georgia's flag for nearly 50 years and residents proudly fly it today.

Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak
Environment | National

Native Sun News: County resists name change for sacred peak (June 25, 2015)

Whether to change the name of Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga was on the floor of the Pennington County Commissioner’s last week.

Opinion: Let's rethink federal policy toward tribal sovereignty
Opinion

Opinion: Let's rethink federal policy toward tribal sovereignty (February 19, 2015)

The Enrolled Tribe says it is sovereign and above the rule of law. All other citizens do, and will, bear the burdens of the Tribe’s actions.

Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas
Law

Judge orders self-proclaimed 'shaman' back to custody in Texas (January 29, 2015)

Iron Thunderhorse claims he walked all the way to Connecticut to be with his 'ancestors.'

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process
Opinion | Trust

Opinion: Wealthy tribes shouldn't follow land-into-trust process (January 26, 2015)

The federal government established fee to trust to help impoverished Indians get off the welfare rolls, not to help wealthy Indians get off tax rolls.

Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards'
Environment | Law | National | Politics

Rep. Gosar won't apologize for calling Native Americans 'wards' (December 11, 2014)

The Arizona Republican made the inaccurate comment when challenged about a mine on sacred Apache lands.

Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine project
Opinion

Opinion: No sacred Apache lands in swap for copper mine project (December 8, 2014)

Writer at conservative publication claims no sacred sites will be transferred for the Resolution Copper mining project in Arizona.

Self-proclaimed 'shaman' left custody and walked to Connecticut
Law

Self-proclaimed 'shaman' left custody and walked to Connecticut (December 4, 2014)

Iron Thunderhorse, who claims to be Quinnipiac, walked away from a halfway house where he was serving a 99-year sentence.

Opinion: Tribes exploit loopholes in America's political system
Opinion

Opinion: Tribes exploit loopholes in America's political system (October 23, 2014)

A board member for the anti-Indian group Citizens Equal Rights Alliance rails against tribal participation on the U.S. political system.

Steven Newcomb: Judging our nations by white man's thinking
Opinion

Steven Newcomb: Judging our nations by white man's thinking (August 11, 2014)

Steven Newcomb debunks some of the wild assertions made about Indian history and policy in America: Imagine a World without Her by Dinesh D’Souza.

Blog: Ted Nugent claims to be more Indian than American Indians
Opinion

Blog: Ted Nugent claims to be more Indian than American Indians (August 5, 2014)

Rocker Ted Nugent again blames the media for claiming he made negative comments about Native Americans as he lists all of his 'friends' in Indian Country.

Indian candidate denounces Ted Nugent during Wyoming trip
National | Politics

Indian candidate denounces Ted Nugent during Wyoming trip (August 4, 2014)

Rocker calls himself the 'best friend' to Native Americans at a Tea Party rally.

GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe
Politics

GOP accepts money from Poarch Creeks as candidate slams tribe (July 3, 2014)

Instead of identifying the tribe as the sponsor, the party named Buford Rolin, the chairman at the time.

Opinion: Don't give tax break to 'wealthy' tribes in Washington
Opinion

Opinion: Don't give tax break to 'wealthy' tribes in Washington (March 20, 2014)

Mayor calls on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to veto House Bill 1287, a measure that address tax exemptions on tribal-owned properties.

Letter: Mascot critics 'insecure' with their own tribal heritage
Canada | Opinion

Letter: Mascot critics 'insecure' with their own tribal heritage (March 19, 2014)

Writer doesn't understand why Native people are upset by stereotypical portrayals of their culture.

Cheerleaders criticized for dressing as cowboys and Indians
Canada | Education

Cheerleaders criticized for dressing as cowboys and Indians (March 17, 2014)

The president of the University of Regina apologized after the cheer team was photographed in cowboys and Indians outfits.

Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies?
Opinion | Sports

Opinion: What will you do after Cleveland 'Indian' mascot dies? (March 10, 2014)

Writer claims opponents of the stereotypical "Chief Wahoo" mascot don't really care about Native Americans:

Michigan tribal members slam official's disparaging remarks
National | Politics

Michigan tribal members slam official's disparaging remarks (January 28, 2014)

Tribal members in Michigan held a protest on Monday and called on Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to apologize for disparaging comments he made.

Editorial: Tribes take over border town with help from EPA
Opinion

Editorial: Tribes take over border town with help from EPA (January 22, 2014)

Washington DC newspaper slams the Environmental Protection Agency for recognizing the sovereignty of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe:

Mayor who admitted drug use defends Washington team name
Canada | Sports

Mayor who admitted drug use defends Washington team name (December 5, 2013)

A Canadian mayor who admitted using illicit substances while in office is defending the use of 'Indian' mascots in sports.

Drinking event that encouraged Native 'costumes' canceled
National

Drinking event that encouraged Native 'costumes' canceled (November 27, 2013)

A Thanksgiving-eve drinking event that encouraged participants to wear Native American "costumes" has been canceled.

Atlanta mayor claims Indian 'friends' haven't opposed mascot
National | Sports

Atlanta mayor claims Indian 'friends' haven't opposed mascot (October 11, 2013)

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he hasn't heard of any of his Indian friends complain about the Atlanta Braves mascot.

Professor complains Native  pipe ceremony excludes women
Canada | Education

Professor complains Native pipe ceremony excludes women (September 18, 2013)

A professor at the University of Saskatchewan is drawing controversy for comments he made about a Native pipe ceremony on campus.

Letter: Time to get rid of tax 'exemptions' in Indian Country
Opinion

Letter: Time to get rid of tax 'exemptions' in Indian Country (July 1, 2013)

Letter writer says tribes and their members should pay income taxes on trust lands.

Column: Reaction to billboards with Native image overblown
Opinion

Column: Reaction to billboards with Native image overblown (May 9, 2013)

Columnist refutes criticism of pro-gun billboards that used an image of Native Americans with guns: Some anonymous gun-rights activists commissioned a couple of roadside billboards in Greeley to make...

Column:  Rep.   Cramer stumbles over tribal provisions of VAWA
Opinion

Column: Rep. Cramer stumbles over tribal provisions of VAWA (April 1, 2013)

With controversial comments about tribal jurisdiction provisions in S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) learns a lesson as a new member of...

North Dakota tribes blast Rep. Cramer's remarks at meeting
Law | National | Politics

North Dakota tribes blast Rep. Cramer's remarks at meeting (March 29, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians are criticizing Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) for comments he made at a meeting with Indian women earlier...

Melissa Merrick:  Rep.   Cramer must apologize for hurtful words
National | Opinion | Politics

Melissa Merrick: Rep. Cramer must apologize for hurtful words (March 29, 2013)

Melissa Merrick, a member of the Spirit Lake Nation, calls on Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) to apologize for the way he treated Indian women at a meeting: Dear Congressman...

Rep.   Cramer wants to apologize for meet  with Indian women
National | Politics

Rep. Cramer wants to apologize for meet with Indian women (March 29, 2013)

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), a new member of Congress, says he wants to apologize for the way he treated Indian women at a meeting where he disparaged tribal courts...

Village leader questions rival for marriage to Oneida   woman
Politics

Village leader questions rival for marriage to Oneida woman (March 28, 2013)

Patricia Hoeft, Secretary of Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Photo courtesy Oneida Nation. The leader of a village in Wisconsin known for its anti-tribal stances is telling residents not to...

Opinion: Tribes not ready to provide 'justice' for non-Indians
Opinion

Opinion: Tribes not ready to provide 'justice' for non-Indians (March 18, 2013)

A conservative commentator who was banished by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for a post about the reservation questions tribal jurisdiction provisions in S.47, a bill to reauthorize...

Opinion: Misplaced outrage about white guys in headdresses
Opinion

Opinion: Misplaced outrage about white guys in headdresses (January 14, 2013)

"In case you haven't heard, in Philadelphia the "politically correct" crowd is on the warpath over a New Year's Day Mummers skit by Northwest Philadelphia's Venetian New Year's Association. The...

Blog:  Bar  slammed  for 'Drink Like A Indian' holiday promotion
National

Blog: Bar slammed for 'Drink Like A Indian' holiday promotion (November 16, 2012)

"Judging by how it plans to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Foggy Bottom bad-memory hole McFadden's seems to be doing everything in its ability to cement its reputation as D.C.'s douchiest...

New Mexico Republican staying in post after Custer joke email
Politics

New Mexico Republican staying in post after Custer joke email (August 28, 2012)

A Republican National Committeeman who angered tribal leaders in New Mexico by bringing up George Armstrong Custer looks to be staying in his post. In an email, attorney Pat Rogers...

Harold Monteau: Republican shares racist   Custer  joke in email
Opinion

Harold Monteau: Republican shares racist Custer joke in email (August 28, 2012)

"What in the present atmosphere of the Anglo American existence makes it acceptable for someone to ridicule, demean and dehumanize non-Anglo people and then try to justify what they have...