Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'media'

Jodi Rave: Letter-writer hates the Indian news

"I’m used to receiving upbeat, positive responses from readers. It’s been that way for the last decade, with literally hundreds of “rave reviews” in the forms of phone calls, e-mails, blog posts, letters and thank-you cards. But, once in blue...

Editorial: Open doors to Mohegan Tribe's court

"It was troubling to learn that David Collins, a columnist for this newspaper, ran into resistance when he tried to obtain documents from the Mohegan Tribal Court. Mr. Collins wanted information on tribal litigation involving a member who allegedly posted...

Column: Mohegan Tribe clamps down on the press

"Imagine a place where a government, apparently stung by the criticism of a vibrant and sometimes sassy local press, moves not just to restrict what might be legally published about the government but also prosecutes a journalist who has leveled...

S.E. Ruckman: Not enough Indians in newsrooms

"Imagine that you are the first minority president. Everything is suddenly different. The nuance of color suddenly seems to take on the greatest importance. While everything is not meant to be seen through rose-colored glasses, the viewpoint is definitely hued...

South Dakota tribe publishes last newspaper issue

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has ceased publication of its newspaper. The tribe said the poor economy led to fewer ads in the Dakota/Lakota Journal, a weekly publication. The paper focused on issues affecting tribes in...

Jodi Rave: Now blogging at BuffaloPost.Net

"I'm having a neighborhood “blog” party. Everyone's invited. Consider this a cordial invitation to join me as I become part of the blogosphere - that place in the ether where ardent bloggers instantly post news items, random thoughts and frequent...

Tim Giago: The slow death of American newspapers

I love newspapers! Not the kind you find on your computer screen, but the kind you can hold in your hand and on a Sunday morning, sit in your easy chair with a steaming cup of coffee, lean back, relax...

Tim Giago: My advice to aspiring young writers

I often get letters from young Native Americans whose mothers and fathers were reading my newspapers before they were born. Makes one wonder where time has gone. They write me to ask about a career in journalism. Since I am...

Osage Nation's newspaper faces funding cut

The newspaper owned by the Osage Nation could lose tribal funds if lawmakers have their way. Lawmakers want the Osage News to be free of Chief Jim Gray's control. They say Gray has not implemented the tribe's Independent Press Act....

Tim Giago: Charles Trimble always a hero to me

In my formative years as a newspaper reporter, Chuck “Wobbie” Trimble was - and still is - a hero to me. When I read many years ago that Trimble had assumed the role of Executive Director of the National Congress...

Column: Liberals smear 'drunken Indian' husband

"The liberal mainstream media applauds Democratic lawmaker plans to re-impose the “Fairness Doctrine,” a weapon that can be used arbitrarily and politically to stifle free speech or impose left-wing voices into conservative and libertarian talk radio — and perhaps even...

Charles Trimble: On the last Indian war with Giago

My friend Sam Deloria mentioned that, from what he’s been reading, he is led to believe that the last of the Indian Wars is between me and Tim Giago. He asked jokingly if it is true that I have held...

No Native reporters on the presidential trail

Thee aren't any Native journalists on the road with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) or Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Indian Country Today reports. Neither campaign has established a liaison to the Native media either, although Obama is promising one soon. But...

Nick Coleman: Bigotry over Mille Lacs fishing

"Somebody tried to kill the Messenger last week. It didn't work. The Mille Lacs Messenger is a weekly newspaper published in Isle, Minn., on the southeast shore of Lake Mille Lacs, a fertile area that seems to spawn conflict,...

Native Legacy Magazine launches in Great Plains

A new publication that focuses on art and lifestyle in the Great Plains made its debut. Native Legacy Magazine is being published every three months. Lila Mehlhaff wants to inform readers about Great Plains culture. The first issue features Moses...

Yellow Bird: Sometimes the media gets carried away

"I follow the news and try to stay abreast of national and state politics, although I don’t compare myself with the Herald’s publisher and editorial page editor, who are political wonks. Yet, it has been my pleasure to sit...

Media supports rehearing in Arapaho eagle case

The Wyoming Press Association and the Colorado Press Association have asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the eagle conviction case of a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming. The press groups say US v. Friday...

Rosalie Little Thunder introduces her blog

Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and chair of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, will be writing a blog for The Rapid City Journal. As a longtime activist, Little Thunder...

Twins put together Native women's calendar

Identical twins Shannon and Shauna Baker want the world to know that Native women are beautiful and talented. The Baker Twins put together the BT Girls calendar to represent Native women in Canada and the U.S. The calendar features...

Pequot Chairman: Telling my side of the story

"I am writing in response to David Collins' diatribe titled “Foxwoods forgetting its roots?,” published June 15. I've been the subject of many of his venomous, ill-informed and inaccurate writings. However, this is the first time that I've felt...

Audio: Cobell discusses trust fund trial on NPR

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, appeared on NPR's Tell Me More program on Monday. Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, discussed the history of the case. She said Indian trust beneficiaries...

Cobell to appear on NPR program 'Tell Me More'

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will appear on NPR's Tell Me More program this afternoon. Cobell taped the segment on Friday. She is in Washington, D.C., for the ongoing trial that will determine how...

Jodi Rave wins national journalism award

Jodi Rave, the Native reporter for The Missoulian newspaper of Montana, has received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Rave won first place in the "General Column" category for her columns on Native issues. Her columns appear...

Cherokee Nation starts two more Freedmen websites

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma now has three websites to deal with the fallout from the Freedmen controversy. The tribe is battling legislation that would cut its federal funds unless the Freedmen are restored to citizenship. The Freedmen are the...

Karuk Tribe wins lawsuit over salmon advertisement

The Karuk Tribe of California won its free-speech lawsuit over a salmon advertisement that was rejected by a public transit agency in Oregon. The tribe and an environmental group called Friends of the River wanted to place the Salmon...

Sho-Ban council censors tribal newspaper letters

Two members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho are upset because their letters to the tribal newspaper weren't published. Wesley Edmo and Marcia Hall found out that tribal leaders barred the publication of the letters in the Sho-Ban News. They...

Tim Giago: Time Magazine snubs Indians again

Every year Time Magazine names 100 people as its version of “The Most Influential People in the World.” The editors of the magazine apparently live in a world without Native Americans, the First Americans to be precise. This year the...

Adam Beach to promote Native media ventures

Native actor Adam Beach is setting up a media company in Canada to promote Native films, television and music. Beach, who wrapped up his season on the popular NBC show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, plans to produce...

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