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Military sought to use Mechoopda language in WWII broadcasts (09/30)
The military wanted to use the language of the Mechoopda Maidu Tribe of California during World War II, The Chico News & Review reports. In the 1940s, the Department of Defense interviewed elder Emma Cooper about Koyoongkawi. The plan was...

Raymond Harvey, Chickasaw veteran, set for military hall of fame (09/07)
Raymond Harvey, the only member of the Chickasaw Nation to receive a Medal of Honor, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on November 11. Harvey served in World War II and in Korea. He received...

Alaska Native corporation joins effort for major military contract (07/23)
NANA Development Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is joining a bid for a large military contract. NANA will provide management, engineering and support services for Lockheed Martin, the primary bidder on the missile defense system contract. NANA will provide...

Fort Sill historian helped Comanche Nation win sacred site battle (07/19)
The historian at Fort Sill in Oklahoma said he testified against the U.S. Army because "it was simply the right thing to do." Towana Spivey, 66, warned his superiors about placing a training center near Medicine Bluffs, a sacred site....

Northern Cheyenne Tribe celebrates first West Point graduate (07/06)
Micah Highwalking is the first member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Highwalking, 23, was one of only five Indian graduates from the school. She gave her full-dress...

Opinion: Hearts torn again at Wounded Knee massacre site (05/06)
"The only thing worse than poor communication is no communication. That's what happened on the Pine Ridge Reservation this weekend at Wounded Knee - where, perhaps, the greatest miscommunication and, unquestionably, one of the greatest tragedies in American history occurred....

Editorial: Incident shows need to learn about Indian people (05/05)
"It seems as though overreaction successfully was avoided last weekend after a controversy at the Wounded Knee memorial. The Colorado Army National Guard unit seeking to land its helicopters at the site didn't know much about the site's history. In...

Army unit wanted to learn from Wounded Knee 'mistakes' (05/04)
The Colorado Army National Guard wanted to learn from the "mistakes" of the past with a visit to the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. But the unit was turned away when three helicopters tried to land on the...

Oglala Sioux leader apologizes for mixup at massacre site (05/03)
Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls apologized today for a mix-up that led to a protest at the Wounded Knee massacre site on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Two Bulls invited a unit from the National Guard...

Air Force base to return last of land to Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/29)
Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota is preparing to return land to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The federal government took land from the tribe for military activities during World War II. The last remaining piece is about four square...

Blackfeet woman first to finish college's ROTC program (04/19)
Heather Parsons, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is the first Native American to complete the ROTC program at Montana State University. Parsons signed up for the Montana National Guard in her sophomore year and joined ROTC a year...

Two Indian soliders helped raise US flag at Iwo Jima (02/23)
A songwriter from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana is determined to tell the story of another Indian soldier who helped raise the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. Jack Gladstone doesn't want history to forget Louis...

Young Navajo soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan (02/19)
Alejandro Yazzie, a 23-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, died while serving in Afghanistan. Yazzie served in the U.S. Marines. He died on February 16 while supporting a combat operation, the Department of Defense said. Yazzie was from Arizona. He...

Santa Ysabel man who died in war to receive awards (01/25)
Augustine Quevas, a member of the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians of California who died during World War II, will finally receive the military honors he is due. Quevas earned the Purple Heart and other awards for serving in...

Upper Sioux woman proud to represent in Army (10/19)
Lisa Marie "Sherman" Smith, a member of the Upper Sioux Community of Minnesota, is one of the few women in the U.S. Army to serve as a Chinook Crew Chief. Smith always knew she wanted to join the military...

Memorial service held for Navajo Nation soldier (08/27)
About 1,500 people attended a memorial service for Troy Orion Tom, a 21-year-old soldier from the Navajo Nation who was killed in Afghanistan last week. Tom joined the U.S. Army in June 2006 after finishing high school. He was...

Editorial: Final salute to Navajo Nation soldier (08/26)
"There is a war against terrorism — vicious, murderous, disastrous terrorism — being fought on the other side of the world. One of our own has come home to remind us about it. Today, we give a final salute to...

Gyasi Ross: The tradition of Indian warriors (08/18)
"It seems like the vast majority of my male relatives went into one branch of the military or another. Sounds cool, right? Some folks might call that a “legacy.” I don’t. I call it “sucks for Gyasi.” See, the fact...

Spirit Lake company recovers from legal battle (08/03)
A company owned by the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota is looking towards the future after resolving a lawsuit and surviving a Department of Justice probe. Sioux Manufacturing Corp paid $1.9 million in December 2007 to settle a...

Cheyenne River Sioux soldier home from Iraq (04/08)
Chris Condon, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is spending some time with his family after a long tour of duty in Iraq. Condon, 29, joined the U.S. Army in 2004 after his older...

Museum honors Chickasaw Medal of Honor winner (03/27)
An Oklahoma museum is honoring a Chickasaw man who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. Not much was known about Raymond Harvey, who was born in 1920. His mother was Chickasaw but didn't...

Blackfeet Nation moving ahead with missile business (02/23)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is moving forward with a missile manufacturing plant on the reservation. Pikuni Industries partnered with Radiance Technologies of Alabama to produce missiles for the U.S. Army. The tribe has received more than $3 million in...

Column: Honoring service of Navajo Code Talkers (02/23)
"Raymond Smith, a native of Shiprock, lives today in Sacramento, Calif. A loyal reader of The Daily Times so that he can keep up with news from home, Raymond was fascinated with the story of Martinez when it first appeared...