South Dakota students protest 'Fighting Sioux' (November 14, 2007)
Indian students at the University of South Dakota protested the "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname of the University of North Dakota. Holding signs that read "There is no honor in racism" and "American Indians are people not mascots," the...
Justice reform slow to come to Indian Country (November 14, 2007)
Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) said he tried for years to educate his colleagues about law enforcement, public safety and justice in Indian Country. But Campbell, the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said the effort...
Editorial: Tribal approval of mascots not enough (November 14, 2007)
"All claims of deference and honor to indigenous populations aside, there are few things in sports more offensive than the caricatures of American Indians that populate a surprising number of college and professional logos. There is of course a spectrum...
Santa Fe Indian School to hold student art fest (November 14, 2007)
Students at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico are holding their annual arts fest tonight. The students will show off their writing, storytelling, music, singing, dancing, rhyming, DJing, film, visual art and other talents. "The students explore who they...
Column: Rush Limbaugh demonizes Yup'ik teen (November 14, 2007)
"The latest target for demonizing by right-wing talk radio is an 18-year-old Yup'ik Eskimo woman who traveled to Washington, D.C., this month to tell what global warming is doing to her remote home village of St. Michael, Alaska. Charlee Lockwood...
Civil Rights panel learns about border town racism (November 14, 2007)
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a panel last week on racism in border towns. Six tribal and non-tribal representatives told the commission about discrimination in employment, health care and law enforcement. The panel lasted three hours, The Farmington...
Michigan tribe closing college, some businesses (November 14, 2007)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is closing its tribal college and selling some of its businesses after re-examining its financial priorities. The Ojibwa Community College will close at the end of the semester. The school failed to...
Tim Giago in S.D. Newspaper Hall of Fame (November 14, 2007)
Tim Giago, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was inducted into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame last week. Giago founded The Lakota Times newspaper on the Pine Ridge Reservation. It became Indian Country Today, which was the...
Yellow Bird: From 'Nutcracker' to a 'Beat Down' (November 14, 2007)
"If you asked my sisters about my entertainment likes and dislikes, they'd say, “You'll never see Dorreen at a ‘Beat Down,'" which is an anything-goes kind of boxing/wrestling/Kung Fu/marital arts tournament. But I was at one such event Friday....
Gator kills man on Miccosukee Reservation (November 14, 2007)
A man who was fleeing police on the Miccosukee Reservation in Florida died after being attacked by an alligator. Witnesses said the man jumped into a pond despite signs warning of dangerous alligators. After three searches, his body was...
Oglala Sioux man elected president of NIEA (November 14, 2007)
Robert Cook, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has been elected president of the National Indian Education Association. Cook is a cultural specialist at Crazy Horse Memorial. He 18 years of education and administrative experience....
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