County agrees to hold off Cayuga Nation foreclosure proceedings (January 12, 2011)
Seneca County in New York has agreed to hold off foreclosure proceedings against the Cayuga Nation. The tribe and the county were due in court tomorrow to argue the case. But the county asked for a delay in light of...
Native Sun News: Oil development plan poses threat to Bear Butte (January 12, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA — As encroachment of Sacred Mato Paha (Bear Butte) was being threatened by something much more ominous and damaging than...
NCAI President Keel to deliver State of Indian Nations next week (January 12, 2011)
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the annual State of Indian Nations address on Thursday, January 27. This year's speech will take place at 10:30am at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It will be broadcast...
Charles Trimble: What does the new year hold for Indian Country? (January 12, 2011)
What does the year 2011 hold for the Indian tribes? There are some signals – portents, if you will, that should be considered in assessing the immediate future in federal policy and programs. First of all, did the takeover of...
Doug George-Kanentiio: A tribute to Ernest Benedict, 1918-2011 (January 12, 2011)
My wife, Joanne Shenandoah, and I were preparing to attend the annual Midwinter Ceremony at Akwesasne when we were told of the passing of Ernie Benedict, one of the most venerated of Mohawk elders. Ernie had reached his 92nd year...
Crow Tribe holds a series of meetings for water rights settlement (January 12, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is holding a series of meetings to discuss a water rights settlement that President Barack Obama signed into law last month. Current and former tribal leaders support the $460 million deal. But final approval is...
Chehalis Tribe and county enter mediation over taxation dispute (January 12, 2011)
The Chehalis Tribe and Thurston County, Washington, have entered into mediation in a taxation dispute. The tribe owns 51 percent of Great Wolf Lodge, a water park. The facility is located on trust land but the county says it can...
Interview with Pedro Gonzalez, a P'urhepecha leader in California (January 12, 2011)
"Pedro Gonzalez was one of the first P'urhépechas to leave his home state to travel to the U.S., looking for work. Over the three decades that followed, he was joined by thousands of others. He was the community's first...
Cheyenne River Sioux man files employment discrimination case (January 12, 2011)
Donovin Sprague, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is suing the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation for employment discrimination. Sprague worked at the foundation, which oversees the massive mountain carving of Crazy Horse, for more...
Oneida Nation avoids potentially negative Supreme Court action (January 12, 2011)
The Oneida Nation is no stranger to the U.S. Supreme Court but the tribe went out of its way to avoid coming before the justices in a closely watched case. The court was due to hear Madison County v. Oneida...
Former Sen. Dorgan to take up Indian youth issues at foundation (January 12, 2011)
Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) will chair a new foundation at the Aspen Institute to address Indian youth issues. Dorgan, the former chair of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, wants to look a suicide prevention, substance abuse and other...
Rep. Young plans to address energy and economic development (January 12, 2011)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) plans to address energy and economic development in his new leadership role on the House Natural Resources Committee. Young, the chairman of the newly created Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, believes federal laws...
Editorial: Republicans wasting time trying to save 'Fighting Sioux' (January 12, 2011)
"North Dakota lawmakers’ proposals to force UND to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname are fatally flawed. The Legislature should make short work of the proposals and get on with its much more urgent work, such as trying to avert a...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe set to break ground on water park, hotel (January 12, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan plans to break ground on a water park and hotel this spring. Work will take about 15 to 18 months, Central Michigan Life reported. The Soaring Eagle Inn and Water Park is expected to...
J.D. Colbert: Unearthing the black magic behind your credit score (January 12, 2011)
J.D. Colbert is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma. Do you know your credit score? More importantly, do you know HOW your credit score is calculated? You don’t! I can answer that question for you because nobody knows...
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