Stephanie Woodard: Yankton woman speaks out on abuse (May 11, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. From the late 1800s until well into the 20th century, the federal government compelled Native parents nationwide to send their children to boarding schools...
Lance Morgan: Indians as terrorists is a long-running trend (May 11, 2011)
Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is the chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation. Ho-Chunk Inc owns Indianz.Com and AllNative.Com. Well the government finally got Osama Bin Laden. That is good...
The Navajo Nation is spending $46 million to improve cellular and Internet service on the reservation. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority recently purchased a majority ownership a Commnet Wireless subsidiary. The two entities are creating a new company called NTUA...
'"Geronimo—ekia." With this coded message, sent on May 1, a U.S. Navy SEALs commando squad signaled the death of Osama bin Laden, the "enemy killed in action." The mission was pulled off without a hitch, but in the week since...
Seminole Nation reports investigations for multiple threats (May 11, 2011)
Federal and tribal authorities are investigating multiple threats against the Seminole Nation, Principal Chief Leonard M. Harjo said. One person has been detained in connection with threats made against tribal buildings and tribal officials council following a general council meeting...
DOJ conducting interviews as part of probe of Seattle police (May 11, 2011)
The Department of Justice is in Seattle, Washington, this week as part of its investigation of the city's police force. DOJ opened a civil rights inquiry after the death of John T. Williams, who was a member of the Dididaht...
A third person will plead guilty in connection with the theft of prescription drugs from an Indian Health Service facility in North Dakota. Jordan Delong is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone, the Associated Press reported....
Three set for hate crimes trial over branding of Navajo man (May 11, 2011)
Three New Mexico men are set to go to trial in federal court in connection with the branding of a member of the Navajo Nation. Wlliam Hatch, Paul Beebe and Jesse Sanford are the first people who have been charged...
Rosebud Sioux man puts welding talents to use at cemetery (May 11, 2011)
Larry Cortez, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is using his welding skills to help others. Cortez is a student in the welding program at Southeast Technical College in Minnesota. As part of the program, he is welding new...
One dead and four injured in car accident on Blood Reserve (May 11, 2011)
One person is dead and four others -- including a four-month-old baby -- are injured after a single-vehicle rollover on the Blood Reserve in Alberta. Blood Tribe police said the accident occurred yesterday afternoon. Alcohol is suspected. The passenger was...
China Dialogue: Tribes turning to renewable energy sources (May 11, 2011)
"The Kumeyaay people have learned to live with wind. Their lands, perched in the high desert some 70 kilometres east of San Diego, in far-southern California, are perpetually buffeted by gusts that rush down valleys and canyons, hurtling toward the...
Column: First Wampanoag graduates at Harvard since 1665 (May 11, 2011)
"Commencement season is arriving in this grand metropolis, the higher education capital of the world. Every graduate has a story. Tiffany Smalley’s just happens to be 346 years old. She sat in a Harvard Square coffee shop one recent morning...
County officials worried about Ho-Chunk land-into-trust bid (May 11, 2011)
Officials in Sauk County, Wisconsin, are considering a resolution to oppose a land-into-trust application submitted by the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe wants to use 600 acres for an IMAX theater, restaurant, cultural heritage center, strip mall and RV park. Officials...
Opinion: Use of 'Geronimo' as codename was unacceptable (May 11, 2011)
"It seems the historical ignoramus who devised code words for the wholly admirable — indeed, inspiring — operation to get Osama bin Laden came up with “Geronimo EKIA” as the message that would signal OBL's long awaited demise. Thank you,...
Claims for $760M Keepseagle settlement due December 24 (May 11, 2011)
Indian farmers and ranchers who want a share of the $760 million settlement to the Keepseagle case must file claims by December 24. The settlement creates two tracks. For Track A, those who can show they were the victims of...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe receives grant from Shakopee Tribe (May 11, 2011)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe will use the money for Lakota Foods, its food company. The Shakopees also...
Darwin McCoy unexpectedly resigns from chair of Soo Tribe (May 11, 2011)
Darwin "Joe" McCoy unexpectedly resigned as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians on Tuesday night. McCoy didn't give a reason for his resignation, the tribe said on its website. But in a letter he cited "circumstances...
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