Opinion: Fighting stereotypes and 'Geronimo' codename (May 16, 2011)
"Seven-year-old Little Brother came home recently wearing a spiffy new Cleveland Indians baseball cap with a bright red Chief Wahoo embroidered on it. A gift. He was so happy to have this special gift from special friends. But Chief Wahoo?...
Blog: Marine Battalion uses numerous tribes as call signs (May 16, 2011)
"From the Apache helicopter to the Tomahawk missile, a variety of gear, vehicles and weapons have been assigned Native American names — including the Marine battalion in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan right now. First Battalion, 5th...
Mark Trahant: Republicans divided over Medicare reforms (May 16, 2011)
Republican Party unity on the issue of a massive restructuring of Medicare and Medicaid (if there is such a thing) ended this weekend. Presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on NBC’s Meet the Press that he opposed...
Review: Shoni Schimmel overcomes history 'Off The Rez' (May 16, 2011)
"Does the anguished history of a people inspire future generations to achieve new heights or is it a millstone around one’s neck, ensuring a continued legacy of hardship and despair? For Shoni Schimmel, a top female high school basketball prospect...
Seven Native youth have died while at off-reserve school (May 16, 2011)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Mayor Keith Hobbs is calling for a public inquiry into the deaths of seven Native youth over the last 10 years. Six boys and one girl have died while attending schools in Thunder Bay. Many Native youth...
Cayuga Nation man to receive Distinguished Flying Cross (May 16, 2011)
Nicholas Redeye, an 89-year-old member of the Cayuga Nation of New York, will receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in World War II and Korea. Redeye was a carrier fighter and torpedo bomber pilot. He served in the...
Sac and Fox Nation joins lawsuit over Jim Thorpe remains (May 16, 2011)
The Sac and Fox Nation has joined a lawsuit that seek to rebury the remains of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe in Oklahoma. Thorpe, who died in 1953, is buried in Pennsylvania. His son, Jack Thorpe, filed a lawsuit to move...
Tuscarora Nation leadership dispute goes back decades (May 16, 2011)
The leaders of the Tuscarora Nation of New York were rebuffed at a recent Iroquois ceremony, according to The Niagara Falls Reporter. Neil Patterson and his son put themselves up as chiefs at an April 30 Condolence Ceremony. But they...
First Nations University of Canada selects new president (May 16, 2011)
Doyle Anderson, a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, is the new president of the First Nations University of Canada. Anderson currently serves as executive director of the Indigenous Nations Institute and director of the Native American Business Administration...
Southern Ute Tribe sets grand opening for $38M museum (May 16, 2011)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will welcome the public to its $38 million museum this weekend. The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum features exhibits on tribal culture, language and history. "The museum has been designed so that the...
Opinion: 'Geronimo' name problematic for Indian Country (May 16, 2011)
"What's in a name? Shakespeare had a point when he had Juliet telling Romeo that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But don't tell that to the many Native Americans furious at the Pentagon for code-naming...
IHS settles lawsuit over death of Rosebud Sioux baby boy (May 16, 2011)
The Indian Health Service has agreed to pay $230,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of a six-week-old boy from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Eric Keefe underwent a circumcision at the Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital...
Lower Elwha Kallam Tribe elder celebrates 101st birthday (May 16, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe celebrated the 101st birthday of its oldest member, Hazel Sampson. Sampson was born on May 19, 1910. She is the oldest Klallam in Washington and in British Columbia. “You all come back next year, I’ll...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe resolves zoning issues with city (May 16, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the city of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, have reached an agreement over zoning issues. Generally, the city's zoning laws will apply on the reservation. However, the tribe will set up its own enforcement office and will...
House Natural Resources hearing for Navajo power plant (May 16, 2011)
Two subcommittees of the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a joint oversight hearing next Tuesday, May 24, on a tribal energy issue. The hearing will examine the Navajo Generating Station. The coal-fired power plant is located on the Arizona...
Native Sun News: Contemporary artists explore traditions (May 16, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Aly Duncan Neely. All content © Native Sun News. A painting by Keith Brave Heart titled “Living in the arms of youth” RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Making New Traditions, an exhibit...
"It's hard to understand why a tribe that works so hard to achieve federal recognition also works so hard to discredit itself. But Lumbee leadership has done it once again, paying a consultant more than $30,000 to write a 10-page...
Opinion: Join indigenous grandmothers at Alaska meeting (May 16, 2011)
"A unique and powerful gathering is taking place in Anchorage, May 18-24, with grandmothers no less. Thirteen grandmothers from the four directions of the globe -- from the land of the Iroquois, the Amazon rainforest, the Alaska tundra, the great...
Esther Hugo: Road poses threat to Alaska Native lifestyle (May 16, 2011)
"As a part of his "Roads to Resources" program, Gov. Sean Parnell is pushing the development of a road to Umiat in order to provide private industries access to mining leases throughout Northern Alaska. The project is currently caught up...
Letter: Reconsider development plan at sacred burial site (May 16, 2011)
"We ask that you reconsider your position concerning building on Glen Cove or fencing the area off from the local Native people who worship there. The bottom line, and I hope this letter makes this point clear, is that preservation...
"Common sense and decency seldom go together in this age of political correctness and subjugation of the will of the people. It took the leadership of both houses of the North Dakota Legislature to enact a pro-Fighting Sioux name-and-logo bill...
Wambli Sina Win: Imposter Indians find out the truth hurts (May 16, 2011)
Many of you have heard a Lakota or Indian joke or two about being Indian from an Indian. Most of us can laugh at the humor found within our culture. This form of bonding helps us to assert our identity...
Vi Waln: Bullies can be any age, even on our reservations (May 16, 2011)
When we hear the word bully we might picture the mean boys and girls at school who intimidate smaller children on the playground during recess. But a bully can be any age. Some of those mean school children grow up...
Tim Giago: Native Americans endure 500 years of terrorism (May 16, 2011)
After the death of Osama bin Laden a column I wrote on September 11, 2006 seems to be an appropriate column for this time and place. Living in a world of violence and terrorism, reflections on the 500 year assault...
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