"According to government statistics, American Indians are 70 percent more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The high suicide rate has been called a "silent epidemic." But it's silent no more if you cock an ear to...
Robert Kennedy: Wind farm a threat to Wampanoag sacred sites (July 19, 2011)
"Someone needs to tell the politicians in Boston and Washington that Cape Wind, the long-stalled plan to cover 25 square miles of pristine Nantucket Sound with 130 massive steel windmill-turbine towers, is a rip-off. That someone is most likely to...
Blog: Chocolate Fry Bread one of 100 Favorite Dishes in Phoenix (July 19, 2011)
"53: Chocolate Fry Bread from The Fry Bread House For Native American cultures in the United States, fry bread, a flat dough fried in oil, varies from region to region and from tribe to tribe in how it's made and...
Program helps public schools on Montana reservations improve (July 19, 2011)
Four public schools on reservations in Montana saw their test scores improve with the help of the Schools of Promise program. The Frazer High School, Lodge Grass High School, Plenty Coups High School and Lame Deer High School received a...
Former Fort Peck investigator goes back on trial in murder case (July 19, 2011)
Robert War Club, a former criminal investigator for the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana, is back on trial for murder. War Club was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of Richard Green in April 2006. But the 9th Circuit...
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics marks 50th anniversary of games (July 19, 2011)
The 50th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics starts today with a special ceremony. The first WIEO was held in Griffin Park in Fairbanks in July 1961. A couple of dozen Alaska Native men and women, along with some dance groups, took...
Village officers crack down on ingredients for home-made alcohol (July 19, 2011)
Officers in Hooper Bay, a predominantly Yup'ik village in Alaska, are cracking down on the ingredients used to make home-brew alcohol. The village is dry and has banned the possession of yeast and sugar in enough quantities to make the...
The Keewaywin First Nation has evacuated its reserve due a major wildlfire and other Native communities are already starting to move people out as 103 fires rage in Ontario. About 400 people evacuated the Keewaywin reserve, CBC News reported. The...
The Oneida Nation of New York will be financing its first feature film, to be titled "First Allies." Shooting on the $10 million production will begin this fall in New York. The story is based on the Oneida Nation's alliance...
Opinion: James Arthur Ray another one of those plastic shamans (July 19, 2011)
"James Arthur Ray is the self-help guru. He is also a Plastic Shaman. A plastic shaman is defined by Horton as someone who performs First Nations spiritual "services for profit, as well as personal opportunism and ego taking advantage of...
Native Sun News: One-time rivals share concerns on Indian issues (July 19, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Two candidates who were once rivals are now working together for a better North Rapid. A little over a...
Blog: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe opposed plans for development (July 19, 2011)
'On one of our last days, we met with the timber company Pope Resources, which is eager to sell off thousands of acres of its private landholdings surrounding and near its historic company town, Port Gamble, so it can escape...
Prairie Band Potawatomi man named archbishop for Philadelphia (July 19, 2011)
Charles J. Chaput, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, has been named archbishop for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Pope Benedict XVI. Chaput is the first American Indian archbishop. He most recently worked in Denver, which has a large...
A drilling company that failed to report an oil spill to the Blackfeet Nation and the Environmental Protection Agency could face penalties. On June 12, a pipeline broke and leaked between 420 and 840 gallons into the Cut Bank Creek....
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has introduced new clothing lines for children and infants. Cherokee Kids is a collection of youth t-shirts while 3 Sisters Babywear offers clothing for infants. All feature animals and symbols that are important in...
Vi Waln: Wi Wang Waci a renewal ceremony for the Lakota people (July 19, 2011)
Even though many Lakota people attend ceremony all throughout the year, this is the season when we pray in our most important rituals. Many Lakota are now sacrificing in the Wi Wang Waci for our people to live another year....
Steven Newcomb: Challenging the roots of federal Indian policies (July 19, 2011)
"Neither the United States as a whole, nor any individual state of the United States, has a right to unilaterally impose an inferior political status upon us as Indigenous peoples, without our free and informed consent. I am challenging an...
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