Teenage boy charged for murder of young Metis father in Alberta (August 16, 2011)
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Bruce Dumais, 22, who was from the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta. Dumais grew up in Buffalo Lake but moved to Edmonton about a year ago....
Rez dogs a big problem for people and livestock on Navajo Nation (August 16, 2011)
The wildlife and animal control manager for the Navajo Nation estimates there are as many as 445,000 dogs roaming dogs on the reservation. The dogs are a major headache, manager Kevin Gleason said. "They kill everything," he told the Associated...
Judge dismisses lawsuit over Cheyenne-Arapaho leadership feud (August 16, 2011)
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to resolve a leadership dispute within the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Leslie Harjo filed suit against Janice Boswell. The two women each claim to be in charge of the tribe...
North Dakota plans to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' by end of the year (August 16, 2011)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to "substantially" eliminate the "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname by the end of the year. The vote came after NCAA flatly told state officials that it won't accept the name because...
SDPR: Sioux tribal members lose case over Black Hills trust funds (August 16, 2011)
"The U.S. Congress took the Black Hills from the Great Sioux Nation in violation of the Fort Laramie Treaty, just nine years after it was signed in 1868. In the 20th Century, the federal government’s answer was to offer money:...
NPR: Indigenous Saami worried about Russia'a claim to the Arctic (August 16, 2011)
"The Russian Arctic has the scars of history. The northwest, around the port city of Murmansk, was pummeled by Adolf Hitler's forces during World War II. The Arctic was also one of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's favorite places to send...
Native Sun News: Navajo group seeks remedies for uranium mine (August 16, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. PART II WINDOW ROCK, ARIZONA –– The Diné, seeking remedies for the violation of their human rights caused by uranium mining are asking an...
Turtle Talk: Supreme Court's citations to Indian legal scholarship (August 16, 2011)
"In light of recent commentaries about the value (or lack thereof) of legal scholarship and new scholarship about the frequency the Supreme Court Justices cite to legal scholarship (it’s rather a lot), we thought it would be fun to list...
Pechanga Band clashes with developer at hearing for quarry mine (August 16, 2011)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians slammed the developers of a controversial quarry mine for statements made about the tribe's history and its sacred sites. At a hearing that ran nearly 11 hours, the developers of the Liberty Quarry mine...
Video: Gyasi Ross discusses 'Don't Know Much About Indians' book (August 16, 2011)
YouTube: Don't Know Much About Indians: Indian Farts "Discussion with Author Gyasi Ross about his book, "Don't Know Much About Indians (but i wrote a book about us anyways), where Gyasi breaks down his egregious use of the term,...
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