Uprising: Hopi Tribe fights to keep wastewater off sacred site (August 29, 2011)
"Dozens of Indigenous residents have turned out for protests and direct actions, and 26 participants have been arrested since July 26 in defense of the mountain known as the Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Havasupai, Navajo, and Hopi Tribes are...
SCPR: Company wants delay on quarry mine near sacred site (August 29, 2011)
"Riverside County planning commissioners will consider postponing a decision Wednesday on whether to approve a contested quarry project near Temecula. Liberty Quarry would cut into the foothills a few miles south of the city. But the company behind the project...
Native Sun News: Marc Wisecarver up for hearing on probation (August 29, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Human rights defenders are calling on the public to attend a local hearing Aug. 31 about the validity of...
Mark Trahant: Cutting federal budget will cost human services (August 29, 2011)
It sounds reasonable: Why not just cap federal spending? Make every agency operate with the money that’s already there. This notion has common-sense ... yet it is impossible in practice. A few years ago the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights...
Column: Exhibit shares ties between Native and African lives (August 29, 2011)
"The last Suquamish tribal member fluent in Lushootseed was Lawrence Webster, who some might have called a black man. His family story introduces "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," the newest exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum, and...
Turtle Talk: Justice Thomas and his radical vision of Indian law (August 29, 2011)
'Much is being made of Justice Thomas as a rising leader in the Roberts Court, which quietly says a great deal about the incredible conservatism of the Court right now. Justice Thomas views on gun control, which former Chief Justice...
Editorial: White House promising more help for tribal colleges (August 29, 2011)
"South Dakota has a strong and fascinating Native American history. We need to ensure a rich future, too. One where we learn from the mistakes of our country and state and take pride in our Native American community. The recent...
North Dakota tribe set to open $20M health facility in October (August 29, 2011)
HEAVY HEART: George Gillette, second from left, chairman of Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, and other tribal officials at the 1948 signing of the Garrison Dam agreement. (Click photo to enlarge). File AP. The Mandan, Hidatsa...
History: Quaker man abandoned beliefs to fight in Indian wars (August 29, 2011)
"A very tough Civil War soldier from Centerville rode with Custer ... and died at the hands of the very people he was intent to slaughter. Major Joel H. Elliott served heroically with the 7th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil...
Robert Pahre: National parks too often show our history wrong (August 29, 2011)
"National parks are America’s great outdoor classrooms, and they attract about 300 million visitors a year, from school groups to senior citizens, mountain climbers to families in minivans. The vast majority of those people will flip through the park’s brochure,...
Peter d'Errico: 'Special rights' a loaded term in Indian Country (August 29, 2011)
"We’ve all heard references to the ‘special rights’ of American Indians. Sometimes, it’s an affirmation of Indian nationhood; other times, it’s an attack on Indian sovereignty. Given these two ways of using it, we need to be careful with the...
Freedmen seek appeal for loss of Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 29, 2011)
Freedmen descendants are hoping to maintain their voting rights in the upcoming Cherokee Nation election for chief. About 2,800 Freedmen were stripped of their citizenship by the tribe's highest court. They plan to ask for a stay of the decision...
Column: Elem Pomo Nation battles developer over sacred site (August 29, 2011)
"The oldest human remains so far discovered in California belong to the Elem Pomo Nation, who have lived on the eastern and southern shores of the Clear Lake basin for at least 10,000 years, also inhabiting much of the peninsula...
Opinion: A slow and painful death for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (August 29, 2011)
"So the last hurrah has been heard for the University of North Dakota’s Sioux logo and nickname. The future legislative vote to give power over the logo to North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education is but a formality. We fought...
Opinion: Ishi, the 'last' of Yahi people, one hundred years later (August 29, 2011)
"This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Ishi, the last "wild" North American Indian. In 1970, I was in the fifth-grade and we studied California Indians. Our teacher read us the story of Ishi, the last...
Books: Diane Wilson explores 'soul wounds' after Dakota wars (August 29, 2011)
"In "Spirit Car," which won the 2006 Minnesota Book Award for memoir, Diane Wilson explored her Native American ancestors who survived the Dakota War of 1862. She traced how her family had been devastated by generations of cultural extermination, leaving...
Steven Newcomb: Greed motivated taking of indigenous lands (August 29, 2011)
"“America” also results from two words being joined together: Ame (love) and rica (riches, wealth). In the Portuguese language for example, ame is the command form of love, or, in other words “love!” We find rica in such names as...
Tim Giago: Lionel Bordeaux still a visionary for tribal colleges (August 29, 2011)
“Butch” Felix, the Lakota Eyapaha (Master of Ceremonies) for the 39th Annual Graduation ceremonies of Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Reservation, stood at the podium and after glancing behind him at the seated dignitaries in attendance said, “There is...
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