Maine apologizes to Penobscot Nation for inspection on buses (September 22, 2011)
Maine officials apologized to the Penobscot Nation for entering the reservation and conducting inspections of buses without notice. On September 10, the state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit inspected nine buses on the Indian Island reservation and issued four summonses and...
Mike Raccoon Eyes: Mixed-blood Indians can't ignore heritage (September 22, 2011)
"Cherokee culture was steeped deeply into the great Meso-American pyramid temple cities as early as 800 AD. When the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mayans and Aztecs were moving from north to south deep into Mexico and Central America. They quickly absorbed and...
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on TLOA (September 22, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the Tribal Law and Order Act. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on July 29, 2010. Federal officials, tribal leaders and Indian advocates talked about the activities...
Judge approves order for Freedmen vote in Cherokee election (September 22, 2011)
A federal judge on Wednesday approved an agreement to allow the Freedmen to vote in the Cherokee Nation principal chief election Saturday. The order from Judge Henry Kennedy states that the Freedmen will remain citizens of the tribe and will...
Pokagon Band heralds 17th anniversary of federal recognition (September 22, 2011)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in Michigan will celebrate the 17th anniversary of its federal recognition. The tribe was restored to recognition by an act of Congress in August 1994. The law capped off a long struggle that saw...
Interview with Tonya Carroll, the outgoing Miss Cherokee 2010 (September 22, 2011)
"Tonya Carroll has served the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians this past year as one its official ambassadors – Miss Cherokee 2010. During her reign, she has attended numerous events locally and has represented the Tribe at events in Oklahoma,...
UA News: Arlinda Locklear on Indian law and 'judicial activism' (September 22, 2011)
"The first American Indian woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court will deliver this fall’s Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Arlinda Locklear challenged the State of South Dakota on a sovereignty issue...
Review: Ho-Chunk Nation in photos in 'People of the Big Voice' (September 22, 2011)
"Wisconsin Historical Society Press entered my radar over the past year due in part to the ability of the Internet to increase visibility, but also because of the organization’s frequent collaborations with Historic Milwaukee. What struck me as a...
Review: 'Diary of a Part-Time Indian' contains message of hope (September 22, 2011)
"Arnold Spirit Junior has never had much luck in life. He was born with too much cerebral spine fluid in his skull (or as he puts it 'water on my brain') that has left him with brain damage, one...
Crosscut: Quileute Tribe asks for land to escape tsunami threat (September 22, 2011)
"The Quileute Indian Tribe in La Push is hopeful that it is one step closer to relocating away from the tsunami danger zone. Last Thursday (Sept. 15) Quileute members testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks,...
NYT Blog: Tuscarora Nation's corn heritage survives centuries (September 22, 2011)
"In July, I visited a cornfield that gave survival a new meaning. It was on the Tuscarora Reservation, just northeast of Niagara Falls, N.Y. A modern commodity corn farmer would have laughed at it from the air-conditioned cab of...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux man loses manslaughter appeal (September 22, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. MINNEAPOLIS , MINNESOTA –– An Oglala Sioux man was unsuccessful in his appeal filed this year for his 2005 vehicular manslaughter conviction. Conflicting...
Editorial: Province working to protect a site of Blackfoot history (September 22, 2011)
'The Alberta government is to be congratulated for acquiring 1,000 hectares of land near Milk River and adding it to Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, a protected area 100 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge since 1977. The parcel, dominated by hoodoos, will expand...
Woman returns two pieces of history to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe (September 22, 2011)
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho recently recovered two pieces of its history. A woman said a stone mortar and pestle were kept by her husband's family for more than 80 years. When she visited the tribe's casino and saw...
Phyliss Anderson prepares for Mississippi Choctaw inauguration (September 22, 2011)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the newly elected leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will be sworn into office on October 4. Anderson will take the oath of office at 9am in closed council chambers, The Neshoba Democrat reported. She...
Opinion: Neighbors aren't buying Chumash Tribe's story on land (September 22, 2011)
"To be fair, I went to hear what the Chumash tribe wanted the public to hear about taking their 1,400 acres via the fee-to-trust process last Friday and afterward, I felt like my intelligence was insulted. Tribal representatives said...
Opinion: Wes Studi shilling for developers of controversial mine (September 22, 2011)
"As much time as we spend watching movies, it's easy to believe that actors take jobs because they identify with some part of a film. The wool was ripped from my eyes this week. I've watched actor Wes Studi in...
Sarah James: Caribou protection vital for survival of the Gwich'in (September 22, 2011)
"This year is the 50th anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the people of Anchorage about a new management plan for the refuge. I hope you will join me...
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