ABC News: Few healthy food options at Pine Ridge Reservation (October 14, 2011)
"When entering the vast 2.2 million acre expanse of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, it's hard to miss the picturesque surroundings of windswept plains and sharply eroded foothills. But go deeper and prairieland too arid for farming and poverty that...
Spirit Lake group warns of consequences over 'Fighting Sioux' (October 14, 2011)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation are warning the University of North Dakota of "severe" consequences for dropping the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. UND is getting rid of the symbol by the end of the year. The Committee...
NPS restores Indian art collection at Grand Teton National Park (October 14, 2011)
The National Park Service has packed up the Indian art collection at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and has sent all 1,500 items away for refurbishment. About half of the collection at the Indian Arts Museum was already at...
Supreme Court declines to hear Indian man's jury bias appeal (October 14, 2011)
For the second time, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Benally v. US, a jury bias case involving a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Kerry Dean Benally was convicted of assaulting a Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Native Sun News: He Sapa Wacipi na Oskate held in Rapid City (October 14, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle Baca. All content © Native Sun News. Native American veterans carry flag that was at ground zero on 9/11.. Photo Courtesy Ardis McRae. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Rushmore...
Tribes lobby lawmakers on high-priority issues in Washington (October 14, 2011)
Dozens of tribal leaders were in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby lawmakers on three major issues: the budget, land-into-trust and violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The Congressional "super committee" is looking to cut $841 billion from...
Turtle Talk: Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich deserve Nobel (October 14, 2011)
"Sherman Alexie and Louise Erdrich have been writing about race for decades. They confront the question of race head on. They’re honest about it, especially Alexie. Americans are racists. So are American Indians, and blacks, and Latino/as, and Asians. We...
Arrest made for massacres of Indians during Guatemala's war (October 14, 2011)
A former army general who is alleged to have participated in dozens of massacres of indigenous people in Guatemala was arrested. Mauricio Rodriguez is alleged to have participated in as many as 71 massacres between 1982 and 1983. He will...
Litefoot: Indigenous people are still regaining our self-esteem (October 14, 2011)
"Much in the same way that all parts of a journey are important and that all pieces of a puzzle are important to create the finished picture—I believe we as the indigenous people of North, Central and South America are...
Eastern Cherokee council targets fraudulent Cherokee groups (October 14, 2011)
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have established the Cherokee Identity Protection Committee. The tribe is concerned about fraudulent groups that claim Cherokee ancestry. Most have no documented ties to the historic Cherokee Nation. “Many...
George Skibine joins Washington DC firm after long BIA career (October 14, 2011)
After a long career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, George Skibine has joined SNR Denton, a Washington, D.C., law and lobbying firm. Skibine, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, held a number of titles at the BIA....
Senate Indian Affairs Committee addresses land-into-trust fix (October 14, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The committee already passed S.676, a bill that contains the fix, and it has included the...
Richard Gomez: Enough fear-mongering about Chumash Tribe (October 14, 2011)
"First, we’d like to thank the hundreds of residents who attended our September public meeting about our tribe’s purchase of the Camp Four property in the valley. Our goal is to provide you with the facts, rather than play on...
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