2nd Circuit rules against Oneida Nation in foreclosure suit (October 20, 2011)
The Oneida Nation must pay property taxes on land that hasn't been taken into trust, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today in a lengthy and somewhat confusing ruling. The tribe initially contested millions of dollars in taxes owed...
Brother of carver shot by officer makes most influential list (October 20, 2011)
Rick Williams, the older brother of John T. Williams, a traditional woodcarver who was shot to death by a police officer, has been named one of the most influential people in 2011 by Seattle Magazine. John Williams, who was...
AlertNet: Awa Tribe in Colombia in danger of disappearing (October 20, 2011)
"Standing along the main highway that snakes through the southwestern province of Narino, Awa indigenous leader, Carlos Ortiz, points to the surrounding misty mountain peaks. “We should be up there where our spiritual lands are, and not down here,” he...
EPA approves Dry Creek Rancheria for treatment as state (October 20, 2011)
The Environmental Protection Agency announced approval of treatment as state status for the Dry Creek Rancheria of California. The designation under the Clean Water Act allows the tribe to set and enforce water quality standards. The reservation is home to...
Letter: Unfair allegation about San Manuel Band chairman (October 20, 2011)
"Re: Oct. 7 letter, "Third party for 3rd District?" I do not personally know Mr. Derry, Mr. Ramos or Mr. Cook. I am not involved in any of their campaigns. I do, however, know a blatant false accusation when I...
Potawatomi man gets Native News Network off the ground (October 20, 2011)
Levi Rickert, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, keeps busy as the editor-in-chief of Native News Network. Rickert, who lives in Michigan, produces most of the content for the site. Last year, he visited more than 25 reservations....
Pueblo pottery shards found on road dating back to 1600s (October 20, 2011)
The New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies uncovered Pueblo and Mexican pottery shards while excavating a Spanish-era road that dates to the 1600s. The pottery came from Galisteo Pueblo and other Pueblo villages south of present-day Santa Fe, archaeologists said....
Northern Arapaho men indicted for arson over church fire (October 20, 2011)
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming were indicted on arson charges. Norman Ybarra and Lamar Duran are accused of starting a fire that heavily damaged the Arapahoe Baptist Church on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Each was...
Takeaway: Freedmen fight for Cherokee Nation citizenship (October 20, 2011)
"White Americans were not the only ones who kept black slaves in the pre-Civil War era. Until an 1886 treaty that freed their slaves, black slavery was also a part of the Cherokee nation. Generations later, black descendants of those...
Native Sun News: Historic buffalo jump added to NPS site (October 20, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. “The object was to stampede the herd, or a part of it, and to direct the rapidly moving animals to a given point, the...
BBC: Hopi Tribe battles reclaimed sewage at sacred peaks (October 20, 2011)
"A ski area in the US state of Arizona hopes to become the latest in a small number of resorts using "recycled" sewer water to make snow. But the Hopi Indian tribe aims to stop what they describe as the...
Bill John Baker sworn in as new leader of Cherokee Nation (October 20, 2011)
Bill John Baker was sworn in as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on Wednesday evening. Baker scheduled the impromptu ceremony after the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court rejected an appeal by challenger Chad Smith, who lost his...
Fishermen worried about virus found in salmon in Canada (October 20, 2011)
Fishermen in the U.S. are worried about the possible spread of a deadly virus that was found in wild salmon in British Columbia. Salmon anemia has typically been found in farm-raised salmon. If it spreads to wild salmon, that could...
Tribes in Bolivia complete 63-day march against highway (October 20, 2011)
Indigenous activists in Bolivia marched into the capital on Wednesday, completing a 63-day protest march against a proposed highway. The Associated Press said more than 1,000 people took part in the march. They represent tribes in the Amazon, where President...
Navajo Nation hails action by Urban Outfitters on products (October 20, 2011)
The Navajo Nation said it was pleased that Urban Outfitters has removed the word "Navajo" from a series of controversial products. The tribe holds at least 10 trademarks to the "Navajo" name and had sent a cease and desist letter...
Opinion: Montana aims to move bison to two reservations (October 20, 2011)
"It was like a scene straight from an epic western: 94 wild Yellowstone bison, their instincts in full throttle despite five years behind government fences, thundering through an open gate and onto a vast plain. The ground literally trembled as...
Editorial: Poarch Creeks funnel money thru shady system (October 20, 2011)
'New records showing discreetly given political contributions from Indian casinos fighting the expansion of non-Indian gambling in Alabama underscore how deceived the public has been with Alabama's historically lax campaign finance laws. The more political action committees bounce their political...
Salon: Secretary Clinton and Keystone XL Pipeline scandal (October 20, 2011)
"Hillary Clinton is one of those people who never really got a fair shake — she had to endure her husband’s philandering and the right-wing’s endless hatred, down to the scurrilous suggestion that she had something to do with the...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe money and influence everywhere (October 20, 2011)
"We woke up and there it was, the Chumash Highway. A representative of the tribe said about the clandestine renaming of Highway 154, “The Chumash Highway represents the respect and recognition that members of the California Legislature have for Native...
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