North Dakota tribe seeks financing for oil refinery plan (October 31, 2011)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is seeking bids for a proposed oil refinery. The tribe issued a request for proposals for the project. The estimated cost is $350 million to $400 million. The project was first...
Hopi Tribe warned its federal contract funds are at risk (October 31, 2011)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona could lose access to its federal funds, The Navajo Times reports. The tribe hired Henry & Horne to look into its finances. The firm said the tribe is three years behind in its annual federal...
Air Force: Native Americans proudly serving in military (October 31, 2011)
"Native Americans have served honorably in all our nation's wars despite the fact that they were not granted citizenship until 1924. About 12,000 Native Americans served our country heroically in World War I; 44,000 (of a total population of 350,000...
Travel: Hualapai Nation offers Grand Canyon experience (October 31, 2011)
"The Hualapai Nation originally lived on two million hectares. Its 2100 members now have a reservation of 400,000ha that includes 160km of the Colorado River and south rim of the Grand Canyon. It owns and operates Grand Canyon West, a...
Judge opens police contracting to tribes in PL 280 states (October 31, 2011)
A federal judge has struck down an unwritten Bureau of Indian Affairs policy that barred tribes in Public Law 280 states from entering into self-determination contracts for law enforcement. The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians sought law...
8th Circuit affirms 48-year-sentence for Indian juvenile (October 31, 2011)
A young member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe deserves a 48-year-sentence for murder, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a split decision today. Bryan Austin Boneshirt was 17 when he was indicted as a juvenile for first-degree murder....
Rep. Grijalva: Protect Grand Canyon from uranium mine (October 31, 2011)
"If a handful of Republican lawmakers get their way, the Grand Canyon area will be open for business to international uranium mining interests. In this or any other economy, it's the last thing we need. There are about 1.1 million...
Opinion: Media reports falsehoods on Native Hawaiians (October 31, 2011)
"Sometimes newspapers publish falsehoods by accident. They might use press releases from trusted sources without checking the facts; or they might repeat commonly believed myths. But sometimes a newspaper knowingly expresses an editorial viewpoint inside what appears to be a...
Stephanie Woodard: Yankton Sioux victims want justice (October 31, 2011)
"South Dakota has an opportunity to get tough on sexual predators. State representative Steve Hickey (R.-District 9, Minnehaha County) has just submitted a bill to the legislature that would rescind a 2010 law that tightened the statute of limitations for...
Alaska judge rules for tribe in Indian child welfare case (October 31, 2011)
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes can resolve Indian child welfare cases in its own court, a judge in Alaska ruled last week. The tribe sued the state for refusing to recognize child-support orders issued by its...
Los Coyotes Band can remove military training facility (October 31, 2011)
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California will be able to evict a non-Indian operated military training center on the reservation. The tribe's former chairwoman signed a lease and a lease extension with the Eagle Rock...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee events at NCAI meeting (October 31, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be hosting two events during the National Congress of American Indians 68th annual conference this week. Today, from 4:30pm to 6pm, the committee will host a listening session on pending legislation. Topics include the...
Column: Tribal leaders gather for NCAI annual convention (October 31, 2011)
"Tribal leaders and Portland can be forgiven if they don't recognize one another when the National Congress formally convenes this week in Portland for its 68th annual convention, the first Rose City visit in more than 30 years. There are...
Review: Origins of Indian activism in 'Red Power Rising' (October 31, 2011)
"The usual narrative of Native American activism begins with Alcatraz and the American Indian Movement in the late 1960s. But scholar Bradley Shreve makes a persuasive case that activism was rooted in earlier decades, and specifically that much of...
Levi Rickert: 'Jarring' report on Indian women trafficking (October 31, 2011)
"The "Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota" report released this afternoon is the excellent research work of the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition and Prostitution Research & Education. The report was released at...
Opinion: It's time to stop playing 'Indian' for Halloween (October 31, 2011)
"It is predictable. At Halloween, thousands of children (and adults) trick-or-treat in Indian costumes. At Thanksgiving, thousands of children parade in school pageants wearing plastic headdresses and pseudo-buckskin clothing. Shops stock holiday greeting cards with images of cartoon animals wearing...
Column: Billy Mills offers marathoners an inspiring story (October 31, 2011)
"The ritual is the same every Saturday before the Marine Corps Marathon. First, the runners and their families, a group numbering about 50, shuffle into a conference room. They mingle, pick up their long-sleeve T-shirts, munch on cold-cut sandwiches and...
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