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Business Week: Navajo Nation prepares to offer $120M bonds (November 11, 2011)
"The largest American Indian tribe, the Navajo Nation, plans to issue its first bonds in a $120 million offering that would be the biggest sale of nongaming tribal debt in at least a decade. The tribe intends to use the...
PBS: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe works to preserve language (November 11, 2011)
"The Wampanoag Indians of southeastern Massachusetts stopped speaking their native language 150 years ago. But, in 1993, Jessie "Little Doe" Baird began trying to restore their fluency. And filmmaker Anne Makepeace chronicled her efforts. Here's an excerpt from the documentary...
WND: Abramoff claims ex-Sen. Dorgan took $75K in donations (November 11, 2011)
"It was only last week that the Huffington Post began asking elected officials named in Jack Abramoff's new book as recipients of his clients' cash about the charges. The denials came fast and furious. Some, like Sen. Byron Dorgan,...
APRN: NCAI takes up Alaska Native issues at annual meeting (November 11, 2011)
"Alaska tribal members were in Portland last week for National Congress of American Indians or NCAI conference meetings where resolutions supporting a variety of initiatives passed. Edward Alexander is the 2nd chief of the Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in tribal government in...
Fronteras: Chester Nez, last of original Navajo Code Talkers (November 11, 2011)
"Only one veteran Navajo code talker remains of the original 29 Navajo Marines who used their native language to devise an unbreakable code during World War II. Growing up in New Mexico, Chester Nez and many of his fellow Navajo...
Cover Story: Native students finding home at Yale University (November 11, 2011)
"The average Yale student comes to college from a public school east of the Mississippi. In traveling to New Haven, these Elis leave behind family and friends. A select few also leave behind their tribal nation. “I come from a...
IPR: Excavation continues at Ojiwbe burial ground in Michigan (November 11, 2011)
"A burial site discovered last week on Mackinac Island continues to be excavated. Representatives of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians say the remains are from their ancestors and they plan to rebury them. Multiple intact skeletons were uncovered Monday,...
Native Sun News: Indian Country continues military tradition (November 11, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. U.S. Marine Brett Lundstrom, Oglala Lakota, who died in Iraq. When World War I erupted, young Native men enlisted in such large numbers, it...
Kim Teehee: Paying honor to our veterans in Indian Country (November 11, 2011)
"During November, National Native American Heritage Month, we commemorate the enduring achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.This Friday, our Nation comes...
Aroostook Band welcomes donation of salmon from hatchery (November 11, 2011)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs in Maine is among several tribes that will receive a donation of salmon from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency is removing about 3,000 salmon from the Bethel Fish Hatchery in Vermont. Officials...
Obama administration delays action on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 11, 2011)
The Obama administration is delaying a final decision on a permit for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The State Department is going to take another look at the pipeline's environmental impact on Nebraska. Officials there, along with farmers and ranchers,...
Violent crimes a growing concern for chairman of Crow Tribe (November 11, 2011)
The Crow Tribe only has nine officers to patrol a 2.2-million acre reservation, the largest in Montana. The limited law enforcement presence has Chairman Cedric Black Eagle worried. He's said the reservation has seen a rise in violent crimes, including...
Ruth Hopkins: Don't forget to honor Indian women veterans (November 11, 2011)
"Within Indigenous societies, women are sacred. They personify Ina Maka, Mother Earth—and all creation. Not only did they give rise to all proud, red nations, they continue to play crucial roles in every native culture and belief system in existence....
Sen. Murkowski: Fighting suicide among Alaska Native youth (November 11, 2011)
"I took the opportunity of AFN this year to convene a field hearing through the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, with the intent of taking our dialogue on Native youth suicide to a next phase, one of informed national involvement....
DOJ backs tribal court jurisdiction in domestic violence cases (November 11, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday on S.1763, the Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act. The bill seeks to combat the high rates of domestic violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Its...
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