Editorial: Dustup at hearing was just 'show biz' for Rep. Young (November 29, 2011)
"Maybe we're jaded. We've seen our Rep. Don Young in action so many times that when he plays Alaska's homespun champion and a bully to boot, it just doesn't "go viral" for us. It's like Boston Red Sox fans used...
Sen. Murkowski requests probe into Alaska Native abuse case (November 29, 2011)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is again asking the Department of Justice to investigate the failure to prosecute a political figure in connection with the abuse of an Alaska Native girl. Murkowski asked DOJ's inspector general and the Office of Professional...
Authorities seize more tobacco from First Nations smokeshop (November 29, 2011)
Authorities raided a First Nations-owned smokeshop for a second time today. The raid of the Dakota Chundee Smoke Shop resulted in the seizure of several cartons of cigarettes, The Winnipeg Free Press reported. But the shelves were restocked within minutes....
Second death reported at nursing station on Manitoba reserve (November 29, 2011)
A second death has been reported at a nursing station on the Manto Sipi Cree Nation in Manitoba. A two-month-old infant who was suffering from pneumonia died at the station last Saturday. Earlier this year, a 28-year-old man died there....
Port authority votes to accept $3.6M loan from Cocopah Tribe (November 29, 2011)
The Greater Yuma Port Authority voted 5-0 to accept a $3.6 million loan from the Cocopah Tribe, The Yuma Sun reported. The tribe offered the loan at 6 percent interest. The money will help the port pay off an existing...
Cherokee Nation won't drop lawsuit over Freedmen citizenship (November 29, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma won't drop a lawsuit against the Freedmen descendants, the tribe's attorney general said. The tribe sued the Freedmen during the administration of former chief Chad Smith. Bill John Baker, the new chief, hasn't stated his...
Donation from Choctaw Nation puts eye institute close to goal (November 29, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has donated $1 million to the Dean McGee Eye Institute Capital Campaign. The tribe's donation puts the institute within $2 million of its $46 million goal to build a new research center and renovate its...
Native American population projected to grow to 8.6M in 2050 (November 29, 2011)
The American Indian and Alaska Native population is expected to reach 8.6 million by 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The figure is based on persons who claim Native ancestry either as a single race or as mixed-race. If...
Tipi to remain at Occupy Lincoln camp after police discussions (November 29, 2011)
An 18-foot tipi will remain at the Occupy Lincoln camp after discussions with local police. Police were concerned that the tipi might fall over. But organizers addressed safety concerns at a meeting yesterday, The Lincoln Journal Star reported. "It's impossible...
Kickapoo Tribe will dedicate police department to former chief (November 29, 2011)
The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas will dedicate its police department in honor of former police chief Thomas L. Conklin Jr. Conklin, a tribal member, served as police chief from May 2001 until his death in an automobile accident in July...
Ramapough man's family wins $2.1M award in police shooting (November 29, 2011)
A jury in New Jersey awarded $2.1 million to the family of a Ramapough Lunaape Nation man who was fatally shot by a state police officer. Emil Mann was killed after a confrontation between tribal members and park rangers in...
Native Sun News: Turmoil seen at office of United Sioux Tribes (November 29, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. Michelle Montez RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- In a position of transition, turmoil has broken out at the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation in...
BIA promises 'enforceable' deadlines for leases on trust lands (November 29, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will move quicker on leases for trust lands under new regulations that the Obama administration proposed on Monday. The proposed rule imposes a 30-day timeline on residential leases, subleases and mortgages. For commercial or industrial...
NPR: Chester Nez shares experiences as a Navajo Code Talker (November 29, 2011)
"I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the Girl Scouts have a new leader and she wants to let you know the organization is about more than cookies. Anna Maria Chavez tells us...
Q&A with Secretary Salazar: Tribal issues among top priorities (November 29, 2011)
"Q: What life experiences have helped shape your views on leadership? A: Growing up in a very rural and remote area in Colorado’s San Luis Valley – one of the poorest counties in the United States – essentially created the...
Charles Trimble: Stop treating Indian students like the victims (November 29, 2011)
In a letter to the editor of the Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard newspaper, attorney Carrie E. Garrow, an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, lamented the recent Supreme Court decision denying further recourse to the Oneida Nation of...
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