Indian youth make up largest segment of new diabetes cases (April 30, 2012)
American Indian and Alaska Native youth made up 86 percent of new diabetes cases, the largest percentage of any racial or ethnic group, according to a new study. Type 2 diabetes has been showing up in young Americans of all...
Navajo Nation reports increase in tourism industry spending (April 30, 2012)
Tourists are spending more on their visits to the Navajo Nation, according to a new study. The Navajo Nation Tourism Department said about 600,000 people visited the reservation in 2011. Their total spending was $113 million, an increase in 32...
Kevin Abourezk: Disparity for Native youth in justice system (April 30, 2012)
"Anne Hobbs, director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Juvenile Justice Institute, said racial disparities exist at nearly every point at which youth are involved in the state's justice system, including initial contact, adjudication and detention. In Lancaster County,...
Tobacco products from St. Regis Mohawk Reservation seized (April 30, 2012)
Authorities in St. Lawrence County have repeatedly seized tobacco products from the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation despite a state policy against doing so. Attorney Lorraine White, a former chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, counted six seizures in the...
Cherokee Nation to pay $2.7M to ousted business executive (April 30, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has agreed to pay nearly $2.7 million to David Stewart, the former CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses. Stewart was placed on leave in March. He remained in discussions about his contract, which resulted in a...
Levi Rickert: Victory for Native women in VAWA Senate vote (April 30, 2012)
"After a long struggle to include a provision into legislation that will serve to better protect Native women against violence, the United States Senate late Thursday afternoon passed the Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act of 2011, commonly known as...
Native Sun News: Few answers in death of Oglala Sioux man (April 30, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Amidst speculation by family members and friends surrounding the death of Oglala Sioux Tribe...
Jodi Gillette, Standing Rock Sioux, goes back to White House (April 30, 2012)
Jodi Gillette, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is heading back to the White House, where she got her start three years ago. Gillette is the Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs. She will advise President Barack...
Interview with Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich about short story (April 30, 2012)
"Q: Your story in this week’s issue, “Nero,” is about a seven-year-old girl who visits her grandparents and gets to know their obsessive guard dog. You mentioned to me that the piece started out as a memoir. How did it...
Julia Good Fox: A continuing attempt to dehumanize Indians (April 30, 2012)
"In Indian country, considering our high rate of enlistment, concern might arise regarding the culture of rape in the U.S. military. The recent comments of U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, who is worried that non-Native men might be held accountable...
Lance Twitchell: Take control of our Alaska Native languages (April 30, 2012)
"Linguists have been predicting the death of Alaska Native languages for decades now, and whether or not those predictions prove accurate comes down to the choices you and I make on a daily basis. The past 200 years have been...
Column: Democratic candidate accused of being a fake Indian (April 30, 2012)
"There’s an old saying in the Indian Nation: When accused of being a fake Indian, go on the warpath. And so we have Granny Warren, the carpetbagging Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate doubling down after being unable to produce...
Travel: Tourists line up for Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk attraction (April 30, 2012)
"About 13 miles from here in a mid-April car trip from Las Vegas, I began to recite lines from the children's story "The Little Engine That Could." It was raining, then snowing, then hailing as my wife and I drove...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes accept $60M to settle trust lawsuit (April 30, 2012)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho settled a trust mismanagement lawsuit for $60 million. The tribe filed a lawsuit over trust funds and trust assets. Allegations of mismanagement dated to the 1940s, an attorney said. The $60 million is one of...
Grande Ronde council member charged for meth and assault (April 30, 2012)
A council member for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon has been charged with domestic assault, harassment and possession of methamphetamine. Valorie C. Robertson, 49, who is on the last year of a three-year term, allegedly hit her...
Opinion: Oklahoma Indian museum a worthwhile investment (April 30, 2012)
"Oklahoma is in a position unlike any other time in its history. With the renaissance of downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma River transformation into a premiere rowing and sporting venue, along with increased visibility due to Oklahoma's Thunder basketball...
Book Review: 'Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians' (April 30, 2012)
"Ojibwe historian and award-winning author Anton Treuer offers a balanced, frank and enlightening look inside Indian culture, shattering stereotypes that swing between romanticism (embodied in fictions like "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Dances With Wolves") and racism (seen in...
Kim Teehee: Solid record of achievements for Indian Country (April 30, 2012)
"Some people may be surprised to learn that this blog is my last from the White House. Earlier this year, I decided to move on to new endeavors but I am heartened that I leave my position in good hands...
Tim Giago: Tatanka Iyotanka was a pure Lakota traditionalist (April 30, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unitysodak1@knology.net One cold winter day Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), the great Lakota warrior, was sitting on a bench in front of his home with his two wives on the Standing...
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