Mark Trahant: Supreme Court ruling helps Indian health program (July 10, 2012)
"Deep within the pages of the Affordable Care Act is a section that is now a permanent fixture, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. This is an important part of the law and...
Oneida Nation makes donation to American Revolution museum (July 10, 2012)
The Oneida Nation of New York will make a donation to the Museum of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania. The Oneidas sided with the colonists during the Revolutionary War. They fought in key battles in Oriskany and Saratoga and delivered...
Indian lawmaker in Montana lost re-election bid by three votes (July 10, 2012)
CORRECTION: Clarena Brockie is a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community. An Indian lawmaker who was first sent to office by one vote has lost his re-election bid by just three votes. Rep. Tony Belcourt (D), a member of...
No charges in death of Native man who died in emergency room (July 10, 2012)
Authorities in Manitoba won't file charges in connection with the death of Native man who waited 34 hours in a hospital emergency room. Brian Sinclair, 45, was from the Sagkeeng First Nation. He died in September 2008 of a...
Little Traverse Bay Bands continue same-sex marriage debate (July 10, 2012)
Leaders of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan are keeping the tribe's same-sex marriage policy on the table. Tribal council members voted 5-4 against changing existing law to recognize same-sex marriage. But they voted 5-4 to...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing on federal recognition (July 10, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on federal recognition. The hearing comes after Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) chastised the Obama administration for not sending anyone to testify before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to sign MOU with federal prosecutors (July 10, 2012)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is signing a memorandum of understanding with federal prosecutors in two states today. The agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in North Dakota and the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota authorizes the hiring of...
New Mexico Pueblos explore impacts of state and federal policy (July 10, 2012)
The 19 Pueblos of New Mexico opened an exhibit that explores the past 100 years of state and federal Indian policy. The exhibit is housed at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Starting with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo...
Column: Ongoing series on Old Chief Joseph's Oregon gravesite (July 10, 2012)
"The trail of the Nez Perce starts in Oregon, just off the north shore of Wallowa Lake. That's where the memorial grave marker of Old Chief Joseph lies. It's a National Park Service-managed site, as part of the Nez Perce...
Tribes battling Interior Department over wind farm in California (July 10, 2012)
The Quechan Nation and the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians are among opponents of a wind farm in southern California. The tribes say the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility, about 80 miles east of San Diego, will threaten sacred sites and...
Native Sun News: Red Cloud art show holding strong in 44th year (July 10, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. “Mahpiya Lutu Print – Red Cloud”: A striking portrayal of Oglala Lakota Itancan (Chief) Red Cloud (1822-1909) by...
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. “WINTER CAMP IN THE BLACK HILLS”: A small encampment scene mesmerizes in this 2012 piece by celebrated Oglala...
Winnemem Wintu Tribe to meet with BIA on federal recognition (July 10, 2012)
Caleen Sisk, the chief and spiritual leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California, will meet with the Bureau of Indian Affairs tomorrow. The tribe believes it was recognized by an unratified treaty and by an act of Congress. But...
Matthew Fletcher: Addressing problems of Indian Civil Rights Act (July 10, 2012)
"Harold Monteau’s recent op-ed on ICRA – labeling it a “dismal failure” in protecting the rights of individual Indians — is thought-provoking, to say the least. While I agree generally, I have two points in response, one of which is...
Editorial: Challenge Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust application (July 10, 2012)
"Every government has processes that go through critical phases. Santa Barbara County hits one of those spots at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The issue is the application for annexation by the Chumash tribe of 6.9 acres across Highway 246...
David Beaulieu: Blaming Indians for failures in education system (July 10, 2012)
"At February’s National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit in Washington D.C., William Mendoza was asked about the administration’s proposal to move the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the Department of Education that had been floated at consultations with...
BIA approves land-into-trust bid for Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe (July 10, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved a land-into-trust application for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington. The tribe purchased the 390-acre site in 2004. The state recently relinquished mineral rights on the land. The tribe is considering housing and...
Column: Jim Thorpe's Olympic records deserve full recognition (July 10, 2012)
"It’s been 100 years since Jim Thorpe dashed through the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, and we’re still chasing him. Greatest-evers are always hard to quantify, but Thorpe is especially so, a laconic, evasive passerby who defies Olympic idealizing. A...
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