Authorities create task force to look into cases of Native women (July 13, 2012)
Authorities in Manitoba announced a task force to investigate the cases of Native women who were murdered or have gone missing. The cases date as far back as the 1960s and include eight homicide victims and 20 disappearances. Most are...
Adults charged in connection to death at Yankton Sioux complex (July 13, 2012)
A husband and wife have been charged in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl who was murdered at a housing complex operated by the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Taylor Cournoyer, 21, and his wife, Laurie Cournoyer,...
Opinion: Donna Cooper, Tulalip Tribes elder, was well respected (July 13, 2012)
"The world is a poorer place with the July 1 passing of Donna Cooper. A beloved elder of the Tulalip Tribes, Donna quietly embodied wisdom, courage and love for community. She left her mark in ways that stretch beyond the...
A year ago, I spent Memorial Day at the Spirit Lake Nation. Usually, visiting the grave sites of my relatives happens throughout the year, but these relatives were from my mom's side and this trip was made for that reason....
A federal judge blocked an Alaska tribe from asserting jurisdiction over Koniag Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation. The Native Village of Karluk, a federally recognized tribe, is seeking to de-merge from Koniag as part of a long-running dispute that...
A two-month-old member of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota will be laid to rest tomorrow. Debra Kay Anderson Dogskin was born on April, 24. She died in her family's home on July 7 but the cause of...
Non-Indian suspected in girl's death on Fort Mojave Reservation (July 13, 2012)
A 29-year-old non-Indian man is in custody in connection with the death of a toddler on the Fort Mojave Reservation. The man is suspected of causing fatal injuries to the girl, who was under the age of 5. He is...
Leaders and employees of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe in Alaska have been banned from entering the property of an airline. PenAir provides the only air service out of the island village of Sand Point. The company says 15 people affiliated...
"They will come as their ancestors did, from various places across the Pacific Ocean and the Salish Sea, from Quinault and Hoh and Quileute, from Makah and Elwha and Jamestown, from First Nations on Vancouver Island and lower mainland British...
Interview with David Yeagley -- conservative Comanche activist (July 13, 2012)
"Now that we are well informed about David Yeagley's views on sociopolitical matters, along with his stunningly varied career as an artist and scholar, what about his relationship with fellow Comanches? What do they think about Dr. Yeagley? Has he...
Narragansett Tribe marks ninth anniversary of violent state raid (July 13, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will mark the ninth anniversary of the state's violent raid of the reservation at a ceremony tomorrow. State troopers stormed the reservation, arrested tribal members and seized tribal property on July 14, 2003. The...
Native Sun News: Lupe Fiasco speaks to Pine Ridge in new single (July 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– “First off, say peace to Pine Ridge/Shame at all the damage that the...
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation names an interim police chief (July 13, 2012)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut announced an interim police chief. William Dittman has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Daniel Collins, who abruptly resigned in May. The tribe has faced questions about the effectiveness...
Naming ceremony planned for sacred white bison in Connecticut (July 13, 2012)
A Connecticut man will welcome hundreds of people to his farm later this month for a special naming ceremony. Peter Fay, a fourth-generation farmer, started raising bison a few years ago as a hobby. He was surprised when one of...
Study reconfirms age of ancient remains and artifacts in Oregon (July 13, 2012)
Research published in Science reconfirms the age of ancient remains and artifacts found in a cave in Oregon. The Paisley Caves go back at least 14,300 years. But the date was criticized as imprecise when it was first publicized in...
"The Bureau of Indian Affairs website declares, “The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes.” It...
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5 Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
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