Living Earth Festival at NMAI features Native cooking contest (July 20, 2012)
The third annual Living Earth Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian features a cooking competition between two Native chefs. Rob Kinneen (Tlingit) and Jack Strong (Siletz) will compete on Sunday. They will each prepare appetizers, entrees and...
Cherokee Nation authorizes $180K in contributions to politicians (July 20, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma authorized about $180,000 in political contributions, The Tulsa World reports. The money will be split between Democrats and Republicans. Of the amount, $30,400 was spent so tribal leaders could attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee...
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs plans hearing (July 20, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing next Tuesday, July 24, on three bills. The bills are: H.R. 726, To amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, and for other...
"Everybody knows that Europeans took a lot of land from Native Americans, but this animated GIF by Tumblr user sunisup gives a great sense of just how fast the people living in North America were pushed west after Christopher Columbus...
Native Sun News: Crazy Horse Memorial offers cultural education (July 20, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. Harriet Brings, Oglala Lakota, strings a woman’s breastplate at Crazy Horse Memorial’s Native American Educational & Cultural Center....
Ruth Hopkins: Growing up on a reservation without technology (July 20, 2012)
"Every now and again, I suffer from bouts of technology fatigue. I remember a simpler time. When I was a kid growing up on the rez, we didn’t have cell phones—heck, we didn’t even have voicemail or caller ID. Sometimes...
PBS: Communities affected by climate change plan for the future (July 20, 2012)
Watch Native American Communities Plan for Climate Change Future on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. "HARI SREENIVASAN: Our series on Coping With Climate Change has included multiple examples of how Native American populations are feeling the impacts and...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee discusses environment change (July 20, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss how changes in the environment are affecting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Native people often notice subtle changes in the climate before they are detected...
Hundreds expected at naming ceremony of sacred white bison (July 20, 2012)
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a naming ceremony for a sacred white bison that was born in Connecticut. At least one family from the Oglala Sioux Tribe is flying from South Dakota to the farm owned by Peter...
Nasa Tribe in Colombia promises harsh sentences for suspects (July 20, 2012)
The Nasa Tribe in Colombia is putting four suspected rebels on trial. The rebels allegedly belong to FARC, a guerrilla group. Tribal elders say the suspects have attacked several people. The suspects could be flogged or exiled from Nasa territory...
Oglala Sioux Tribe declares drought emergency for reservation (July 20, 2012)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has declared a drought emergency for the Pine Ridge Reservation. President John Yellow Bird Steele cited record heat and a lack of rain, the Associated Press reports. He's said tribal members need fans...
KVNO: Battling alcohol problems in the border town of Whiteclay (July 20, 2012)
'In the first part of our series Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay, we visited the small Nebraska town on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Four liquor stores in Whiteclay sell what amounts to four million...
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5 Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
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