Bitter rivals compete in Choctaw World Series of Stickball (October 19, 2011)
The Choctaw World Series of Stickball took place on the reservation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in July. Over nine days, 45 teams competed in tolih games. The final matchup boiled down to Beaver Dam, going for its...
Video: First Alaskans Elders & Youth Conference kicks off (October 19, 2011)
Say hello to young Alaska from Kyle Hopkins@adn.com on Vimeo. Get the Story: Kids these days: Meet the teens of the Elders & Youth conference (The Anchorage Daily News 10/18)...
Lac du Flambeau youth issue call to march against abuse (October 19, 2011)
A message from the youth of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation in Wisconsin. October is Domestic Violence awareness Month. Domestic Violence is defined as “an act of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially a member...
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council statement on Elouise Cobell (October 19, 2011)
The following is a statement from Jay St. Goddard, the chairman of the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council. The council voted on October 18 to support a Congressional Gold Medal for Elouise Cobell. Elouise was a true hero and dedicated her...
Editorial: Vote against Pebble Mine won't settle the debate (October 19, 2011)
"What we know from the vote on the Save Our Salmon initiative is that a modest majority of Lake and Peninsula Borough voters oppose the Pebble Partnership's plans for a gold, copper and molybdenum mine in Western Alaska. The Oct....
Misty Thomas to be honored for domestic violence efforts (October 19, 2011)
Misty Thomas, a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, will be honored at the White House tomorrow for her efforts to end domestic violence in Indian Country. Thomas, who is also of Tlingit ancestry, works for her tribe...
Nathan Small: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes battle toxic giant (October 19, 2011)
"A few years ago, USA Today did a two-page article about the problems faced by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in their battle to clean up a Superfund plant on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho (USA Today, “Tribes fight toxic giant,”...
Steven Newcomb: Model of liberty from the Indian nations (October 19, 2011)
"In 1988, the United States Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 331, expressly acknowledging that the Haudenosaunee had some degree of influence on the formation of the Constitution of the United States. The model of the Haudenosaunee (‘Builders of the Longhouse’)...
ICT: Urban Outfitters erases 'Navajo' name from products (October 19, 2011)
"Well… “vanish” isn’t the right word. But you won’t find them by searching. Urban Outfitters has been taking heat from the Native American community for offering various “Navajo” items that were not endorsed by the Navajo Nation. Earlier this...
Forrest Gerard: Elouise Cobell pursued justice for Indian Country (October 19, 2011)
The Cobell Family, the Blackfeet Tribe and Indian Country has lost a tireless and intelligent leader whose perseverance contributed $3.4 billion in congressional settlement of Cobell v. Salazar. Her non-monetary contributions are immeasurable. When Cobell v. Salazar reached the political...
Navajo Nation Council letter to Alvin Cobell and family of Elouise Cobell (October 19, 2011)
October 18, 2011 Alvin Cobell & Family of Elouise C. Cobell 8747 Highway 89 Valvar, MT 59486-5264 Yaa'at'eeh Mr. Cobell: It is with sadness that the Navajo Nation has learned of the passing of your beautiful and courageous wife, Elouise...
Native Sun News: Tribes excluded from employment data (October 19, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Rates of unemployment on the state’s nine Indian reservations are, at best, staggering. Ranging from a low of 12 percent...
Manslaughter charge dropped in beating of Native woman (October 19, 2011)
Authorities in Manitoba dropped a manslaughter charge against a storeowner who was accused of beating Geraldine Beardy, who was from the Garden Hill First Nation. Authorities say Beardy was attacked in the store after she allegedly tried to shoplift...
Menominee Nation restores hunting rights to descendants (October 19, 2011)
Members of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin voted to restore hunting, fishing and gathering rights for descendants. In January, the tribal council passed an ordinance that limited hunting to enrolled members, who must possess at least one-fourth Menominee blood. Descendants...
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's hearing (October 19, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on four bills tomorrow. The bills are: S.134, the Mescalero Apache Tribe Leasing Authorization Act; S.399, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act of 2011; S.1327, a bill to amend the Act of...
Turtle Talk: Tribal court jurisdiction and church abuse suits (October 19, 2011)
"As we noted a few weeks ago, the Navajo Nation Supreme Court remanded a suit against the Gallup Diocese. The suit apparently alleges sexual abuse against Catholic priests and others against the plaintiff, a John Doe. The case does not...
Cherokee Nation Supreme Court weighs appeal in election (October 19, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court has until Thursday to decide whether to accept an appeal from Chad Smith, who lost his re-election bid for principal chief. Smith lost to Bill John Baker by more than 1,500 votes. He says the...
Opinion: British Columbia treaty process needs a new look (October 19, 2011)
"Chief commissioner Sophie Pierre is so right to castigate governments for a lack of progress in the B.C. treaty process. It is an absolute disgrace. After 20 years and negotiating expenditures of an incredible half a billion dollars of unaffordable...
Editorial: Finally, an end to Oneida Nation land claim saga (October 19, 2011)
'It’s understandable that the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to let stand an earlier high court decision throwing out the Oneida Indian Nation’s claim to 250,000 acres of land in Central New York. But it’s still ironic. The justices reaffirmed...
Opinion: Carter Center observes Cherokee Nation election (October 19, 2011)
"The Cherokee Nation had difficulty electing its principal chief, so much so that members called in the Carter Center to observe the most recent vote and judge whether it was free and fair. We normally observe elections only in politically...
Osage Nation files lawsuit to block wind farm construction (October 19, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in federal court in hopes of blocking a wind farm in Osage County. The tribe owns the mineral estate below the county. The lawsuit claims the 8,300-acre Wind Capital Group project interferes...
Travel: Searching the Amazon for 'The Unconquered' tribes (October 19, 2011)
"After receiving his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine, an article about the efforts of a Brazilian activist named Sydney Possuelo to protect and document the uncontacted tribes of the Amazon, Scott Wallace was in such a hurry to get...
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