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May 19, 2010
Morongo elder shares her knowledge of traditional medicine
Katherine Siva Saubel, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, learned about traditional plants from her mother, a medicine woman. Saubel, 90, was treated with plants whenever she...

Alaska Native man has been missing for nearly two months
Johnathon Michael Henry, an Alaska Native man, has been missing for nearly two months. Henry, 31, was last seen in Fairbanks on March 31. He left behind a fiance and...

Indian student named a finalist in 'Doodle 4 Google' contest
Joe White Horse, an Indian student from Farmington High School in New Mexico, is a regional finalist in the Doodle 4 Google contest. White Horse, an 18-year-old senior, lost...

Man sentenced for minor sexual abuse on Crow Reservation
Darin Seth Oleyte, a 20-year-old member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison for sexual abuse of a minor. Oleyte admitted he had...

Teen in Montana acquitted of shooting in race related case
A jury in Montana acquitted a 17-year-old male in a hate crimes case. Allen Goff was charged with felony assault with a weapon. He was accused of shooting Christopher...

Tribes seek investigation over athlete's death at county jail
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council is asking the state of Montana to investigate the death of A.J. Long Soldier in the Hill County jail. Long Soldier, 18, died last November...

Briefs filed in challenge to Gun Lake land-into-trust decision
A non-Indian man is asking D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate his land-into-trust lawsuit. David Patchak, a former official from Wayland, Michigan, sued the Interior Department over the acquisition...

Editorial: Find some peace over shooting of Ramapough man
"The case is closed. After more than four years, the public and the Ramapough Indian tribe have an official account of what happened on April 1, 2006, the day...

Choctaw Nation expresses interest in taking control of lake
The Choctaw Nation is interested in taking over a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake in southeastern Oklahoma. The Army Corps built Sardis Lake in Choctaw territory. The state was...

Native Sun News: Police shooting of Oglala man ruled as 'justified'
This story was written by Randall Howell and is copyright Native Sun News. PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA — The recent fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Oglala Lakota man near his home...

Opinion: Grand Canyon uranium threatens Havasupai water
"Last week, a delegation of leaders from Arizona’s Havasupai Tribe traveled to Washington D.C., to advocate for the protection of the Grand Canyon region from a potential onslaught of uranium...

Editorial: Radio station made right call on offensive chatter
"No sooner had we encouraged dialogue about why race-based sports mascots are offensive when another opportunity arose to talk about the need for cultural awareness. WIXX (101.1FM) rightly decided to...

Senate hopeful made recent claim about serving in Vietnam
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D), long seen as a foe in Indian Country, claimed as recently as a few weeks ago that he had served in Vietnam, The New...

Grand Traverse chairman set to join Indian education panel
Derek J. Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, is among six new appointees to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education....

Candidate for president of Navajo Nation identifies priorities
Dale Tsosie, a candidate for president of the Navajo Nation, outlined three priorities for the largest tribe in the U.S. Tsosie said he will focus on protecting the tribal...

Officials condemn swastika branding incident in New Mexico
Officials from Farmington, New Mexico, and the Navajo Nation met to condemn the actions of three men who are accused of branding a mentally challenged Navajo man with a swastika....

Public Radio: How to save planet with indigenous knowledge
"For thousands of years, human societies were shaped by their environment, and through that relationship, we developed survival methods that were both healthy and sustainable. Today, as people try...

Oglala student loses case on traditional dress at graduation
Aloysius Dreaming Bear, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has to wear a cap and gown to his public school graduation ceremony, a federal judge...

Eastern Cherokee leaders discuss DNA tests and enrollment
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina say the tribe might need to conduct DNA tests to address current and future enrollment issues. The tribe hired...

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