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August 16, 2010
Opinion: Indian artists fighting for space at Santa Fe art market
"The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts has revived the spectre of the Indian relocation policy by relocating artists from their booth spaces on the Santa Fe Plaza for Indian Market...

Column: Laguna Pueblo photographer took iconic image as teen
"One of the most iconic images of the transition between traditional Pueblo life and the drumbeat of modern times was snapped by a young fellow delivering groceries here in...

Delvin Cree: Tribal communities are searching for ethical leaders
"Across Indian Country, tribal members are waiting. At times, they are looking out windows and watching traffic go by. They are waiting patiently for a certain person to stop by...

Sealaska Director: Trying to make lives better for Alaska Natives
"I respect Steve Haycox as a fair recorder and interpreter of Alaska history. Thus I was taken aback by his recent column on the Tongass. I won't argue the environmental...

Editorial: Choose respect in campaign against domestic violence
"The recent death of a woman in Wasilla, allegedly at the hands of a former boyfriend now charged with first-degree murder, puts a human face on a cold, hard fact...

Tim Giago: Indian Country never got its own version of 'Roots'
David L. Wolper died last week at age 82. Many of you will wonder what the connection is between Wolper and Indian country. Wolper will go down in media history...

Opinion: Illegal drug traffickers infiltrate Tohono O'odham Nation
"Illegal immigration is not just a problem for ordinary citizens of Arizona. Drug runners from Mexico have also infiltrated the state's indigenous communities. Take one tribe, the Tohono O'odham Nation,...

Column: Naming something a 'squaw' doesn't make it offensive
"The Oregonian's story on the removal of offensive place names was interesting and accurate -- mostly. A few interesting additions: The modern-day movement to change offensive place names began with...

George Charles: Green energy can keep Native villages thriving
"As an Alaska Native veteran, I want to see our country expand our clean energy sources. It will help our planet and our state, it will help Alaska's Native peoples...

Indian woman a plaintiff in lawsuit over hiring at Census Bureau
An Indian woman is a named plaintiff in a lawsuit that alleges discrimination in hiring at the U.S. Census Bureau, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Sandra Anderson, who is Navajo and...

Mark Trahant: Tribes taking more control of Indian health system
"A single phrase is often used to define the Indian health system: “Government-run.” Add those two words to any discussion about health care or reform and most people reach an...

Suspect charged with fatal stabbing of Navajo Nation man in DC
Police in Washington, D.C., arrested man in connection with the murder of Delando King, a member of the Navajo Nation who worked for the Indian Health Service. King, 35, was...

ICT Series: Native women and girls exploited throughout Canada
"Through their work at the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network and a local rape crisis center, Cherry Smiley and Laura Holland are on the frontlines of helping girls and women escape...

Navajo Nation chapter votes against hosting large Shiprock Fair
Members of the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation voted against hosting this year's Shiprock Navajo Fair. The fair has become controversial in recent years. Although it attracts over 100,000...

Letter: Not all Oneidas support nation representative Halbritter
"As an Oneida, I am appalled by the use of my grandmother’s name to justify casino gambling and the demise of her dream for a homeland in which all Oneidas...

Steve Osborn: Fake Indians find ways to cheat online consumers
The following is the opinion of Steve Osburn, a Cherokee/Delaware from Oklahoma. I hope every Native American takes time to contact Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona)...

Editorial: New York must take action against tribes over tobacco
"Mayor Bloomberg thinks Gov. Pater son should don a cowboy hat and play sheriff -- if that's what it takes to collect cigarette taxes from Indian reservations. Hey, whatever works....

New York mayor wants tribes shown the 'shotgun' for tax issues
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) says tribes should be shown the "shotgun" for asserting their sovereignty on tobacco sales. On his August 13 radio show, Bloomberg said he...

Column: Black Seminoles alive and well in Everglades of Florida
"One such journey brought me to Jacksonville, Florida, where seven years later at the age of 19, I returned to the same place but this time I was alone. From...

Interview: Chief Mike Delisle of Kahnawake Mohawk First Nation
"Canada still has hundreds of outstanding land claims involving First Nations in Canada, but one of the largest involves the Mohawks of the 12,000-acre Kahnawake Reserve in Montreal. Grand Chief...

Editorial: It's time for public school to get rid of 'Indians' mascot
"How long will Mishicot be the home of the "Indians?" The village of 1,450 people is named after Chief Abraham Mishicott. His descendants from the Potawatomie tribe continue to welcome...

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