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September 10, 2010
Allen Dale June, one of original Navajo Code Talkers, dies at 91
Allen Dale June, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday in Arizona. He was 91. June served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He...

Editorial: Racial issues affecting county's business in South Dakota
"It's unfortunate that the political drama now playing in Shannon County is creating a pile of unnecessary expense for taxpayers at a time when all concerned can least afford it....

Parks Canada employees disciplined for sending offensive e-mail
First Nations leaders in Manitoba are calling on two Parks Canada employees to be fired over an offensive e-mail circulated through their government accounts. The employees were disciplined for the...

Navajo Nation warns chapter about interfering with Shiprock Fair
The Navajo Nation is warning one of its chapters not to take over the upcoming Shiprock Navajo Fair. The Navajo Nation Department of Justice said the Shiprock Chapter's attempt to...

Five members of Hopi Tribe charged for collecting golden eagles
Five members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona were charged for taking golden eagles without a federal permit. Eugene Mansfield, Brendan Mansfield, Eldrice Mansfield, Emmett Namoki and Lucas Namoki Jr....

Missouri school board upholds ban on award-winning Alexie book
A public school board voted 7-0 to ban an award-winning Sherman Alexie book from the curriculum and voted 7-2 to keep the book off the library shelves. Critics said...

Lac Vieux Desert council members remain in jail over contempt
All nine council members for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan remain in jail as part of an ongoing leadership dispute. A tribal judge...

Social networking site 'ndn.me' aims to keep Natives connected
The Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians of California has created a new social networking site for Indian Country. The tribe received a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Couple sentenced over hate crime attack on Alaska Native man
A young man and woman were sentenced to federal prison for a hate crime attack on an Alaska Native man. Robert Gum, 19, was sentenced to 20 months in prison,...

Editorial: Officer shooting of Native man threatens public's trust
"In the wake of the shooting death of a Native American totem carver, there has thankfully been an absence of the blue wall of silence. Seattle Police Chief John Diaz's...

Native Sun News: Thelma Rios denies role in 1973 Aquash murder
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Broecher. All content © Native Sun News RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Thelma Conroy-Rios, an American Indian activist, has been...

Billy Frank: On the road to a successful recovery of tribal salmon
"It’s raining hard today, the first heavy rain we’ve seen in awhile, and it makes me feel good. The air is clean, the fish are moving up the rivers and...

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs field hearing on BIE schools
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a field hearing tomorrow on Indian education. The hearing focuses on conditions at Bureau of Indian Education schools. It takes place at 12:30pm at...

Eastern Shoshone Tribe votes down ban on possession of alcohol
Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming rejected a proposed ban on alcohol possession but approved other changes to the law and order code. The ban was among several...

Gabe Galanda: Working to defend religious rights of Indian inmates
"On Father’s Day, as I sweated with a group of Native inmates in a Monroe prison sweat lodge for the Summer Change of Seasons, I thought of my father, and...

Crow Tribe seeks removal of IHS doctor who has a criminal record
The Crow Tribe of Montana called on the Indian Health Service to remove a doctor with a criminal past. A. Scott Devous works at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital on the...

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