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October 6, 2010
Column: Combat violence against women by looking at abusers
"I stare at the keyboard and wonder what else can possibly be said about the epidemic of domestic violence in our state. If this latest survey from the UAA Justice...

Autopsy: Native carver was shot four times in his side by officer
John T. Williams, a traditional woodcarver, was shot four times in the right side of his body by a police officer, according to autopsy results released by the family's attorney....

Grand Traverse Band seats council members long after election
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan seated three new council members on October 1, more than four months after voters first went to the polls....

Native Sun News: Unofficial results of Oglala Sioux Tribe primary
The following story was written and reported by the Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Incumbent President Theresa Two Bulls and five-time former President John Yellow Bird Steele...

Native enrollment at Central Michigan University grows slowly
American Indians and Alaska Natives make up a small part of the population at Central Michigan University but their numbers are slowly growing. For fall 2010, 217 Native Americans have...

New lawsuit filed to keep bald eagle on endangered species list
Environmental groups filed a new lawsuit to keep the desert-nesting bald eagles in Arizona on the endangered species list. Judge Mary Murguia had put the move on hold in a...

Quechan man sentenced over murder at Gila River Reservation
A member of the Quechan Nation will serve three concurrent life sentences for a brutal murder on the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona. Eugene Joseph Escalanti, 34, was found...

Actor Adam Beach urges First Nations youth to pursue dreams
Actor Adam Beach urged youth from the Lac La Ronge First Nation in Saskatchewan to follow their dreams. Beach was exposed to drugs, crime and gangs as a youth. But...

Red Lake Nation secures $1M in funding for a community center
The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota has secured $1 million to build a community center. The tribe received an $809,000 loan and a $250,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture...

Supreme Court won't take on Schaghticoke recognition dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the federal recognition lawsuit of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The Bureau of Indian Affairs initially backed the tribe by...

Havasupai Tribe evacuates tourists after flood in Grand Canyon
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona evacuated tourists over the weekend after heavy flooding in the Grand Canyon. Vice Chairman Edmond Tilousi said no damage was reported. Tourists are expected to...

Senate hopeful promises support for Alaska Native sovereignty
Scott McAdams says he will support Alaska Native sovereignty if he is elected to the U.S. Senate. McAdams spoke at the 6th annual convention of the Association of Village Council...

Letter: Members of Crow Tribe should vote against water rights
"Crow tribal members are being told to vote yes on a referendum to approve the Crow water compact with the state of Montana. This is the next step in a...

Editorial: Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation needs its own polling place
"Neither counties nor the state government should be in the business of making it hard for people to vote. That’s the bottom line on the situation in Benson County and...

Border city backs discrimination agreement with Navajo Nation
The city council in Farmington, New Mexico, approved an agreement with the Navajo Nation to address discrimination. The agreement cites past incidents of past racism in the border community. But...

Alaska Native man competing for Cosmo's Bachelor of the Year
Curtis Hembroff, a member of the Kenaitze Tribe of Alaska, is one of the hottest bachelors in America, according to Cosmopolitan magazine. Hembroff, 31, is representing the state in...

Tigua Tribe getting economic development effort off the ground
The Tigua Tribe of Texas is moving to diversify its economy. The tribe started Tigua Inc. to pursue economic development opportunities. The corporation hopes to land government contracts and promote...

Missing Women inquiry seeks views from First Nations, families
The Missing Women inquiry will consult with First Nations and the families of Native victim as part of its investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton. A number of Pickton's victims...

Federal Eye: BIA fails to reimburse Indian firefighters for boots
"Hundreds of Native American firefighters are locked in a two-year battle with the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding reimbursements for fire boots required to fight the nation's wildfires. BIA is...

Sen. Feinstein reportedly drafting a different land-into-trust fix
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) is reportedly working on a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar that could hurt tribal interests. Feinstein serves as chair of...

Former Soboba Band chairman Salgado pleads guilty for bribes
Robert Salgado, the former chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to accepting bribes and concealing his income. Salgado, 68, admitted he took...

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