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October 13, 2010
Cheyenne River Sioux man pleads guilty in sex abuse of minors
Jerry Farlee, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child, The Rapid City Journal reports....

Settlement reportedly near in Indian farmer discrimination suit
The Obama administration is close to a settlement with Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture. Attorneys for the government and for the plaintiffs in...

Letter: We all owe a debt of gratitude to Christopher Columbus
"The Oct. 12 letter of the day referred to the discoveries of Columbus and his cronies as delivering "tragic consequences for its many nations and millions of people." We just...

Navajo Nation Supreme Court could be left with just one justice
The highest court of the Navajo Nation could be left with only one justice. The three-member Navajo Nation Supreme Court currently has two members: Chief Justice Herb Yazzie and Justice...

Special news package in Science focuses on repatriation issues
The October 2010 issue of Science includes a special news package on repatriation issues. Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The 1990 law...

Winfred Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Tribe elder, passes away at 60
Winfred Red Cloud, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, died on Friday. He was 60. Red Cloud was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He...

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe unveils plan on reservation highway
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is facing opposition to its plan for a highway on the reservation. The tribe wants to make a number of changes to address traffic...

Fort Mojave Tribe captures alligator that went missing at circus
Animal control officers from the Fort Mojave Tribe captured an alligator after a fisherman spotted it in the Colorado River. Wally went missing when the Shrine Circus came to the...

Sault Tribe woman sentenced over assault on handicapped son
A member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for assaulting her handicapped son. Theresa Marie Finfrock, 31,...

Turtle Talk: Native women's groups divided in prostitution case
"A divisive debate is currently underway among women’s advocate groups after an Ontario court recently struck down some of the laws restricting prostitution in Canada. Even Aboriginal women’s groups are...

Duane Big Eagle, chairman of Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, arrested
Duane Big Eagle, the chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has been arrested on federal bribery charges. Big Eagle recently won election as chairman by 11...

Tribes and Alaska Natives fail to report spending from stimulus
A number of tribes, Indian organizations and Alaska Native villages have failed to file disclosure reports that are required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In the...

Alaska Natives criticize new analysis on drilling in Arctic Ocean
A coalition of Alaska Natives and environmental groups said the Obama administration still hasn't addressed the impact of off-shore drilling in the Arctic Ocean. The Inupiat Community of the Arctic...

Series: Drug dealers using Fort Apache Reservation as a haven
"The number one issue with substance abuse on Native-American reservation lands has been and continues to be alcohol, but there seems there may be a shift in the illegal drug...

Sen. Dorgan backs Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in voting dispute
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) has asked the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota to look into a voting dispute on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation. Dorgan said Benson County will...

Yankton Sioux Tribe to build headquarters with Shakopee grant
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will build a temporary headquarters thanks to a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota. The Yankton Sioux Tribe...

Counties eager to argue Oneida Nation case at Supreme Court
Two counties in New York are happy the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a foreclosure dispute with the Oneida Nation. Oneida County and Madison County brought foreclosure proceedings against the...

Fisherman from Hoh Tribe missing after boat capsized on river
A member of the Hoh Tribe of Washington remains missing after his boat capsized on Monday. David Hudson Jr, 21., was fishing with his sister, Elva Hudson, 29, when their...

Norman Pico, longtime Pechanga Band leader, passes on at 70
Norman Pico Sr., a longtime leader of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians of California, died on Friday. He was 70. Pico spent most of his life serving his...

Native Sun News: Thousands drawn to 24th Black Hills Powwow
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– They came. And they danced. Then, they went home...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Oneida Nation sovereignty an 'illusion'
When the European colonists arrived in the northeast they encountered a powerful alliance of Native nations who had allied themselves into a confederacy generations before contact. These nations were distinct,...

Blog: Iowa Native American Affairs Commission takes up ICWA
""If you're having problems, they'll take your kids anytime they want," said Robert Wabasha, of the Santee Sioux Nation, whose granddaughter and grandniece both died after being adopted out...

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