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October 28, 2010
Editorial: Choose Jeff Jones, Osage, as prosecutor in Oklahoma
"Osage County First Assistant District Attorney Jeff S. Jones is well suited and well qualified to succeed long-time District Attorney Larry Stuart, who serves a district covering Pawnee and Osage...

Don Young: Re-election bid for Congress not 'stealth' campaign
"I would like to respond to Elise Patkotak's piece dated Oct. 20, 2010, "2010: Year of the stealth candidate" and her remark that I am running a lackadaisical campaign. I've...

Indian National Finals Rodeo set for November 8-13 in Nevada
The Indian National Finals Rodeo will take place November 8-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ed Harry, a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, said 268 people have registered for...

Metis activist and partner dead after apparent murder-suicide
A Metis activist and his partner are dead in what authorities in Alberta say is a murder-suicide case. Ronald Stuart Jones, 61, is believed to have killed Corinne Nicole Sellhorn,...

South Dakota governor candidates promise to work with tribes
South Dakota's candidates for governor say they will work with tribes if they are elected. Democrat Scott Heidepriem said he will establish a Cabinet-level position for Indian issues. He has...

Cherokee Nation receives $1.3M in grants for law enforcement
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has been awarded more than $1.3 million in grants from the Department of Justice. The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service received 900,600 from the Community Oriented...

Non-Indian landowner won't submit to Rincon Band jurisdiction
A non-Indian property owner is refusing to comply with the laws of the Rincon Band of Mission Indians in California. Marvin Donius owns land that has been in non-Indian hands...

Solve Climate: Congress taking interest in tribal green energy
"Another bill, introduced earlier this year by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), sought to ease some of the restrictions imposed on tribal renewable projects. The Indian Energy Promotion and Parity Act...

Five members of Hopi Tribe plead guilty for taking baby eagles
Five members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona pleaded guilty in connection with an eagle taking incident. Eugene Mansfield, Brendan Mansfield, Eldrice Mansfield, Emmett Namoki and Lucas Namoki Jr. took...

Rex Pooyouma, last Hopi Code Talker, passes away at age of 93
Rex Pooyouma, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on October 23. He was 93. Pooyouma was the...

New Mexico pueblo concerned about safety for trick-or-treating
Concerns about safety - motivated a decision to ban trick-or-treating at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico, Gov. Joshua Madalena said. The Santa Fe New Mexican initially reported that tribal leaders...

Editorial: No question Pamunkey Tribe deserves federal status
"Most of Virginia's several Indian tribes have sought recognition through congressional statute. The Pamunkey tribe is an exception; it is trying to gain acknowledgment through the Bureau of Indian Affairs'...

Native Sun News: Protest seeks better services for FAS children
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. KYLE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– They’re numbers may have been small, but their voices were...

County loses challenge of Meskwaki Tribe land-into-trust ruling
The Interior Board of Indian Appeals rejected a challenge to the the Meskwaki Tribe's land-into-trust application. The board of supervisors in Tama County, Iowa, didn't want to lose tax revenues...

Color Lines: US not accountable for rights of indigenous people
"Well before America was known as the land of plenty, it was a land of plunder. About four centuries after the first colonial encounter set off a wave of destruction,...

NPR Blog: 'Wizard of Oz' author advocated genocide of Indians
"Finding out that childhood heroes have feet of clay is nothing new. Sometimes it can actually be reassuring in an odd way, that they too are human. But then you...

Editorial: Obama administration pushing for renewable energy
"Global warming, energy independence and good 21st-century jobs are three compelling reasons why Washington must do a lot more to promote renewable energy. Congress seemed to get it in 2005...

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