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December 2, 2010
APRN: Alaska Natives pack in listening session to discuss suicide
"The 20th Annual Tribal Providers Conference, going on in Anchorage through this week, has drawn hundreds of participants from villages across Alaska. The gathering is sponsored by the federal Interior...

Report finds suicide prevention funding lacking in Native villages
A new report from the Alaska Legislature finds a lack of suicide prevention funds in Native villages, where suicide rates are among the highest in the nation. From 2000 to...

Trial opens in kidnapping and murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash
Testimony began into the December 1975 kidnapping and murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Aquash was shot to death on the Pine Ridge Reservation. But this...

Legal group behind voting rights case known as 'Indian fighters'
A legal group with ties to conservative Republicans continues to fight the voting rights of tribal members in Wyoming. Mountain States Legal Foundation is representing Fremont County in an...

Judge releases video of Native man being kicked by police officer
A judge in Canada released video footage that shows a police officer kicking a Native man like "you wouldn't kick a dog." The July 2009 video shows Terry Delay...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe consulted on treaty design for coin
Linda Coombs, a member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, worked with the U.S. Mint on the design of the 2011 Native American $1 Coin. The back side...

Appeal promised on snowmaking at sacred San Francisco Peaks
The Save the Peaks Coalition plans to appeal a decision that allows the use of reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks of Arizona. Tribal members and non-Indians sued...

Northern Cheyenne man awaiting trial can't access medical pot
A federal judge won't allow a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to use his medical marijuana card that was issued by the state of Montana. Lemuel Thomas “Butch” Small,...

Man sentenced in big methamphetamine case on Navajo Nation
An Arizona man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in what authorities said was the largest drug investigation on the Navajo Nation. Larry Keams Kahn, 42, pleaded guilty...

Missing couple from White Mountain Apache Tribe located safely
Two elders from the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona were located safe and sound on Wednesday. Paul and Genevieve Ethelbah were last seen on their tribe's reservation on...

Taos Pueblo offers a new home for river otters from Washington
River otters are being reintroduced in New Mexico, thanks to the efforts of Taos Pueblo. Otters were last seen in the state in 1953. So the tribe has been...

Red Lake Nation prepares to start TANF cash program next year
The Red Lake Nation is expected to run its own Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program, according to officials in Beltrami County, Minnesota. The tribe will handle emergency cash assistance...

Editorial: Northern Arapaho Tribe can benefit from bison's return
"When the Northern Arapaho General Council voted in 2009 against moving bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Wind River Indian Reservation, the reaction among many observers was puzzlement. Why...

Native Sun News: South Dakota man feels victimized by law firm
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. SAINT FRANCIS, SOUTH DAKOTA — The ad read, “Tamaki Law is dedicated to...

Sen. Baucus to hold press conference in Montana for Cobell case
Update: The event has been canceled. Sen. Baucus will remain in Washington on Friday for some votes on the Senate floor. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) will hold a press conference...

Opinion: 'Chieftain ' mascot remains inappropriate for university
"While I have the utmost respect for Dr. Madsen and I do see him as one of the intellectual leaders of this university I must respond to his comments in...

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