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December 3, 2010
Bizarre: Indians in Illinois allowed young men to act like women
"Here is famed historian Francis Parkman on the Illinois Indians, the tribe on whose ruins we have built our own civilization: The Illinois were “addicted to practices which are sometimes...

Kimberly Williams: Pebble Mine poses a threat to Alaska Natives
"Today, the Pebble Limited Partnership will unveil its latest round of tactics in its quest for North America's largest copper and gold mine, planned for the headwaters of Bristol Bay's...

The Village: Sex traffickers target Alaska Native women and girls
"A disproportionate number of women working in the Anchorage sex trade are Alaska Native and pimps and sex traffickers are pursuing Native girls at events like AFN, police warned tribes...

Editorial: Bill for Apache water rights settlement not an earmark
"Congress has passed a historic bill to fund long-standing claims from Black farmers and Native Americans, including the White Mountain Apache Tribe. It's a moment to celebrate. Yet, in a...

CBC News: Native veterans receive grant for unmarked graves
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Leader of tiny First Nation in Nova Scotia defends $243K salary
Some members of the Glooscap First Nation in Nova Scotia are upset by the high salaries of their chief and other band leaders. Chief Shirley Clarke earned about $243,000 last...

Testimony continues for 1975 kidnapping and murder of Aquash
Testimony continued for a second day into the December 1975 kidnapping and murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Aquash was staying in Denver, Colorado, in late...

Judge faces removal for sending Taos group to jail for contempt
A judge who sent a group of people from Taos Pueblo to jail on contempt charges could be removed from the bench pending a session before the New Mexico Judicial...

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on museum to honor Chief Ross
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on a museum that will honor Chief John Ross, who led the tribe during the Trail of Tears. The tribe will restore a...

Attorney who worked for Goshute Tribe killed in bicycle accident
Tim Vollman, a former Interior Department attorney who represented tribes in private practice, died in a bicycle accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday night. Vollman, 64, apparently collided...

Man who robbed Yurok site fails to turn up for restitution hearing
A California man who pleaded guilty to illegally excavating an ancestral village of the Yurok Tribe failed to turn up for a restitution hearing. James Edward Truhls was given a...

Native Sun News: Summit keeps Native languages on frontburner
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Broecher . All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — The non-profit organization, Tusweca Tiospaye, recognized that the...

Opinion: A 'race-based sovereign nation' has no place in the US
"An inevitable aspect of restoring Hawaiian sovereignty would mean elimination of U.S. control of Hawaii. Assuming such a utopian scheme were successful, all persons capable of proving ancestry dating back...

Murder charges laid after man stabbed at Yakama Nation home
A 30-year-old woman is facing murder charges after her boyfriend was stabbed a home on the Yakama Nation in Washington. Gabriel Paul, 27, died on Wednesday night after being stabbed...

Shakopee Tribe given a Jefferson Award for philanthropic efforts
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has received a prestigious award for its philanthropic efforts. The tribe was previously selected as a regional winner of the Jefferson Award. At...

Editorial: Oneida Nation to address concerns about energy plant
"An Oneida Seven Generations Corp. renewable energy project has faced resistance from a few of its Ashwaubenon neighbors, including some who oppose the proposed gasification plant based on misinformation. Among...

Opinion: Energy jobs can create opportunities in Indian Country
"American Indian and Alaska Natives represent 4.9 million of the U.S. population. One out of four Native Americans live below the poverty line. Indian country also records the highest unemployment...

Company apologizes for fighting Ute Tribe's sovereignty in court
An energy company is offering a public apology to the Ute Tribe of Utah for challenging the tribe's sovereignty and for arguing that the tribe's reservation has been diminished. QEP...

Elouise Cobell provides update on status of trust fund settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

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