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December 8, 2010
KAWL: Museum tells story of hidden Native Americans in Bay Area
"BRIAN PELLETIER: From the road, Novato’s Miwok Park looks pretty much like any other community park. People walk dogs, push strollers and ride bikes. You might notice a group of...

Police officer from Round Valley Tribes attacked during traffic stop
A police officer from the Round Valley Indian Tribes of California was assaulted during what started out as a routine traffic stop. Will Vanderheiden stopped Arthur Gutierrez Gonzales, 36, on...

Sen. Hagan to push for Lumbee Tribe recognition bill in final weeks
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) said she will try to gain passage of a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina before the 111th Congress ends. Hagan wants...

Editorial: Recycling business makes a positive impact in Whiteclay
"Call it a stroke of genius, a no-brainer, or a match made in heaven and hell. It's all of the above. ABC Recycling Center recently opened in Whiteclay, Neb. to...

Defense rests in Aquash murder trial without calling any witnesses
The trial into the 1975 kidnapping and murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash came to a close this morning when the defense declined to call witnesses....

Oneida Nation to address concerns about renewable energy plant
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will host an open house on December 16 to address concerns about its renewable energy project. Oneida Seven Generations Corp. began work on a 70,000-square-foot...

Indian voters help Yurok man win county position in close election
Ryan Sundberg will be the first Native American on the Board of Supervisors in Humboldt County, California. Sundberg, who is of Yurok ancestry, won the election by just 142 votes....

John Echohawk: Stockbridge Munsee Band deal on strong footing
John Echohawk is the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund. On November 22, 2010, New York State, Madison County, the Town of Stockbridge and my client, the Stockbridge...

Saginaw Chippewa man was asked to take tribal logo off Facebook
A member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan says he was asked to remove the tribe's logo from a Facebook page he created. Martin Curry, a former graphic...

Alaska Native corporations spent $1.6M to support Lisa Murkowski
Alaskans Standing Together, an independent expenditure committee largely funded by Alaska Native corporations, spent $1.6 million to support Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in her historic write-in campaign in Alaska. The...

Native man alleges police officers left him on the outskirts of town
A 20-year-old Native man says police officers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, made him run to the outskirts of town wearing only a sweater. Evan Maud left his brother's home around 4am...

NRC proposes rule to inform tribes about nuclear waste shipments
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed a regulation to inform tribes about nuclear waste shipments through reservations. States already receive advance notification of shipments. The rule gives tribes the same...

Cartoon: US enlists Navajo Code Talkers for yet another campaign
Cartoon by Steve Benson. December 1, 2010....

Native Sun News: Wrapup of the first week of Aquash murder trial
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk and Evelyn Broecher . All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY — In a trial that has drawn...

President Obama to sign bill with Cobell settlement this afternoon
Watch the signing online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live President Barack Obama will sign H.R.4783, the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, at the White House this afternoon. The bill authorizes the $3.4 billion...

Sen. Dorgan delivers farewell speech on Senate floor on Thursday
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) will deliver his farewell speech on the Senate floor on Thursday. Dorgan has served as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee since January 2007....

New York county welcomes Shinnecock Nation federal recognition
The Suffolk County, New York, Legislature issued a proclamation to celebrate the federal recognition of the Shinnecock Nation. The tribe filed its federal recognition petition with the Bureau of Indian...

Ute Tribe concerned about state encroachment on the reservation
The Ute Tribe of Utah wants to meet with federal authorities to address concerns about state jurisdiction on the reservation. In Hagen v. Utah, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that...

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