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December 16, 2010
Opinion: Looking into the eyes of the Lakota leader, Sitting Bull
"The last eight years of Sitting Bull's life were a time of tribulation and turmoil, with him living as a prisoner of war and as a sideshow gimmick, awaiting a...

Former police chief for Sault Tribe sentenced to prison for fraud
Fred Paquin, the former police chief for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for defrauding...

US Attorneys in Oklahoma turn down about half of Indian cases
Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma decline about 50 percent of Indian Country cases referred to them, the Government Accountability Office said in a report this week. Between fiscal years 2005 through...

Opinion: Firing of Ward Churchill affects public employment law
"Make no mistake. Disgraced University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill deserved to be fired. To be rather blunt, and as has been well documented over the last several years, he...

President Obama's remarks at White House Tribal Nations meet
"I see a lot of friends, a lot of familiar faces in the house. I want to thank all the tribal leaders who have traveled here for this conference. And...

Letter: Non-Indians also victimized during American expansion
"I would like to comment on a recent column written by Julie Mack, “Columbus should be remembered, but how?” in which she mentions finding a "90-year-old carving on a stone...

APRN: Tribal leaders in Alaska bring their issues to White House
"Alaska Native tribal leaders are gathering Thursday in Washington for the Tribal Nation’s Conference with President Obama. Each of the country’s 565 federally recognized tribes was invited to send a...

Robert Coulter: Obama sets new agenda for US-Indian relations
"Today, the United States government at last officially endorsed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and joined the international community in recognizing that American Indians and other...

Ken Salazar: Working to meet our obligations to First Americans
"This morning we kicked off the White House Tribal Nations Conference, a gathering that is a testament to President Obama's respect for the inherent sovereignty of Indian nations and determination...

Small group of tribal leaders meets with Obama at White House
President Barack Obama meets with tribal leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, December 15, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza). A small group of...

Charles Trimble: Youth will build a new world for Indian Country
Not long ago, I received a phone call from a girl who introduced herself as Autumn White Eyes, a very gracious young lady from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She...

ICT interview with Pete Rouse, chief of staff to President Obama
Indian Country Today interviewed Pete Rouse, the chief of staff to President Barack Obama. Rause worked for former Rep. Jim Abourezk (D-South Dakota) and former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota)....

Native Sun News: Rosebud Ambulance Service -- Then and Now
The following story was written and reported by Archie B. Beauvais. All content © Native Sun News. Rosebud Ambulance Service personnel showcase their vehicles at the emergency room entrance at...

ProPublica: Investigation of Alaska Native corporation contracts
"When the oil boom came to Alaska, Congress promised new economic opportunities for native peoples like the Cape Fox Tlingit. The Tlingit had wrested a subsistence life from the harsh...

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