Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' supporters must work through their grief (January 13, 2011)
"Perhaps it is time for all those who wish for an endless life of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname to start using the Seven Stages of Grief. An agreement was made long ago that the Sioux nickname would be retired...
Native man on the run for 16 years arrested on Manitoba reserve (January 13, 2011)
A Native man who was the only person on South Dakota's most wanted prison escapee list for 16 years has been arrested in Canada. Clifford Laframboise was serving an 18-year prison sentence for first-degree burglary. He walked away from...
New York governor affirms intent to impose tobacco tax on tribes (January 13, 2011)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) met briefly with Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter today but the chat didn't result in any changes on the state's tobacco tax. Cuomo said he will continue efforts to impose a tax on...
Report notes extremely high rate of suicide among Alaska Natives (January 13, 2011)
Alaska Natives continue to suffer from an extremely high rate of suicide, according to a new report from the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. Between 2006 and 2007, 96 Alaska Natives took their lives. Based on their population in the state,...
Class action seeks $2.7B for First Nations descendants in Canada (January 13, 2011)
First Nations descendants who were denied government benefits because their grandmother married a non-Native have launched a class action suit against Canada. For decades, Native women who married outside of their First Nation were unable to pass on their benefits...
Barbara Munson: 'Indian' mascots harm children in public schools (January 13, 2011)
"If you show respect for a symbol that promotes stereotyping, harassment and discrimination, does that take away the harm? If you replicate that symbol, is more or less harm done? If you claim that you mean no harm when you...
Utah man accused of stealing more than $176K from Paiute Tribe (January 13, 2011)
A Utah man who appears to have a checkered past has been charged with stealing more than $176,000 from the Paiute Tribe. Jeffrey C. Zander worked as the tribe's economic development director and trust resource director. Federal authorities say he...
Woman hit with second-degree murder charge on Navajo Nation (January 13, 2011)
A woman who is facing a second-degree murder charge told Navajo Nation police that the victim "should know better than to mess with a Hopi," The Farmington Daily Times reports. Pamela Navasie, 41, is accused of stabbing her boyfriend's mother...
Tribes discuss renewable energy and cultural resources at summit (January 13, 2011)
Tribal leaders are meeting in Palm Springs, California, to discuss renewable energy and protection of cultural resources. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a federal agency, and the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers are hosting the conference. Participants...
Trial begins into shooting death linked to Indian gang in Nebraska (January 13, 2011)
A trial began into the shooting of Nebraska man who was killed after he had a confrontation with a distant cousin about their gang affiliation. Andrew Galligo, 19, was allegedly shot by Rufus Freemont on June 18, 2010. But witnesses...
Attorney: Yaqui man offers 'ugly' prayer during Arizona memorial (January 13, 2011)
Ed. Note: Paul Mirengoff is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. "In the post immediately below, I praised President Obama's speech in Tucson this evening in honor of the victims of that horrific shooting spree. His...
Patty Talahongva: Yaqui man opens Arizona memorial with prayer (January 13, 2011)
"It is fitting and proper that Dr. Carlos Gonzales offers a prayer at tonight's memorial for the victims, survivors and their families of the shooting that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition. Dr. Gonzales is an associate professor at...
Native Sun News: Gold mining still causing problems in Black Hills (January 13, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. LEAD, SOUTH DAKOTA — A little more than a century after gold discovery sparked the violation of Sioux treaty rights to the Black Hills,...
Police officer questioned over fatal shooting of Native woodcarver (January 13, 2011)
An inquest began into the fatal shooting of John T. Williams , continued with two days of testimony from f the officer who fired and killed the traditional Native woodcarver in Seattle, Washington. Williams, 50, was a member of the...
Tule River Tribe wins BIA approval of its land-into-trust application (January 13, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved a land-into-trust application for the Tule River Tribe of California. The tribe acquired 40 acres near the Porterville Airport. The tribe entered into an agreement with the city regarding development of the land....
Leech Lake Band sets February recall election for council member (January 13, 2011)
A leader of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota will face a recall election on February 8. Secretary/treasurer Mike Bongo extended a loan of $2.4 million loan to Bill and Kathy Bieloh, the owners of the Moondance...
MPR: FBI ends investigation of speech condemned by Sioux tribes (January 13, 2011)
"A Minnesota American Indian activist says the FBI has closed its investigation into a controversial speech she gave at Winona State University. The Dakota Indian scholar Waziyatawin emailed friends and family this week saying an FBI agent told her he...
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