Nearly dozen Choctaw Nation employees headed to Afghanistan (January 18, 2011)
Nearly a dozen Choctaw Nation employees are being deployed to Afghanistan. The entire staff for the tribe's Veterans Advocacy Program will be overseas. Kelly McKaughan, Brent Oakes and John Lance are deploying early this year so the tribe has hired...
Miami University orders companies to stop using 'Redskin' logo (January 18, 2011)
Miami University in Ohio has ordered companies to stop selling merchandise with the "Redskin" logo. The school stopped using the name in 1997 but some companies were still allowed to use the logo. The policy changed this year. "It really...
Opinion: Suicide among Alaska Native youth making news again (January 18, 2011)
"It was a story that begged to be told. It was 1987. That year, Anchorage Daily News editor Mike Doogan noted that an alarming number of obituaries were coming across his desk without listing a cause of death. That meant...
Letter: Respect tribal decisions about 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (January 18, 2011)
"I am writing about the Fighting Sioux nickname legislation that has been proposed in the North Dakota Legislature. As a UND student who has worked closely with this issue since 2005, I can’t begin to explain how the controversy has...
Quapaw woman an inductee to Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame (January 18, 2011)
Ardina Moore, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, is being inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall Of Fame. Moore serves as chair of the tribe's cultural committee. She is one of nine honorees this year. "Ardina has a very deep...
Shakopee Tribe to celebrate annual powwow from August 19-21 (January 18, 2011)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will hold its annual powwow from August 19-21. The powwow takes place on the reservation. Twelve drum groups have been invited. Get the Story: Tribe announces dates for 2011 powwow (The Prior Lake...
Gila River Indian Community considers freeway thru reservation (January 18, 2011)
Members of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona have been discussing the possibility of hosting a part of the South Mountain Freeway on the reservation. The tribe historically was opposed to the idea. But tribal members have heard about...
Supreme Court refuses challenge to Meskwaki Tribe's jurisdiction (January 18, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in APIS v. Sac and Fox Tribe, a tribal court jurisdiction case. Generally, tribes lack jurisdiction over non-Indians and non-Indian entities. But the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Montana v. US sets...
Sen. Kent Conrad from North Dakota announces decision to retire (January 18, 2011)
Indian Country will be dealing with the loss of yet another friend in Congress. Sen. Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota) won't run for re-election in 2012. He is the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and a member of the Senate...
Iowa Tribe heralds five years of eagle sanctuary with new aviary (January 18, 2011)
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the fifth anniversary of its eagle sanctuary and rehabilitation center on Saturday. The tribe has released eight rehabilitated eagles and is caring for 27 eagles at th Grey Snow Eagle House. "It’s an honor...
Notification process begins this week for $3.4B Cobell settlement (January 18, 2011)
The notification process for the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit begins on Thursday, January 20. According to Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, a "long form notice" will be mailed to beneficiaries...
County concerned about Robinson Rancheria plan for gas station (January 18, 2011)
Officials in Lake County, California, say the Robinson Rancheria won't talk to them about plans for a new gas station. The county is worried about the environmental impacts of the project. Officials are threatening to ask Gov. Jerry Brown (D)...
Construction work halted at Gabrielino burial ground in California (January 18, 2011)
Work on a cultural center in downtown Los Angeles, California, has been halted due to the discovery of a cemetery with the remains of Gabrielino and other tribal ancestors. Approximately 300 Gabrielinos and other Indians are buried at the site....
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