Ray Cook: Indian Country Today maintains journalistic relevance (January 19, 2011)
I have been involved with Indian Country Today since it was purchased by 4 Directions Media/Entertainment in late 1998. I along with Kara Briggs, Mark Trahant, Tim Johnson, Jose Barreiro and about six or so other notable and well-respected Native...
North Dakota tribe blames EPA for holding up oil refinery project (January 19, 2011)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota says plans for an oil refinery are being held up by the Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe began the project in 2003. The final environmental impact statement was issued more than...
Ojibwe tribes convene on Red Lake Nation for education summit (January 19, 2011)
The Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth bands of Ojibwe are meeting this week to discuss education and language preservation. The Red Lake Nation is hosting the two-day summit. It will conclude with the signing of an education agreement...
Interview with Derek Bailey, chairman of Grand Traverse Band (January 19, 2011)
"Tribal Chairman Derek Bailey of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (the GTB) hopes to strengthen relationships between the tribe, the State of Michigan, and local units of government in the region during the remaining two years...
Eastern Band reports vandalism at Kituwah, Cherokee birthtown (January 19, 2011)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina says someone vandalized Kituwah, the ancestral Cherokee home. Someone lifted a gate to the site and drove a pickup truck over the Kituwah mound. “We feel like it was an act...
President Obama names 3 to Indian Law and Order Commission (January 19, 2011)
President Barack Obama appointed three people to the new Indian Law and Order Commission, which was established by the Tribal Law and Order Act. Ted Quasula, a member of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona and a law enforcement veteran; Theresa...
Saginaw Chippewa man pleads guilty to assault using his shoes (January 19, 2011)
Roland J. Jackson, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm. Jackson admitted that he knocked his girlfriend to the ground and...
Fires on Manitoba reserves claimed 11 children in past 5 years (January 19, 2011)
Fires on Manitoba reserves have claimed at least 11 children in the last five years. The most recent victim was a two-month-old girl who died in a fire on the St. Theresa Point Reserve on Sunday. Six children were home...
Opening briefs due in Oneida Nation foreclosure case next week (January 19, 2011)
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals is taking opening briefs in the Oneida Nation foreclosure case. The tribe is trying to prevent Oneida County and Madison County from foreclosing on its land. The case was due to go before the...
Bill honoring the Hopi Code Talkers advances in Arizona Senate (January 19, 2011)
A bill honoring 10 members of the Hopi Tribe who used their language to develop a code during World War II is advancing in the Arizona Senate. The Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed SCR 1009 on Tuesday....
Akin Gump reviewing social media policies in wake of 'ugly' post (January 19, 2011)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is reviewing its social media policies after a partner described a Yaqui man's prayer at the Arizona shooting memorial as "ugly" on a personal blog. Paul Mirengoff deleted the post from Powerline, a...
Opinion: Tribal governments in Alaska deal with pressing issues (January 19, 2011)
"During the week of Thanksgiving I had the opportunity to interview five different tribal councils in the Yukon River drainage, inquiring about the most pressing issues they are dealing with at their meetings. I spoke with tribal councils in Alukanuk,...
Opinion: White man's misinterpretation led to misnomer of tribe (January 19, 2011)
"Back in the early 1970s during my broadcasting days, I was conducting a breakfast show on the radio early each morning, which was broadcast from the restaurant of a nearby Miami, Okla., hotel. One particular morning I was to interview...
Opinion: Yaqui prayer no comfort to shooting victims in Arizona (January 19, 2011)
"Carlos Gonzales, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, was introduced to offer a blessing amidst loud cheering, at which time he introduced himself as "not a medicine man - just a family doc." What followed, an 8 1/2-minute self-tribute,...
Review: Walter Echo-Hawk tackles '10 Worst Indian Law Cases' (January 19, 2011)
"Finally someone has written a book that shines a light into the dark corners of the Supreme Court’s thievery of the rights of Native America. Did you ever wonder by what quiet sleight-of-hand huge dimensions of the inherent rights and...
Native Sun News: Loyal Mdewakanton Dakota win a partial ruling (January 19, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. MORTON, Minnesota — Descendents of the Mdewakanton Dakota who remained loyal to the U.S. Government during the 1862 Dakota War were told by...
Sen. Lieberman expected to announce decision to retire in 2012 (January 19, 2011)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) won't seek re-election in 2012, according to news reports. Lieberman, who left the Democratic party in 2006, had a mixed record on Indian issues. At one point he was well liked in Indian Country, particularly when...
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