Editorial: Resolve dispute for women's shelter on Navajo Nation (January 21, 2011)
"If a watched pot never boils, the Shiprock Home for Women and Children may never come to completion. Because of contract disputes, the last 20 percent of construction on the shelter has been on hold since August, and with room...
Crow Tribe discusses water rights settlement in advance of vote (January 21, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is asking its members to approve a water rights settlement that President Barack Obama signed into law last month. The law secures the tribe's rights to 500,000 acre-feet a year from the Bighorn River and...
Robinson Rancheria to meet with county officials for gas station (January 21, 2011)
The Robinson Rancheria plans to meet with Lake County, California, to discuss plans for a gas station. The gas station will be located on trust land. But it's near a wetlands restoration area that the county is concerned about. County...
Young Saginaw Chippewa man cleared of federal assault charge (January 21, 2011)
A federal jury in Michigan acquitted a young member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of an assault charge. Lyle J. Pego, 19, was accused of trying to drive another vehicle off the road. He was 18 years old at the...
Kickapoo man faces charges in tribal and state court for accident (January 21, 2011)
A member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas who has been charged in tribal court in connection with a fatal accident also faces charges in state court. Raul Rodriguez, 35, has been charged with second-degree homicide in tribal court for...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe once again lobbying for law enforcement bill (January 21, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho is again asking lawmakers for help in resolving a law enforcement dispute. The tribe was ready to sign a cross-deputization agreement with Benewah County when the county backed out at the last minute. “The...
Native Sun News: Army to celebrate arrival of 'Lakota' helicopter (January 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Lance Alan Schroeder. All content © Native Sun News. UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 and...
Rep. Young advances agenda for Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (January 21, 2011)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has a lot on his plate as the chairman of the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Young plans to examine the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget and workforce closely. He said tribes...
Inquest split over fatal shooting of Native man by a police officer (January 21, 2011)
An inquest into the shooting of John T. Williams by a Seattle, Washington, police officer returned a mixed verdict on Thursday. Four out of eight jurors found that Williams, who was a member of the Dididaht First Nation of British...
Column: City flunks history test in unearthing of Indian cemetery (January 21, 2011)
"L.A. has flunked another history test. Not the kind with questions about George Washington and the Constitution. This was a test of our ability to protect our local history — specifically one particular patch of land where many, if not...
Gyasi Ross: Native perspective on inquest of Native man's death (January 21, 2011)
"Lord Jeffrey Amherst, after whom the town of Amherst, Mass., and Amherst College are both named, routinely passed out smallpox-filled blankets to members of the Ottawa Nation during the French and Indian War. The Natives knew, instinctively, that this war...
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