Second fugitive arrested in connection with Red Lake shootings (January 25, 2011)
A second man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Cruze Anthony White, 22, was arrested on the reservation yesterday. Just last week, Donald Clark Jr, 22, was arrested. Federal authorities...
South Dakota bill assists veterans with tuition for tribal colleges (January 25, 2011)
South Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill to help veterans of the National Guard with tuition at tribal colleges. Veterans who attend public colleges in the state only pay half the tuition. The bill would extend the same privilege to...
Turtle Talk: A critical time for Indian law cases and Supreme Court (January 25, 2011)
"A couple years back, we wrote a post about the important of the Solicitor General’s views in Indian law cases (here). I followed that up with a short paper on how it appeared that the OSG’s influence on the Supreme...
Interview with Dwight Howe about intercultural communication (January 25, 2011)
The Sioux City Journal interviews Dwight Howe (Omaha / Ponca) about living intercultural communication. "Question: What does living in two worlds mean? Answer: Before Thurston was a county, before Iowa was a state, before Nebraska was a state, there was...
Editorial: Survey shows 'stunning' data about domestic violence (January 25, 2011)
"A joint hearing by two state Senate committees revealed grim numbers on Monday. • More than 47 percent of Alaska women report that they've been the victims of either threats and/or actual physical domestic violence in a romantic or intimate...
South Dakota governor promises to fill tribal relations secretary (January 25, 2011)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is promising to name someone as his secretary of tribal relations in the next two to three weeks, The Rapid City Journal reports. Daugaard was going to name someone to lead the Office of...
John Graham sentenced to life in prison for 1975 Aquash murder (January 25, 2011)
John Graham was sentenced to life in prison in South Dakota for his role in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Graham, a Native man from Canada, was convicted of felony murder in connection...
First Nations girl badly burned in a house fire at Manitoba reserve (January 25, 2011)
A 16-year-old girl was badly burned in a house fire on the Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation in Manitoba. Alandice Benjoe suffered burns across 70 percent of her body, CBC News reported. Her mother, Daphne Benjoe, 41, did not survive...
DOJ opens investigation of Seattle police after Native man's death (January 25, 2011)
The Department of Justice has opened a preliminary investigation of the police department in Seattle, Washington, in response to a series of high-profile incidents, including the fatal shooting of John T. Williams, a traditional woodcarver. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan has...
DOJ creates task force to address violence against Native women (January 25, 2011)
The Department of Justice has established a task force to address violence against women in Indian Country. The Violence Against Women Federal and Tribal Prosecution Task Force consists of seven federal prosecutors and six tribal representatives. The group is chaired...
Reznet: Chippewa Cree Tribe working to rebuild after major storm (January 25, 2011)
"A half-year ago, much of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north central Montana was under water. Still in recovery mode, the Chippewa Cree tribe is facing years of work just to get back to where they were before the...
Sen. Lisa Murkowski to deliver response to State of Indian Nations (January 25, 2011)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will deliver the response to the State of Indian Nations on Thursday. Murkowski will speak after National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel delivers the SOIN address. The tentative schedule follows: 10:30 AM - State...
Dean Chavers: Indian Country loses a giant with Helen Scheirbeck (January 25, 2011)
"She had called me on Alcatraz when we took it over. Lew Barton was the first Lumbee I heard from, and Helen was the second. Dr. Ruth Woods was the third, and she came out to Alcatraz to visit. All...
Six Republicans on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee (January 25, 2011)
Six Republicans have been named to the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) will serve as chairman. Joining him on the subcommittee are: Rep. Jeff Denham (R-California); Rep. Daniel Benishek (R-Michigan); Rep. Paul Gosar...
Hopi Tribe heads to the polls on Thursday to vote on constitution (January 25, 2011)
Members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona will head to the polls on Thursday to vote on proposed changes to their constitution. The constitution hasn't changed significantly since it was first adopted in 1936. The revisions would reorganize the government...
Navajo Nation workers help elders prepare for journey to Creator (January 25, 2011)
Death is a taboo topic in Navajo culture but workers from the Navajo Nation have found a way to help elders on their life's journey. It starts with a poem. In English, it reads: "When that time comes, when my...
Travel by former Interior secretary Dirk Kempthorne violated law (January 25, 2011)
Former Interior secretary Dirk Kempthorne violated federal law by attending events with two former members of Congress who were prominent on Indian issues, the Office of Special Counsel concluded in a report. Kempthorne attended an event with former Rep. Charles...
Navajo Nation Council chooses Johnny Naize to serve as speaker (January 25, 2011)
The Navajo Nation Council has a new leader. Johnny Naize was elected speaker by a vote of 25-9 on Tuesday. He will be the first leader of the 24-member council. "We will work together the next two years," Naize...
Raymond Crowchief, respected Siksika elder, and wife pass away (January 25, 2011)
A well-respected couple from the Siksika First Nation of Alberta died after being involved in a 10-vehicle collision during a winter storm. Raymond Crowchief, 65, and his wife, Angeline Leather, 68, suffered injuries during the January 8 accident. Leather passed...
EPA issues another warning for Omaha Reservation water system (January 25, 2011)
The Environmental Protection Agency is advising residents of a city on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to boil their water until further notice. The EPA said the tribe's system in Macy has experienced numerous problems over the past few months,...
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