Michael Eshkibok: Fighting Sioux a symbol of America's racist past (January 26, 2011)
"Socially and historically educated Americans know that Indian sports logos are inherently offensive, exploitative and racist. Such logos really are about white America’s denial of its racist history in subjugating the continent in the name of Manifest Destiny. Logo supporters...
Review: Short stories from Eddie Chuculate in 'Cheyenne Madonna' (January 26, 2011)
"I don’t usually like collections of short stories, but Eddie Chuculate’s book Cheyenne Madonna could change my mind. He uses the short story as the narrative of Jordan Coolwater’s life. A life of artistic talent and too much alcohol. “You...
Sen. Akaka to serve as leader of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (January 26, 2011)
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) will serve as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in the 112th Congress. Akaka is a longtime member of the committee. His biggest issue has been federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. The committee has yet...
Official apologizes to Robinson Rancheria for communications flap (January 26, 2011)
A supervisor in Lake County, California, apologized to the Robinson Rancheria for a breakdown in communication with the tribe. In December, Supervisor Denise Rushing sent a letter to the tribe, raising concerns about plans for a gas station and convenience...
Northern Cheyenne Reservation Boys & Girls Club awarded $143K (January 26, 2011)
A Boys & Girls Club on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana has received a $143,000 grant. The money came from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. It will be used to rehabilitate the club's heating and air conditioning system...
Samson Cree Nation heads to the polls on Friday to choose a chief (January 26, 2011)
Members of the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta head to the polls on Friday to elect a chief. Incumbent Marvin Yellowbird is running for election. He faces nine challengers for the job. One candidate is Darrel Bruno, a former RCMP...
Justice Department nominee has experience with Indian law cases (January 26, 2011)
On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated Donald Verrilli to be Solicitor General at the Department of Justice The Solicitor General handles U.S. Supreme Court matters for the federal government. The position is extremely important and Verrilli comes with Indian law...
Pauline Murillo, San Manuel Band elder, passes away at age of 76 (January 26, 2011)
Pauline Murillo, an elder of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California, died on Friday. She was 76. Murillo educated countless people about tribal culture. She also taught the Cahuilla and Serrano languages to new generations. Last year,...
Opinion: Sacagawea is someone every North Dakotan should know (January 26, 2011)
"On every coin or printed dollar in the United States there is a picture of a famous American hero. But in our 234 years of existence there has only been one child ever depicted on U.S. currency and if you’re...
Army Corps seeking public comments on Cortina Rancheria landfill (January 26, 2011)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking public comments on a landfill proposed by the Cortina Band of Wintun Indians of California. The tribe plans to build a landfill on a 640-acre site on the reservation. The tribe's partner...
Four Democrats on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee (January 26, 2011)
Four Democrats have been named to the new Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) will serve as ranking member of the subcommittee. Joining him are: Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-Michigan); Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New...
Cherokee Nation asks top court to hear Freedmen citizenship case (January 26, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has asked its highest court to hear the Freedmen citizenship case. The Freedmen are the descendants of former slaves who were granted citizenship in the tribe through an 1866 treaty. A tribal judge ruled that...
Native Sun News: Graham sentenced for Aquash's murder in 1975 (January 26, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — The third person to be convicted in connection with the murder of Indian Activist Annie Mae Aquash was...
Blog: Article on sexual assault at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (January 26, 2011)
"Will the Obama administration's efforts in Indian Country help end a decades-long epidemic of sexual violence and abuse against women on reservations? One can only hope that the momentum spurred by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 and...
BIA announces Eugene Virden as director of Alaska regional office (January 26, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has named Eugene R. Virden as director of the Alaska regional office. Virden is a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota. He has worked for the BIA since December 1988....
Column: Wild bison deserve be restored to tribal lands in Montana (January 26, 2011)
"Few chapters are more tragic than the cultural genocide of the American Indian and the accompanying wanton slaughter of the wild buffalo on which The Peoples' spiritual and physical existence depended. Today, far too many of Montana's native cultures live...
Opinion: Indigenous peoples around the world struggle to survive (January 26, 2011)
"While commanding the Continental Army to liberate the colonies from the British yoke, George Washington informed his troops they could “kill every Indian” that had set up a village along the Missouri and Mohawk rivers. * The same Thomas Jefferson...
Boy, 14, who was dependent of Yakama Nation jumps to his death (January 26, 2011)
A 14-year-old boy who was a dependent of the Yakama Nation and a ward of the state of Washington jumped to his death on January 21. The boy jumped off a highway overpass and was hit by a van. Authorities...
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