Interior Secretary Salazar declares intent to stay in Washington DC (January 27, 2011)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may have sat out the State of the Union but he fully intends to continue serving the Obama administration. Salazar was the "designated survivor" for President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday. The next day, he went...
Opinion: Tribes in California embracing renewable energy solutions (January 27, 2011)
"Michael Garcia, vice chairman of the Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, was asked by Onell Soto with the Union-Tribune: "Why are these (large wind) farms, and supporting infrastructure, being proposed now?" It's worthwhile to repeat verbatim portions of his answers...
Video: NCAI President Keel delivers State of Indian Nations in DC (January 27, 2011)
ncai on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel delivered the State of Indian Nations address in Washington, D.C., this morning. The embedded video includes the full speech, the response from Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)...
Landowners from Crow Tribe rally against water rights settlement (January 27, 2011)
Several women from the Crow Tribe of Montana staged a protest against a water rights settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The women said the deal tramples on the rights of individual landowners on the reservation....
Health Canada launches investigation of First Nations man's death (January 27, 2011)
Health Canada said it has launched an investigation into the death of a man from the God's River First Nation in Manitoba. Kirby Wood, 28, went to a nursing station on the reserve on Sunday and was sent home...
New chair of Quileute Tribe calls federal land swap a major priority (January 27, 2011)
The new leader of the Quileute Tribe of Washington says a land swap with Olympic National Park is a top priority. Chairwoman Bonita Cleveland said the tribe will work with Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington) on a bill to authorize the...
Muscogee Nation woman faces trial for death of child in foster care (January 27, 2011)
A woman from the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma faces a trial in state court for the death of a toddler in foster care. Sharon Lee Whitecloud, 61, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. She could also be charged with first-degree...
Man accused of theft from Paiute Tribe also charged in state court (January 27, 2011)
A Utah man who has been charged in federal court for stealing from the Paiute Tribe also faces charges in state court. Jeffrey Charles Zander, 55, has been charged with third-degree felony burglary charges in one case and nine felony...
SocialistWorker: Inquest verdict 'damning' to police officer's story (January 27, 2011)
"Four-point-six seconds. That was the amount of time John T. Williams had to respond to Seattle police officer Ian Birk's order to put down his legal three-inch carving knife before Birk unloaded five lethal rounds into his back on August...
Opinion: Pauline Murillo, San Manuel elder, lived in different worlds (January 27, 2011)
"Pauline Murillo's life straddled two worlds: the isolation of the San Manuel Indian Reservation in the San Bernardino foothills, and the Anglo world of the San Bernardino Valley. It straddled the extreme poverty of reservation life before gaming, and the...
Native Sun News: Black Hills laboratory seeks tribal collaboration (January 27, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. South Dakota tribal enrollees Daryl “KC” Russell and Connie Giroux encourage Native American involvement in Sanford Laboratories. LEAD, SOUTH DAKOTA — If the ancestors...
Gyasi Ross: No victory after inquest in Native woodcarver's death (January 27, 2011)
"Last Thursday, I bit my tongue when the jurors in the Ian Birk inquest handed down their findings. I wanted to smile when four jurors agreed with what common sense told us — that Seattle Police Officer Birk was not...
Notification process begins for $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement (January 27, 2011)
The notification process for the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit is underway. The Cobell website has been updated to include information about the process. Beneficiaries will be receiving a claim form notice in the mail that...
Careerist: Partner at law firm strays 'off the reservation' with blog (January 27, 2011)
"As an unrepentant, sometimes politically incorrect blogger, I'm generally all in favor of people shooting off their mouths. I instinctively cringe when I hear about how firms or companies try to curb their employees' right of free speech. But the...
Lummi Nation receives grant to help members with small business (January 27, 2011)
The Lummi Nation of Washington has received a $300,000 grant to help its members start small businesses. The money came from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The Lummi Nation Service Organization will use the grant to train about 120...
Federal judge won't hear dispute among Snoqualmie Tribe leaders (January 27, 2011)
A federal judge has dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed by former council members for the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington. Kanium Ventura and his mother, Arlene Ventura, were ousted from the council in connection with an audit of tribal finances....
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