County sheriff denies being 'anti-Indian' in Ute Tribe dispute (February 23, 2011)
Leaders of the Ute Tribe of Utah met with local officials last Friday to discuss law enforcement issues on the reservation although one county sheriff declined to attend. The tribal business committee wrote a letter to Duchesne County, Uintah County...
HCN: Crow Tribe prepares to vote on water rights settlement (February 23, 2011)
"In December of 2010 President Obama put pen to paper to settle long-standing water rights negotiations for four western tribes, including the Crow Tribe of southern Montana. The settlement finalizes the 1999 Crow Tribe-Montana Water Compact, giving the tribe 500,000...
KPBS: Pala Band discusses opposition to landfill by sacred site (February 23, 2011)
"San Diego County Department of Environmental Health will hold a meeting at the Fallbrook Library, on Wednesday Feb. 23 at 6:30, to listen to public input on the Gregory Canyon Landfill. A public information meeting will be held tonight in...
National Park Service names Alaska Native woman as liaison (February 23, 2011)
The National Park Service has named Jean Gamache as tribal liaison for the Alaska region. Gamache is a member of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska. She has worked for the Region 9 Tribal Program Office at the...
Letter: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe did not give up 'Sioux' name (February 23, 2011)
"I am a Lakota elder raised at Standing Rock but enrolled on the Cheyenne River Reservation. I can remember the 1969 incident. I remember when Satch Standing Crow and Ed Loone along with others from Standing Rock traveled to UND...
J.R. Cook: Put aside party politics for Arvo Mikkanen nomination (February 23, 2011)
The following is a copy of a letter sent to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) and Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) by J.R. Cook, a member of the Cherokee Nation and the founder of United National Indian Tribal Youth. Dear Senators Coburn...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux artist a 'Living Indian Treasure' (February 23, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Oglala Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte received the 2011 Living Indian Treasure Award on Feb. 16, joining five other recipients of...
Ron Holt: Not all Indian newspapers will stand the test of time (February 23, 2011)
The following opinion by Ron S. Holt appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Newspapers in America are in the midst of an historic transition. Faced with declining readership, weak advertising...
The National: Navajo Nation fighting for its economic survival (February 23, 2011)
"The cragged beauty of the sandstone buttes in this corner of the Utah-Arizona border draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year but the poverty suffered by many of the original Navajo Indians who live here seems to have barely...
United Tribes Technical College measures impact on economy (February 23, 2011)
The United Tribes Technical College had a $31.8 million impact on the economy in Bismarck, North Dakota, last year, according to a new study. With nearly 1,800 students, the school attracts a large number of federal grants. Combined with wages,...
Seneca Nation looks to resolve issues with New York governor (February 23, 2011)
Leaders of the Seneca Nation sat down with staff for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for the first time on Tuesday. President Robert Odawi Porter said the tribe raised a number of issues with the state. They included treaty...
Brothers sentenced over 'punk a Nav' incident in New Mexico (February 23, 2011)
Two brothers have been sentenced for kidnapping and beating a man from the Navajo Nation. On October 5, 2009, Jose Garcia, and Joshua Garcia, 23, admitted that they offered a ride to Leroy Thompson in order to take his money....
Osage Nation optimistic as high court weighs reservation case (February 23, 2011)
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma remains hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up its reservation status case. In March 2010, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the reservation was diminished by an act of Congress. The...
Authorities investigating death of Eastern Cherokee baby girl (February 23, 2011)
Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of a 15-month-old girl who was a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Aubrey Littlejohn died at Cherokee Indian Hospital on January 10. She showed signs of abuse and severe...
KPCC: Native American artists showcased at music trade show (February 23, 2011)
"The NAMM show, the annual music industry trade show, recognized something old that’s new during its recent run in Anaheim: a Native American Pavilion that featured musicians from tribes across the country. Here, a flutist makes it sound like...
Diver from Skokomish Tribe died during harvesting expedition (February 23, 2011)
Patrick J. LaClair, a member of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, died during a geoduck harvesting expedition on Friday. He was 54. LaClair was a respected tribal member. "This is a great loss to the community," Joseph Pavel, the tribe's...
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