"More than 1,500 salmon were seen spawning in Coho Creek on the Tulalip Tribes' reservation last fall. Pretty good considering 10 years ago, the creek was nothing but a drainage ditch in the Quilceda Creek watershed. The Tulalips created spawning...
Double homicide of Pinoleville Pomo men unsolved after 6 years (March 2, 2011)
Authorities are still looking for clues in the double homicide of a father and son from the Pinoleville Pomo Nation of California.
Blackfeet Nation declares state of emergency after major storm (March 2, 2011)
The Blackfeet Nation and Glacier County, Montana, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to blizzard conditions on the reservation. The latest storm brought 10 inches of snow to the reservation. That's on top of 27 inches already on...
A judge for the Navajo Nation ruled in favor of a rancher who disputed a new bidding process introduced by the tribe. Loretta Morris and her husband leased a ranch in New Mexico from the tribe for the last 40...
"The Trail of Tears was a low point in American history when the United States government brutally carried out a systematic removal of Native Americans from locations throughout the South to the Indian Territory (now eastern Oklahoma). Broadly speaking, the...
Joe Antonio Silversmith, Navajo Code Talker, passes away at 86 (March 2, 2011)
Joe Antonio Silversmith, one of the Navajo Code Talkers, died on Monday. He was 86. Silversmith, who lived in New Mexico, received a Silver Congressional Medal of Honor for serving in World War II. He helped transmit codes in the...
Two leading House Republicans are introducing a bill that limits attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50 million. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman...
A police officer for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska shot a person on the reservation, the FBI said. The person's identity or condition was not reported. But The Sioux City Journal said the person suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The incident happened...
William Kelly, a descendant of Maidu Chief Kelly, died in Nevada City, California, after complaining that police took his bedding gear. He was 51. Kelly's frozen body was found under a bridge on Sunday night. It's not clear when he...
Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname an insult to Native Americans (March 2, 2011)
"You see, the word Sioux was created by French trappers/colonials who chopped the “sioux” part off of the already existing Algonquin word Nadouessioux and used it as an obscenity to demean Native Americans. Now for the sake of discussion, we’ll...
DOJ opposes incentive payment for Cobell and named plaintiffs (March 2, 2011)
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to cut down the incentive payments for Elouise Cobell and the other named plaintiffs in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Cobell and three named plaintiffs have asked for $2.5 million in...
Gila River Tribe concerned about medical marijuana dispensaries (March 2, 2011)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is worried about the presence of medical marijuana dispensaries near the reservation border. The tribe believes the dispensaries could lead to safety hazards, traffic issues and crime. So the tribe is asking Pinal...
Native Sun News: 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty tribes urged to unite (March 2, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Paha Sapa (Black Hills), the oldest set of mountains in the United States, has been home to indigenous...
DOJ Blog: Tom Perrelli receives Indian Country Leadership Award (March 2, 2011)
"Improving public safety in Indian Country and promoting tribal sovereignty and government relations is a top priority for the Department of Justice. On Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most...
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