Opinion: Fighting Sioux name not an honor to Native Americans (March 7, 2011)
"How does one, in fact, honor our Native American neighbors through the use stereotypes? Frankly, I still await conclusive proof from nickname supporters as to exactly what they do to honor American Indians with the use of the Fighting Sioux...
Arizona tribes to benefit from $33.6M in federal broadband funds (March 7, 2011)
Four tribes in Arizona will benefit from $33.6 million in federal broadband funds. The Tohono O'odham Utility Authority will receive $17.4 million to install at least two wireless towers and lay 150 miles of fiber-optic cable. The project will serve...
Alaska Supreme Court supports Native villages in ICWA matters (March 7, 2011)
Alaska tribes should be able to initiate child custody proceedings under the Indian Child Welfare Act, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday. A group of tribes sued when the state attorney general in 2004 issued an opinion that said...
Mark Trahant: Policy will costs thousands of Indian Country jobs (March 7, 2011)
Finally the economy seems to be creating jobs again. Last week a federal jobs survey showed an increase in 222,000 private sector jobs, a full year of growth that added 1.5 million jobs at companies and small businesses. As...
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe launches House of Seven Generations (March 7, 2011)
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington has launched the House of Seven Generations, its online museum. The site will preserve the tribe's history and tradition through photographs, video and other items. The first exhibit documents the effort to gain federal...
United Methodist Church donates $50K for center at Sand Creek (March 7, 2011)
The United Methodist Church has donated $50,000 to help build the Sand Creek Massacre Learning Center in Colorado. Col. John M. Chivington led the 1864 massacre at Sand Creek, where soldiers killed more than 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho women, children...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe security officer reports UFO encounter (March 7, 2011)
A security officer for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe came into contact with a UFO and two aliens, according to the Mutual UFO Network. The man left his job at the Standing Rock Sioux casino late Sunday night and was...
Letter: Tribes ignored as lawmakers fight to keep Fighting Sioux (March 7, 2011)
"The North Dakota House recently passed House Bill 1263, which has been referred to the North Dakota Senate for review and possible passage. The bill seeks to legislate the permanent use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo by UND’s...
Book Review: Chief Leschi and 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek' (March 7, 2011)
"When Isaac Stevens, territorial governor of Washington, implemented plans to move the Nisquallies from their ancestral lands to reservations in 1853, Chief Leschi turned from "good Indian" to incendiary. Implacably opposed to removal to a place "where the sting...
"When the U.S. Congress began terminating American Indian tribes during the 1950s -- ending the special relationship between formerly sovereign tribes and the federal government -- many Indians thought they would be better off without the Bureau of Indian...
HCN: The story of Radmilla Cody, an unusual Miss Navajo Nation (March 7, 2011)
"Radmilla Cody knows the way home. It's not an easy journey. The dirt roads are canoe-shaped and gouged by rain. They curl around hills and plunge into deep draws, finally bringing us to the family homestead near Grand Falls, on...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets budget hearing next week (March 7, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold its first oversight hearing of the 112th Congress next Tuesday, March 15. The hearing will focus on the Obama administration's fiscal year 2012 budget request for Indian programs. A witness list hasn't been...
Column: Charles Eastman introduced world to Indian health care (March 7, 2011)
"Ancient cultures viewed health as a kind of oneness, a harmony between body, soul and mind, and between man and the cosmos. It involved a spiritual approach to physical life—one that perceived unseen, divine meaning pervading and ordering the material...
Column: An Indian perspective on Santa Fe's 400th anniversary (March 7, 2011)
"Of the several fine books recently published honoring the 400th anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe, one of the most challenging to my mind is White Shell Water Place, which is the Tewa Pueblo name for the original site...
You can see it in the eyes of veteran Indian policy makers all across America because most of them have been there and done that: they are survivors of the federal budget ax. In a lot of ways there are...
Vi Waln: Yankton Sioux Tribe fights state to protect reservation (March 7, 2011)
Oppression is a word used by Indian people on a regular basis, I believe. My favorite online dictionary lists one definition of oppression as “an unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power.” I believe one effect of long term...
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