North Dakota governor will sign bill to save 'Fighting Sioux' name (March 11, 2011)
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) said he will sign a bill to save the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota The bill passed the state Senate after being placed on the calendar today. Previously,...
Washington tribes evacuate coast in response to tsunami threats (March 11, 2011)
At least three tribes conducted late night and early morning evacuations in response to tsunami advisories along the coast of Washington. The Quileute Tribe evacuated about 350 to 400 people last night. The reservation sits in a tsunami and flood...
8th Circuit affirms conviction of self-proclaimed Pembina leader (March 11, 2011)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a man who claims to be the attorney general of the Little Shell Pembina Nation, an illegitimate group based in North Dakota. Michael Reed, who also goes by the name...
Sayisi Dene First Nation seeks apology for 1956 forced relocation (March 11, 2011)
The Sayisi Dene First Nation is asking the Canadian government to apologize for being forced to leave its homeland in northern Manitoba. The First Nation was forced to move in 1956. Over one-third of the membership at the time died...
Seminole Tribe puts name on tobacco brand produced in Virginia (March 11, 2011)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is putting its name on a brand of cigarettes being manufactured in Virginia. Tribal leaders visited Virginia's tobacco country on Wednesday to launch Seminole Brands. The products will be sold in Florida and in...
Mario Gonzalez: Oppose effort to distribute Black Hills settlement (March 11, 2011)
To agree to the award at this time would be a slap in the face to all of relatives who fought and died for our homelands in the Nineteenth Century.
J.D. Colbert: Cobell attorney fee request a sign of greed, betrayal (March 11, 2011)
To the Mount Rushmore of Greed and Betrayal -- including among others, Benedict Arnold, Judas, Bernie Madoff and Jack Abramoff -- must now be added the visage of Elouise Pepion Cobell. For good measure there might be added small busts...
Santa Fe Indian School to battle Shiprock for girls basketball title (March 11, 2011)
The Lady Braves at Santa Fe Indian School will face the Lady Chieftains from Shiprock High School this afternoon for the New Mexico Class AAA State Basketball Tournament game. Santa Fe Indian School is operated by the 19 Pueblo tribes...
Yakama Nation sues federal government over raid of tobacco firm (March 11, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is suing the federal government over a raid of a tobacco manufacturing company on the reservation. The tribe says the FBI and the Department of Justice violated the Yakama Treaty of 1855. The lawsuit says...
8CountNews: Blackfeet boxer Joe Hipp gives back to community (March 11, 2011)
"In a career that spanned from 1987-2005, Native American Boxer Joe Hipp (43-7, 29 KO’s) certainly made a name for himself in the ring, taking on all comers and adversity. His career highlights include winning the WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight...
Column: Montana could legalize use of traditional atlatls in hunts (March 11, 2011)
"Back in January, upon hearing that Thompson Falls Sen. Greg Hinkle had proposed a new state law that would legalize the use of atlatls for big-game hunting, I sent a note to my editor, proposing that I find someone...
Editorial: More accountability needed on salaries at First Nations (March 11, 2011)
"Over the past year, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a taxpayer watchdog group, revealed the exorbitant salaries paid to many native politicians, based on the leaks it acquired through its own sources. According to the CTF, in 2009, "approximately 50 reserve...
Chukchansi man hopes to make jousting into a national passtime (March 11, 2011)
Charlie Andrews, a Chukchansi man from California, hopes to turn jousting into the next major sporting event. Andrews co-founded the Ultimate Jousting Championship. His efforts to make jousting a national sport through the Knights of Mayhem will be featured...
Sen. McCaskill used taxpayer funds to cover private plane flights (March 11, 2011)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), a leading critic of tribal and Alaska Native corporation contracting, used taxpayer funds to pay for flights on a private jet owned by her husband. McCaskill will repay the government $88,000 for the flights. But the...
Rep. Gosar signs onto bill to restrict Cobell attorney fees to $50M (March 11, 2011)
Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona), a new member of Congress, has signed onto H.R.887, a bill to limit attorney fees in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to $50 million. Gosar sits on the new House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native...
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska seizes tobacco from Ponca Tribe land (March 11, 2011)
"Nebraska state officials apparently seized $13,000 to $14,000 worth of cigarettes from a Ponca tribal smoke shop in Niobrara on Thursday morning, according to the tribe. Ponca Chairwoman Rebecca White said representatives of the Nebraska Department of Revenue entered the...
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