Yakama Nation raising $2.8M to rebuild homes destroyed in fire (March 14, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington has raised about half of the $2.8 million needed to rebuild 20 homes that were destroyed by fire last month. The tribe is relying on volunteer donations because neither the state nor the federal government...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes start sex offender registration system (March 14, 2011)
Starting next week, sex offenders who live or work on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho will have to register with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The tribe developed its sex offender registration system under provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and...
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska returns seized tobacco to Ponca Tribe (March 14, 2011)
"The Nebraska Department of Revenue will return nearly $14,000 worth of cigarettes seized last week from the Ponca Tribe, a tribal official said Monday. "I'm pretty stoked," said Ponca Chairwoman Rebecca White. "They were flat out wrong." Revenue Department spokeswoman...
Commentary: Man thought it was 'cool' to deface Native rock art (March 14, 2011)
"Hidden deep in the winding valleys of the Grand Canyon are thousands of painted and pecked images. These were made by countless generations of Native Americans who used the canyon as their canvas, to document their world and communicate the...
Santa Fe Indian School wins second girls basketball tournament (March 14, 2011)
The Lady Braves at Santa Fe Indian School won their second consecutive title at the New Mexico Class AAA State Basketball Tournament on Friday. The Lady Braves easily defeated Shiprock High School, from the Navajo Nation, by 43-22 for...
Cherokee Nation estimates 1700 might benefit from Cobell deal (March 14, 2011)
About 1,700 citizens of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma could benefit from the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit, Secretary of State Melanie Knight said. Cherokees who believe they are owed money have until April 20 to...
Letter: Another broken promise with effort to save Fighting Sioux (March 14, 2011)
"Several years ago, the NCAA and the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education concluded a legal parley with a treaty. By November 2010, according to the treaty’s terms, both of the Sioux tribes in North Dakota would approve the...
Salazar and Gillette to visit Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma (March 14, 2011)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will visit the Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma tomorrow. Salazar will be joined by Jodi Gillette, the deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. They will learn tour the school campus and learn more...
Yurok man dies after being swept away by tsunami in California (March 14, 2011)
Dustin Weber, a member of the Yurok Tribe of California, died on Friday after being swept away by a post-earthquake tsunami. He was 25. Weber and some friends were talking pictures of the tsunami near the Klamath River in northern...
David Gipp: United Tribes Technical College earns federal money (March 14, 2011)
David M. Gipp, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the president of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. United Tribes Technical College is closely watching the budget battle in Washington, DC. We have a strong...
Mark Trahant: Tragedy in Japan puts Yucca Mountain in scrutiny (March 14, 2011)
Like most people I watched the events in Japan unfold on cable and through Facebook throughout the weekend. It’s great to see posts from friends and friends-of-friends who are OK. However I watch other reports with growing fears for the...
Column: Redding Rancheria putting own stamp on new golf resort (March 14, 2011)
"Nearly four months after getting into the golf business, Redding Rancheria is putting its stamp on River Bend Golf Club. The transition has not been without its bumps. The course, now called River Tasalmi to reflect the oak-studded layout (tasalmi...
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee budget hearing (March 14, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold its first oversight hearing of the 112th Congress tomorrow. The hearing focuses on the Obama administration's fiscal year 2012 budget request for Indian programs. It takes place at 10:00am in Room 628 of...
Column: Paatuwasqatsi means running for water, running for life (March 14, 2011)
"Next fall, skip Imogene. I know many in the Flagstaff running community eagerly await Colorado's annual Imogene Pass Trail Race, but it's not without reason I suggest passing by such a popular event. There's a word for it, one word...
Review: Our shameful history in 'Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek' (March 14, 2011)
"Last summer, in the midst of a roiling thunderstorm, my children and I visited the site of Custer’s Last Stand in Montana. The dying ground there signifies one of the most notorious miscalculations in the United States’ long and...
Review: Jim Northrup regales readers with 'A View From The Rez' (March 14, 2011)
"In these selections from his syndicated, award-winning column, "Fond du Lac Follies," Native American journalist Jim Northrup not only gives readers a rich, three-dimensional look at how Minnesota's Anishinaabe live, but also proves himself among the most sardonically funny writers...
Wambli Sina Win: Lakota outraged by theft of sacred ceremonies (March 14, 2011)
The Red Road or “Chanku Luta,” as it is known by the Lakota, has been traveled by our ancestors long before us. Today, some may call it the road less traveled. According to Lakota belief, the Red Road begins even...
Vi Waln: Tribes should trade daylight saving time for Indian Time (March 14, 2011)
On my rez, daylight saving time is most commonly known as “time change.” Many people use the phrase “spring forward, fall back” to remember which way to turn the hands on their clocks. We perform this ritual of moving the...
Charles Trimble: Sovereignty for rent with payday loan business (March 14, 2011)
I don’t recall what Nevada tribe it was in the early 1970s that had submitted a proposal to the BIA for financial assistance to buy a bordello. The prospective business was a place akin to the infamous Chicken Ranch that...
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