Arizona set to rename Homolovi Park at request of Hopi Tribe (March 16, 2011)
The Arizona State Parks Board is set to rename the Homolovi Ruins State Park at the request of the Hopi Tribe. The board will meet tomorrow to drop the word "ruins" from the name of the park. Most people favor...
Census Bureau reports a boost in number of Native businesses (March 16, 2011)
The number of businesses owned by American Indians and Alaska Natives grew 17.7 percent between 2002-2007, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. Native businesses generated $34.4 billion in receipts in 2007, a 28 percent increase from 2002. They employed 184,416 people,...
Blog: Redskins team asks Washington Post to stop using name (March 16, 2011)
"Maybe you’ve wondered why the Redskins Insider Live videocast became the Football Insider Live videocast. Or why the Redskins Insider blog became The Insider blog. Or why the Redskins Insider twitter feed became the Insider twitter feed. Well, wonder no...
Opinion: Native American women suffer from growing HIV rate (March 16, 2011)
"There was a time when women in Native American cultures were highly revered. They held positions of political, social, military, and spiritual leadership. They held property and managed their communities’ resources. They were responsible for the health and well-being of...
Erich Longie: State going back on its word with 'Fighting Sioux' (March 16, 2011)
"I was disappointed with the passing of HB 1263 in the Senate, but I wasn’t surprised. My disappointment was blunted by the fact that in a column two years ago, I predicted that North Dakota would not honor the agreement...
BIA losing school construction money despite a $1.3B backlog (March 16, 2011)
A year ago, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk told Congress that the was "no way" to clear the $1.3 billion backlog in Indian school construction at the current rate of funding. On Tuesday, Echo Hawk told the Senate Indian Affairs...
Special Trustee post stays vacant pending resolution of Cobell (March 16, 2011)
It's been more than two years since President Barack Obama took office but don't look to him to fill an important Indian Country job any time soon. Obama has failed to nominate someone to lead the Office of the Special...
Turtle Talk: Update on Indian law cases and the Supreme Court (March 16, 2011)
"Much has happened and much is in limbo in this Term so far. Our two previous previews are here and here. Our previous mid-Term update is here. Granted Cases 1. United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation (09-846). The opinion in...
So far, a few beneficiaries have opted out of Cobell settlement (March 16, 2011)
So far, only a handful of Indian beneficiaries have opted out of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit, a top official said on Tuesday. Ray Joseph, the acting head of the Office of the Special Trustee...
Native American population in New Mexico grows 11.4 percent (March 16, 2011)
IFRAMES not supported The American Indian and Alaska Native population in New Mexico is on the rise, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There were 193,222 Native Americans in the state in 2010, up from 173,483 in 2000. That's an...
Lawyer intoxicated in court sent to Southern Ute rehab center (March 16, 2011)
An attorney who showed up intoxicated to a court hearing has been released from jail in New Mexico in order to enter rehabilitation at a facility operated by the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado. Cindy Turcotte, 53, was sentenced to...
Review: Engaging and surprising narrative in 'Frybread Queen' (March 16, 2011)
"Native Voices at the Autry presents the world premiere of “The Frybread Queen” this month, and it tells quite a story. From the relationships between the four women on stage to the elements of the supernatural, each discovery that is...
Judge puts trial on hold due to lack of Native jury participation (March 16, 2011)
A judge in Ontario delayed a murder trial due to lack of Native representation in the jury pool. Judge Helen Pierce said it was impossible to convene a jury that that was representative of the Native population in Thunder Bay....
BIA to pay Crow Tribe $45K to round up horses on reservation (March 16, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has entered into a contract with the Crow Tribe to round up an estimated 700 horses on the reservation. Most of the horses are owned by Jim Leachman, a non-Indian rancher who has been charged...
Absentee Shawnee Tribe partners to form fleet vehicle startup (March 16, 2011)
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has partnered with a Texas company to offer fleet vehicle services to other tribes, federal agencies and corporations. ASEDA Fleet will help tribes determine whether to lease or buy vehicles. The tribe will market...
Vice chairman of Pala Band serving probation for lewd conduct (March 16, 2011)
Leroy Miranda, the vice chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lewd conduct, The North County Times reports. Miranda, 44, admitted that he solicited a prostitute at an adult book...
Opinion: There's nothing negative about using the word 'Sioux' (March 16, 2011)
"The plural noun “Sioux” is capitalized and denotes an American Indian people, retaining the cap as an adjective. It does not mean anything else. The history of the word is conjectural, but several sources agree that at one time and...
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