Fallon Paiute Shoshone leader competing in dance fundraiser (March 18, 2011)
A leader of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe of Nevada will be participating in a local “Dancing with the Stars" competition. Steve Austin, the tribe's first representative, is eager to dance the salsa with his partner Deena Cervantes, who won...
Native artists in New Mexico raising money for Japanese relief (March 18, 2011)
Three Native artists in New Mexico will be launching a new website, Native American Artists for Japan, to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. Darryl Dean Begay, Lyndon Tsosie and Raymond Yazzie will be asking other Native artists to...
Native girl, 14, who was in foster care dies on Alberta reserve (March 18, 2011)
A 15-year-old girl on the Sunchild First Nation was found dead on March 4 and residents say she was raped and beaten. The girl was in the Alberta foster care system. She went to a party the night before she...
Bill introduced to take Quileute Tribe away from tsunami zone (March 18, 2011)
The Quileute Tribe of Washington will be able to move out of a tsunami zone under legislation introduced in the 112th Congress. S.636 and H.R.1162 will transfer a total of 772 acres within Olympic National Park to the tribe. The...
United Keetoowah Band assists members in Cobell settlement (March 18, 2011)
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma is helping explain the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit to its members. Tribal members who need help understanding the settlement or filling out the forms can get...
Michael Roberts: Investing Cobell money in Indian institutions (March 18, 2011)
"Can Indian country achieve prosperity without risk? Or better yet, are we courageous enough to lead the way to economic prosperity and sovereignty by trusting proven Indian institutions and putting economic control and power in the hands of our own...
Opinion: Recognition for Mishewal Wappo Tribe is devastating (March 18, 2011)
"The Mishewal Wappo Indian claim on some property in Sonoma, Napa, or Lake counties is a difficult issue to discuss critically, because no one wants to appear to be kicking people who have already been so abused. So let's just...
Second defendant sentenced in death of Quinault Nation man (March 18, 2011)
A member of the Yakama Nation of Washington was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for the death of Daniel Simmons, who was a member of the Quinault Nation. Johnathon Frank, 21, had pleaded guilty to a charge of...
9th Circuit upholds $400K against BIA in employment dispute (March 18, 2011)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $400,000 judgment for a former Bureau of Indian Affairs. The 9th Circuit agreed with a federal judge who said Duane Garvais was fired because he investigated allegations of police corruption within...
Blue Lake Rancheria approves ordinance for sales of raw milk (March 18, 2011)
The Blue Lake Rancheria of California has passed an ordinance to regulate the sale of raw milk on the reservation. The tribe has contracted with Organic Pastures Dairy to supply raw milk to stores on the reservation. The product is...
Washington Republicans set sights on tribal gas tax compacts (March 18, 2011)
Republicans in Washington are issuing a "wake-up" call to tribes on gas tax compacts, one lawmaker said. The state entered into the compacts following a federal court decision that said tribal gas stations are protected by sovereign immunity. Republicans want...
Native Sun News: Boxer Emerson Chasing Bear follows dream (March 18, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – When you first see Emerson Chasing Bear in public, one might describe him as a tall, healthy and strong...
University student newspaper ridicules powwow, participants (March 18, 2011)
The Union Weekly, a student newspaper at California State University, Long Beach, published an article in its latest issue that ridicules a powwow and its participants. The American Indian Studies Program and the American Indian Student Council organized the powwow....
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