University student newspaper to apologize for powwow article (March 21, 2011)
The Union Weekly, a student newspaper at California State University, Long Beach, will issue an apology for an article that ridiculed a powwow and its participants. On Sunday, the American Indian Student Council met with Kevin O'Brien, the editor-in-chief of...
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee hearing April 1 (March 21, 2011)
The Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its second hearing of the 112th Congress on Friday, April 1. The hearing will focus on energy development in Indian Country. It's scheduled to take place at 11am in Room...
Utah tribes still worried about rail station near ancestral site (March 21, 2011)
Tribes in Utah celebrated in August 2009 when the state halted construction of a train station near a sacred site. The deal protected a 3,000-year-old village where artifacts have been discovered. But construction of a different FrontRunner station continues at...
Opinion: New law to save 'Fighting Sioux' is unconstitutional (March 21, 2011)
"Passage of the legislation to require UND to keep the “Fighting Sioux” logo has put the State Board of Higher Education in a historic quandary. It must now capitulate to the political branches of government, i.e. the legislative and executive,...
APTN: Escort promised millions from First Nations water deal (March 21, 2011)
"A former senior advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper was lobbying Indian Affairs to land water contracts potentially worth millions of dollars for an Ottawa-based water company that employed his fiance who was an escort. The name of Michele McPherson,...
Fort Peck Tribes still struggling with high rate of youth suicide (March 21, 2011)
The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana drew national attention last year when five children committed suicide and 20 more attempted suicide. The Indian Health Service declared the crisis over after spending 90 days on the reservation last...
Review: Not just Navajos and Cherokees in 'Frybread Queen' (March 21, 2011)
"When it comes to depictions of America’s indigenous peoples, most audiences carry the heavy baggage of celluloid stereotypes and other cultural tropes, which the Native Voices at the Autry strives to dispel by presenting plays expressing aboriginal perspectives. Cherokee/ Muskogee...
Opinion: Montana lawmakers try to hinder tribal bison efforts (March 21, 2011)
"The Montana Legislature is considering numerous bills concerning bison in an astounding level of disrespect to the tribes of this state. Senate Bills 144, 207 and 212 and House Bill 318 would place hurdles or outright block our efforts to...
S.E. Ruckman: Indian beneficiaries look for answers on Cobell (March 21, 2011)
"To Eddie Jacobs, the Cobell case is personal. He is not just an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) account holder with a number, he said. His grandpa was one of many Creek landholders with land where oil was discovered in the...
Navajo Nation sees big jump in number of new HIV diagnoses (March 21, 2011)
The number of new HIV cases on the Navajo Nation has more than doubled in the last decade. In 2000, the Indian Health Service saw about 15 new diagnoses a year. But the agency saw 40 cases in 2009 and...
Yvette Roubideaux: IHS is part of national HIV/AIDS strategy (March 21, 2011)
This Sunday, March 20, marked the 5th observance of National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day is set aside to acknowledge that HIV continues to threaten the health and well-being of Native communities. On this day we celebrate our...
Members of Crow Tribe vote to ratify water rights settlement (March 21, 2011)
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana overwhelmingly voted to approve a water right settlement that was signed into law by President Barack Obama last December. The unofficial tally was a 2,347 to 917 in favor of the settlement, The...
Charles Trimble: St. Patrick's Day at an Indian boarding school (March 21, 2011)
As I write this column it is St Patrick’s Day, and it brings to memory my days at Holy Rosary Mission Indian School back in the 1940s and early 1950s. All my school days, from the first grade to high...
Native Sun News: Cowboys & Indians features Phillip Whiteman (March 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. LAME DEER, Montana — Northern Cheyenne Horseman Phillip Whiteman Jr. appears in the April issue of Cowboys & Indians Magazine. Whiteman has developed...
Charlie Galbraith: Stopping rise of HIV/AIDS in Indian Country (March 21, 2011)
"HIV remains a highly stigmatized condition. It is a serious medical condition and people still die of AIDS. Nonetheless, we have highly effective treatments for people living with HIV and better tools than ever before to prevent infection. As uncomfortable...
Wambli Sina Win: Don't take your elders, holy men for granted (March 21, 2011)
On a day like no other, a red sun set upon a sweat lodge ceremony which was ending. An old Lakota holy man stepped outside of a humble sweat lodge. This frail looking grandfather, who appeared to be in his...
Vi Waln: It's starting to feel like spring at Rosebud Reservation (March 21, 2011)
It is starting to feel like spring. The meadowlarks are back on the Rosebud. Many people look for the robins as the harbingers of early spring. I always listen for the meadowlarks’ song. When I was a small child, I...
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