Santee Sioux Tribe hired man facing a sexual abuse charge (April 28, 2011)
The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska hired a man to work as a security supervisor even though he has been charged with felony sexual abuse. Larry Rouillard is accused of attempting to engage in a sexual act with an Indian...
Body discovered in 1980 identified as Oglala Sioux woman (April 28, 2011)
The remains of a body that was discovered in Georgia in May 1980 have been identified. Juanita Adams was a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. She was either 19 or 20 years old at the time...
Learning Channel to air 'Off The Rez' documentary May 14 (April 28, 2011)
The Learning Channel will air Off The Rez, a documentary about Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, on May 14. The film follows Schimmel during her standout season at an off-reservation high...
MPR: Program keeping former Indian inmates out of prison (April 28, 2011)
"In a purification ritual, eight men in a garage huddle around a drum, as a haze of burnt sage hangs in the air. The drummers, all of whom have done time in prison, sing a song that honors the pipe...
Opinion: Historical trauma affecting Indian Country today (April 28, 2011)
"About 85% of Native People nationally have mental health issues such as anxiety-panic attacks, depression, and anger- violence issues. We as Native People must ask ourselves - "Why?" According Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Ph.D. " Five hundred years of...
Gathering of Nations opens with Miss Indian World contest (April 28, 2011)
The 29th annual Gathering of Nations, the largest powwow in the United States, kicks off tonight in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year's event is back at The Pit. Organizers are hoping for bigger crowds -- more than 100,000 people are...
County sheriff deputizes officers from Coeur d'Alene Tribe (April 28, 2011)
The sheriff in Benewah County, Idaho, has deputized five officers from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe but says he will revoke the agreement if they cite non-Indians in tribal court. Sheriff Bob Kirts said he deputized the officers because they work...
Editorial: Oscar Kawagley leaves a strong legacy in Alaska (April 28, 2011)
"Reading about Oscar Kawagley's long career as a teacher, writer, actor, corporate leader and philosopher brings a very western description to mind: Renaissance man. The Yup'ik scholar's upbringing, education and fine mind made him the right man to pioneer...
Fort Belknap abuse survivor comes forward to share story (April 28, 2011)
Richard King, a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, suffered abuse at a Jesuit-run school on the reservation but kept quiet for almost 50 years. As a result of his abuse, King began drinking at a young...
Native Sun News: Yankton men seek justice after 17 years (April 28, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. MARTY, SOUTH DAKOTA — The accusations were bizarre and originally five men were charged. Since the trial all of the alleged victims have...
Colville Tribes bar state wildlife officers on the reservation (April 28, 2011)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation passed a resolution barring officers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife from enforcing state laws on the reservation. State officers have failed to honor "lawfully issued nonmember fishing permits," according to...
Sam Bradford urges Indian youth to lead healthy lifestyles (April 28, 2011)
Sam Bradford, a member of the Cherokee Nation who plays for the St. Louis Rams, urged Indian youth to stay active during a visit to the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday. Bradford is working with the USDA and the...
Developer sues Seminole Tribe on failed Everglades resort (April 28, 2011)
A developer has filed a lawsuit against the Seminole Tribe of Florida over a failed resort in the Everglades. The Florida Everglades Resort was to be located on the Big Cypress Reservation. But tribal leaders decided not to go...
Cara Cowan Watts: Eliminate Cherokee Nation term limits (April 28, 2011)
"I believe the Cherokee Nation may not exist today had Chief John Ross been term-limited out of office. Ross served the Nation for approximately 38 consecutive years from 1828-66. Historically, term limits were not a part of the Nation,...
Cheyenne-Arapaho protest targets BIA in leadership fight (April 28, 2011)
Members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma held a protest outside a Bureau of Indian Affairs office on Tuesday. Leslie Harjo led the protest in hopes of forcing the BIA to recognize her as the legitimate governor of...
Energy Department to broadcast tribal summit on Internet (April 28, 2011)
The Department of Energy will broadcast its upcoming tribal leaders' summit on the Internet. The DOE Tribal Summit takes place from May 4-5 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Tribal leaders will meet with senior policy advisers on...
Nebraska lawmakers weigh bill on tribal tobacco compacts (April 28, 2011)
Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize tobacco compact with tribes. LB590 creates a process to negotiate tax compacts. It was developed after tribes objected to an earlier version that would have outright forced them to pay taxes...
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