"It is often said that the United States of America is a nation of laws. There is a group of Lakota who would disagree with that. The Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council is the traditional governing body of the...
Mary Pember: Tribal college students meet for conference (May 13, 2011)
"Unofficially, the annual student conference of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium student conference offers a crash course in the latest youth trends in Indian Country. The hand games contests continued to draw students this year who tried to outdo...
Controversy over $40M bond package for Indian museum (May 13, 2011)
The Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Committee approved a $40 million bond package for the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum but not without some grumbling. The state has already invested $66.3 million in the project, which remains unfinished after...
Native Sun News: Billy Mills, Lakota Olympian, born to run (May 13, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd. All content © Native Sun News. Billy Mills, today is shown with the medal that was won in 1964. Photo courtesy of Billy Mills. Shadowed in the background, Billy Mills,...
Teen from First Nation plans to run 155 miles in six days (May 13, 2011)
A 17-year-old from the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan is taking part in a long-distance run in Bolivia. Brandon Sand plans to run 155 miles over six days -- or the equivalent of a marathon a day -- at the...
Consultant for Lumbee Tribe was paid $30K for handbook (May 13, 2011)
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina paid a consultant more than $30,000 to write a Boys and Girls Club handbook that's riddled with grammatical errors, typos and omitted words, The Fayetteville Observer reports. The tribe used a grant from the...
Steven Newcomb: Obama confirms 'Geronimo' codename (May 13, 2011)
"Many people angrily responded to my previous column on this subject by claiming that the U.S. military had merely applied the Apache leader Geronimo’s name to the U.S. military operation to hunt down bin Laden, and had not applied the...
Sacred Medicine Stone taken from Blackfoot site in Alberta (May 13, 2011)
The sacred Medicine Stone has been stolen from the Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site in Alberta. The stone weighs more than 2,800 pounds. It was last seen on Wednesday. "They have no idea what they've done," Doran Degenstein, the executive...
Navajo Nation names new director for Washington office (May 13, 2011)
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly appointed a new leader for the tribe's office in Washington, D.C. Clara Pratte will serve as executive director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office. She most recently was the director of the Office of Native...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts a listening session (May 13, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is hosting a listening session next Thursday, May 19. The committee wants to hear from tribal leaders about a draft version of the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2011. The bill...
Coushatta Tribe heads to polls to elect council members (May 13, 2011)
Members of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will vote in a council election on May 28. Vice chairman David Sickey is seeking re-election. Pratt Doucet isn't seeking re-election, leaving an open seat. In addition to Sickey, ten candidates are running...
MPR: Dakota activists stage fishing protest in Minnesota (May 13, 2011)
"A small group of Dakota activists say it is exercising its legal rights by fishing in Minneapolis' Cedar Lake Friday -- one day before the walleye fishing opener. Chris Mato Nunpa, a retired professor of Dakota studies at Southwest Minnesota...
Editorial: Standing firm on tribal cigarette tax in New York (May 13, 2011)
"Talk is cheap — especially when it comes to New York state’s ability to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian-owned businesses to non-Indians. Four governors failed to do so, despite promises, and now, as a fifth prepared to finally...
Q&A: Winona LaDuke on Cobell case, 'Geronimo' and more (May 13, 2011)
The Yakima Herald-Republic interviewed Winona LaDuke about various topics, including the Indian trust fund lawsuit, the controversy over the use of Geronimo as a codename for the military mission against Osama bin Laden and President Barack Obama. "Q: Local U.S....
Outdoors: Mount Konocti is an important Pomo sacred site (May 13, 2011)
"Rising in the middle of Lake County is a mountain teeming with mystery and legend. Mount Konocti has been admired, respected, and feared for many centuries by both Native American tribes and white settlers alike. As part of a convention...
HCN: BIA and Crow Tribe lost money on big horse roundup (May 13, 2011)
"We seem to have a morbid fascination with news stories and photographs of dead, dying or distressed animals -- something Montana has provided plenty of in the past two years. The number of animals involved has been staggering, the evidence...
Opinion: Atoning for Sand Creek Massacre after 147 years (May 13, 2011)
"When a serious wrong is committed, how long should atonement last? Here in Colorado, some religious leaders believe that atonement for at least one historic wrong may be appropriate for 147 years — and perhaps beyond. The name is familiar...
Doug Cuthand: Use of 'Geronimo' codename a poor choice (May 13, 2011)
"The Navy Seals may have killed Osama bin Laden, but Native Americans have roundly condemned the use of Geronimo as the code name for the operation. Geronimo was an Apache chief who fought to retain his tribe's homeland against the...
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