Standing Rock Sioux Tribe deals with threat of flooding (May 31, 2011)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe faces a major threat of flooding from the Missouri River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing record amounts of water along the river to deal with runoff from heavy spring snowmelt and rains,...
Indian youth will join First Lady at White House garden (May 31, 2011)
Indian youth will join First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this Friday as part of her Let's Move initiative. The youth will help the First Lady harvest crops in the White House kitchen garden. They will also plant...
Column: Indian youth, 11, shows wisdom beyond years (May 31, 2011)
"Josh, an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe, recently completed fifth grade at Mark Twain Elementary and is heading off to middle school in August. He likes watching television, he's looking forward to actually hunting soon - not just...
Opinion: Navajo Code Talkers played an important role (May 31, 2011)
"In 1942, there were about 50,000 Navajo tribe members. As of 1945, about 540 Navajos had served as Marines. From 375 to 420 of those trained as Code Talkers; the rest served in other capacities. Navajo Code Talkers took part...
Editorial: Stop New York tribes from untaxed cigarettes (May 31, 2011)
"It's hard to believe that the rampant tax dodging by Indian cigarette dealers could get any worse, but it has. A lot worse. In the first four months of this year, Long Island's Poospatuck Reservation took delivery of a whopping...
Daily Yonder: Pedestrian deaths high in Indian Country (May 31, 2011)
"From 2000 through 2009, federal highway records show that 47,501 pedestrians have died on the nation’s roads. Of these deaths, just over 13,000, or 27.5%, took place on roads in rural areas, according to the Federal Highway Safety Administration. These...
The Atlantic: Sioux tribes find harmony with Devils Lake (May 31, 2011)
"The original inhabitants of the region surrounding North Dakota's Devils Lake are the Dakota, once formally called the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux. Their name for this place and its people is Mni Wakan—source of the more familiar Anglicization "Minnewaukan." Somewhere along...
Marc Simmons: Pueblo burials mixed non-Native beliefs (May 31, 2011)
"As a common New Mexico folk saying goes, De la muerte y de la suerte, no hay quien se escape. That is, none among us can escape our fate or death. Early-day New Mexicans, both Spanish and American Indian, adhered...
Opinion: Pueblo runner offers a great example for living (May 31, 2011)
"As the hours and days pass into the autumn of a lifetime, I find myself more respectful of the Native Americans that came before us, and the way they valued the land, while continuing to be mystified by, and distance...
Jerry Cornelius: Oneida Nation remembers its veterans (May 31, 2011)
"I am a Vietnam-era veteran. To me, Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor all veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice — their lives in the line of duty. It is a day to thank those vets...
Ross Johnson: Tuscarora Nation in need of new leaders (May 31, 2011)
"Over the last two weeks and with the Niagara Falls Reporter finally learning about the serious nature of the Tuscarora Nation's lack of organized and public leadership, it brings to light the serious need for a new leadership. My name...
Opinion: Quileute Tribe seeks to move to higher ground (May 31, 2011)
"Every time it floods in New Orleans or a hurricane wipes out a mobile home park along the coast of Florida similar questions are asked: Why do people continue to put themselves in harm's way by living in – and...
Opinion: Leech Lake Band needs help with foster homes (May 31, 2011)
"The Leech Lake Child Welfare Department is in dire need of adoptive homes for children who need a permanent loving home. We have several sibling groups waiting for a family to call their own. If you have a lot of...
Opinion: Tribes gave permission to keep 'Fighting Sioux' (May 31, 2011)
"Now that North Dakota’s chattering class and its allies are taking a breather from bashing supporters of the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux symbols, maybe we can introduce some facts and logic. Let’s first dismiss some of the nonsense...
Opinion: Heckling of Winnemem Wintu Tribe hurts us all (May 31, 2011)
"My first impression of Redding and Shasta County was an ugly one. It was a drunken, bikini-clad woman aboard her friends' powerboat, flashing her breasts and screaming across the McCloud River at the Winnemem Wintu and their friends. She and...
Opinion: Righting a wrong with change in Indian mascot (May 31, 2011)
"For years, Colusa High has been the Redskins. This puts it somewhere between Maggie Gyllenhaal's face and the Los Angeles Dodgers on my Offensive Things List, and I'm pretty difficult to offend. Nobody needs to try to be cute here...
Editorial: Praise Menominee Nation for Let's Move! effort (May 31, 2011)
"When the Menominee Tribe of Indians last week joined the national effort to end childhood obesity within a generation, we noticed. We took note not only because the Menominees became the first Native American tribe to become part of first...
Five Tribes Story Conference to be held this September (May 31, 2011)
The second annual Five Tribes Story Conference will be held in Muskogee Oklahoma, on September 16-17. Sponsored by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the conference brings together some of Indian Country’s most renowned authors, artists, storytellers and professors. Throughout the...
Kevin Abourezk: Ponca Tribe pays tribute to community (May 31, 2011)
"A Milford woman made her a new dress. A local carpenter built a coffin, and the carpenter's wife cleaned her body. Prairie Flower's father, Ponca Chief Standing Bear, presided over the $15 Christian funeral. The grief-stricken father spoke of renouncing...
Wambli Sina Win: Fallen Lakota stars in a book of ghosts (May 31, 2011)
It is easy to become distracted when looking at old photographs and writings from the past. Today I skimmed through an old and tattered book from the 1970’s, Pute Tiyospaye (Lips’ Camp: the History and Culture of a Sioux Indian...
Vi Waln: Remembering all the veterans in Indian Country (May 31, 2011)
The end of May traditionally marks the completion of another year of school and the beginning of summer vacation for most students. It is also graduation season. Congratulations to all college, high school, eighth grade, kindergarten and Head start graduates...
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