DNAInfo: No one responded to request for Native food truck (June 1, 2011)
"Plans for a hotly anticipated Native American food truck for Bowling Green have been scrapped. The Parks Department dropped the idea after receiving no responses to a request for proposals they put out earlier this year, a spokesman said. The...
Fort Peck mother files suit against school for son's suicide (June 1, 2011)
A woman from the Fort Peck Reservation says the local school district and the state of Montana are responsible for her son's suicide. Roxanne Gourneau, a former chairwoman of the tribe who now serves as a family court judge, says...
A developer can't sue the state of Rhode Island in federal court for stalled work at a site that the Narragansett Tribe wants to protect, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on May 23. Downing/Salt Pond Partners already put...
US Attorney in New Mexico to hire special tribal prosecutor (June 1, 2011)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Mexico is hiring a special prosecutor who will focus almost exclusively on domestic violence and sexual assault in Indian Country. Through a pilot program, the Office of Violence Against Women is providing funding for...
Navajo Nation commemorates anniversary of 1868 treaty (June 1, 2011)
The Navajo Nation is celebrating the signing of its treaty. The treaty was signed on June 1, 1868. It ended the imprisonment of the Navajo people, who were forced to walk to an Army for in New Mexico. "On the...
Opinion: Re-elect Chad Smith as leader of Cherokee Nation (June 1, 2011)
"District 3 Tribal Councilors, David Thornton Sr., Don Garvin and Janelle Lattimore Fullbright are asking for you to cast your vote for Chief Chad Smith and Chris Soap on June 25. Like you, we share a great pride in the...
Letter: City should rename plaza to honor hero Jim Thorpe (June 1, 2011)
"May 28 marked the 123rd year since the birth of Wa-Tho-Huk, Bright Path of the Sac and Fox tribe. Most of us know him as The Legend, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe is to Canton what Alexander the Great is to Greece....
Ex-Oneida Nation executive must take case to tribal court (June 1, 2011)
The former executive of a business owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin was told to take his case to tribal court. John Kroner, who is not a tribal member, was the CEO of the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. from...
Yakama Nation to celebrate signing of June 9, 1855 treaty (June 1, 2011)
The Yakama Nation of Washington will commemorate the signing of the 1855 treaty on Friday. The tribe's ancestors signed the treaty on June 9, 1855. The tribe ceded more than 11 million acres for the present day 1.2 million-acre reservation....
San Manuel Band buys important cultural and historic site (June 1, 2011)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California recently purchased the Pan Hot Springs, a site that plays an important role in the tribe's creation story. The Yuhaviatam, or People of the Pines, lived in the area. Their creator,...
Disenrollment protest at tribal leaders forum in California (June 1, 2011)
California Indians and others who have been disenrolled from their tribes will hold a protest tomorrow at the Native Leadership Forum. The forum takes place on the reservation of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The tribe has taken hundreds...
Former Poarch Creek chairman making another council bid (June 1, 2011)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama will hold a council election on June 4. Three seats are open and 21 candidates are running. Former chairman Eddie L. Tullis, who led the tribe for nearly three decades, is trying...
EHN: Study shows Mohawk youth with high contaminations (June 1, 2011)
"Decades after fish and wildlife advisories went into effect, industrial pollutants found in the blood of Native American youth and young adults show that the younger generation is still at risk from long-banned contaminants. Teenagers from the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation...
Blog: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe benefits from dam removal (June 1, 2011)
"Today is June 1, the first day of National Rivers Month — and we have some especially fitting news to share. After a decades-long effort to restore a healthy, free-flowing Elwha River, the hydropower generators at the river's two dams...
Native Sun News: Peacemaking session held in South Dakota (June 1, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Aly Duncan Neely. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — Peacemaking circles make a difference in a community. “Nationwide, crime goes down where there are Restorative Justice Programs...
Sac and Fox Nation won't help counties with road projects (June 1, 2011)
The Sac and Fox Nation will no longer provide transportation funds to two counties because they endorsed a controversial highway project. The tribe opposes the interchange out of fear it will harm cultural events and practices. Tribal members own allotments...
A judge for the Muscogee Nation lacked authority to order a law firm to return two years of attorneys' fees, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on May 27. Michael McBride, a partner at Crowe & Dunlevy, serves as...
The Onion: Economy failing since US built on burial grounds (June 1, 2011)
Report: Economy Failing Because U.S. Built On Ancient Indian Burial Grounds Get the Story: Report: Economy Failing Because U.S. Built On Ancient Indian Burial Grounds (The Onion May 2011)...
AP looks at federal declination rate on Arizona reservations (June 1, 2011)
The Associated Press said federal prosecutors declined 122 cases on reservations in Arizona during a nine-month period last year. Of the cases, 59 percent were declined due to insufficient or inadmissible evidence while 27 percent were declined due to witness...
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