Crow Tribe ready to welcome evacuees back to reservation (June 3, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is welcoming 153 evacuees back to the reservation. Hundreds of people left the reservation due to massive flooding. Now they're coming home and will be housed at the Multipurpose Center in Crow Agency. "We are...
Billy Frank: Washington tribes reacting to change in climate (June 3, 2011)
"The pictures don't lie. Climate change combined with the continued loss of salmon habitat caused by human development is taking a toll on natural resources. The damage to salmon and the people who have always depended on salmon is significant....
Soboba Band signs agreement with FEMA for disaster cost (June 3, 2011)
The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians has reached an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA has agreed to reimburse the tribe for 75 percent of the cost of cleaning up after severe winter storms. The tribe has replaced...
Opinion: Brazilian tribe played by our rules and lost battle (June 3, 2011)
"The man pictured above is Raoni Txucarramãe, chief of the Kayapó people, who hail from Brazil's northern Pará province. The homeland of the Kayapó is the tropical rainforest surrounding the tributaries of the giant Xingu river, itself a nearly 2,000km...
BIA asked to intervene in Cayuga Nation leadership battle (June 3, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to intervene in a leadership dispute within the Cayuga Nation of New York. The tribal council passed a resolution to remove Clint Halftown as the tribe's federal representative, Turtle Clan mother Brenda...
Flooding expected to hit Fort Peck Reservation on Saturday (June 3, 2011)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started a massive release of water from the Fort Peck Dam in Montana. Higher water levels are expected to hit the Fort Peck Reservation by tomorrow. Officials have asked about 40 families to...
Western Front: Klallam people celebrate removal of dams (June 3, 2011)
"The Klallam people of the Elwha Valley on the Olympic Peninsula once caught fish in the Elwha River year-round. The river was one of the most productive fish runs in the Pacific Northwest and boasted all five species of Pacific...
Steven Newcomb: Military compares Seminoles to al Qaeda (June 3, 2011)
"In March 2011, the U.S. government filed a response brief to two appeals by two Guantanamo Bay detainees. They had been convicted of “providing material support for terrorism” and their defense contended that the charge was not a war crime...
Russell Means: Republic of Lakotah demands treaty respect (June 3, 2011)
"Two weeks ago, I went to New York with a delegation from the Republic of Lakotah, to utilize the annual meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII, May 16-27). The primary purpose of the trip was...
Investigation into death of man at Blood Tribe's police cell (June 3, 2011)
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team is investigating the death of man who died in the custody of the Blood Tribe Police Service. The 48-year-old man was a member of the Blood Tribe. He died in a police cell after...
OKC: A 25th anniversary celebration at Red Earth Festival (June 3, 2011)
"The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is going silver as it celebrates 25 years of showcasing American Indian dance, arts and culture in Oklahoma City. The 25th Annual Red Earth Festival will again enliven the Cox Convention Center and...
Native Sun News: Protecting sacred Bear Butte at all costs (June 3, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. A Nakota Energy, LLC oil well near Mato Paha on land owned by Mark and Janeen Norstegaard. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA — Indian activists...
Cabazon Band seeks to protect rights in enviromental flap (June 3, 2011)
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians wants to work with the state on environmental issues but not at the expense of its sovereignty, Chairman David Roosevelt said. Roosevelt appeared with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and activist Erin Brockovich at a...
Sault Tribe hires governor's former attorney as its counsel (June 3, 2011)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan has hired a new general counsel. John Wernet has extensive experience in Indian law, first with the Michigan attorney general's office. He served as counsel to the Michigan Commission on...
Leech Lake Band due in court over reservation power line (June 3, 2011)
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota will be in court next Friday over a power line that crosses the reservation. The tribe opposes the $107 million line. But five utilities say the tribe lacks power to stop...
Editorial: Agua Caliente wind turbines will have big impact (June 3, 2011)
"Windmills are icons of the Coachella Valley and its longtime leadership in renewable energy. Visit the website of Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez and you'll see a photo of windmills stretching into the San Gorgonio Pass west of Palm Springs. For...
Lavina Washines, first woman to lead Yakama Nation, dies (June 3, 2011)
Lavina Washines, the first woman to serve as chair of the Yakama Nation of Washington, died on Thursday. Washines was first elected to the tribal council in 1985. She became chair in 2006 and was serving on the council up...
Echo Hawk refuses to meet with Indian protesters at forum (June 3, 2011)
Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk refused to meet with a group of Indian protesters in California. Echo Hawk attended the Native Leadership Forum, which was held on the reservation of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Indians who have been...
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