Boy's shooting death on Alberta reserve shocks First Nations (July 13, 2011)
The drive-by shooting of a five-year-old boy on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta is sending shock waves across Canada. An autopsy confirmed that Ethan Yellowbird, the grandson of Chief Marvin Yellowbird, was killed by a gunshot wound to...
Column: Boy's death a wakeup call to change Native relations (July 13, 2011)
"In this place, with its overflowing garbage bins and ramshackle homes and as many people as rez dogs wandering the rutted roads and with approximately the same wary exhaustion, it is hard to argue with Shawn Atleo that Ottawa has...
Interview with attorney Elliott Levitas about Cobell settlement (July 13, 2011)
Between The Lines interviews attorney Elliott Levitas about the $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. "ELLIOTT LEVITAS: Even though the trust had been in existence since about 1888, and there had been litigation over the years, this...
Top executive of Chugach Alaska Corp. announces resignation (July 13, 2011)
The chief executive officer of Chugach Alaska Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, resigned on Monday. Ed Herndon left to "pursue other career opportunities," The Anchorage Daily News reported. No further details were provided. Herndon led one of the largest...
Mobile store offers healthy food options for Pueblo residents (July 13, 2011)
Residents of Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico don't have to travel too far for fresh produce thanks to an initiative that's bringing healthy food to the reservation. MoGro visits the pueblo two times a week. The mobile store offers fresh...
Canoe discovered by Alaska Native village up to 500 years old (July 13, 2011)
A canoe discovered near the Alaska Native village of Kasaan may be 500 years old. The canoe was found on land owned by Sealaska Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation. It was left there unfinished and was carved using traditional...
San Carlos Apaches only allowed to ride on top of railroad cars (July 13, 2011)
In 1912, members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe were allowed to ride the railroad but only on top of boxcars or flatcars, The Eastern Arizona Courier reports The tribe negotiated a right-of-way with the Gila Valley Globe & Northern...
Democracy Now: Leonard Peltier now in solitary confinement (July 13, 2011)
"Supporters of the imprisoned Native American activist Leonard Peltier are condemning a decision by prison authorities in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to send him to solitary confinement in late June for two minor infractions. Peltier’s attorney Robert Bryan said, "Officials are using...
Column: New York targets smugglers of tribal tobacco brands (July 13, 2011)
"Leave cigarette smugglers alone. That's pretty much the message that went out last week from the New York State Department of Taxation to its investigators. A two-page e-mail from Peter Persampieri, head of investigations, to underlings gave 11 possible scenarios...
The Street: NAFCC defends payday lenders in Indian Country (July 13, 2011)
"The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC) describes itself as an advocacy group comprising "like-minded tribes and tribal members that are committed to protecting the sovereign rights of Native Americans to pursue business and economic opportunities for their tribes nationwide."...
Cherokee Nation's top court orders hand recount of all ballots (July 13, 2011)
The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma ordered a hand recount of all of the ballots that were cast in the principal chief's race. The court already ordered a recount of the absentee ballots and the envelopes. The...
Supreme Court decision impacts land-into-trust process at BIA (July 13, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has affected the land-into-trust process for all tribes, a top Bureau of Indian Affairs official said on Tuesday. The decision states that the BIA can only acquire land for tribes that...
Jeromy Sullivan: Canoe Journey a celebration of tribal culture (July 13, 2011)
"This July, more than 100 canoes from Indian nations across the region will embark on the yearly tribal Canoe Journey. Canoeing has been a part of the Native way of life for thousands of years. Not only are canoes a...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting and hearing (July 13, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and oversight hearing tomorrow. The committee will consider the nominations of Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Barbara Jean Ells and Debra Downing Goodman to serve on the board of trustees of the...
Choctaw Nation awarded $20M to build equipment for military (July 13, 2011)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is supporting the U.S. military with one of its businesses. Choctaw Defense was recently awarded a $20 million contract to produce equipment for the U.S. Army. The CAMEL II will be manufactured at three tribal...
1st Circuit upholds most convictions for Passamaquoddy theft (July 13, 2011)
The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the convictions and sentences of two men who were accused of stealing from the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township in Maine. Robert L. Newell, the tribe's former governor, was convicted of 29 counts...
Opinion: Bill creates 'ethnic' government for Native Hawaiians (July 13, 2011)
"After failing for 11 years to get the ill conceived Akaka Bill approved by Congress, the State of Hawaii has passed its own ethnic restrictive bill for a separate indigenous government (Act 195). The Honolulu Star-Advertiser describes the act as...
NCAA won't budge on North Dakota's 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (July 13, 2011)
The NCAA isn't budging from its view that the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota is "hostile" and "abusive" to Indian people. But that isn't stopping Republicans from trying to convince the NCAA to change...
Native Sun News: Wildfire damages sacred sites in New Mexico (July 13, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Kate Saltzetein. All content © Native Sun News. LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO — The Las Conchas fire has raged in New Mexico for more than a week now, burning forest lands and...
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