"On June 29, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 4 to 1 at its meeting in Stockton to approve a "preferred alternative," the "unified proposal" developed by fishing, environmental and tribal stakeholders, to create a set of marine protected...
Audio: Conference call on bill to combat violence against women (July 21, 2011)
The Department of Justice and the White House hosted a conference call this afternoon to discuss a bill that will help tribes and the federal government combat violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The proposed bill will: ...
Farmington Indian Center celebrates 10th annual Indian Market (July 21, 2011)
The Farmington Indian Center in New Mexico is celebrating its 10th annual Indian Market and Festival on Friday and Saturday. The event will feature art, dances and musical performances. Zachariah George, a traditional Navajo singer; Lightning Rock, a country band;...
Cherokee Nation plans to build $140M hydroelectric power plant (July 21, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation plans to build a $140 million hydroelectric power plant at the W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam in Oklahoma if a bill in the 112th Congress becomes law. Federal law already authorizes the tribe to build the facility....
"I recently bought a sweater online. The designer, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, calls it a Navajo blanket cardigan, and I’m well aware that it’s trendy. “Navajo,” “Native American,” and “Indian” prints are everywhere. Fashion magazines like Elle and...
Column: Football helped lead Litefoot, Cherokee, to music career (July 21, 2011)
"Litefoot - maybe you know him as Gary Davis, Metro Christian Class of 1987 - is an American Indian rapper, motivational speaker and actor who has his own record label and clothing line. He's developing his own branded line of...
"The Sinixt peoples: We are still here, and we are strong! Unceded Sinixt territory. Upon arriving in the Slocan Valley. (as it is now called by “the settler” population), I felt a sense of awe, regarding how diverse and beautiful...
Nisqually Tribe leads effort to address impact of climate change (July 21, 2011)
The Nisqually Tribe of Washington is leading an effort to address the effects of climate change on the Nisqually River. Tribal members have long depended on the river for salmon and other subsistence foods. But it's becoming shallower and much...
Council of Snoqualmie Tribe considers removing hereditary chief (July 21, 2011)
Leaders of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington might remove outspoken hereditary chief Jerry Enick from his post. Enick has been critical of the sitting council members for delaying a scheduled election. He also blasted them for passing a resolution that...
Supreme Court of Cherokee Nation orders new election for chief (July 21, 2011)
The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has ordered a new election for principal chief. In a decision today, the court said it was "impossible to determine the election result with mathematical certainty." The results of the June...
Native Sun News: County opposes Rosebud Sioux Tribe trust bid (July 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. Bear Butte Lodge, owned and operated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is situated just below Bear Butte. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA –– According to...
Tonia Means: Paiute people welcome return of stolen petroglyph (July 21, 2011)
"On behalf of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, I want to congratulate our fellow Paiutes from Pahrump for their dogged efforts to return stolen American Indian pictographs to their natural place. We have seen a number of incidents in the...
Linda Grover: Anishinaabe people carry on tradition at powwows (July 21, 2011)
"Powwows carry on traditions that sustain us as Anishinaabe people. They are part of the continuity of Mino Bimaadiziiwin, the living of a good life. At each Grand Entry the sight of the dancers, drums, spectators and people who work...
Mille Lacs Band encourages ceremonial tobacco over cigarettes (July 21, 2011)
The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is using a $230,000 grant to encourage members to use kinnikinnick, rather than commercial tobacco, in ceremonies. Herbert Sam, a healer for the tribe, says commercial tobacco is destroying his people's...
"When last November's election results became known, many political pundits proclaimed Oklahoma's Legislature as the "most conservative in the nation." They didn't realize that it quickly would earn another "most" award within a matter of months into the new legislative...
Tulalip Tribes talks to Microsoft about unauthorized use of name (July 21, 2011)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are in discussions with technology giant Microsoft to find out why their name was used without authorization on a social networking website. "Tulalip" was used on Socl.com, parts of which were visible to the public...
Obama administration plans bill to fight violence against women (July 21, 2011)
Obama administration officials will unveil legislation to combat violence against Native women this afternoon. Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli of the Department of Justice will be joined by Kimberly Teehee, the White House Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs,...
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