WPR: Proposal seeks to combat violence against Indian women (July 26, 2011)
"Non-Indians who sexually assault or abuse Native Americans would be held more accountable, under new legislation being proposed by federal officials. Victims advocates hope it can curb what they consider an epidemic in “Indian Country.” In a conference call with...
South Dakota approves Indian standards for school curriculum (July 26, 2011)
The South Dakota Board of Education approved new standards that will help public schools develop curriculum to teach about Indian culture and history. The Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards were developed by the South Dakota Office of Indian Education...
Indian youth taking part in National Intertribal Youth Summit (July 26, 2011)
Over 170 teens representing 50 tribes are taking part in the National Intertribal Youth Summit this week. The teens are talking about suicide, substance abuse, domestic violence and other issues affecting their communities. They are hearing from tribal leaders, federal...
Navajo Nation mother relieved by plea deal for branding case (July 26, 2011)
The mother of a Navajo Nation man who was kidnapped and branded with a swastika feels relieved by a plea bargain in the case but says her family will live with the pain for the rest of their lives. Paul...
Crews battle wildfire on Los Coyotes Reservation in California (July 26, 2011)
A wildfire in southern California has burned 12,700-acre in and around the Los Coyotes Reservation. Crews are having a tough time containing the fire due to steep, rocky terrain, the Associated Press reported. The fire began six days ago. The...
Deon Classay, longtime BIA firefighter, found dead after blaze (July 26, 2011)
Deon Classay, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe who was a veteran Bureau of Indian Affairs firefighter, was found dead on Sunday morning. Classay, 43, was part of the Fort Apache Hotshots. The crew was battling the Diamond...
Man charged for assault of Indian woman in road rage incident (July 26, 2011)
A non-Indian man has been charged in federal court after he allegedly punched a woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota in the face. Kenneth Casebolt, 59, has been charged with disorderly conduct. He allegedly got...
Opinion: A history of Grover Norquist and the Abramoff scandal (July 26, 2011)
"Perhaps a case of selective amnesia explains the exalted platform given to Grover Norquist both in the media and among congressional Republicans. Just a few years ago, Norquist was a central figure in the GOP culture of corruption and cronyism...
Harold Monteau: Male domestic violence hidden in the shadows (July 26, 2011)
"He never saw the blow coming because he was driving at highway speed. She hit him as hard as she could in his right temple and sent his glasses flying onto the dashboard. Out of the corner of his eye...
Cedric Cromwell: Land-into-trust ruling a threat to sovereignty (July 26, 2011)
"As Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, I am charged with assisting my people to recover from nearly four centuries of colonization and neglect. The Wampanoag Nation entered into a treaty with the colonists in 1621. The Mashpee people held...
Amy Trice, former chairwoman of Kootenai Tribe, passes away (July 26, 2011)
Amy Trice, a former chairwoman of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, died last Thursday. Trice made headlines in 1974 when she declared "war" against the United States. She drew attention to the tribe's poverty and lack of federal recognition. Her...
Cherokee Nation to consider election laws after disputed vote (July 26, 2011)
Leaders of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will meet on Friday to discuss the upcoming special election for principal chief. The tribe's Supreme Court threw out the results of the vote between incumbent chief Chad Smith and challenger Bill John...
Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation against wind farm (July 26, 2011)
Maine tribes say the state has failed to consult them about plans for a wind farm near sacred sites. The Penobscot Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township say the project is too...
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