Henry Mack: Alaska Native corporation land swap will save lives (July 28, 2011)
"My name is Henry Mack and I am the mayor of King Cove. While most folks in Alaska came from somewhere else, my family has always lived and fished on the shores of the Alaska Peninsula. As a commercial fisherman,...
Remarks by Attorney General Holder at Pine Ridge Reservation (July 28, 2011)
"It is a privilege to be here in Pine Ridge, to stand with so many extraordinary leaders, and to visit some of your sacred places – grounds that have been marked by tragedy and loss, as well as healing and...
First Nation claims $4M for missed $5 payments under Treaty 6 (July 28, 2011)
The Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation of Saskatchewan says its members are owed $4 million because the government withheld treaty payments. The band signed Treaty 6 in 1876. It promised each member $5 every year. But the government withheld the...
Navajo Nation communities getting phone and Internet service (July 28, 2011)
Some 1,500 residents of two Navajo Nation communities in New Mexico will be getting phone and Internet service. Sacred Wind Communications is connecting wireless towers to the chapter houses in Nageezi and Huerfano. Land lines will be run from the...
The Blackfeet Nation wants all oil and gas producers in Montana to be informed of their responsibilities in case of spills. A reported 840 gallons of oil spilled on the reservation on June 12. But FX Drilling Co. didn't report...
Interview with Nora Sadek on being Alaska Native and a Muslim (July 28, 2011)
'My name is Nora Sadek. We are in Duluth, Minnesota. So, the Muslim community in Duluth. we’re a really small group; they’re mostly young families and some people who are working in hospitals. We weren’t gonna have like an organized...
Yurok Tribe tries to help stranded gray whale get back to ocean (July 28, 2011)
The Yurok Tribe of California is trying to help a 45-foot-long gray whale that has been stuck in the Klamath River for four weeks back to the ocean. But the whale won't budge even after her calf returned to the...
Deadline passes for tribes to implement sex offender registries (July 28, 2011)
Nine tribes have "substantially" implemented the sex offender registration system, the Department of Justice said today, but the total could rise as more submissions were received before the July 27 deadline. Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and...
Three Arizona tribes will lose their local post offices under the the U.S. Postal Service closure plan. The Havasupai Tribe will lose the post office in Supai Village, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It's the only one that...
Column: ICWA helps bad Cherokee parents hold onto their son (July 28, 2011)
"Brian and Charity Miller, the Dexter parents who chained their 5-year-old son to a bed, will keep their parental rights. What! Yes, as sad as it was to read, Judge Fred Wellmann ruled “all of the statutory requirements to terminate...
Group seeks field hearing on Chumash Tribe land-into-trust bid (July 28, 2011)
A group called the Santa Ynez Valley Alliance wants the House Indian and Native Alaskan Affairs Subcommittee to hold a field hearing on land-into-trust issues. The group is concerned about the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The tribe wants...
Graton Rancheria seeks cooperative agreement for county park (July 28, 2011)
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe, is seeking a cooperative agreement with Sonoma County to develop a regional park. The county already spent $31 million to buy the 3,426 acres for the Tolay...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux court declines to halt election (July 28, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Council members from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are trying to squeeze in one more term ignoring a Constitutional revision...
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs more educated leadership (July 28, 2011)
July 28 is the primary election for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST). There are ten positions on tribal council up for election. The election will include the tribal secretary and treasurer jobs. All candidates will be elected at large. The...
Kim Teehee: Celebrating a year of the Tribal Law and Order Act (July 28, 2011)
"This week marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA), a comprehensive law that is improving the federal government’s ability to work with Indian tribes in the investigation and prosecution of crime impacting...
Sault Tribe board moves to appoint a new chairman next month (July 28, 2011)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan could have a new chairman in about a month. The board of directors plans to appoint a new chairman at their August 23 meeting. But the entire board has to...
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation donates $300K to new 'unity' center (July 28, 2011)
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California has donated $300,000 to the planned Capital Unity Center, The Sacramento Bee reports. The center will be located in Sacramento. It will promote diversity, inclusion and tolerance in communities "Native Americans have for...
Wildfire that burned Los Coyotes Reservation blamed on arson (July 28, 2011)
A wildfire in southern California that's burned 14,100 acres in and around the Los Coyotes Reservation was caused by arson, investigators said. The fire was 65 percent contained as of Wednesday. It's consumed nearly half of the 25,000-acre reservation. More...
Gyasi Ross: A modest proposal for those hippies and new agers (July 28, 2011)
"It seems that lots of Indians are very upset about James Arthur Ray and the actions that led to the manslaughter charges against him. They don’t like his “Spiritual Warrior” training and think that it’s offensive (and presumably dangerous too)....
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