Opinion: Ditch that 'Fighting Sioux' nickname in North Dakota (July 29, 2011)
"If you have an old University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux t-shirt and are thinking of using it to wash your car, don't do it! It may very well enter the realm of collector's item or classic throwback sooner rather...
White supremacist enters a plea after threatening Indian man (July 29, 2011)
A White supremacist who claims he is part Indian pleaded no contest for an incident in which he allegedly threatened an Indian man with a gun. Allen Goff, 19, was originally charged with felony assault with a weapon. The...
Union seeks to represent Navajo Nation government workers (July 29, 2011)
Governmental employees of the Navajo Nation are being asked to join a union. The tribe certified the United Mineworkers of America to act as a bargaining agent for the employees. Ballots were sent out with paystubs this week, The Navajo...
OPB: Northwest tribes feel impact of climate change on foods (July 29, 2011)
"Northwest tribal leaders say they're seeing climate change affect food sources that are vital to their culture. "All we can do is try to help these plants and animals adapt. If we don't, the future of the tribes' First Foods...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe welcomes dam removal for salmon (July 29, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington hopes the removal of two dams on the Elwha River will help restore salmon runs. The tribe lives at the mouth of the river. The removal of the dams will help restore the...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee adds land-into-trust fix to bill (July 29, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.703, the HEARTH Act, at a business meeting on Thursday. The bill allows tribes to bypass the Bureau of Indian Affairs for certain housing leases. It was amended to include S.676, a bill to...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee backs Lumbee recognition bill (July 29, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.1218, a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, at a business meeting on Thursday. Congress identified the Lumbees as "Indians" in 1956. But the law, which was passed...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee backs Virginia recognition bill (July 29, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.379, a bill to extend federal recognition to six Virginia tribes, at a business meeting on Thursday. The bill recognizes the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the...
Amy Trice, former chairwoman of Kootenai Tribe, passes on (July 29, 2011)
Amy Trice, a former chairwoman of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, died last Thursday. She was 75. Trice made headlines in 1974 when she declared "war" against the United States. She drew attention to the tribe's lack of federal...
North Dakota tribe asks energy companies to help repair roads (July 29, 2011)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is asking oil companies to sign a cooperative agreement to help repair roads on the reservation. The roads have seen an increase in traffic due to oil and gas production on...
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux Tribe seeks DOJ review of case (July 29, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. Family lobbies for justice. Front row, from left: Anna James holds a copy of the Yankton Sioux Tribe resolution on behalf of four tribal...
Doug George-Kanentiio: The powers of Shawnee Nation heroes (July 29, 2011)
On July 19 I gave a lecture at the Kanatakon Recreational Center in Akwesasne regarding the events which caused the War of 1812, or, as I call it the War of the Rivers. That conflict had a profound effect on...
Crystal Willcuts: Native women need men in our families' lives (July 29, 2011)
"Some fathers don’t realize how important they are to their children. Whether they are involved parents or not, their role is critical. If they aren’t there anymore or were never there at all, children miss their dads even if the...
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