Opinion: Indian youth share their concerns at Intertribal Summit (August 10, 2011)
"Last week I had the privilege of traveling to Santa Fe, N.M., to join 170 American Indian and Alaska Native young men and women from across the country for the 2011 National Intertribal Youth Summit. Many United States attorneys, like...
Police officer shooting reported at Little Earth housing complex (August 10, 2011)
A Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer was involved in a shooting at the Little Earth of United Tribes public housing complex. Officer Terry Nutter shot Leroy Martinez, 23, on Monday night. Police say Martinez pointed a gun at Nutter and other...
Cherokee Nation to inaugurate Joe Crittenden as deputy chief (August 10, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will swear in Joe Crittenden as deputy chief this Sunday, August 14. Crittenden won the position in the tribe's June 25 election. But since the results of the principal chief's race were thrown out due...
Chief of First Nations group threatens lawsuit over suspension (August 10, 2011)
Guy Lonechild, the chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, is giving tribal leaders a week to reinstate him or face a lawsuit. Lonechild was suspended without pay after some tribal leaders raised questions about his conviction on...
Steve Russell: Tribal traditions don't always make for good policy (August 10, 2011)
"Many of us just vote for our relatives. While my living relatives are many, and one even holds high appointive office, I have not been faced with that prospect. Judging from history, voting for my relatives would not have gone...
Record number of Pyramid Lake Paiute youth going to college (August 10, 2011)
The Pyramid Lake Pyramid Tribe of Nevada is sending a record number of students from its reservation school to college. Of the 11 graduates of the Pyramid Lake Junior/Senior High School, eight are continuing their education. That's a big change...
Wampanoag youth take part in Native Tribal Scholars program (August 10, 2011)
Young members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are learning about sovereignty and other Indian issues as they catch up with their academic requirements. The 38 youth are a part of Native Tribal Scholars, a six-week program at Regis...
Books: Taos Pueblo's battle for Blue Lake celebrated in photos (August 10, 2011)
"Early in the 20th century, a lake was taken away from a Native tribe by the federal government. It was hardly the first such example of manifest destiny – over the past 200 years Native Americans have lost millions...
Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption running rampant in Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 10, 2011)
The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. White collar crime virtually exists everywhere you look in Pine Ridge....
BIA changes mind on Shoshone Paiute Tribes land consolidation (August 10, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has changed its mind on a land consolidation for the Shoshone Paiute Tribes. Stan Speaks, the director for the BIA's Northwest Region, approved a transfer of 26 acres of allotted land to the tribe last...
Native Sun News: Post offices on reservations slated to close (August 10, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk, with files from the Associated Press. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA – It is no secret that the US Postal Service has been in...
California court affirms injunction against Indian tobacco sales (August 10, 2011)
Only members of federally recognized tribes can buy tax-free cigarettes at Indian smoke shops, the California Court of Appeals ruled. Frederick Allen McAllister, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, operates four smoke shops on allotted land....
Senate Indian Affairs Committee looks at Indian youth suicide (August 10, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee discussed Indian youth suicide at a field hearing in Montana on Tuesday. The hearing was held at the Poplar High School on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation in Montana. Last year, six students...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe backs land transfer to Sealaska Corporation (August 10, 2011)
"he Sitka Tribe of Alaska has come out in favor of a proposal that would convey land around a popular fishing spot to the Sealaska regional Native corporation. The Tribe’s letter of support came as a surprise to the opponents...
Drug traffickers suspected of pushing away small tribe in Brazil (August 10, 2011)
The Brazilian government says it can't locate the members of a small tribe in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe has been documented in aerial photos in 2008 and 2011. Its members have largely remained isolated from non-Indians for centuries. But...
Law schools urged to ask applicants to document Indian status (August 10, 2011)
The American Bar Association wants law school applicants to show they are actually American Indian or Alaska Native. The ABA's House of Delegates passed a resolution that urges the Law School Admissions Council, which administers the LSAT, and ABA-law schools...
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