Sen. Murkowski: Not all of public schools deserve 'failing' label (August 11, 2011)
"Alaskans know that the No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB, has shortcomings. One major fault is a one-size-fits-all accountability system on schools that are vastly different from one another. As a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and...
Indian students file suit over bid to save 'Fighting Sioux' name (August 11, 2011)
Six Indian students at the University of North Dakota have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the school's Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. UND entered into a settlement with the NCAA to get rid of the name unless the...
Woman sentenced over trafficking meth on Crow Reservation (August 11, 2011)
A 30-year-old woman was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Toni Arcoren pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth. She sold meth to a confidential source for the Bureau of...
Northern Cheyenne man sentenced for being habitual offender (August 11, 2011)
A man from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana was sentenced to 57 months for being a habitual domestic violence offender. Aldin Ray Two Moons Sr., 37, has four tribal court convictions for domestic violence. Federal prosecutors cited them...
Teen girls charged for grisly murder on First Nation in Manitoba (August 11, 2011)
Two girls have been charged in connection with a grisly murder on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba. Roberta Dawn McIvor, 32, was found dead on the reserve on July 30. Family members said her body was dismembered....
Al Jazeera: Indigenous people in Colombia embrace languages (August 11, 2011)
"More of Colombia's indigenous peoples are speaking their native languages than at in any time in recent memory. Thanks to a two-decades old change in education policy that ended a prohibition on teaching Indian languages, indigenous communities have become...
Blog: Iowa man helps organize 'Live Real' tour for food justice (August 11, 2011)
"Freedom Riders, a traveling exhibition about the civil rights movement in the early 1960s, is nearing the end of its run at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The courageous confrontation of segregation in the Deep...
Colorado session focuses on American Indians and civil rights (August 11, 2011)
The second annual Pathways to Respecting American Indian Civil Rights began on Wednesday. About 500 people are attending the conference, hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. Topics include violence against women, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and environmental...
OPB: American Indian Physicians meeting in Oregon this week (August 11, 2011)
"Some 200 American Indian and Alaskan Native physicians are in Portland this week to address the unique health issues among Native Americans. The annual gathering of the Association of American Indian Physicians is this week. Dr. R. Dale Walker is...
South Dakota redistricting committee visiting two reservations (August 11, 2011)
Members of the South Dakota Legislative Redistricting Committee are visiting the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and the Pine Ridge Reservation on Friday. The committee will take input on new maps for the state's voting districts. Rosebud falls in Todd, Mellette, Jones,...
Blog: Indian youth bike 200 miles through New Mexico pueblos (August 11, 2011)
"Circles are everywhere. In nature. In art. On bikes. That's how Jake Foreman sees it. Cycles of Life is a nonprofit he created to help Native American teens learn about their heritage. “The thing that connects it all together is...
Joseph Budd: Bob Clifford, basketball icon for reservation team (August 11, 2011)
The following was written by Joseph Budd. All content © Native Sun News. Roseary’s First Basketball Team: Coach Bob Clifford, Martin Shangreaux, Louis Wright, Henry Jumping Eagle, Benny Clifford and Noah Kills Enemy. Photo courtesy Red Cloud Indian School. On...
Native Sun News: Lawsuit over Black Hills trust fund dismissed (August 11, 2011)
Last week marked a critical event in the Black Hills Claims saga – with the dismissal of the lawsuit which may have forced Sioux tribes to accept money in exchange for the sacred land.
Colorado River Indian Tribes evict non-Indians in lease dispute (August 11, 2011)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes have been evicting non-Indians who refuse to pay rent for leasing land on the reservation. Jim Foley starting leasing land on the California portion of the reservation in 1979. But he didn't pay rent for...
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