Opinion: Ignoring hate groups in Montana won't make them disappear (August 17, 2011)
"Every now and then a news story comes along that touches a nerve in our community and generates an outpouring of response. Sunday's front-page story about the rise of hate groups in Big Sky country clearly was one of those....
9th Circuit allows multiple tribal sentences for multiple offenses (August 17, 2011)
Tribes can sentence offenders to consecutive sentences for multiple crimes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. Beatrice Miranda, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, was sentenced to 910 days in jail after being convicted of...
Citizen Potawatomi Nation presents final $30K to Salvation Army (August 17, 2011)
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma presented a final $30,000 check to the Salvation Army. The tribe has donated a total of $150,000 to the Shawnee Advisory Board Endowment Campaign. The money will be used for Salvation Army programs in...
BIA holds second consultation on land consolidation in Minnesota (August 17, 2011)
Two top Bureau of Indian Affairs officials will attend the second tribal consultation for the land consolidation portion of the Indian trust fund settlement tomorrow. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development Jodi Gillette and BIA Director Michael Black...
Navajo Nation girl, 15, honored for fending off attack on mother (August 17, 2011)
A Navajo Nation girl who helped saved her mother from a near-fatal attack was honored by the FBI on Tuesday. Ashley Nez, 15, used a baseball bat to fend off a man who shot her mother, Cassandra, on July...
Santa Fe Indian Market hits a snag as city raises taxation issues (August 17, 2011)
More than 200 artists might not be able to sell their goods at the 90th annual Santa Fe Indian Market this weekend due to a taxation issue. The city of Santa Fe claims some artists owe back taxes to the...
Art 'dealers' laugh when asked to help FBI with theft of artifacts (August 17, 2011)
Traders of Indian art and Indian artifacts laughed when an FBI agent asked for their help in identifying wrongdoers. The Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association hosted a panel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with three FBI representatives. One agent was...
County delays decision on building plans at ancestral Pomo site (August 17, 2011)
The board of supervisors in Lake County, California, held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss a controversial project on Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo village The county is requiring John Nady, who owns the 58-acre island, to complete an environmental...
Canada's governor general tries out a 'head pull' on Nunavut trip (August 17, 2011)
Canada's Gov. Gen. David Johnston took part in an Inuit "head pull" as part of his tour through Nunavut. Johnston and athlete Johnny Issaluk strapped a large elastic band around their heads and got on the floor. The first...
OPB: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe keeps an eye on health of rivers (August 17, 2011)
"River otters always leave the water to poop. So if you want to catch them, you’ve got to head to the bathroom. Kim Sager-Fradkin is head wildlife biologist for the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. “Because we had a latrine site...
Editorial: Another Indian war plays out over 'Fighting Sioux' nick (August 17, 2011)
"Is the name Fighting Sioux an insult or a compliment? Even North Dakota's tribes can't agree on that one. What is clear, though, is that supposed leaders — in this case, the North Dakota Legislature — can get on their...
Editorial: Oklahoma tribes step up to keep state parks operating (August 17, 2011)
"The Chickasaw Nation has joined the list of public-spirited entities that have stepped forward to operate state parks that were being shut down by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. The tribe and the state agency have signed an...
HCN: Mescalero Apache Nation worried about drilling and mining (August 17, 2011)
"The decade-long tussle over energy development in New Mexico's Otero Mesa has been reinvigorated recently, as hardrock mining claims now threaten the region for the first time. Adding their voices to those of environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts in the drive...
Opinion: Indigenous Nations Alliance launches 'Rez Tours' series (August 17, 2011)
"With the guidance and permission of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, I have been blessed to be the National Director of the Indigenous Nations Alliance of the Millions More Movement. Since 2005, I have learned so much about other Native...
Yurok Tribe mourns loss of gray whale that spent 56 days in river (August 17, 2011)
The Yurok Tribe of California is mourning the loss of a gray whale that died after spending 56 days in the Klamath River. The tribe tried to help the 45-foot-long whale return to the ocean. But she didn't budge...
New York governor wants to 'work' with Seneca Nation on issues (August 17, 2011)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said he wants to "work" with the Seneca Nation but tribal leaders aren't reporting much progress. The tribe has longstanding grievances on rights-of-way, taxation, gaming and other issues. While Cuomo has sent his lieutenant...
St. Regis Mohawk family enters cigarette manufacturing business (August 17, 2011)
A family from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York has entered the cigarette manufacturing business in hopes of avoiding battles with state governments and pressures from big tobacco companies. Justin Tarbell's family produces the Signal brand at its...
Native Sun News: Russell Means diagnosed with terminal cancer (August 17, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Russell Means may well be facing the toughest adversary in all of his almost 72 years on this earth: cancer....
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