Natl Geographic: Innu Nation settles claims over dam flooding (August 25, 2011)
"This month, Elizabeth Penashue will leave her home in the Innu village of Sheshatshiu, just as she has the past 14 summers, to canoe up the Churchill River—a waterway that has been a wellspring of both life and pain for...
Jay Tavare: Divide and conquer -- disenrollment among tribes (August 25, 2011)
"I have witnessed much bickering and criticism, even within the smaller racial demographics. Just look at how a black person's skin tone puts them in a different category among African Americans, as in "high yellow," a derogatory word meaning "light...
Opinion: Stereotypes of Indian people don't belong in athletics (August 25, 2011)
"I got my first lesson in Indians portrayed as sports team mascots in the early 1950s when my father took me to a Cleveland Indians-New York Yankees game. Dad gave me money to buy a baseball cap, and I was...
Column: San Manuel Band helps send Indian students to college (August 25, 2011)
"With a $3.7 million grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the University of Redlands embarks this fall on a partnership with local tribes to help more Native American youths attend and graduate from college. The grant created...
Editorial: It's time to celebrate culture at Tulalip Tribes museum (August 25, 2011)
"For years the sign stood at the corner of Marine Drive and 23rd Avenue NE in Tulalip. As season after season passed, the roadside message, "The dream is still alive," remained steadfast. Last weekend, this long-held dream became reality as...
Fast Company: Hopi Tribe fights bid for fake snow at sacred site (August 25, 2011)
"It's not uncommon for ski resorts to make artificial snow when the real thing can't be found, but the Snowbowl Ski Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona wants to take the practice to another level by covering its slopes with snow made...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe aggressive in pursuit of land-into-trust (August 25, 2011)
"Most valley and south coast folks have paid very little attention to the battle royal that is brewing in the Santa Ynez Valley, pitting Valley residents who wish to maintain the pastoral beauty and open spaces the agreed to Valley...
MPR: Red Lake Nation plans to reforest 50K acres on reservation (August 25, 2011)
"The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe is gearing up to reforest 50,000 acres of tribal land. Red Lake was once a sea of red and white pine forest stretching across the reservation. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged...
Turtle Talk: Tribal courts, treaty rights and treaty rights disputes (August 25, 2011)
"This isn’t a post on the merits of the Freedmen case, but instead a rumination about the import of U.S.–tribal treaty rights in tribal courts. Generally, do treaty rights have legal import in tribal court? My reading of the Nash...
Minimum security facility in Idaho plans to rebuild sweat lodge (August 25, 2011)
A minimum security facility in Idaho has torn down a sweat lodge but is promising to rebuild it. The South Idaho Correctional Institution said it tore down the sweat lodge for health and security concerns. It had been there for...
Ponca Tribe ends lawsuit after state recognizes IHCIA provision (August 25, 2011)
The Ponca Tribe dropped a lawsuit after the state of Nebraska recognized a new provision of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The tribe's doctor, Rosa M. Huguet, is licensed in Puerto Rico. The state ordered her to stop practicing...
HUD Secretary: A step toward better housing in Indian Country (August 25, 2011)
'I was in Albuquerque yesterday to announce $28 million in HUD funding to help rural communities across the country tackle their toughest housing and poverty challenges. I was joined by tribal leaders in New Mexico as I shared that...
Native Sun News: Horse race a long tradition for Colville Tribes (August 25, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Redwing Cloud. All content © Native Sun News. OMAK, WASHINGTON –– Native American Indians must continually reach back into the lives of their ancestors to create an identity, a health and well-being...
S.E. Ruckman: Infomercials a new trend for tribes in Oklahoma (August 25, 2011)
"Turn on the TV in Oklahoma and in between shows, you may catch the latest version of The Indian World Turns. These spots are not public television specials or soap opera reruns, either. Thanks to Indian gaming revenues, business savvy...
Ousted Snoqualmie council members in limbo despite court win (August 25, 2011)
Two suspended council members of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington are still trying to regain their posts. Arlene Ventura and her son, Kanium, were ousted from the council in connection with an audit of tribal finances. The tribe filed criminal...
Mashantucket Tribe delays powwow in anticipation of hurricane (August 25, 2011)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has delayed its upcoming powwow due to an expected hurricane. The Green Corn Powwow was scheduled to take place this weekend. But with Hurricane Irene expected to hit Connecticut, the tribe has moved...
Shingle Springs Band sets October 3 opening date for new clinic (August 25, 2011)
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California will open a new health clinic on October 3. The 60,000 square-foot Community Health Clinic will be located next to the tribe's casino. It replaces a 17,000 square-foot facility that the...
PBS: Sioux tribes refuse to accept money for theft of Black Hills (August 25, 2011)
"Pine Ridge Reservation stretches across some of the poorest counties in the United States. Plagued by an unemployment rate above 80 percent, arid land, few prospects for industry, abysmal health statistics and life-expectancy rates rivaling those of Haiti, it’s no...
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