Homicide charge for drunken driving death of Ahousaht man (August 31, 2011)
A Washington man was charged with vehicular homicide for a drunken driving accident that claimed the life of a member of the Ahousaht First Nation of British Columbia. Darrell E. Campbell, 49, and his family on their way from B.C....
California Watch: Winnemem Wintu travel world for salmon (August 31, 2011)
"For nearly 70 years, the McCloud River in Northern California has been bereft of the Chinook salmon spawning runs for which it was once known. But for a few hours this summer, the Winnemem Wintu tribe revived the river’s memory...
Native Sun News: Class action filed over BIA mineral leasing (August 31, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, DC -- A class action suit was filed late last week charging that the Bureau of Indian Affairs systematically protected oil company...
Survival: Oldest person in world is an Indian woman in Brazil (August 31, 2011)
"Survival has located a Brazilian Indian, believed to be the oldest living person in the world, as she prepares to celebrate her 121st birthday. Maria Lucimar Pereira is one of the Kaxinawá tribe, and lives in the western Brazilian Amazon....
Column: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname not really that offensive (August 31, 2011)
"What is this country coming to? Is it possible to not have to be so politically correct in everything we say and do? Seems like just about everyone is offended by some tiny little thing these days that instead of...
Column: Trash piles turn into big political mess in California (August 31, 2011)
"California's businesses, farms and 37 million residents generate 30 million tons of trash each year, and collecting and burying it is a multibillion-dollar activity. But while we generate all that garbage and want it whisked away, we don't want its...
Opinion: United States ignoring 'epidemic' in Indian Country (August 31, 2011)
"United States history classes may teach the injustices brought upon Native Americans by Europeans hundreds of years ago, but most do not take the initiative to find out how those acts are still largely affecting Native Americans today. Native Americans...
Letter: Saginaw Chippewa Tribe loses warrior Ralph Sawmick (August 31, 2011)
"Ralph Sawmick was a police officer first and foremost. When I first met Ralph he was the police captain of the Tribal Police Department. Back then, there was Ralph and Joe Kequom and they both worked 24 hours a day...
Utah governor kicks off 6th annual Native American Summit (August 31, 2011)
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) kicked off the 6th annual Native American Summit on Tuesday. About 400 tribal, state and federal officials are attending the summit. They are hoping to find more ways to work together to address housing, economic...
Man convicted for trying to divert Shingle Springs Band mail (August 31, 2011)
A federal jury convicted a man of mail fraud for trying to divert mail going to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. Cesar Caballero, 41, was found guilty of three misdemeanor counts of mail obstruction. He submitted change...
KPBS: Vote planned on quarry mine at Pechanga sacred site (August 31, 2011)
"A key vote today will decide if a huge rock quarry north of San Diego can go forward; the Liberty Quarry faces strong opposition. The Riverside Planning Department will take its final vote this afternoon on Granite Construction’s plan to...
Letter: Campaign for chief of Cherokee Nation filled with lies (August 31, 2011)
"Over the past few months I have been gearing up for the election of officers of the Cherokee Nation. I want to say that without the “Truth Report” in the Cherokee Phoenix, I would have been completely lost in the...
New Mexico museum showcases 'New' Native photography (August 31, 2011)
The New Mexico Museum of Art recently opened an exhibit featuring the works of Native photographers. “New Native Photography, 2011" showcases 25 photos from 19 Native artists. Participants include Vicki Monks, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. “I...
Leaders of Winnemucca Indian Colony seek BIA recognition (August 31, 2011)
A faction of the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada is suing the Obama administration, saying the Bureau of Indian Affairs won't recognize them as legitimate leaders. Thomas Wasson says a panel of tribal court judges recognized him as chairman. The...
Seneca Nation begins enforcement of business license code (August 31, 2011)
The Seneca Nation of New York is enforcing a business license requirement for the first time, The Buffalo News reports. All businesses on the reservation must be licensed. Those owned by tribal members will pay $25 while those owned by...
Prosecutors seek a lengthy sentence for Abramoff associate (August 31, 2011)
Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy sentence for Kevin Ring, an associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. After two trials, Ring was convicted of five felony counts. Prosecutors said he showered gifts on Congressional aides and Bush administration officials...
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's oldest member marks 100th (August 31, 2011)
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota celebrated the 100th birthday of its oldest member. Lillian Beane was born on August 27, 1911, on the reservation. She attended an Indian mission school in Montana before returning home, where...
Iowa Tribe concerned over loss of post office on reservation (August 31, 2011)
Members of the Iowa Tribe are worried about the loss of a post office on the reservation. The post office in White Cloud, Kansas, is on the U.S. Postal Service closure list. Residents say they will lose their identity without...
Pala Band disenrolls eight people, including former chairman (August 31, 2011)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California removed eight people from the rolls, The North County Times reports. The tribe said the eight people did not meet membership criteria. A person must have 1/16 Pala blood to be enrolled....
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