IPS: Court decision affects traditional hunting and fishing rights (September 6, 2011)
"As Canada's aboriginal community celebrates last month's milestone legal ruling regarding clear-cutting in Ontario and the forestry sector mulls its future strategy, discussions are taking place about how to carry out an impact assessment evaluating damage incurred by decades of...
Native American 40 Under 40 Award to be presented in Florida (September 6, 2011)
The recipients of the Native American 40 Under 40 Award will be honored at the 36th Annual Indian Progress in Business event on Thursday. This year's winners include Shayai Lucero, a Pueblo entrepreneur from New Mexico; Chief J. Allan, the...
John Hoover, Alaska Native sculptor, passes away at age of 91 (September 6, 2011)
John Hoover, an Alaska Native artist, died on Saturday. He was 91. Hoover, who was Aleut, was born on October 13, 1919. He began his art career late in life, starting with a boat in the 1960 that turned...
Researcher believes rock art in Utah depicts ancient mammoth (September 6, 2011)
A German researcher believes he's found proof of Indian contact with ancient mammoths on a petrolglyph in Utah. In the fall 2011 issue of Rock Art Research, Ekkehart Malotk says the petroglyph dates back 11,000 years. It features two carvings...
Grant issued for diabetes study among members of two tribes (September 6, 2011)
Creighton University has been awarded a $207,000 grant to study diabetes among members of two tribes. Members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will take part in the two-year study. The research...
Navajo Nation woman spurs initiative to clean up uranium site (September 6, 2011)
A 71-year-old Navajo Nation woman has spent more than 30 years fighting for the cleanup of an abandoned uranium mining site in Utah. Elsie Mae Begay grew up in a traditional hogan on the reservation. It had to be torn...
Woman killed amid spike in violent crime on reserve in Alberta (September 6, 2011)
A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed on Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta on Monday. The woman was attending a party inside a house that's next to the one where a 5-year-old boy was killed in July. Authorities aren't...
Judge sets hearing on Freedmen motion for Cherokee election (September 6, 2011)
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on September 20 in the Cherokee Freedmen lawsuit, Vann v. Salazar. The plaintiffs, led by Marilyn Vann, filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. The Freedmen want to vote in the upcoming September...
Las Vegas Pauite Tribe pays tribute to culture with golf courses (September 6, 2011)
The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe of Nevada pays tribute to its culture and surrounding at its golf resort. The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort features three courses: Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and Wolf. Snow Mountain, or nu-wav kaiv in...
Study confirms accuracy of 16th-century Aztec farmland maps (September 6, 2011)
Modern-day researchers have confirmed the accuracy of a 16th-century survey conducted by Aztec census takers. The Tepetlaoxtoc census, also known as the Codex Vergara, recorded the size of farmlands in the Mexico City area. Using GPS technology, researchers at National...
Relatives of former Pala Band chairman removed from the roll (September 6, 2011)
A former chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California said eight of his family members were disenrolled for political reasons. King Freeman, 76, led the tribe for nearly two decades. He said current chairman Robert Smith holds...
Survival: Guarani Tribe in Brazil asks Shell to stop development (September 6, 2011)
"Indians of the Guarani tribe in Brazil have demanded that energy giant Shell stop using their ancestral land for ethanol production. Ambrosio Vilhalva, a Guarani man from one of the communities affected, told Survival, ‘Shell must leave our land… the...
Native Sun News: Native designers show their latest fashions (September 6, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge and Jesse Abernathy . All content © Native Sun News. Danita Strawberry designs at the fair 2011. Dancers take the stage for entertainment at All Indian Day at the...
Charles Trimble: Don't mess with this 84-year-old Dakota lady (September 6, 2011)
My wife tells people that I am a failed retiree. She’s right, of course; I should have accepted retirement graciously and started collecting stamps or butterflies, or bought a pickup truck for a year round circuit of wacipis. But instead...
Opinion: Media won't take on stereotypes and 'Redskins' name (September 6, 2011)
"The PR flacks are earning their salaries this week as Beacon Press promotes a new book that reveals the backstory about how owner George Preston Marshall refused to integrate the Washington DC football team called The Redskins. The book is...
Daniel Lum: Native subsistence threatened by offshore drilling (September 6, 2011)
"Inupiat Eskimos on the North Slope of Alaska are at a pivotal moment in history -- our whole way of life could irreversibly change with proposed offshore oil development in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. International oil corporations have everything...
Review: 'Standing Bear's Footsteps' provides a valuable lesson (September 6, 2011)
"Christine Lesiak’s documentary provides an overview of a tragic chapter in U.S. history that culminated in a landmark civil rights court case. Standing Bear was a chief of the Ponca Indian tribe in Nebraska. In 1877, the federal government...
All offensive place names in Maine changed after lengthy effort (September 6, 2011)
The last six offensive place names in Maine have been changed. The last six names were in Aroostook County. Commissioners consulted tribes and came up with Scopan, Scopan Inlet, Scopan Knob, Scopan Lake, Scopan Mountain and Scopan Stream. “It was...
North Dakota tribe objects to new EPA rule that affects drilling (September 6, 2011)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota says the Environmental Protection Agency implemented a new rule without consulting tribes. The EPA issued the rule on July 1. It went into effect on August 30 and it requires oil...
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