Woman killed on Samson Cree Nation was aunt of young victim (September 7, 2011)
A 23-year-old woman who was shot and killed on the Samson Cree First Nation on Monday was the aunt of a five-year-old victim of gang violence. The woman was identified as Chelsea Yellowbird. She lived next door to Ethan Yellowbird,...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee roundtable and two hearings (September 7, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has a roundtable and two hearings on its schedule. Tomorrow, Loretta A. Tuell, the Majority Staff Director/Chief Counsel of the committee, will lead a roundtable on housing and infrastructure in Indian Country. The session takes...
Woman sentenced for DUI death on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (September 7, 2011)
A 19-year-old woman was sentenced to 30 days in connection with the death of a pedestrian on the Coeur d'Alene Reservation in Idaho. Andrea George pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter. She admitted she struck and killed Patrick...
Native Sun News: Uranium labeled a cultural insult to Navajos (September 7, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and First Lady Martha Shelly kicked off a weeklong Annual Treaty Days Festival on June 1 at Church Rock,...
Photos/Video: Barona Band celebrates 41th annual powwow (September 7, 2011)
"Nothing in the world is quite like the beat of drums accompanied by the haunting chants of men harmonizing together in native song. The swirl of color, feathers, and beads of dancing men, women and children dazzle spectators at...
Elem Pomo Tribe promises litigation to protect ancestral island (September 7, 2011)
The Elem Pomo Tribe of California vowed litigation to protect Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo home. The board of supervisors in Lake County voted 3-2 to allow John Nady, who owns the 58-acre island, to build two cabins and a...
EnergyBiz: Dam breaching benefits Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (September 7, 2011)
"THE U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION this month is expected to begin the largest dam demolition project in the United States - the $324.7 million removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Power Plants on the Elwha River in a protected...
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation seeks control over 'Fighting Sioux' (September 7, 2011)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation is asserting authority over the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The tribe authorized a lawsuit in tribal court against UND, the North Dakota Board of Higher Education and the...
Texas Trail: A practical joke on a Kiowa warrior turned deadly (September 7, 2011)
"For all the noble and admirable traits that many of the great war chiefs and medicine men of the native tribes might have possessed, a sense of humor was not always among them. A practical joke played on these men...
Chickasaw Nation takes over state tourism information center (September 7, 2011)
The Chickasaw Nation has taken over operations of a tourism information center that was previously run by the state of Oklahoma. The Thackerville Tourism Information Center is near the Texas border. Employees there will now work for the tribe. "We...
MSU News: Celebration set for American Indian Heritage Day (September 7, 2011)
"Montana State University will observe American Indian Heritage Day with a variety of events scheduled on MSU's Centennial Mall from 10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. The events, which pay tribute to the cultural legacy and societal contributions...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe expands operation at new tannery building (September 7, 2011)
"The Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s tannery is up and running in its own building, at the far end of Halibut Point Road. And now that the business has bought a new home, tribal officials are hoping for its long-term success....
The Guardian: Navajo Nation loses soldiers in the war on terror (September 7, 2011)
"As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, America is bowing its head in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 victims. But adjust the lens for a wider view and a vastly greater mass of sacrifice and suffering can be seen,...
Johnny Flynn: Debunking tribal claims of 'Eagle White Feather' (September 7, 2011)
"I am writing in reference to the article which appeared in your paper Aug. 21, titled “Eagle White Feather brings people back to the faith,” written by Emily Newman. Ms. Newman is a good writer and the article itself was...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe eager to tap renewable energy resources (September 7, 2011)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is eager to tap into wind energy and geothermal energy but has been frustrated by state and federal red tape. The tribe operates a 750-kilowatt turbine on the reservation that supplies power to...
Phyliss J. Anderson wins election as Mississippi Choctaw chief (September 7, 2011)
Phyliss J. Anderson won election as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, according to unofficial results. Anderson will be the first woman to lead the tribe. She defeated incumbent Beasley Denson by 2,011 votes to 1,523. "My administration...
Appeals delay distribution of $3.4B settlement to Cobell case (September 7, 2011)
Appeals are expected to delay distribution of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has been a vocal critic of the $3.4 billion settlement to the case. She...
Bill seeks to award Congressional Gold Medal to Elouise Cobell (September 7, 2011)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana) introduced a bill on Tuesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund case. Cobell, 65, is a member of the Blackfeet...
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