House vote expected on land swap opposed by Arizona tribes (September 8, 2011)
The House is expected to vote later this month on H.R.1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act. The bill authorizes a land swap between the federal government and Resolution Copper. The company plans to use the land for...
PBS airing The Berenstain Bears cartoon in Lakota language (September 8, 2011)
Public television networks in North Dakota and South Dakota will broadcast episodes of The Berenstain Bears in the Lakota language. The Lakota Language Consortium, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Prairie Public Broadcasting and South Dakota Public Broadcasting worked to...
Navajo Nation Supreme Court to hold arguments at Yale Law (September 8, 2011)
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court will travel to Yale Law School in November. The justices will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Shiprock Home for Women and Children in Shiprock, New Mexico. A construction company is locked in...
Native Sun News: Field hearing examines Indian veteran care (September 8, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Don Lounder RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Native Americans have served in the armed forces in higher numbers per capita than any other ethnic...
Lower Elwha Klallam to auction items from removal of dams (September 8, 2011)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is auctioning off some items from its history. The tribe is preparing for the removal of the Elwha River Dam. Items from the dam's history will be auctioned at a gala fundraiser on...
Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $42M justice center next year (September 8, 2011)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is working on a $42 million justice center. The 93,000 square-foot Pine Ridge Justice Center will include four courtrooms, the tribal attorney general office, a 64-bed adult detention area and an 18-bed juvenile...
Incoming Mississippi Choctaw chief looks for financial stability (September 8, 2011)
Phyliss J. Anderson, the newly elected leader of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, says her top priority will be financial stability for the tribe. Anderson said a "dark cloud" exists over the tribe. The FBI recently raided the...
Peter d'Errico: Religion plays a role in anti-Indian court rulings (September 8, 2011)
"The ugly face of the 1955 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Tee-Hit-Ton v U.S. appeared recently in Plymouth County (MA) Superior Court, in Greene v. Pacheco, et al., a case challenging interference by the Town of Mattapoisett with Mashpee Wampanoag...
Crystal Willcuts: Teach our children about tolerance, not hate (September 8, 2011)
"Have you noticed how much anger there is in the world? As I was driving my car one day, I found myself behind a car with two bumper stickers. One had a cheeky boy peeing on Obama’s name. The other...
Opinion: Tribes living in prisoner of war camps on reservations (September 8, 2011)
"There are many things we are not taught in school. For instance, did you know that there are United States prisoner of war camps on American soil? These camps have existed in the United States for more than a century....
Samson Cree Nation seeks to evict residents with convictions (September 8, 2011)
The Samson Cree First Nation of Alberta plans to evict residents who have been convicted of serious criminal offenses. Band leaders are upset with a growing wave of gang violence. Earlier this week, a 23-year-old woman was shot and killed...
Native News: Dennis Banks sees Russell Means in New Mexico (September 8, 2011)
"During the 1970s, Dennis Banks, Ojibwa, and Russell Means, Lakota, emerged as two of the American Indian Movement's most recognizable leaders. Some could argue they have been the most visible and vocal American Indian leaders during the past half-century. Together...
HUD won't release funds to Cherokee Nation in Freedmen flap (September 8, 2011)
The Obama administration is withholding federal funds from the Cherokee Nation as a result of the tribe's disenfranchisement of the Freedmen. The tribe sought to draw down $33 million from its Department of Housing and Urban Development account. But the...
Leech Lake Band seeks land deal to get rid of bad $2.5M loan (September 8, 2011)
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota worked out a land deal to get rid of a bad loan but tribal members didn't like the idea. Former secretary/treasurer extended a $2.5 million loan to Bill and Kathy Bieloh,...
Editorial: Chumash Tribe should be more open about land plan (September 8, 2011)
"Around the Santa Ynez Valley, there is probably no issue that gets local folks more revved up than the Chumash tribe proposing to take more land into its reservation. Tribal officials say they want to subdivide part of the land...
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