BIA recognizes temporary leadership of Winnemucca Colony (September 9, 2011)
After nearly a decade of inaction, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has recognized a government of the Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada -- but only for six days. In response to a federal judge's order, the BIA on Wednesday declared...
Landowner hopes to start development on sacred Pomo site (September 9, 2011)
A landowner hopes to start work on a long-delayed project on Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo village. John Nady owns the 58-acre island. He received approval from the board of supervisors in Lake County to build two cabins and a...
Jamestown S'Klallam family mourns loss of 29-year-old man (September 9, 2011)
Friends and family are mourning the loss of Nathan Ruffcorn, who was a 29-year-old member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Washington. Ruffcorn died in a single-car accident early Thursday morning. “We think he fell asleep at the wheel,” his...
Salt River Tribe considers changes in roadside sign ordinance (September 9, 2011)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is reviewing its roadside sign ordinance. There are 21 billboards on the reservation. At the request of Salt River Devco, the tribe's economic development arm, the tribe might allow more. "This is...
Opinion: Pebble Mine supporter insults Alaska Native leaders (September 9, 2011)
"Where to start with Paul Jenkins' Sunday screed against those who oppose Pebble Mine? Somewhere in the hallowed halls of the Fourth Estate, Mr. Jenkins lost his way. In his opening paragraph, Jenkins calls respected leaders of Bristol Bay's Native...
Review: 'Spirit of the Harvest' cookbook offers Native recipes (September 9, 2011)
"When a cookbook is re-issued these days, it often means it was a recent raging sales success, has been revamped for a different continent, or is now being offered in a new language. But when it's been twenty years,...
Billy Frank: Federal government responsible for treaty rights (September 9, 2011)
"I've been talking a lot lately about the connection between salmon, habitat and treaty rights. That connection is pretty simple. No habitat equals no salmon; no salmon equals no treaty rights; and no treaty rights equals a breach of contract...
Tim Giago: Remembering 9/11 -- the day that lives in infamy (September 9, 2011)
The following column by Tim Giago appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. Like so many others, I was glued to the television news channels trying to find out as much as I could about the horrible...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe benefits from $263.4M Superfund lawsuit (September 9, 2011)
A federal judge approved a $263.4 million settlement to settle a Superfund lawsuit that was originally filed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho. The tribe file the case in 1991 to address pollution in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin....
Michigan Radio: Sault Tribe objects to moose hunting in state (September 9, 2011)
"It's up to the Michigan State legislature to determine what game is available for hunting in Michigan. In late 2010, the legislature opened up the possibility of a moose hunt in Michigan. But ahead of all that, the Inland Conservation...
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