Blog: Rush Limbaugh offers take on Cherokee Freedmen dispute (September 16, 2011)
Sometimes it seems like every Rush Limbaugh clip we post here runs the gamut from “Angry Rush” to “Really Angry Rush.”. Therefore, it’s nice every once in a while to show a clip of the radio host just enjoying...
Letter: Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation land-into-trust a no win game (September 16, 2011)
"Currently the Yocha DeHe Wintun Tribe is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to convert 800-plus acres of fee land into trust status. Trust status confers a status upon the Tribe that severely impacts the neighbors, the public, and the...
Column: Seminole Nation man still upset with 'Osceola' mascot (September 16, 2011)
"When Chief Osceola first planted his spear in the turf at Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium, Sept. 16, 1978, the opponent was the Oklahoma State Cowboys. You can look it up. Osceola rides again Saturday night, and this time the...
Editorial: Chinook Tribe gets to present its story at national park (September 16, 2011)
"The Chinook Tribe is the great unseen presence of the Columbia-Pacific region. Here for centuries prior to contact with Robert Gray or Lewis and Clark, the Chinooks had a trading network that reached far up the Columbia River and north...
Travel: Visiting Acoma Pueblo and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (September 16, 2011)
"Living in the clouds ranks as a highlight in the New Mexico desert-and has been for centuries. Just ask the residents of Sky City. Perched atop a 367-foot-high sandstone mesa with commanding views in all directions, Sky City claims it...
Dennis Zotigh: Blood quantum and membership in tribal nations (September 16, 2011)
"A colleague and I were discussing tribes that use blood quantum to determine their membership. She said, "Tribes that do this are setting themselves up for extinction. Eventually intermarriage will wipe fixed blood quantum out.” I totally agree with her:...
Native Sun News: Forum addresses policing issues in Rapid City (September 16, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- In the wake of the explosive violence on August 2 that shook the North Rapid community to its core,...
Cherokee Nation starts sending provisional ballots to Freedmen (September 16, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has started sending absentee ballots to Freedmen descendants for the September 24 election for principal chief. The tribe's election commission says about 350 ballots were mailed to Freedmen descendants who registered to vote this year....
Lifestyle: Squaxin Island Tribe operates world-class golf course (September 16, 2011)
"At a time when almost no new golf courses are being built in the United States, any new opening would be newsworthy, whether the result is good or not. Fortunately for denizens of Washington, and golf travelers everywhere, the results...
Tribes in Wisconsin receive $2.4M in grants for housing projects (September 16, 2011)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $2.4 million to four tribes in Wisconsin. The Oneida Nation received $600,000. The tribe will use the money for senior and low-income housing. The Ho-Chunk Nation, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of...
Video: Gyasi Ross stages an intervention for a turquoise addict (September 16, 2011)
YouTube: Intervention: Don't Know Much About Indians #4 $p $rs Video: Gyasi Ross discusses 'Don't Know Much About Indians' book (08/16)...
NYT Blog: Quileute Tribe lobbies Congress over land transfer bill (September 16, 2011)
"Twilight fans, take heart. Jacob Black’s cousins finally got their day before Congress on Thursday. The Quileute Tribal Council — to those out there who haven’t kept up with the epic vampire-werewolf saga by Stephenie Meyer, the fictional Quileute are...
BIA reviewing inventory for Indian Reservation Roads program (September 16, 2011)
The Obama administration is reviewing most of the inventory for the Indian Reservation Roads program, a senior Bureau of Indian Affairs aide said on Thursday. The BIA has hired an independent contractor to look at 75 percent of the inventory...
NYT: Tribal rights vs. racial justice in Cherokee Freedmen battle (September 16, 2011)
"When the Cherokee were relocated from the South to present-day Oklahoma in the 1830s, their black slaves were moved with them. Though an 1866 treaty gave the descendants of the slaves full rights as tribal citizens, regardless of ancestry, the...
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