Center: Tribes bankroll auto racer with payday loan business (September 26, 2011)
"Scott Tucker used stealth to become a millionaire. Now the mysterious businessman from Kansas is spending his fortune to become a famous auto racer. Though Tucker has not won any premier races outright, his publicity machine already compares him to...
OPB: Clark descendants return stolen canoe to Chinook Nation (September 26, 2011)
"“We are here to right a wrong,” said Lotsie Holton. She was one of five of Capt. William Clark’s descendants who helped carry the 750-pound canoe through a passageway of onlookers assembled at Chinook Point. They had all come to...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe asserts right to hunt within reservation (September 26, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho says its members can hunt anywhere within the reservation despite claims of a county prosecutor. Tribal members can exercise their rights on trust land and non-Indian land, spokesperson Helo Hancock said. "Any explanation or...
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium selects new executive (September 26, 2011)
Roald Helgesen has been named chief executive officer of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Helgesen is a member of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes. He previously served as president and chief executive of SouthEast...
FBI seeks information in fatal hit and run on Blackfeet Nation (September 26, 2011)
The FBI is looking for information about a fatal hit and run on the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. A man who was walking along a highway was struck and killed early Sunday morning. His identity wasn't released pending notification of...
Mark Trahant: A journey through an era of budget contraction (September 26, 2011)
I drove across the Northwest this past weekend. A 1,700-mile trip from Idaho to Seattle, returning via rural roads in Washington, and freeways in Idaho and Montana. Along the route I looked at places and wondered, how will life change...
Wambli Sina Win: An attack on Indian spirituality from the FWS (September 26, 2011)
My Brothers and Sisters, environmentalists, nature lovers and those who support Native American culture and spirituality, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under the guise of its rule making and “regulatory” powers has quietly launched an attack upon tribal sovereignty...
Fawn Sharp, Quinault, is first woman elected ATNI president (September 26, 2011)
Fawn R. Sharp, the chairwoman of the Quinault Nation of Washington, has been elected president of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians. Sharp is the first woman to lead the organization. She defeated Michael Finley, the chairman of the...
Blog: Hospitality from tribal nation at sweat lodge ceremony (September 26, 2011)
"Spending part of my honeymoon in a Sweat Lodge on an Indian reservation didn't strike me as odd. It was just another of the interesting things my late husband and I did during our years together. Four of us were...
Cherokee Nation sees increase in turnout for second election (September 26, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma saw an increase in turnout for its second principal chief election. A total of 8,787 votes were cast on Saturday, up from about 8,000 in the June election. More than 1,100 were cast during early...
National Parks: Webcam offers a view of historic dam removal (September 26, 2011)
Webcam: Elwha River Restoration Project "The largest dam removal project in U. S. history is now underway in and near Olympic National Park, and six new webcams will allow viewing of the project from anywhere in the world. The...
Opinion: New pipelines would cross more than 40 First Nations (September 26, 2011)
"There are countless little brooks and rivulets garlanding the islands and inlets of the Great Bear Rainforest in remote northern British Columbia, many without even a name. But the salmon know them well, and return each September, paddling relentlessly against...
Opinion: Trail of Tears biker rally not really an inconvenience (September 26, 2011)
"Motorcyclists don't need much of a reason to ride in herds. They're kind of like grown up bicyclists, except they obey the rules of the road and rumble instead of whine. Despite the umpteen barrels of beer consumed, the Trail...
Native Sun News: Complaint filed on new Oglala Sioux treasurer (September 26, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jeffrey Whalen. All content © Native Sun News. Lloyd “Luff” Goings PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Lloyd “Luff” Goings was infuriated by the John Steele’s Administration’s selection for the position of Tribal...
Opinion: Cultures intersect at South Dakota Indian art market (September 26, 2011)
"Resisting cajoling from artist peers and supporters of her work who urged her to come to Sioux Falls, Dyani White Hawk held off exhibiting at the Northern Plains Indian Art Market until she had completed a master of fine arts...
Jason Metrokin: Alaska Native corporation against Pebble Mine (September 26, 2011)
"Bristol Bay Native Corp. is a billion-dollar economic engine with a 40-year history of responsible development. In 2007, more than two-thirds of BBNC shareholders opposed the proposed Pebble mine project -- a number assuredly on the rise. If that...
Opinion: Funeral blends Alaska Native traditional and modern (September 26, 2011)
"A while back, I visited Fairbanks, my home town. The morning I left for the Golden Heart City, I was leafing through the Daily News when I saw an obituary for a 43-year-old Fairbanks construction worker. I didn't know him...
Duane Champagne: Decolonization teachings missing the mark (September 26, 2011)
"How long should a grievance be allowed to fester? When it comes to many Native American studies programs, the answer seems to be, “For too long.” Decolonization, resistance to assimilation, critical indigenous studies, and other negatively focused aspects of the...
Bam's Blog: Work begins in Oklahoma for Wilma Mankiller film (September 26, 2011)
"The Oklahoma Film & Music Office and the producers of “The Cherokee Word for Water,” a Mankiller Project LLC production, announced Friday evening that pre-production for the film has started in Tahlequah. Principal photography is scheduled to begin Sept. 26...
Leaf Hillman: Karuk Tribe supports Klamath restoration efforts (September 26, 2011)
"Last week a long-awaited suite of federal studies describing the economic, environmental and cultural impacts of the Klamath Restoration Agreements was unveiled. For the diverse coalition of stakeholders who worked tirelessly for years to overcome a history of acrimony and...
Living: Asking Navajos about the 'neo-Navajo' trend in fashion (September 26, 2011)
"And now, from the people who think they know everything about what we should be wearing, comes a new trend about which we Arizonans might know a bit more. At Neiman Marcus, just racks away from Mary-Kate and Ashley...
Tim Giago: The Indian mission kids only knew him as Rochester (September 26, 2011)
My old friend and classmate, Patrick Red Elk, from the Catholic Indian mission boarding school we attended, died a couple of weeks ago and as I read his obit in the local daily I swear that I would not have...
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