Santa Clara Pueblo working to address flooding and fire issues (September 29, 2011)
Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a multi-year study to address flooding and fire issues. The tribe and the agency were in the middle of a similar assessment when the...
Mississippi Choctaw detention center guard accused of assault (September 29, 2011)
A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians who works as a guard at a detention center has been charged with assaulting an inmate. Kristen Willis is charged with two counts of sexually abusing a prisoner and two counts...
Montana man admits to distributing meth on Crow Reservation (September 29, 2011)
A Montana man pleaded guilty to to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Crow Reservation. Cody Michael Beard, 21, said he sold meth on the reservation daily for about six months. The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs interviewed...
Former residential school employee charged for abusing boys (September 29, 2011)
A former employee of a residential school in Saskatchewan has been charged with abusing boys as young as three years old. Paul Leroux, 70, was a dormitory supervisor at the Beauval Indian Residential School. He faces 13 counts of indecent...
Royalty checks linked to rise in drugs and crime on First Nation (September 29, 2011)
Young members of the Samson Cree First Nation of Alberta are spending their royalty checks on drugs, leading to a rise in crime and gangs on the reserve, The Epoch Times reports. Band members receive $40,000 when they turn 18....
USDA Blog: Rosebud Sioux Tribe still keeping traditions in mind (September 29, 2011)
"I had the honor and pleasure to tour the Rosebud Sioux Nation in South Dakota. The vast land of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate is rich in natural resources. Tribal leaders, with support from Sinte Gleska University, demonstrated interest and commitment...
Editorial: Get the message -- it's time for 'Fighting Sioux' to go (September 29, 2011)
"One of the definitions of stupidity is making the same mistake over and over again. That characterization fits a shrinking, but noisy, cabal of North Dakotans who won’t accept the reality that the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux logo...
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe shares facts about land plans (September 29, 2011)
"If you didn't attend "You Heard the Fiction, Now Hear the Facts," a Chumash public meeting held on September 16, you missed an opportunity to listen to a tribal chairman, a law professor, two officials from the Bureau of Indian...
Employee of Quechan Nation due in court on weapons charges (September 29, 2011)
An employee of the Quechan Nation is due in court today after being arrested for making threats at a tribal office. Andrew Lawrence Paddock is facing 25 counts of weapons violations and a charge of threatening a woman. The September...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to discuss hunting rights with county (September 29, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe plans to talk with Benewah County, Idaho, about hunting rights within reservation boundaries. The tribe asserts hunting rights on Indian and non-Indian land on the reservation. But county officials, particularly prosecutor Doug Payne, have accused tribal...
City approves road name change at request of Morongo Band (September 29, 2011)
The city council in Banning, California, voted 5-0 to change the name of a road at the request of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Fields Road will now be known as Malki Road. "Malki" is a Cahuilla word that...
Oneida Nation ends negotiations with county on biomass plant (September 29, 2011)
The Oneida Nation has ended talks with Brown County, Wisconsin, over an agreement to accept trash at its biomass facility. Oneida Seven Generations Corp. still plans to build the 60,000-square-foot facility. But it won't be accepting waste from the county,...
Native Sun News: Indian inmates sue over ban on tobacco use (September 29, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Native American inmates at the South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC) will litigate the ban on the use...
Oglala Sioux Tribe reaches settlement to end telecom dispute (September 29, 2011)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has reached a settlement with Alltlel. The tribe and the company were battling it out in tribal court and federal court over sovereign immunity and jurisdiction issues. But both sides agreed to dismiss...
Mohawk reservation used for marijuana and ecstasy smuggling (September 29, 2011)
The St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York is a hotbed of drug smuggling activity, according to the Department of Justice. As much as 20 percent of the high-potency marijuana grown in Canada comes through the reservation, the National Drug...
Appeals delay payments in $3.4B Indian trust fund settlement (September 29, 2011)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has set the briefing schedule for challenges to the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Briefs are due October 17 and December 16, The Apache Moccasin reported. The Cobell plaintiffs and...
VOA: Tens of thousands protest for indigenous rights in Bolivia (September 29, 2011)
"Thousands of Bolivians have taken to the streets in cities such as the capital, La Paz, angry about the government's recent crackdown on indigenous protesters who opposed a planned highway through a nature reserve. The demonstrations took place Wednesday,...
New Yankton Sioux chair asks cousin not to come to ceremony (September 29, 2011)
The incoming chairman of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will be sworn into office on Friday but he doesn't want his first cousin to come to the ceremony. Thurmond Cournoyer Sr. defeated his cousin, Robert Cournoyer, for the...
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