Travel: Honduras pays tribute to Chief Lempira on special day (October 3, 2011)
"For 364 days out of the year, Gracias, a town of about 25,000 people located four hours from the famous Copan ruins, is merely one of the most charming small towns in Honduras. Iglesia San Marcos, a yellow-and-white lemon meringue...
HCN Blog: Fish fight brews with removal of Elwha River dams (October 3, 2011)
"On Sept. 15, an excavator tore the first chunks of concrete from the Glines Canyon dam on Washington state’s Elwha River. It was a historic moment, kicking off the largest dam removal in U.S. history. When the dams are gone,...
John Thune: Celebrating Native American Day in South Dakota (October 3, 2011)
The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). At the urging of the late Governor George Mickelson, the South Dakota legislature voted in 1989 to establish Native American Day. Since 1990, officially designated the “Year of Reconciliation,”...
Mark Trahant: For something different-a slideshow about corn (October 3, 2011)
Most Monday mornings, I write a column. Today for my "column," I am just going to talk into a microphone and show some slides. Something a little different. As my readers know, I have been watching carefully the back...
HCI News: Tribes discuss taxation and economic development (October 3, 2011)
Ed. Note: Ho-Chunk, Inc. owns Indianz.Com "Ho-Chunk, Inc. and HCI Distribution hosted a Tribal Tobacco Tax Seminar event in Winnebago, Nebraska in August. Representatives from 29 tribes across the country participated in the seminar. The 2-day event mainly focused...
Nellis Kennedy-Howard: Speak up about Keystone XL Pipeline (October 3, 2011)
Today, President Obama has the choice. Clean technology is at our feet. Sustainable resources are in our hands. And, here we sit, digging for oil. The State Department is currently reviewing a proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline,...
Column: Doig River Band establishing park on traditional land (October 3, 2011)
"It’s not official yet but a new park that will straddle the border with Alberta could have a big impact in the north, especially for resource industries. The Doig River band, population 249, has declared they are establishing a 90,000...
Column: Siletz Tribes cooperate with state to preserve plant (October 3, 2011)
"Dogbane is considered a noxious, invasive weed. Dogbane also is considered part of Native American tradition, used in basketweaving, fish netting, elk snares and medicines. And that's how state archaeologist Kurt Rodel found himself working with two other guys to...
Natl Geographic: Research finds cannibalism at site in Mexico (October 3, 2011)
"It's long been rumored that an ancient, isolated people in what's now northern Mexico ate their own kind, in the hopes that they'd be able to eat corn later. Now an analysis of more than three dozen bones bearing...
Rick Perry under fire for racist name for family hunting camp (October 3, 2011)
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, the current governor of Texas, is under fire for leasing a hunting camp with a racist epithet in its name. Perry's father, and later the candidate himself, leased the "Niggerhead" camp in West Texas. The...
Supreme Court declines Navajo employment preference case (October 3, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing a messy Indian preference lawsuit involving the Navajo Nation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Interior Department and Peabody Energy. Peabody entered into agreements with the tribe to operate coal mines on the...
Still no word from Supreme Court on Oneida Nation land claim (October 3, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court released an order list this morning for its new October 2011 term but there was still no word on the long-running Oneida Nation land claim. The tribe is suing over 250,000 acres that were illegally taken...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing this Thursday (October 3, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this Thursday on Internet infrastructure in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Mr. Geoffrey...
Wambli Sina Win: Eagles disappear into sunset of termination (October 3, 2011)
As a child in the 1950’s, I remember sitting in Tribal Council meetings where only Lakota was spoken. Despite my youth, I realized within the serious words spoken by my elders, that our people must be united to defend our...
J.D. Colbert: Tribal Nations should control federal recognition (October 3, 2011)
Last July 15th, the U.S. extended formal recognition to the Libyan rebel National Transitional Council as the recognized and legitimate government of Libya. The action of the U.S. was quickly followed by Britain, France and at least 100 other countries...
Tim Giago: Include South Dakota tribes in the Buffalo Roundup (October 3, 2011)
Photo by Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2011 Unity South Dakota. There is a historic marker west of Custer, S. D. that reads: “ Historic Sites, Buffalo Rock – Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black...
Opinion: Not all tribes support Klamath Basin restoration plan (October 3, 2011)
"While WaterWatch of Oregon supports Klamath River dam removal and has spent decades working toward a sustainable future for the Klamath Basin, we have joined several Oregon and California conservation groups and at least one Native American tribe in opposing...
Opinion: Bill introduces Indian Country to the global economy (October 3, 2011)
"In tribal communities in Louisiana and across the country, interest is growing in the unique and burgeoning relationship between Indian Country and the Republic of Turkey, a relationship that has culminated with the introduction in Congress of the Indian Tribal...
Review: Wounded Knee 1973 comes alive in 'Good Day to Die (October 3, 2011)
"The story of the 1973 Wounded Knee takeover comes alive in "A Good Day to Die," a documentary film, produced by Lynn Salt, Choctaw, and David Mueller. Funded by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, based in Brooks, California the film...
Column: Washington team name not drawing cheers from all (October 3, 2011)
"Since the Washington football team is playing against the only NFL quarterback whom many Native American peoples proudly claim as their own this weekend, I thought I would stroll over to the National Museum of the American Indian on Thursday...
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