Navajo Nation lowers flags for soldier who had served in Iraq (October 12, 2011)
The Navajo Nation has lowered its flags to half-staff in honor of Nolan D. White, an Army soldier who had served in Iraq. White, 28, was killed in a vehicle accident last Saturday. He leaves behind a wife and a...
Opinion: Quinnipiac University should embrace links to tribe (October 12, 2011)
"Quinnipiac University's name is derived from the Native American tribe that originally inhabited the New Haven, Conn. area. It is now my third year at Quinnipiac and I have never heard of anyone associating this fact with the University. Until...
Q&A: Preserving Wampanoag language in 'We Still Live Here' (October 12, 2011)
"Anne Makepeace is quick to tell people that the Wampanoag is the tribe that greeted the Mayflower. After all, what better way to quickly illustrate how forgotten this tribe is? Almost everyone in America knows the people of the...
Crow Tribe reports results of primary for six legislative seats (October 12, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana held a primary election for six legislative seats on Saturday. In the Center Lodge District, Richard Justin “Jess” Real Bird will face Arnold L. “Lucky Costa” Coyote Runs. The incumbent, Oliver Dan Half Jr., came...
Elyse Umemoto from Yakama Nation competes on 'Survivor' (October 12, 2011)
Elyse Umemoto, a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington, is a contestant on Survivor: South Pacific. Umemoto, 27, grew up on the reservation. She placed second runner-up in the Miss America pageant in 2008. In addition to being...
ABC News: Pine Ridge featured on 'A Hidden America' series (October 12, 2011)
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player "Diane Sawyer travels to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where some of the proudest Americans, living in unthinkable conditions, refuse to be defeated: a young girl filled with “American Idol” dreams, yet facing a life-changing reality;...
Kimberly Horton: Cherokee Nation, racism and the Freedmen (October 12, 2011)
"The Cherokee Nation based out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has decided to strip “Freedmen” of their Cherokee rights and to expel them from their nation. Freedmen are African American descendants of slaves. The decision to expel them is based purely on...
John Bird: Occupy Wall Street a movement for Indian people (October 12, 2011)
"I feel like I have been waiting for this moment an entire lifetime. More like a hundred lifetimes when I count the 500 years and lifetimes of all our indigenous ancestors who went to their graves wondering if justice would...
Travel: Cherokee Nation thriving in new Oklahoma homeland (October 12, 2011)
"Step into another nation while staying in the U.S.: visit the Cherokee Nation, located in the outlying areas of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Cherokees originally lived in North Carolina and surrounding states. In the early 1800’s, the federal government forced...
Opinion: Some bold steps for indigenous policy in Venezuela (October 12, 2011)
"In celebration of the Day of Indigenous Resistance on October 12th, the Venezuelan government announced numerous initiatives aimed at assisting and empowering indigenous communities. Nicia Maldonado, the minister for indigenous peoples, said that in the final months of the year...
Pala Band to continue battle against landfill near sacred site (October 12, 2011)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians will continue to fight a proposed landfill in Gregory Canyon, a sacred site in southern California. The tribe successfully lobbied the California Legislature to pass SB 833. The bill would have barred any...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe working to address dispute over hunting (October 12, 2011)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Benewah County, Idaho, have yet to meet over a hunting rights dispute but both sides said they are eager to talk. The tribe maintains the right to hunt on all land within reservation boundaries, including...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe releases results of primary election (October 12, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held a primary election on Tuesday. A total of 63 candidates filed to run for 12 council seats. The field was narrowed down to the top 20 vote-getters. According to the results, 11 of...
Bill John Baker set to become new leader of Cherokee Nation (October 12, 2011)
Bill John Baker has won election as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, according to unofficial results. The Cherokee Nation Election Commission on Wednesday said Baker received 10,633 votes. Chad Smith, who was the incumbent chief, received...
Native Sun News: Proposed eagle regulations stir controversy (October 12, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. The eagle, or Wanbli, has long been a cornerstone of traditional spirituality for many Native American peoples, especially the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, as...
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