Editorial: Alaska Federation of Natives stress unity theme (October 21, 2011)
"Alaska Federation of Natives Convention committee chairman Edward Thomas said the AFN chose "Strength in Unity" as its theme this year because there appears to be less unity and more divisiveness among Alaska Natives. If that's the case, then Alaska's...
Opinion: Native setlement helped to shape Alaska's future (October 21, 2011)
"The Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage this week provides an opportunity for reflection on the relationship of AFN to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971, and on the remarkable contribution of that act, and the people...
BIA welcomes resolution of Cherokee Nation chief election (October 21, 2011)
The Obama administration congratulated Bill John Baker for winning election as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. The Bureau of Indian Affairs threatened to ignore the results of the election after the tribe excluded the Freedmen, who are...
Hollis Roberts, former Choctaw Nation chief, passes at 68 (October 21, 2011)
Hollis Roberts, a former chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, died on Wednesday. He was 68. Roberts became chief in 1978. He served the tribe for 19 years and worked for “increased services and advantages, thanks to Self Governance,”...
Native Sun News: Skateboard park dedicated at Pine Ridge (October 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. Derek Hill, member of the Lakota Skate Culture, helps break in the new skate park in Pine Ridge. PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, SOUTH DAKOTA --...
Man sentenced to 40 years over deaths of Navajo sisters (October 21, 2011)
A New Mexico man was sentenced to 40 years in connection with a drunken driving accident that claimed the lives of two sisters from the Navajo Nation. James Ruiz, 36, admitted he rear ended a vehicle carrying the Peshlakai family....
Q&A: Elyse Umemoto of Yakama Nation leaves 'Survivor' (October 21, 2011)
"This past week on Survivor: South Pacific, Elyse Umemoto became the latest Survivor casualty of the game after losing a close challenge at Redeption Island. Although Elyse made a strong alliance with Survivor all-star Ozzy Lusth, she soon found...
Blog: 'The Whale' follows Luna's story in British Columbia (October 21, 2011)
"Filmmakers Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm will be in Langley for opening night of their documentary, The Whale, which runs Oct. 21-24 at The Clyde Theatre. Co-directed by journalist Michael Parfit and producer-cinematographer Suzanne Chisholm, who live on Vancouver...
Colorlines: Corporations pimping other cultures for profits (October 21, 2011)
"It doesn’t take more than the ubiquitous Che Guevara t-shirt to know that corporate America loves to pimp other people’s culture for profits. So it wasn’t all that surprising when Urban Outfitters released 21 products as part of its new...
Sharon Pinto named director of BIA Navajo regional office (October 21, 2011)
The Obama administration has named Sharon Pinto as director of the Navajo Regional Office for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Pinto is a member of the Navajo Nation. She previously served as deputy director of the office and was acting...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe worried about drawdown at dam (October 21, 2011)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is expressing concerns about a drawdown at the dam at Lake Isabella. The Lake Isabella Property Owners Association wants to open the dam to draw down the water level by four feet. The tribe...
Travel: Seminoles and alligators in the Florida Everglades (October 21, 2011)
"The estimated 500 residents of the 55,000-acre Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation have loads of elbow room. As do the countless alligators, which drift like solitary logs in the boundless Everglades of South Florida. Yet during a two-day stay,...
Gabe Galanda: An attack on Indian Country's middle class (October 21, 2011)
"While innumerable Indians still live in abject poverty (despite Indian gaming), an increasing number of tribal citizens are now firmly part of the middle class as a result of hard work and sacrifice. This three-part series explores the tribal middle...
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