Editorial: Bison belong on public, tribal lands in Montana (October 26, 2011)
"When Dr. Frankenstein’s monster encountered villagers they ran, frightened by his size and fearful he would harm them. The modern-day equivalent is the reintroduction of bison to Montana. Residents near the proposed reintroduction sites might as well be carrying torches...
Forbes: Abramoff pal sentenced to 20 months for scandal (October 26, 2011)
"U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle sentenced former lobbyist Kevin Ring to 20 months in federal prison followed by 30 months of probation. This ends years of litigation by sentencing the last man standing in the political lobbying scandal...
Fronteras: Navajo Nation discusses Grand Canyon flights (October 26, 2011)
"Four months after the official public comment period ended, Grand Canyon officials are still waiting for the Navajo Nation to comment about flight noise and possible regulations to address it. The tribe is split. A hearing will be held Wednesday...
OPB: Old jawbone turns up close to site of Kennewick Man (October 26, 2011)
"Federal archaeologists are investigating a very old jawbone that turned up Monday along the Columbia River in Kennewick. The human remains were found a short distance from where Kennewick Man was discovered in 1996. Those ancient remains sparked a decade...
Fronteras: Who should benefit from Native inspired items (October 26, 2011)
"The word “Navajo” no longer appears on Urban Outfitters' website. The trendy clothing chain has removed it from the names of numerous products in the wake of criticism from the Navajo Nation. The tribe has trademarks on the Navajo name....
Michael Roberts: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's corruption (October 26, 2011)
The following opinion by Michael J. Roberts appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. CORRUPTION CORNER MICHAEL ROBERTS In 2009, Native Sun News reprinted a story written by Joseph O’Sullivan that...
Chase Iron Eyes: Activism is evolving in Indian Country (October 26, 2011)
"What do we think when we hear the word activism? Maybe we immediately think of somebody with their fist in the air, defiantly persisting against something. Maybe we think of protestors and demonstrators visibly making their point. Maybe we think...
Steve Russell: Move the Cherokee Nation forward again (October 26, 2011)
"After multiple recounts and one court-ordered do-over, Bill John Baker has defeated incumbent Chad Smith to become the new Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. No doubt citizens of other Indian nations are weary of the Cherokee follies, but a...
Kenneth Cooper: Cherokee Freedmen awaiting new era (October 26, 2011)
"Like other descendants of Cherokee Freedmen, ancestors who were once the tribe's slaves, I am cheered that longtime Chief Chad Smith lost the recent election. Smith has crusaded against the treaty-guaranteed rights of freedmen descendants to be citizens of the...
Crow Tribe still trying to line up investors for coal project (October 26, 2011)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is seeking investors to finance coal-to-liquids plant on the reservation. The tribe entered into an agreement with Australian-American Energy Co. to build the $7 billion facility. But the company was having trouble raising money for...
Alaska Native village corporation backs off-shore drilling (October 26, 2011)
Tikigaq Corporation, an Alaska Native village corporation, supports off-shore drilling despite official opposition from the Native Village of Point Hope, a federally recognized tribe. Sayers Tuzroyluk, the chairman of Tikigaq, says energy development in the Arctic Ocean is inevitable. But...
Fewer in support of taxation of tribal tobacco in New York (October 26, 2011)
Support is dropping for New York state's efforts to impose taxes on the sale of tobacco in Indian Country, according to a poll commissioned by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Of 500 likely Monroe County voters, 50 percent opposed the...
Judge refuses to block Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (October 26, 2011)
A federal judge won't stop the Obama administration from extending federal recognition to the Mishewal Wappo Tribe. The tribe was terminated by an act of Congress in 1959. But the Interior Department failed to abide by the law, according to...
Turtle Talk: Top 10 most important tribal court decisions (October 26, 2011)
"As part of a promise I gave to the members of the National American Indian Court Judges Association today (via videotape), I offer (with apologies to Walter Echo-Hawk) ten of the most important tribal court decisions of the last 20...
NPR Investigation: Indian children being taken from tribes (October 26, 2011)
"Nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year, sometimes in questionable circumstances. An NPR News investigation has found that the state is largely failing to place them according to the law. The...
Gyasi Ross: An invitation to the so-called 99 percenters (October 26, 2011)
"Dear so-called 99% You suckers thought that you were so special, ennit? You thought that your heineys were just that much better and softer and more supple than all those poor people of color, huh? There was never any discussion...
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