Editorial: Citizen Potawatomi Nation returning to Kansas (October 28, 2011)
"As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood, our neighbors in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation remind us they have a second reason to celebrate. They will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of 1861...
Cherokee Nation regains access to $40M in housing funds (October 28, 2011)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma once again has access to federal housing funds. As part of a court order, the tribe agreed to reinstate the Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves. As a result, the Department of Housing...
Native Vote on agenda at NCAI annual meeting next week (October 28, 2011)
The next presidential election is a little more than a year away but Native Vote 2012 will kick off next week at the National Congress of American Indians 68th annual conference. Tribes hope the effort will lead to an increase...
Duane Champagne: The law and protecting sacred places (October 28, 2011)
"The land has multiple cultural interpretations and creates competing orientations about the use and value of land. Since moving onto reservations most Native American communities have lost direct control over many of the sacred places within their community history and...
Tachi Yokut woman charged for pickax intimidation case (October 28, 2011)
A member of the Tachi Yoku Tribe of California is facing several charges after a bizarre series of incidents on the Santa Rosa Reservation. Raylene Mae Jeff , 34, was seen on the side of a road with blood...
Mashantucket Pequot vice chairman drops re-election bid (October 28, 2011)
Richard E. Sebastian, the vice chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, ended his re-election bid, The New London Day reports. Sebastian was seeking a fourth consecutive term on the council. But he dropped out due to health...
Interview with Ariel Tweto, Inupiat, of 'Flying Wild Alaska' (October 28, 2011)
"Ariel Tweto is so cute she's almost cartoon-like. With a petite frame and an infectious giggle, the 'Flying Wild Alaska' star was a bundle of energy when we hung out to talk about Season 2 (premieres Fri., Oct. 28,...
Sycuan Band seeks to triple the size of small reservation (October 28, 2011)
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians of California recently filed a land-into-trust application for 1,350 acres. If approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the acquisition will triple the size of the tribe's land base. The reservation -- one...
Native Sun News: Community plan grows at Pine Ridge (October 28, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Pine Ridge Reservation’s Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. administration: From left, Scott Moore, project coordinator and architect; Jo White, operations coordinator; Nick Tilsen, executive...
Lawyers try to collect $3.2M from Miccosukee defendants (October 28, 2011)
Two members of the Miccosukee Tribe owe $3.2 million to a Florida man for the death of his wife but they say they can't pay the judgement. Tammy Gwen Billie and her father, Jimmie Bert, admitted fault for a 1998...
ArtsPost: NMAI celebrates legacy of horse in new exhibit (October 28, 2011)
'The legacy of the horse has just hit its stride at the National Museum of the American Indian, as the museum presents an expanded version of the exhibit “ A Song for the Horse Nation ” on Sat. Oct....
Rande Payne: Disenrollment threatens tribal sovereignty (October 28, 2011)
"I found the Sept. 29 Sierra Star article by Carmen George about disenrollment of Chukchansi tribal members very informative and well written, although it is very disheartening to see what is happening to the Chukchansi people. Unfortunately, disenrollment is all...
Chase Iron Eyes: A time to put on your Indian costumes (October 28, 2011)
"Halloween is fast approaching, and little monsters everywhere are scrambling for costumes. Every year there should be an awareness campaign about the practice of Americans assuming Indian identity by donning an “Indian costume.” What do “they” get out of playing...
Emily Washines: Dam's removal a step in right direction (October 28, 2011)
"The existence of Condit Dam has been a blink of time in the history of the White Salmon watershed. Since time immemorial, the White Salmon River has originated from the southwestern slope of Mount Adams. The White Salmon River, mɨt’úla...
Sen. Tester: Improving public safety for Indian Country (October 28, 2011)
The following is the opinion of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana). Montana benefits immensely from the rich histories and cultures of its Indian tribes. And as with any community, where there are challenges, there are opportunities. Making reservation communities safer places...
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