Former St. Regis Mohawk chief arrested again on drug charge (November 8, 2011)
Philip H. Tarbell, a former chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York who is awaiting sentencing on drug charges, was arrested on another drug charge. Tarbell, 69, is accused of selling Ecstasy to an undercover agent. The...
Woman avoids prison over death of Cheyenne-Arapaho child (November 8, 2011)
An Oklahoma woman was fined and assessed a total of $15,150 in connection with the death of a 2-year-old member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Amy Holder, 40, was found guilty of child abuse for the death of...
Slate: Author speaks about study of 'Last Uncontacted Tribes' (November 8, 2011)
"What if to save something spectacular you had to risk both its total demise and your own life? That was journalist Scott Wallace’s predicament when he traveled to Brazil in 2002 to chronicle an unprecedented expedition deep into the...
Native Sun News: New map divides Indian vote in Rapid City (November 8, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. Graphic by Chuck Williams and South Dakota Democratic party. SD Legistlative Redistricting Map for 2011, Based on the 2010 US Census, Approved October 24,...
Opinion: Racial politics behind recognition of Native Hawaiians (November 8, 2011)
"In 2000, the Supreme Court held that Hawaii violated the 15th Amendment by allowing only those that it defined as being of Hawaiian "ancestry" to vote for the trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. In Rice v. Cayetano, the...
Margaret Moss: Options shrinking in the Indian Health Service (November 8, 2011)
"Where is the outcry, outrage and outpouring for various tribes: with the highest levels of diabetes in the world; where a baby boy born today has an average life expectancy in the 40s; where death rates are more than double...
Donna Ennis: Indian youth torn from families in South Dakota (November 8, 2011)
"The 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act was created by the federal government in order to establish federal authority over adoption of Native American children. The goal of the act was to strengthen and preserve Native American families and culture. Each...
Blog: Aboriginal Music Week draws bigger crowds in Manitoba (November 8, 2011)
"Another year of the Manito Ahbee festival and Aboriginal Music Week has come to an end. And there is always a sense of loneliness come Monday morning after six days and nights filled with music and friends from across the...
Noam Chomsky discusses mistreatment of indigenous people (November 8, 2011)
The United States and Australia should apologize for their mistreatment of indigenous people, linguist, scholar and philosopher Noam Chomsky said in a recent speech. Chomsky said the U.S. and Australia, among other nations, have benefited from the genocide of Native...
Tesuque Pueblo asks renters to document immigration status (November 8, 2011)
Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico is stirring controversy among tenants of a trailer park on the reservation. The tribe notified tenants of the Tesuque Trailer Village of an increase in rent from $300 a month to $426.50 a month....
IPR: Excavation uncovers major Ojibwe burial site in Michigan (November 8, 2011)
"On Mackinac Island, developers of a new hotel discovered what appears to be a massive burial site last week. Police say it's now clear some of the bones unearthed in the excavation are human, likely ancestors of the Sault Ste....
Senate committee to hold hearing on economic development (November 8, 2011)
The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday to discuss economic development in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The witness list follows:...
Navajo Nation reaches agreement to restore Head Start funds (November 8, 2011)
The Navajo Nation said it has reached an agreement with the Obama administration to restore funding to its troubled Head Start program. The tribe was told it would only receive $15.3 million. But after discussions with the U.S. Office of...
State Department inspector general investigates Keystone XL (November 8, 2011)
The Inspector General at the State Department will investigate the Obama administration's handling of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. According to news reports, the review focuses on two issues. The first is the company that TransCanada hired to prepare the...
Supreme Court agrees to take up juvenile life sentence cases (November 8, 2011)
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases involving juveniles who were sentenced to life in prison for homicide-related crimes. In May 2010, the justices barred life sentences for juveniles who have not committed homicide. The two new...
United Keetoowah council given bonuses over land-into-trust (November 8, 2011)
In June, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma celebrated the historic approval of its land-into-trust application and it looks like tribal leaders were rewarded for their success. According to The Tahlequah Daily Press, Chief George Wickliffe and...
Cherokee Nation chief mindful of funding in Freedmen dispute (November 8, 2011)
The new leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says maintaining federal funding is his primary concern in the dispute over the Freedmen. Chief Bill John Baker, whose ceremonial swearing-in took place on Sunday, said the tribe receives $500 million...
Recall for Colorado River Indian Tribes council member falters (November 8, 2011)
Amanda Barrera, a council member for the Colorado River Indian Tribes, survived a recall election. A critic accused Barrera of abusing her position. But tribal members voted 345 to 295 to keep her on the council. Since 2008, there have...
Seneca Nation president seeks resignation of council member (November 8, 2011)
Seneca Nation President Robert Odawi Porter appointed Susan P. Abrams to the tribal council and now he wants her to resign. Porter once praised Abrams as "outstanding leader." But then he fired her from her job as a legislative specialist...
Council at United Auburn Indian Community faces recall effort (November 8, 2011)
Members of the United Auburn Indian Community of California have initiated a recall proceeding against the tribal council. A group led by former chairwoman Jessica Tavares and former council member Dolly Suehead are upset with the direction of the tribe....
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