Blog: Native Eyes Film Showcase offers top-flight experience (November 16, 2011)
"The holiday movie season is fast approaching, but cinephiles seeking a more unique experience than the latest Hollywood blockbusters might consider heading for Tucson, Arizona. From November 30 to December 4, the Native Eyes Film Showcase features an exciting variety...
Opinion: Santa Ana Pueblo takes cultural education seriously (November 16, 2011)
"In the popular tourist destination of New Mexico, there are over nineteen separate Pueblo tribes, many with their own casinos, golf courses, and resorts. But only the Tamaya is a destination resort completely unaffiliated with, and geographically apart from, the...
Blog: Quileute Tribe trying to dispel 'Twilight' misconceptions (November 16, 2011)
"You wouldn’t think Washington’s Quileute Tribe would have to explain its people don’t actually transform into werewolves and fight vampires. But then, you wouldn’t think teenage girls would go crazy for a story about musclebound boys with superhuman qualities fighting...
Review: 'IndiVisible' sidesteps Indian / African identity issues (November 16, 2011)
"African-Americans and Native Americans have interacted with one another for centuries in the Americas: through intermarriage and alliance in some cases, through enslavement and subjugation in others. Yet despite this shared history, it’s a link that is not much discussed...
PR: Group questions removal of remains from Ojibwe ground (November 16, 2011)
"Authorities on Mackinac Island say no laws have been broken as human remains have been removed from a construction site over the last two weeks. But that's being questioned by a local historic preservation group. A lawyer representing the group...
Opinion: Federal government sticking it to tribes once again (November 16, 2011)
"You knew it would take a little while, but federal government over-reach has gone so far now as to try to regulate the affairs of other, sovereign nations. With the growing poverty problem in the United States and 25 percent...
Editorial: Congress should stay out of disenrollment disputes (November 16, 2011)
"The process of determining who is a legitimate member of an Indian nation is inherently an emotional one, and never more so than when tribes are expelling members, as has been happening quite a bit of late locally. At those...
Blog: Jemez Pueblo finds it hard to market renewable energy (November 16, 2011)
"We visited a number of communities that are anxious to help lead the renewable energy revolution. But boy is it tough to do. Consider Jemez Pueblo, home to a tiny northern New Mexico tribe whose only revenue sources are a...
Nevada governor appoints Ted Quasula, Hualapai, to Cabinet (November 16, 2011)
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) appointed Ted Quasula, the chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission, to serve on his cabinet. Quasula is a member of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona. His appointment marks the first time in state history that...
Lumbee Tribe reports results of chairman and council election (November 16, 2011)
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina elected a new chairman on Tuesday. Paul Brooks won the most votes out of a field of four candidates. He could take office as soon as next week, The Fayetteville Observer reported. Brooks will...
Manitoba confiscates cigarettes from First Nation smokeshop (November 16, 2011)
The Manitoba government seized 89,550 cigarettes from a First Nations smoke shop on Tuesday. The Canupawakpa First Nation, the Dakota Plains Wahpeton Nation and the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation opened the Dakota Chundee Smoke Shop last week. It sold out...
Chairwoman and council member of Ute Tribe face recall bids (November 16, 2011)
The chairwoman of the Ute Tribe of Utah, along with a council member, are facing a recall effort, The Vernal Express reports. The petition against Chairwoman Irene Cuch accuses her of misconduct by a public official, misappropriation of funds and...
Native Sun News: Indian Country cheers delay on Keystone XL (November 16, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Oglalas and guests staged a rally on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation against the Keystone XL Pipeline the day before the Oglala Sioux Tribal President...
Pala Band affirms ruling to remove eight people as members (November 16, 2011)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California says eight people who were removed from the rolls failed to file an appeal on time. Chairman Robert Smith said the group should have filed an appeal with the tribal council. Instead...
Center for Native American Youth to webcast panel discussion (November 16, 2011)
The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute will host a panel discussion on Native youth issues. Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) will moderate the discussion. The panel includes Kim Teehee, the senior policy advisor for Native...
Blog: Native American Journalists Association loses president (November 16, 2011)
"Darla Leslie, president of the Native American Journalists Association, resigned Saturday, saying in a message posted Monday on Facebook, "I believe NAJA is on the verge of financial ruin. My resignation is a reflection of the inability, in my opinion,...
Column: Canada treats First Nations advocates like criminals (November 16, 2011)
"Why is the federal government spying on Cindy Blackstock? When does a life-long advocate for aboriginal children become an enemy of the state? The answer, it would seem, is when you file a human rights complaint accusing your government of...
Sen. Akaka and Rep. Cole: Action needed on land-into-trust fix (November 16, 2011)
"In the Carcieri v. Salazar decision, the Supreme Court reversed 75 years of policy and practice. The Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) of 1934 authorized the secretary of the Interior to take lands into trust for federally recognized tribes. The court...
Young Barona Band man goes on trial for first-degree murder (November 16, 2011)
A young member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians is on trial for first-degree murder. Stanley Virgil Lloyd Jr., 19, is accused of shooting 17-year-old Christopher Carioscia in October 2010. Prosecutor say Lloyd stole prescription drugs from Carioscia, whose...
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