APTN: Investigation ordered into 'spying' on Native advocate (November 18, 2011)
"The deputy minister of Aboriginal Affairs is investigating whether department officials broke privacy rules in their surveillance of First Nations child advocate Cindy Blackstock. Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Thursday during question period that he asked his department’s deputy...
HillTube: Abramoff discusses lobbying business in Washington (November 18, 2011)
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "Asked if he could become Washington's money man again, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, recently released after three years in prison, said he "absolutely" could come back to Capitol...
Former Muscogee Nation employees convicted in bribery case (November 18, 2011)
Two former employees of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma were found guilty of accepting bribes from a tobacco wholesaler. Former tribal tax commissioner Dana M. Johnson and former warehouse manager Gene Antone Lee took money from Randy Benham, the owner...
Medicine man from Kewa Pueblo pleads guilty for killing eagle (November 18, 2011)
A medicine man from Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico pleaded guilty to killing and possessing a bald eagle but he will be able to take his case to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Martin Aguilar, 47, did not obtain...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe consulted about discovery of remains at site (November 18, 2011)
"Contractors working in the basement of KCAW discovered human remains in late October. The remains are believed to be old, and likely predate the 103-year-old building that houses the station. The remains were found in between two slabs of bedrock,...
HuffPo: Regulations fail to take tribal subsistence into account (November 18, 2011)
"One fillet of fish a month. That's about how much seafood a Washington State resident eats, according to the assumptions used to set cleanliness standards for the state's abundant rivers, streams, lakes and coastal waters. But many experts say that...
BBC: Armed conflict threatening survival of tribes in Colombia (November 18, 2011)
"A group of men, women and children walk up a muddy hill carrying heavy bags filled with sand. They all belong to the Awa tribe: indigenous people displaced by the Colombian conflict who are trying to build a new life....
Rick Dowd: Resighini Rancheria challenges dam removal EIS (November 18, 2011)
"Members of the Resighini Rancheria strongly object to the approach taken by the federal government and the state of California for Klamath River dam removal. We are a small, federally recognized Indian Tribe with a reservation in Del Norte County...
Legacy: Wilma Mankiller still provides an inspiration to many (November 18, 2011)
"Wilma Mankiller had a formidable name, but she wasn't the lawbreaker one might assume. Quite the opposite, she was a lawmaker – the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Mankiller was just 40 years old when she became Chief...
Native Sun News: ICWA cases a big concern in South Dakota (November 18, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge. All content © Native Sun News. Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Councilman, Peter Lengkeek. WASHINGTON, DC -- Earlier this month, “alarm and dismay” prompted two congressmen to tell the Department...
Sonny Skyhawk, Sicangu Lakota, ready to answer Ask N NDN (November 18, 2011)
"Sonny Skyhawk, Sicangu Lakota, is a veteran Hollywood actor and now author of “Ask N NDN,” a new feature on this site, in which he will attempt to answer questions great and small about Indian culture and current issues. He...
Lindsey Catherine Cornum: Native American Heritage Month (November 18, 2011)
"Native people across America have just finished another exhausting campaign to explain to the ignorant and insensitive the inherent racial exploitation of their Indian Halloween costumes. Yet, on the heels of that annual struggle, there is yet another display of...
Wind River Reservation mourning over deaths of four people (November 18, 2011)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe lost four people in a fatal accident that authorities in Wyoming say was caused by a suicidal young driver. Corina Surrell-Norman, 41; her ex-husband, Arvin Surrell, 45; their 25-year-old son, Ethan...
Tribal Fates: Understanding the survival of the Navajo Nation (November 18, 2011)
"While other tribes have disappeared from North America over the centuries, the Navajo Nation has done the opposite. Two geographers from the University of California, Los Angeles, offer an explanation for why the Navajos have been able to grow to...
Seneca Nation leaders resolve battle over status of president (November 18, 2011)
It looks like things are back to normal at the Seneca Nation of New York. The tribal council rescinded a resolution that removed President Robert Odawi Porter from his role as chief executive officer. Both sides issued a joint statement...
Letter: Tribal nations shut out of the courts of the colonizers (November 18, 2011)
"In the beginning of the fall semester, you can usually spot the first-year law students in the hallway — bright and optimistic, true believers in the U.S. legal system. If you look closely, it is often just as easy to...
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