White House to honor 11 Native youth 'Champions of Change' (November 21, 2011)
The White House will honor 11 American Indian and Alaska Native youth as "Champions of Change" at a ceremony next week. The youth were selected for their efforts to improve their communities. They are tackling issues like suicide, green energy...
Study shows big disparity in home loan rates in border town (November 21, 2011)
American Indians are more likely to be denied home loans in Farmington, New Mexico, than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a new study. Based on 2009 data, 48 percent of Indian applicants were denied loans. In comparison,...
Gabe Galanda: Buy Indian, buy local on Black Friday this year (November 21, 2011)
"Indian Country, especially its new middle class, wields formidable purchasing power, spending millions upon millions of dollars annually on goods and services. Yet “[o]n most reservations, there are few retail stores and tribal members must go off reservation and pay...
Law Article: Supreme Court signals end for tribal land claims (November 21, 2011)
"Since the early 1970s, the Oneida tribes of Wisconsin, Ontario and New York, together with the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe, have pursued land claims seeking relief for the loss of approximately 250,000 acres of land conveyed to New York in the...
Santa Clara Pueblo man killed after being hit by several cars (November 21, 2011)
A man from Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico was killed after he was struck by several vehicles, including one driven by Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Eric Broncho, 46, was walking in the traffic lane of a highway on...
Sam Winder, Southern Ute, sworn into New Mexico judgeship (November 21, 2011)
Sam Winder, a member of the Southern Ute Tribe, was sworn into the New Mexico District Court last week. Winder will serve on the 2nd Judicial District Court. He is the first Native American Republican judge in New Mexico,...
Opinion: Uncovering the real history for Thanksgiving holiday (November 21, 2011)
"American Thanksgiving traces its roots to many things: an imitation of a religious festival, a failed attempt at socialism, the massacre of innocent Native Americans. Yet we rarely stop to give thanks for anything other than football and turkey. Giving...
Column: Nez Perce Tribe pushes for settlement in salmon suit (November 21, 2011)
"When Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo turned down the call by Nez Perce Chairman Brooklyn Baptiste for setting a “solution table” for Columbia-Snake salmon-dam talks, it was clear nothing was going to happen soon unless U.S. District Judge James Redden made...
Tim Giago: 'The outside of a horse is good for inside of a man' (November 21, 2011)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2011 Unity South Dakota Our daughter Susan’s mare Lacey got her rear left foot tangled in barbed wire. After making sure she was alright and after looking at the damage...
Editorial: Taking a step toward reconciliation for Kansas tribes (November 21, 2011)
"As a U.S. senator, Sam Brownback led efforts at the federal level to officially apologize to Native Americans for the U.S. government’s “ill-conceived policies” and acts of violence against them. So it was most appropriate that Brownback, now governor, didn’t...
Tulalip Tribes use grant to fund Indian employment programs (November 21, 2011)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are using a $493,000 grant from the Department of Education to help Indian people find jobs. The grant comes from the Native American Career and Technical Education Program. The tribe uses it for training and...
Stephanie Woodard: Annual march set to honor 'lost' children (November 21, 2011)
"In the days before Thanksgiving, mourners and protesters will participate in the Ninth Annual Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children. The pilgrimage takes walkers from South Sioux City, Nebraska, over the Missouri river and into Sioux City, Iowa, where...
Westword: Ute tribes back ouster of Navajo woman from post (November 21, 2011)
"The e-mails were flying before last Wednesday's Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs meeting, which had one agenda item: the dismissal of executive secretary Carol Harvey, who'd been on the job since March 2010 and was let go in early November....
Native Sun News: Few tribal members in city and county jobs (November 21, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy and Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. Selma Johnson, who is of Oglala Lakota and Dine heritage, gathers table shams at Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Johnson...
Margaret Knight: More tribal members needed in medical field (November 21, 2011)
"As Native Heritage Month is celebrated in Oklahoma and across the nation, an alarming fact should be highlighted: Indian Country has a shortage of tribal members becoming doctors or healers. American Association of Medical Colleges data show that the number...
NPR: Jack Abramoff wants book to lead to reforms in lobbying (November 21, 2011)
"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. But first, to many people the career of our next guest symbolizes everything that's wrong with the ethics in government, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff....
Marc Simmons: Insider gave knowledge about Pueblo Revolt (November 21, 2011)
"In the summer of 1680, a seismic upheaval among the Pueblo Indians brought down Spain's colony of New Mexico. A general revolt of the Native people spread throughout the land, resulting in more than 450 people killed, including 21 Franciscan...
Peter d'Errico: No basis in the Constitution for plenary power (November 21, 2011)
"Mark Savage published his groundbreaking research on federal Indian law in 1991, “Native Americans and the Constitution: The Original Understanding” (NYU Rev. of Law & Social Change). He proved that the framers of the U.S. Constitution explicitly rejected a federal...
Rep. Grijalva: Mining company doesn't care about tribal rights (November 21, 2011)
"Let’s start at the beginning. Resolution Copper has proposed to exchange 4,500 acres of land in northern Arizona for the 3,000 federally owned acres it wants to mine. The land the company wants includes not only Oak Flat Campground, a...
Picayune Rancheria removes dozens of people from the rolls (November 21, 2011)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is removing as many as 55 people from the rolls, The Sierra Star reports. At least 35 people were already disenrolled. The group includes elders who are among the few who...
United Auburn Indian Community takes action against critics (November 21, 2011)
The United Auburn Indian Community of California has banished seven people who criticized the tribal council. Former chairwoman Jessica Tavares and former council member Dolly Suehead are among the seven who said they were being banished from all tribal properties...
Opinion: Community depends on Chumash Tribe's successes (November 21, 2011)
"The Santa Ynez Chumash tribe has been in the news recently over plans to build homes for tribal families. This is positive news, and headlines should celebrate the tribe’s move to provide houses and, in the process, create local construction...
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