KYUK: Bethel Native Corporation pays record dividend for 2011 (December 6, 2011)
"Many Bethel residents find themselves strapped for cash around the holidays. However, there’s good news for Bethel Native Corporation Shareholders. The corporation announced dividends of $4.81 a share to be distributed to shareholders on Thursday December 8th. That’s more than...
Column: UND's nickname and logo stirred protests decades ago (December 6, 2011)
"The debate over UND’s Sioux logo and Sioux nickname is being put to rest in 2011. In order to comply with NCAA guidelines, the name is being dropped. The debate over a name change went on for decades. Twenty-five years...
County raises Carcieri issue on Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust (December 6, 2011)
Officials in Scott County, Minnesota, believe the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar might stop the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community from acquiring more trust land. The decision bars tribes that weren't "under federal jurisdiction" in 1934 from following...
Navajo Nation chapter seeks payment for popular Shiprock fair (December 6, 2011)
The Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation says it is owed $80,000 from the organizers of the annual Shiprock Fair. The popular event celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. According to the fair's interim director, it saw gross revenues of...
FBI and DOI executed search warrants at North Fork Rancheria (December 6, 2011)
Agents from the FBI and the Interior Department executed search warrants targeting the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, according to news sources. The agents searched the tribal headquarters this morning and another, unspecified location. The nature of the investigation...
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians brings Christmas tree to DC (December 6, 2011)
Two members of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians helped escort the Capitol Christmas Tree from California to Washington, D.C. Reba Fuller, a government affairs specialist for the tribe, and her 16-year-old grandson, Sheldon Bradford, traveled with the 63-foot-tall, 8,300-pound...
Opinion: Powwow in Oregon provides a different kind of healing (December 6, 2011)
"More than 1,000 visitors from Lane County and across the Northwest packed the LCC gymnasium on Dec. 3 for this year’s annual powwow. There were vendors and spectacular Native American food, with a mix of traditional American food. As I...
Stephanie Woodard: Indian Adoption Project tears tribes apart (December 6, 2011)
"I’m an angry Indian,” Roger St. John, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, told the First Nations Repatriation Institute’s second annual adult adoptees summit. The elite panel included child-welfare specialists, judges, lawyers, community activists and scholars. The most important experts, according to the...
KALW: One hundred years with Ishi, called the last 'wild' Indian (December 6, 2011)
"This year marks the 100th anniversary of the public debut of a man called Ishi. Ishi was Native American, a Yana from the Deer Creek area, about 150 miles northeast of Berkeley. And for the past century he’s been known...
Blog: Native Americans are large ethnic audience on Facebook (December 6, 2011)
Native Americans are a large ethnic audience on Facebook, according to Search Engine Watch. By looking at people's interests, SEW suggests that marketing companies can reach at least 471,100 Native American users on Facebook. That's larger than the Asian, Hispanic...
Planning commission to vote on mine by Pechanga sacred site (December 6, 2011)
The Riverside County Planning Commission is expected to kill a controversial quarry mine opposed by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians of California. The tribe says the Liberty Quarry mine, which sits 500 yards from the reservation, will destroy the...
Klamath Tribes win decisions in long-running water rights case (December 6, 2011)
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon claimed victory in a long-running water rights dispute. The tribe said a judge for the Klamath Basin Water Rights Adjudication issued six decisions that affirmed its water rights from time immemorial. The rulings covered six...
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux man gets KOYA radio running (December 6, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. Perry DeCory III, Rosebud Sioux tribal member pioneered – and almost singlehandedly created – a second, more contemporary radio station on the Rosebud Reservation....
Attawapiskat First Nation orders third-party manager to leave (December 6, 2011)
The Attawapiskat First Nation of Ontario ordered a third-party manager that was hired by the Canadian government to leave the reserve on Monday. Jacques Marion, from the accounting and consulting firm BDO Canada, and government officials showed up to the...
Doug Cuthand: Don't blame First Nations for housing problems (December 6, 2011)
"The federal government's response to the grim First Nations housing situation at Attawapiskat is troubling. It appears a knee-jerk racist response and the spread of misinformation has become its mantra. Attawapiskat has become a miner's canary for Canadian First Nations....
APTN: Canada to propose changes to First Nation election rules (December 6, 2011)
"Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is expected to unveil a bill Tuesday to create new term limits for band councils and set penalties for breaking election rules, APTN National News has learned. The proposed legislation would raise term limits for...
Natl Geographic: DNA study confirms drop in Native population (December 6, 2011)
"The number of Native Americans quickly shrank by roughly half following European contact about 500 years ago, according to a new genetic study. The finding supports historical accounts that Europeans triggered a wave of disease, warfare, and enslavement in the...
Steven Newcomb: Defense bill authorizes detention of citizens (December 6, 2011)
"On December 1, the United States Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA/S. 1867) which includes a provision that would approve the indefinite military detention of anyone, including U.S. citizens, “under the law of war without trial.” Section 1031...
Judge Lamberth blocks tax provisions in Seneca PACT Act case (December 6, 2011)
Judge Royce Lamberth on Monday granted a preliminary injunction that prevents federal authorities from enforcing taxation provisions of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act on a Seneca Nation smoke shop. The PACT Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law...
White House Blog: Obama meets tribal leaders at White House (December 6, 2011)
"On December 2, 2011, following the 2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met with a small and regionally diverse group of tribal leaders from across Indian Country. Also participating in the meeting were Secretary of the Interior Ken...
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