LAT Blog: The history behind 'Hopi' bungalows in Los Angeles (December 7, 2011)
"Ronald Atwater stands in the Hopi Village, a dream his grandfather realized back in the 1930s. With his bear paw hand, Atwater lists eight properties built by his grandfather, H. Gale Atwater, and his father, Eugene Atwater, along Avon Park...
USDA seeks nominations for Native American advisory board (December 7, 2011)
The United States Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for a new Native American advisory board. "The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching will help native governments, businesses, farmers and ranchers partner with USDA to create jobs, drive economic...
Blog: 'Native' trend in fashion ticks off real Native Americans (December 7, 2011)
"Tis the season for buying presents. As you peruse your local mall, you might find yourself drawn to beautiful geometric patterns in vibrant colors, long associated with Navajo rugs, Pendleton “Indian trade” blankets, and Southwest Native American pottery. They’ll be...
FEMA supports bill for tribes to request disaster declarations (December 7, 2011)
The Obama administration is supporting legislation that allows tribes to request disaster declarations from the federal government. Under the the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations. So the Federal Emergency Management Agency wants Congress to amend the law to...
Pueblo teen's death remains unsolved after more than a year (December 7, 2011)
A young member of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico was killed on May 27, 2010, but no one's been charged for his death. Gerald Viarrial, 18, was shot in Santa Fe. Authorities questioned two young men -- who were reported...
Tobacco wholesaler from Seneca Nation declares bankruptcy (December 7, 2011)
Arthur Montour, the owner of Native Wholesale Supply on the Seneca Nation, has filed for bankruptcy, The Buffalo News reports. Montour's company shipped the Seneca brand of cigarettes to tribes across the nation. He's faced numerous lawsuits from states, leaving...
Man admits sweat lodge led to major blaze on Blood Reserve (December 7, 2011)
The Blood Tribe of Alberta is considering charges against the person or persons responsible for a large grassfire on the reserve. Addison Crow Spread His Wings, 57, said the fire started at a sweat lodge in which he and other...
Kimberly Yellow Robe: Medicare program offers 'Extra Help' (December 7, 2011)
"Medicare is an important benefit—if you have this card, you will want to consider participating in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program. In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Modernization Act, or MMA. Its major provision is the prescription drug...
Craig Fugate: FEMA recognizes sovereignty of tribal nations (December 7, 2011)
"As demonstrated time and time again through many disasters across America, emergency management requires a team effort. Our country's tribal nations and leaders are an essential part of the team. The Obama administration has long been committed to supporting Indian...
Native Sun News: Tribes preparing for PACT Act consultation (December 7, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. WASHINGTON, DC -- In a continuing crusade against Native American tribal sovereignty, states are of late purposely distorting the intent of a federal law...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider bills at meeting (December 7, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting tomorrow to consider two bills. The first bill is S.1763, the SAVE Native Women Act. The bill restores tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians in domestic violence cases. The second bill is...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds hearing on tax policy (December 7, 2011)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on state and federal tax policy. The hearing takes place immediately following a business meeting at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows:...
APRN: Chickaloon Tribe asks Native corporation to pay taxes (December 7, 2011)
"The Chickaloon Athabascan tribe in the Mat Su Valley surprised leadership at the Cook Inlet Region Incorporated or CIRI regional Native corporation by sending them a tax bill in October for half a million dollars. Chickaloon tribal chairman Doug Wade...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk people can control our own (December 7, 2011)
It has now been 30 months since the Canadian Border Security Agency abandoned its post on the Cornwall Island district of Akwesasne by manufacturing a so-called "crisis" brought about by its insistence that its officers must be armed. The Mohawk...
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