Young Suquamish woman wins Seattle Human Rights Award (December 8, 2011)
Heather Purser, a member of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington, will receive the city of Seattle's Human Rights Award tonight. Purser, 28, convinced her tribe to approve same-sex marriage. She said it took a few years of lobbying. Purser will...
Blog: Minnesota students protest cuts of two Indian courses (December 8, 2011)
"Marching with picket signs that said “Teach the Truth” and “Future Metro State Students Demand & Expect Indigenous Studies,” more than 30 Metropolitan State students and a few faculty members marched and rallied Wednesday on St. Paul’s East Side. They’re...
Opinion: Duke frat apologizes for 'Pilgrims and Indians' party (December 8, 2011)
"On Nov. 19, the Mu Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi hosted an RLHS-approved party that was intended to celebrate Thanksgiving. We chose the theme of Thanksgiving because of the close proximity of our event and the national holiday. At the...
State commission developing a base roll of Native Hawaiians (December 8, 2011)
The state-created Native Hawaiian Roll Commission is developing a base roll of Native Hawaiians. To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years old and must demonstrate “a significant cultural, social or civic connection to the Native Hawaiian community,”...
Mike Wiggins: Bad River Band opposes changes in mining law (December 8, 2011)
"As a responsible government and largest employer in Ashland County, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Band) believes in the importance of supporting existing industries and employers and hopes the legislature will slow its drive...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe worried about effects on subsistence rights (December 8, 2011)
"Two proposals to establish subsistence-only zones for herring in Sitka Sound failed to win recommendation from the Sitka Fish & Game Advisory Committee in a contentious meeting Tuesday night. Subsistence harvesters say the commercial seine fishery is having a negative...
Southern Ute Tribe headed back to polls to decide on leaders (December 8, 2011)
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado are going back to the polls next week. The tribe held an election last month but the race for chair wasn't decided because no candidate received a majority of the vote. So...
Crosscut: Lummi Nation intends to be big player in port talks (December 8, 2011)
"A new set of applications to develop the West Coast's largest coal-shipping port north of Bellingham at Cherry Point is expected to be filed early in 2012, with parties gearing up for political as well as environmental struggles over the...
Ray Halbritter: Congress can take lessons from tribal nations (December 8, 2011)
"Native Americans understand through very personal experience that this country’s history is one of conflict and compromise. At our finest moments, Indian and American political leaders have worked together to promote a positive vision and a sense of responsibility toward...
Editorial: Selling rare Cheyenne shirt was responsible choice (December 8, 2011)
"The Southern Oregon Historical Society is being practical and prudent by selling valuable artifacts that have no local significance. The society's decision to sell a rare Cheyenne shirt dating from the early 1800s angered some who felt the collection should...
Native Sun News: Rapid City YMCA accused of discrimination (December 8, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- Caring. Respect. Honesty. Responsibility. These are the core principles of the faith-based YMCA, a nationwide, community-oriented federation that strives...
Opinion: Chumash Tribe land-into-trust will take financial toll (December 8, 2011)
"Recently there have been a number of editorials and letters to the editor regarding the potential annexation into the Chumash reservation of 1,400 acres located near the intersection of Highways 246 and 154. I would like to expand on my...
Leroy Shingoitewa: The truth on Hopi Tribe's financial trouble (December 8, 2011)
"As the Chairman of the Hopi Tribe, I feel compelled to respond to a recent article published in the Navajo-Hopi Observer, which casts blame upon me and my office as the cause of the tribe's financial problems, and suggests that...
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