Crow Reservation man pleads guilty for drunken driving case (January 4, 2012)
A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty in a drunken driving case. Gary Jackson Hugs Jr., 21, admitted that he crashed a car into a residence on the reservation, resulting in serious injuries to his passenger. He...
Cherokee Nation reports an increase in prescription drug abuse (January 4, 2012)
Prescription drug abuse is rising within the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Dr. B.J. Boyd, the Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services director, said prescription drugs are the second-most commonly abused substance. That wasn't the case when he started his job in...
Keith Little of Navajo Code Talkers Association passes on at 87 (January 4, 2012)
Keith Little, the president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, died on Tuesday night. He was 87. Little was a U.S. Marine who use the Navajo language to transmit codes during World War II. He later became the driving force...
Samson Cree Nation votes on bylaw targeting gang members (January 4, 2012)
Members of the Samson Cree Nation of Alberta are voting on a bylaw aimed at banishing gang members from the reserve. The bylaw allows 25 residents to petition to remove another person from the reserve. If the person if a...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes aim at drunk driving (January 4, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle. All content © Native Sun News. Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe march in protest of drunk and impaired drivers on the reservation. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- The Oglala...
Letter: Playing cowboys and Indians isn't offensive to Indians (January 4, 2012)
"I am responding to Rhonda Anderson’s letter [Voices, Dec. 21] about how kids dressing up in a toy headdress is offensive. Ms. Anderson, you are what is wrong with society today: Finding fault in something harmless and turning it into...
SCPR: Tahquitz legend comes alive in new exhibit in California (January 4, 2012)
"Deep in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains there is said to lurk a creature right out of the pages of gothic horror master H.P. Lovecraft. Native Americans call him "Tahquist" and they say he’s a primordial beast who...
Editorial: Address tribal concerns about park site in Oklahoma (January 4, 2012)
"Plans for renovation of a Fort Gibson park and trail are on hold as government officials determine whether the park is on a Native American burial site. Michelle Horn, an archaeologist in the Army Corps of Engineers, said historic preservation...
City council stays out of Shakopee Tribe land-into-trust dispute (January 4, 2012)
The city council in Prior Lake, Minnesota, won't be joining opposition to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community land-into-trust application. The tribe wants to place 23 acres in trust. Other communities in Scott County are fighting the tribe's efforts. The tribe...
IPR: Ancestral remains to be reburied at cemetery in Michigan (January 4, 2012)
"Human remains discovered at a construction site on Mackinac Island in November are being reburied this week. But an official on Mackinac Island says the city will not care for the new memorial site. The bones were uncovered after the...
Former Crow Creek Sioux chairman appeals bribery conviction (January 4, 2012)
Duane Big Eagle, the former chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is appealing his conviction on bribery charges. Big Eagle, 62, was convicted of accepting bribes from contractors who did business with the tribe. He was...
Documentary focuses on horse program of the Nez Perce Tribe (January 4, 2012)
A journalist is nearing completion of a documentary that focuses on the importance of the horse to the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Janet Kern has been working on Horse Tribe for at least a decade, The Epoch Times reported....
False Alarm: University of Utah not getting rid of Indian images (January 4, 2012)
The University of Utah isn't getting rid of its "Indian" circle and feather logo, the school said in response to a contradictory news report. The circle is often referred to as a drum. The school's athletic teams are known...
10th Circuit rules against Ute man in offender registration case (January 4, 2012)
A man from the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado must register as a sex offender, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. In 2008, Franklin Carel Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor in Indian...
Jack Abramoff getting paid to lecture lawmakers about ethics (January 4, 2012)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is being paid $5,000, plus expenses, to lecture lawmakers in Kentucky about "ethics," Bloomberg News reports. Abramoff claims he will use the money to pay back the tribes he defrauded. He's been on a media blitz...
Tejon Indian Tribe to start preparing for future as newest tribe (January 4, 2012)
Leaders of the newest federally recognized tribe will be meeting soon to prepare a plan for their future. Vice chairman Jim Appodaca of the Tejon Indian Tribe of California said health care, education and housing are top priorities. "We really...
Robert Chanate: Taking action against the Keystone XL Pipeline (January 4, 2012)
"On a late August afternoon, I left Denver to fulfill a week-long direct action training assignment to support one of the environmental movement’s largest civil disobedience actions in Washington D.C. The action was against the expansion of the Keystone XL...
Mitt Romney barely wins Republican caucus in Iowa by 8 votes (January 4, 2012)
Republican voters in Iowa held their caucuses on Tuesday, with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney narrowly winning by 8 votes. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum came in a close second. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas finished third. None of the...
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