Column: Oglala Pet Project helps animals on the reservation (January 10, 2012)
"What I do know is this: I admire people such as Andrea Goodman and Darcy Adams, who have started a project to give unwanted pets a better life. In fact, the Oglala Pet Project website indicates their work will benefit...
Native man punished for gang-related shootings in Manitoba (January 10, 2012)
A Native gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison for two shootings in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 21-year-old man, who reportedly belonged to the Indian Posse gang, pleaded guilty to two counts of discharging a firearm for two shootings...
Three juveniles charged for death of five-year-old Native boy (January 10, 2012)
Three juveniles have been charged in connection with the death of five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird on the Samson Cree First Nation in Alberta. Yellowbird, who was the grandson of Chief Marvin Yellowbird, was killed last July while he was sleeping....
Pueblo man indicted in tribal court for death of young cyclist (January 10, 2012)
A Laguna Pueblo man has been indicted in tribal court for the death of a 19-year-old bicyclist. Gilbert Waconda, 57, is charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving. Tribal authorities say he struck and killed John Anczarski on a highway...
Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case (January 10, 2012)
Two Wyoming tribes will be able to pursue another trust mismanagement claim after winning a decision from the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe sued the federal government for breach...
Schools receive grants for Ojibwe, Cherokee language efforts (January 10, 2012)
The Lac du Flambeau Public School in Wisconsin received $28,000 for its Ojibwe language program while the Cherokee Language Immersion School in Oklahoma received $465,179 for its Cherokee program. The Lac du Flambeau Public School will use the American Indian...
Hospital hires doctor to treat diabetes among Indian patients (January 10, 2012)
The San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico, has hired its first endocrinologist, who will specialize in treating diabetes among Indian patients. Dr. George Ang said building trust is important while working in Indian Country. ""They don't like...
Winnebago Tribe renews pledge for homeownership program (January 10, 2012)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is helping its members realize the dream of homeownership. The tribe recently added another $500,000 to its housing program. The money will build six or seven new houses on the reservation. "Housing and community growth...
Gyasi Ross: Think of consequences of Indian Child Welfare Act (January 10, 2012)
"On the rez, the kids at my school got into fights quite a bit. We had this saying, when one of the few white kids (or one of the Indian kids that “looked white”) who went to our school was...
Ross Johnson: Tuscarora people worried about our leadership (January 10, 2012)
"The People's Council of the Tuscarora Nation was started in May of 2011 in response to the growing frustration of the Tuscarora people regarding the "Tuscarora Council of Chiefs." The current "Chiefs Council" is comprised of Leo Henry, Kenneth Patterson,...
Sycuan Band gains support for its land-into-trust application (January 10, 2012)
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians won support for its land-into-trust application from the board of supervisors in San Diego County, California. The tribe filed an application for about 1,357 acres. If approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the...
Blog: The theft of the sacred Black Hills and Mount Rushmore (January 10, 2012)
"The Black Hills in South Dakota is an area which is historically linked to several tribes, including the Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Kiowa. As a sacred area, it was used for making contact with the spirit world and obtaining spiritual...
Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs names new executive (January 10, 2012)
The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs has a new executive secretary. Ernest House Jr. is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. He previously held the post but was brought back on board after the abrupt firing of Carol...
Quileute Tribe brings the 'Real Story' about its culture to DC (January 10, 2012)
After gaining some attention from the Twilight series of books and movies, the Quileute Tribe of Washington is hoping to educate a wider audience about its culture. The tribe collaborated with the Seattle Arts Museum on the first-ever exhibit on...
9th Circuit takes up dispute over sacred San Francisco Peaks (January 10, 2012)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in The Save the Peaks Coaltion v. US Forest Service on Monday. According to news reports, the judges were skeptical of the argument made by the Save the Peaks Coalition. They...
Charles Trimble: Rez philosopher Vince Two Eagles writes book (January 10, 2012)
The first communication I ever had with journalist/philosopher Vince Two Eagles was not a cordial exchange of pleasantries. I received a letter from him via e-mail in which he criticized something I wrote; not a critical analysis of my writing...
Indian veterans discuss issues at South Dakota conference (January 10, 2012)
Indian veterans and tribal leaders are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss their concerns. Dennis Quigley, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who served in the Iraq war, is coordinating the conference. He said Indian veterans are...
Maryland governor recognizes two Piscataway tribal groups (January 10, 2012)
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed an executive order to recognize the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation. The tribes are the first to be recognized under a new law. But they have been pushing for formal acknowledgment...
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