Opinion: George Quincy blends Choctaw tradition into music (January 13, 2012)
"I have been introduced to an interesting composer named George Quincy. He was born in Oklahoma and is proud of his Choctaw heritage. Having received two degrees from, and having taught at, The Juilliard School, he garnered wide experience in...
Blog: Urban Outfitters faces big problems after 'Navajo' flap (January 13, 2012)
"News of Urban Outfitters C.E.O. Glen Senk's abrupt resignation — he is reportedly heading to jeweler David Yurman, where he will be unlikely to be called upon to publicly explain a Navajo Flask to anyone — has sent the company's...
Editorial: Gila River highway route can preserve sacred site (January 13, 2012)
"The Valley has talked for years about the proposed South Mountain Freeway, and Ahwatukee Foothills has made a powerful effort to push the freeway onto tribal land. Ahwatukee may finally be closer to getting what it wants. The Gila River...
Native Sun News: Native women meet to oppose Keystone XL (January 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Kandi Mosset Debra White Plume Tantoo Cardinal PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Native American leaders are preparing a Jan. 15 public meeting at Porcupine, South...
Editorial: Consult Ute Tribe about getting rid of 'Utes' name (January 13, 2012)
"The University of Utah has long referred to its athletic teams as the Utes. So long as the Ute Tribal Council continues to give its permission for the use of the tribe’s name, there is no immediate reason to change...
David Kimelberg: Tribal termination takes on a different form (January 13, 2012)
"Not too long ago, the United States’ explicit policy regarding Native Americans was termination. The goal was to marginalize and eradicate Native people and cultures. As a first step, the government stole Native land and resources, murdered Native families and...
KLCC: Possible tsunami debris washing up on Makah Nation (January 13, 2012)
"It’s been almost a year since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami. The Japanese government estimated that up to 25 million tons of debris washed into the Pacific Ocean. Now that debris may be starting...
George Gordon First Nation seeks $10B for treaty violations (January 13, 2012)
The George Gordon First Nation is suing the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments for $10 billion in land and energy resources. The band entered into the George Gordon Treaty Land Entitlement Settlement Agreement in 2008. The lawsuit claims the federal and...
Site aims to keep Alutiiq language alive for new generations (January 13, 2012)
A new website aims to keep the Alutiiq language alive for new generations. Only 15 people are fluent in the language. So the Afognak Native Corporation, Koniag Inc. and the Alutiiq Museum created Alutiiq Learner. "So for our kids to...
Navajo Nation sues to protect voting rights in county in Utah (January 13, 2012)
The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit in federal court to protect the voting rights of members who live in San Juan County, Utah. American Indians make up 50.4 percent of the population in the county, according to the U.S. Census...
Two Maryland tribes celebrate recognition of their identities (January 13, 2012)
It took nearly 400 years but the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation have finally been recognized by the state of Maryland. The tribes followed a new state law that sets up a recognition process. But their struggle...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe claims at least $400K was stolen (January 13, 2012)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says three former leaders stole at least $400,000 in funds that were provided by an investor who bankrolled the federal recognition effort. Former chairman Glenn Marshall, former vice chairman Shawn Hendricks and former secretary...
Session discusses economic development in Indian Country (January 13, 2012)
Economic development and diversification were discussed at a conference hosted by the Tyme Maidu Tribe of California. Tribes and Indian entrepreneurs face barriers in obtaining loans, Craig Norte of the Federal Reserve Board said. He cited land status, legal infrastructure,...
Blog: Testament's Chuck Billy proud to share Pomo heritage (January 13, 2012)
"On Jan. 14, Testament vocalist Chuck Billy will be appearing at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Albuquerque, N.M. to celebrate becoming the first Native American entertainer to be permanently featured in one of the famed establishment's memorabilia displays....
Flandreau Santee Sioux students use bison as a food source (January 13, 2012)
Young members of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are learning how to rely on bison, one of the primary sources of food for their ancestors. The tribe maintains its own herd but considered selling some animals to...
Non-Indian retailers in court over Washington gas compacts (January 13, 2012)
The Washington Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in Automotive United Trades Organization v. State. The Automotive United Trades Organization represents non-Indian gas stations. The group claims the gas compacts, in which tribes share a portion of revenues with the...
Bill Janklow, polarizing politician in South Dakota, passes on (January 13, 2012)
Bill Janklow, the former Republican governor of South Dakota and a former U.S. Congressman, died on Wednesday. He was 72. Janklow began his career with a legal aid program on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in the late 1960s. Just a...
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