Non-Native offender will receive an aboriginal parole hearing (January 17, 2012)
A non-Native offender will receive an aboriginal parole hearing in Canada on Wednesday, a decision that has angered the father of the victim. Gregory Bromby, who was born in Haiti, will receive assistance and guidance from a Native elder. He...
Man claiming to be Apache charged for wildlife law violations (January 17, 2012)
A man claiming to be Apache has been charged with violating wildlife laws in the United Kingdom. The 60-year-old man goes by Mangas Coloradas, the name of an Apache chief. The South Wales Evening Post photographed him in "traditional...
Opinion: A history of Ute Tribe in Utah, Colorado, New Mexico (January 17, 2012)
"Long ago, Ute Indians originally came north into the desert of what is now southeastern California and southwestern Arizona. Then they spread north and east until, about 800 years ago, they occupied what is now eastern Utah, Colorado’s mountains and...
PhotoBlog: Shots of America's past, including Indian Country (January 17, 2012)
"Photojournalist Andrew Lichtenstein is documenting sites important to America's past, with the idea that what he finds there reflects on what's important to people in the present. Bear Butte, on the northern edge of the Black Hills in South...
Opinion: Introducing Flandreau Santee Sioux youth to buffalo (January 17, 2012)
"This is one project I’d love to see the animal activists try to attack. For years, the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe in South Dakota maintained a herd of bison on reservation land. As even most white-eyes recognize, the animals are...
Letter: Tribe's 'Fighting Sioux' committee a big waste of time (January 17, 2012)
"Do the actions of the Spirit Lake Tribe’s Committee for Understanding and Respect serve the interests of the University of North Dakota? During 2009, after Standing Rock disallowed further use of the Sioux nickname, the State Board of Higher Education...
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs Subcommittee sets hearing (January 17, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing on Wednesday, January 25. The subcommittee will consider two bills. The first is H.R.2467, the Bridgeport Indian Colony Land Trust, Health, and Economic Development Act. The bill...
South Dakota governor responds to NPR's ICWA investigation (January 17, 2012)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) said NPR's investigation into Indian Child Welfare Act cases was inaccurate and biased. Daugaard said he didn't learn anything useful from the series, which ran in October and was critical of the state's handling...
Valerie Taliman: Report outlines trafficking of Native women (January 17, 2012)
"A new report, “Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota,” offers personal insights into the growing problem of sex trafficking of Native women. Based on interviews with 105 Native women in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth...
Review: Taking another look at Custer in 'Custer's Last Stand' (January 17, 2012)
"It’s too bad reality television didn’t come along about a century earlier than it did. There might never have been a Battle of the Little Bighorn because George A. Custer would have channeled his energy into competing on “Dancing With...
NAGPRA regulation prompts universities to take some action (January 17, 2012)
A new regulation is prompting universities and institutions to take action regarding "culturally unidentifiable" remains in their collections. The rule was finalized in 2010, some 20 years after the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act became law. It affects...
WKAR: Boarding school survivors share their stories with film (January 17, 2012)
"Starting in the late 19th century, tens of thousands of Native American children were taken from their reservations to Indian Boarding Schools. The goal was to assimilate Native Americans by replacing their traditional ways with those of the majority of...
Opinion: Sit down and resolve Arvo Mikkanen nomination flap (January 17, 2012)
"I have consistently railed against Republican senators who hold up President Barack Obama's judicial nominees for no good reason. For example, I haven't shut up about the lingering candidacy of a worthy man named Arvo Mikkanen, whose nomination in Tulsa...
New Thing: Ski resorts ask Indian dance groups to bring snow (January 17, 2012)
Photo © The Sierra Sun Some ski resorts are being accused of desecrating sacred sites but others are seeking Indian Country's help in bringing more snow. In Utah, the Park City Mountain Resort invited members of the Ute Tribe...
Supreme Court won't be hearing non-Indian business dispute (January 17, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in K2 America Corporation v. Roland Oil & Gas, a case affecting two non-Indian businesses. K2 America Corporation, a non-Indian business, filed suit against Roland Oil & Gas, another non-Indian business, in...
Supreme Court refuses to take up Amerind immunity dispute (January 17, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in Malaterre v. Amerind Risk Management, a sovereign immunity case. Amerind Risk Management Corporation was chartered by three tribes and provides insurance to other tribes and tribal housing authorities. The Bureau of...
Mexicans give food and clothing to Tarahumara communities (January 17, 2012)
Mexicans are sending food and clothing to Tarahumara communities amid a harsh winter and a claim of mass suicides. Conditions in the remote mountains where the Tarahumara live have always been treacherous. But people who know the tribe dispute the...
Charles Kader: Mohawk man charged for 'stealing' homeland (January 17, 2012)
"Kanaretiio, identified in New York court documents as 51-year old William Roger Jock, serves as the Bear Clan representative of the Men’s Council of the Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Kaianerehkowa Kanonhsesne, or, The People of the Way of the Longhouse. This ironworker...
Ernie Stevens: Indian Country honors civil rights champions (January 17, 2012)
"Through Reverend King’s vision, we know that our people should be measured not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character. It is also important to remember the contributions from our Native leaders who have...
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