Crow Reservation man hospitalized after BIA officer shooting (January 23, 2012)
A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana was hospitalized after being shot by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer on Sunday night. Richard Martinez apparently exchanged words with officer Allen Plain Bull before striking him. Plain Bull used a...
Analysis: 'Angry mob' confronts a leader of Tuscarora Nation (January 23, 2012)
"Although the subject was electricity, no representatives of National Grid or the state Power Authority attended a meeting held in a small room at the Tuscarora Indians' brand new $7 million community building. Whether they were hiding in shame at...
Program promotes traditional values among Navajo families (January 23, 2012)
A free program is helping families from the Navajo Nation restore traditional values into their lives. Family Roots and Wings is funded by a grant from the Administration of Native Americans. It's an extension of the Navajo Healthy Marriages Opportunities...
Pala Band reaches out to community with KOPA radio station (January 23, 2012)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California is nearing the one-year anniversary of its radio station. KOPA 91.3 FM went on the air last February. The station offers a mix of 24-hour news, talk, music, culture and entertainment for...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe nears completion of big water park (January 23, 2012)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is reporting significant progress on the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. Construction began in March 2011. The 45,000-square-foot water park and a 244-room hotel are 75 percent complete, a spokesperson said. “Plans for a...
Tule River Tribe seeks to diversify economy with gas station (January 23, 2012)
The Tule River Tribe of California opened a gas station and convenience store, its first off-reservation business venture. The Eagle Feather Trading Post II is modeled after the gas station near the tribe's casino. It's part of the tribe's goal...
American Indian Movement Interpretive Center in Minnesota (January 23, 2012)
Clyde Bellecourt, a member of the White Earth Nation, is bringing the American Indian Movement Interpretive Center to life in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bellecourt, one of the founders of the American Indian Movement, said the interpretive center will be a place...
VOA News: Tsimshian carver brings his culture to NMAI in DC (January 23, 2012)
"In the mid to late 18th century, missionary schools were opened on Native American reservations in the U.S. The goal was to convert young people to Christianity and immerse them in Western culture. Native languages and culture were discouraged. Over...
Pueblo woman sent to hospital after officer-related shooting (January 23, 2012)
A woman in New Mexico was sent to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot by a police officer from Ohkay Owingeh. According to news reports, a tribal police officer responded to a domestic violence call at a home...
NCAI President Keel to deliver 2012 State of Indian Nations (January 23, 2012)
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel will deliver the 2012 State of Indian Nations on Thursday. The address takes place at 10:30am at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event will be webcast at www.ncai.org and broadcast on...
Tim Giago: Reservation is the third poorest county in America (January 23, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota The old saying goes that “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That, my friends, is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in...
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announces resignation from Congress (January 23, 2012)
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona), who survived an assassination attempt in January 2011, will be stepping down from Congress this week. Giffords was shot in the head with an automatic rifle at a Congressional event in her district on January...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hired lobbyist who won earmarks (January 23, 2012)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts hired former Congressman William Delahunt as its lobbyist in 2011, just after he secured $400,000 in earmarks for the tribe, The New York Times reports. According to the paper, Delahunt secured the earmarks in...
French government returns Maori ancestors to New Zealand (January 23, 2012)
The French government returned the remains of 20 Maori ancestors to the New Zealand government in a private ceremony in Paris today. The 20 heads were held by museums throughout France. A law passed in 2010 paved the way for...
Robert Chanate: Meeting an ally through a pedicab ride in DC (January 23, 2012)
"The plan seemed simple enough: go to the National Park office, pull a permit and be back at the park in two hours. With this in mind, I set out with two friends to find the office in Washington, DC...
Opinion: Repatriation of Native remains goes against science (January 23, 2012)
"Research science and physical anthropology has taken a giant leap backward under the stewardship of the hard left, politically correct, multiculturalists running the Department of Interior. It is no surprise that the Obama Administration will now enforce radical racial and...
Column: New Indian lawmaker overcomes history of exclusion (January 23, 2012)
"State Rep. Susan Allen will be the object of long looks when the Legislature commences this year's business on Tuesday -- and not just because she's the newbie. The south Minneapolis DFLer, an attorney elected in a Jan. 10 special...
Newt Gingrich wins Republican primary vote in South Carolina (January 23, 2012)
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Saturday, easily defeating Mitt Romney, who has been considered the front-runner in the race. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, won the GOP primary in New Hampshire...
Kevin Abourezk: Mary Lee Johns fights $3.4B trust settlement (January 23, 2012)
"Mary Lee Johns isn't one to back down from a fight. So when she learned Friday that attorneys for plaintiffs in the largest government class-action settlement in American history had sent out her name, address and phone number to thousands...
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