Body of missing Native teenager located in snow in Manitoba (February 6, 2012)
A search crew from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba located the body of a Native teen who had gone missing from the reserve. Andrew Stevenson, 17, was found in the snow in a rural area just south of...
Increase in sightings of 'Bigfoot' in Navajo Nation mountains (February 6, 2012)
There's been an increase in sightings of a "Bigfoot" creature in the Chuska Mountains of the Navajo Nation. There have been sightings of the creature, or its footprints, in January 2011, November 2011 and January 2012. One man came across...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to decommission old fish hatchery (February 6, 2012)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is decommissioning its old fish hatchery. The hatchery was built in 1978, The Peninsula Daily News. It was the tribe's first hatchery. The tribe has a new hatchery that was built as part...
Witness List: House subcommittee hearing on Indian land bill (February 6, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing tomorrow on H.R.3532, the American Indian Empowerment Act. The bill allows tribes to change the status of their trust lands to restricted fee in hopes of spurring...
Tribes in Minnesota shift campaign donations to Republicans (February 6, 2012)
Tribes are shifting their campaign donations to Republicans, Politics in Minnesota reported. The GOP took over the state Legislature in 2010. Since then, tribes have increased the percentage of their contributions to Republicans. In 2011, Republicans received $152,150 from tribes....
AIM co-founder discusses US treatment of American Indians (February 6, 2012)
American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt discussed the treatment of American Indians by the U.S. at a speech in Spokane, Washington. Bellecourt said the military's use of "Geronimo" as a code name for Osama bin Laden was indicative of attitudes...
KTSK: Sealaska donates cedar logs for clan house renovation (February 6, 2012)
"The Sealaska Corporation’s board of directors recently approved the donation of twelve cedar tree logs for Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Chief Shakes Island renovation project. The project began last spring with the adzing of more than 7,000 sq ft of cedar...
Review: 'Seldom Disappointed' with Tony Hillerman memoir (February 6, 2012)
"If you ever have the bounty of standing on the rim and looking down into the astounding beauty of the sacred Navajo landscape of Canyon de Chelly, you might possibly have a sudden urge to stay longer than you’d...
Opinion: Tribal consultation needed for Wisconsin mining bill (February 6, 2012)
"As we stated from the beginning, a bill of this scope and effect on our northern Wisconsin population and local environment should be crafted in consultation with the tribes located here in Wisconsin. It was a serious misstep to exclude...
Quapaw Tribe plans for development on property in Missouri (February 6, 2012)
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma plans to develop property it owns in Missouri. The tribe wants to open a large convenience store and an RV park on the land, The Joplin Globe reported. The tribe is asking the Newton County...
Radio Iowa: Meskwaki Tribe shares its story at new museum (February 6, 2012)
"The Meskwaki Tribe near Tama is hoping a new museum will help tell their story to the rest of the state and the country. Meskwaki historic preservation director, Jonathan Buffalo, says the idea for a museum had been around since...
Supreme Court to hear arguments in Indian law cases in April (February 6, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in two Indian law cases. On April 18, the justices will hear Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter. The case is a class action over contract support costs in self-determination contracts. The following...
Native Sun News: First Nations demand role in pipeline project (February 6, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman Native Sun NewsHealth & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. First Nations chiefs met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa to sign a pact for improving...
Steven Newcomb: Bible was a guide for European colonization (February 6, 2012)
"Some Indian people these days disparage what they call a “victim mentality.” This is aimed at those of us who spend a great deal of time obsessing over all the destruction that our originally free nations and peoples have been...
Marc Simmons: Official led battles against Navajo and Apache (February 6, 2012)
"Juan Domínguez, born about 1627, was the son of Tomé Domínguez, a successful Mexico City merchant who transported goods up the Camino Real to New Mexico, beginning in 1631. Then in 1642, Tomé took up permanent residency in New Mexico,...
Campaign: How Bill John Baker won Cherokee Nation election (February 6, 2012)
"The race to head the Cherokee Nation isn’t typically a contest favorable to the use of more traditional campaign techniques—new media, direct mail and phones. So the question for our team upon deciding to take on the challenge of unseating...
One dead after Native protest against mining law in Panama (February 6, 2012)
One man was killed as police in Panama broke up a tribal protest on the Pan-American highway. Members of the Ngobe-Bugle Tribe erected blockades in the highway in protest of mining and development projects in their territory. The protest caused...
Remains not at French and Indian War site despite 'reburial' (February 6, 2012)
On Memorial Day in 1993, tribal leaders, local officials and British dignitaries took part in a "reburial" ceremony to honor soldiers that were killed at a French and Indian War site in Lake George, New York. But the owners of...
Poll: Obama holds edge over Romney as GOP race continues (February 6, 2012)
President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney in a hypothetical matchup, according to a Washington Post / ABC News poll. Obama's image has improved since the State of the Union last month. Views of Romney, on the other hand, have...
Tim Giago: Cobell settlement just another government rip-off (February 6, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota Before you decide to throw rocks at Carol Good Bear, New Town, N. D., Kimberly Craven, Boulder, Colo., Charles Colombe, Mission, S. D., or Mary Lee...
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