KUOW: Tribes turning to technology to preserve language (February 24, 2012)
"Usually it is good news when the Northwest appears on a top five list. But this one is not. Our region ranks near the top of a list of global hotspots for disappearing languages. The reason is that speakers of...
Survival: Guard post set to 'protect' isolated tribe in Peru (February 24, 2012)
"Residents living close to the uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe – whose photos went viral last month – will build a guard post to protect both the Indians and locals from violent contact. The Mashco-Piro have increasingly been appearing on riverbanks close...
Opinion: Significant implications for payday loan decision (February 24, 2012)
"The U.S. District Court in Colorado recently held that Miami Nations' tribal sovereign immunity applied to both governmental and commercial activities (Colorado v. Cash Advance). Consequently, business subdivisions of federally recognized tribes are immune from administrative subpoenas issued by the...
Editorial: Don't stir racial animosity against Coquille Tribe (February 24, 2012)
"Talk of a public vote on forest lands management is certainly premature and probably counterproductive. It threatens to stir up racial animosity and destroy an economic opportunity for Coos County. The talk is premature because there's nothing to vote on....
Editorial: Quileute Tribe can finally move to safer grounds (February 24, 2012)
"For decades, the tribe has lobbied Congress, asking the federal government to return to the tribe some of the higher ground adjacent to the village, which is within the boundaries of the Olympic National Park, but historic tribal lands. Let...
Fronteras: Environment and economy in tribal coal battle (February 24, 2012)
"Environmentalists have filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit in northern Arizona. At the same time, a new economic impact study shows Arizona, as well as the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds...
Native Sun News: Sioux Nation takes stand on Keystone XL (February 24, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. During a meeting Feb. 17-18 at the Lakota Dome of Prairie Winds Casino on the Pine Ridge...
Charmaine White Face: Rights of indigenous nations at risk (February 24, 2012)
Since 1984, the Sioux Nation Treaty Council has been sending delegates to the various committees of the United Nations seeking the upholding of lawful and viable treaties made between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States. Meeting after meeting...
Chelsea Vowel: Celebrate, don't appropriate, tribal culture (February 24, 2012)
"I see you are confused about what constitutes cultural appropriation. I would like to provide you with resources and information on the subject so that you can better understand what our concerns are. However, I also want you to have...
Delvin Cree: Treaties and the debate over 'Fighting Sioux' (February 24, 2012)
Some of the historical history surrounding North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" controversy has been pushed aside during a time when discussions are in place to keep the name and logo. Soon the North Dakota Supreme Court will hear arguments from interested...
Huichol Tribe makes pilgrimage to fight mine at sacred site (February 24, 2012)
More than 600 members of the Huichol Tribe in Mexico made 150-mile pilgrimage to a sacred site that's being threatened by a mining project. The group offered prayers and made sacrifices at Wirikuta, a mountain they consider to be the...
Opinion: Quit being sovereign and just become Americans (February 24, 2012)
"I have become concerned because of recent developments where our Sovereign Nation neighbors are taking profits from their gaming business and going into competition with non-sovereign nation businesses. If we can't compete with our sovereign neighbors in the gaming business,...
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