WUWM: Tribes in Wisconsin seek more consultation on state policies (March 13, 2012)
"Tribal leaders in Wisconsin made it clear Tuesday they retain concerns about a potential mining operation. The leaders of 11 Indian Nations included the remarks in their annual State of the Tribes address to the Legislature. Senate Republicans still hope...
Symphony receives $177K in grants for Lakota Music Project (March 13, 2012)
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra has received three grants totaling $177,500 for its Lakota Music Project. The effort brings together classical musicians with the New Porcupine Singers, a Lakota drum group. The groups toured three reservations and two communities during...
Catherine Attla, Athabascan author, passes away in Alaska (March 13, 2012)
Catherine Attla, a Koyukon Athabascan elder and author, passed away on Monday. Attla was born in 1927. She grew up speaking Athabascan and learned subsistence skills and folklore from her grandparents, according to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Attla taught herself...
Alaska Native man walking 225 miles for suicide prevention (March 13, 2012)
An Alaska Native man is walking 225 miles to raise awareness of suicide among his people. Vernon Stickman Sr. started the Suicide Awareness and Healthy Living Walk five days ago in Tanana. The 55-year-old Athabascan man has so far covered...
Gallup Indian Medical Center in New Mexico sees busy night (March 13, 2012)
The Gallup Indian Medical Center, an Indian Health Service facility in New Mexico, had a busy night. Two men checked into the facility with gunshot wounds. One was treated there and later died from his injuries. The second man was...
DOJ wants Oklahoma tribal water suit heard in federal court (March 13, 2012)
The Department of Justice says the federal courts are the proper place to resolve a water use lawsuit filed by the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation. Citing treaties, the tribes are claiming ownership of water in southeastern Oklahoma. The...
Turtle Talk: Ten-year report on Tribal Supreme Court Project (March 13, 2012)
"The Supreme Court outcomes aren’t the whole story. The TSCP has been very successful in two areas — organizing amicus brief strategy and getting cert denied in several cases — although the Project is just one player in the process...
Seneca Nation bans synthetic marijuana on the reservation (March 13, 2012)
The Seneca Nation of New York has banned synthetic marijuana, bath salts and drug-use paraphernalia on the reservation. Synthetic marijuana, sometimes known as Spice or K2, has become increasingly popular throughout the U.S. Its use can lead to psychotic episodes,...
Allison Saur: Using tribal heritage to build online community (March 13, 2012)
"As a member of the Chickasaw Nation and long time digital marketing professional, my research into a definition of tribe began with my own heritage. The indigenous peoples of North America know a lot about community, identity and loyalty. Native...
Navajo Nation ousts officials who gave themselves bonuses (March 13, 2012)
The Navajo Nation ousted local officials in Tuba City, Arizona, after they rewarded themselves with more than $80,000 in bonuses, the Associated Press reports. Each of the five officials on Tuba City’s Council of Naat’aani received a $3,000 check a...
Avis Little Eagle: Standing Rock chair faces removal hearing (March 13, 2012)
"Chante waste nape ciyuzapi, I greet you with a good heart and a warm handshake, people of Standing Rock. My name is Avis Little Eagle, and I am a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, elected in 2011...
San Manuel chairman faces tough campaign for county seat (March 13, 2012)
James Ramos, the chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, faces two opponents in the race for 3rd district supervisor in San Bernardino County, California. Ramos announced his candidacy last May. He was immediately attacked by incumbent supervisor...
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin oppose bill to authorize wolf hunt (March 13, 2012)
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin are opposing a Republican-sponsored bill to authorize a wolf hunt. The wolf, or ma'iingang, is considered a brother to man in the Ojibwe creation story. “The health and survival of the Anishinaabe people is tied to...
Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on water rights (March 13, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on water rights. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list follows: Panel # 1 Mr David Hayes Deputy...
Doug George-Kanentiio: One man's impact on the Mohawks (March 13, 2012)
When we examine Mohawk history as it involves Akwesasne we think about those individuals who had the most impact upon us. Names like the African-Algonquin Louis Cook, the ambitious political operative Joseph Brant, the patriot Ernie Benedict or the great...
Suzan Harjo: Eliminating Indian mascots in Oregon schools (March 13, 2012)
"After waiting in vain for five years for its public schools to voluntarily eliminate Native race-based sports stereotypes, Oregon is on the verge of making it mandatory. The Oregon Board of Education heard testimony on March 8 and 9, and...
Editorial: Saluting Richard Milanovich's legacy of leadership (March 13, 2012)
"The Coachella Valley and all of Indian Country have lost a great leader. Richard Milanovich, chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for 28 years, died Sunday morning, surrounded by his family at Eisenhower Medical Center. He was...
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