Eagle found near DC train station ends up in repository (March 19, 2012)
A bald eagle that was found near a Washington, D.C.,-area train station has found its way to the National Eagle Repository in Colorado. The eagle had been injured when a commuter spotted it last month. The bird couldn't be rehabilitated...
Fronteras: Tribes fight wind project on archaeological sites (March 19, 2012)
'Several Native American tribes in the Southwest are fighting a large wind farm planned near the town of Ocotillo, in Imperial County, CA.'
Supreme Court won't accept tribal domestic violence case (March 19, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition in Shavanaux v. US, an Indian Country domestic violence case Adam Ray Shavanaux, a member of the Ute Tribe of Utah, was charged as a "habitual" domestic offender 18 U.S.C. § 117....
DOI extends comment period for Cobell land consolidation (March 19, 2012)
The Interior Department has extended the comment period on a plan to implement the land consolidation portion of the Indian trust fund settlement. The Cobell Land Consolidation Program Draft Plan was released in February. It offers ways to reduce fractionation...
Lawsuit urges BIA to intervene in Pala membership dispute (March 19, 2012)
A federal judge is holding a hearing on Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by former members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians of California. The tribe has disenrolled more than 160 people in recent months. Many are descendants of...
Q&A with Richard Milanovich, late Agua Caliente chairman (March 19, 2012)
The Palm Springs Desert Sun published excerpts of an August 3, 2011, interview with Richard Milanovich, who was the longtime chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. The interview was the last sit-down that Milanovich gave...
Monument to Crazy Horse unfinished after decades of work (March 19, 2012)
Korczak Ziolkowski began sculpting a monument to Crazy Horse, the legendary Lakota leader, in 1947 and the huge undertaking remains unfinished after decades of work. Ziolkowski died in 1982 but his wife, his children and his grandchildren are continuing the...
Man from Yurok Tribe on journey to build traditional village (March 19, 2012)
Willard Carlson Jr., a member of the Yurok Tribe of California, is leading an effort to build a traditional village near a sacred site on the reservation. Carlson, 59, came up with the idea as he was undergoing substance abuse...
Famous South Dakotans: Billy Mills won an Olympic medal (March 19, 2012)
"A young man born in Pine Ridge became the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal. WHO: Billy Mills BORN: June 30, 1938, in Pine Ridge. BACKGROUND: Mills was raised by his grandmother after he was orphaned at...
Monique La Chappa: Campo Band seeks to tap wind power (March 19, 2012)
"Wind power is making a difference. As a local source of clean energy, it reduces our dependence on foreign oil while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Wind power creates American jobs, and perhaps most important for the Campo Band, it...
Native Sun News: Charlie Rooks an Indian business success (March 19, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. For over two decades, Charlie Rooks, Oglala Lakota, has helped ease bereavement pain through dignified, caring and compassionate post-death services...
Blog: Why Johnny Depp as Tonto matters in Indian Country (March 19, 2012)
Photo from Jerry Bruckheimer on Twitter "It's been a week or so since the original photos of Johnny Depp as Tonto have surfaced, and the internet has been abuzz with Depp defenders and Depp defectors--and while the Native Appropriations...
Alma Ransom: Tekakwitha was a holy person for Mohawks (March 19, 2012)
"It seems like no one realizes that Tekakwitha lived a full life of learning and practicing our traditional culture and knew how to survive before she became a Catholic. There were missionaries who had learned our language and dialects among...
Ruth Hopkins: Adventures in living away from reservation (March 19, 2012)
"I moved away from home two months ago for work. For the past six years, I’d been living on the Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate where I am enrolled. I’ve lived on reservations throughout the Dakotas my...
Editorial: Still seeking justice in abuse of Alaska Native girl (March 19, 2012)
"Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn't taking "I don't know" for an answer. Why did the federal government drop the sex crimes case against former Veco chief Bill Allen? Why did the federal government refuse to allow the state of Alaska to...
Jodi Rave: Don't ask faculty candidates about being Indian (March 19, 2012)
"If you’re looking for American Indian faculty at the University of Montana, look really hard. If you look to UM administrators for answers, you’re looking at a taboo subject. Montana is one of only three states in the country where...
Tim Giago: Newspaper business should take a look at past (March 19, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota When radio appeared on the national scene in the early 1900s speculation began about its impact on the newspaper industry. In the end radio never tried...
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