BIA regional office goes without director for over two years (March 22, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs regional office in Eastern Oklahoma has gone without a director for more than two years. Jeanette Hanna, a member of the Seminole Nation, retains the title of regional director. However, she has been placed on...
Editorial: Set aside politics for Violence Against Women Act (March 22, 2012)
"Prevention of domestic violence isn’t just a women’s issue. Women are most often the victims and men are most often the perpetrators. However, men can be victims and women can be offenders. Domestic violence harms children who are targeted and...
Judge's ruling puts hold on move of bison from Yellowstone (March 22, 2012)
A judge in Montana has blocked the state from moving around bison from Yellowstone National Park. The Fort Peck Tribes accepted over 60 bison on Monday. Some of those animals were to be transferred to the Fort Belknap Indian Community...
Authorities look into disappearance of Osage Nation woman (March 22, 2012)
Authorities in Oklahoma are searching for a woman from the Osage Nation who went missing over a week ago. Walkeen Wahwassuck, 36, went to an appointment at the Indian Health Resource Center in Tulsa on March 14. She hasn't...
Canada's parole board criticized for lack of Native members (March 22, 2012)
The Parole Board of Canada lacks adequate Native representation, a former member said. John Dorion, the chief of the John Cochrane First Nation, was a part-time member of the board from 2004 to 2007. He said it hasn't seen a...
Navajo Nation teen succumbs to rare form of muscle cancer (March 22, 2012)
Jarrad Keeswood, a young member of the Navajo Nation who suffered from a rare form of muscle cancer, died on Sunday. He was 18. Keeswood was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma when he was a freshman at Shiprock High School. He was...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe names Cody SiJohn to lead police force (March 22, 2012)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho named Cody SiJohn as chief of police. SiJohn, a tribal member, started his law enforcement career on the reservation. He served in the U.S. Army and recently worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Native Sun News: Official returns to position at IHS hospital (March 22, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Fred Koebrick of the Indian Health Service. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Amidst much controversy, the once-standing CEO of...
Opinion: Code Talkers started with Cherokee in World War I (March 22, 2012)
"A phone call last November from Alice Hall, vice regent of the local group, invited me to talk about the Navaho code talkers in WW II. I knew of the code talker program and had seen the movie Windtalkers, which...
Column: Landmarks honor legacy of Spokane Tribe's leader (March 22, 2012)
"There are a number of landmarks around town honoring the legacy of Spokane Garry, the storied leader in the Spokane Tribe of Indians who is also considered the region’s first educator. Interestingly, the man himself was laid to rest in...
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes press Obama to resolve land fight (March 22, 2012)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma want President Barack Obama to resolve a long-running dispute over Fort Reno. The tribe was forced off the land in the late 1800s. The federal government promised to return Fort Reno when it...
Indian activists to protest Keystone XL during Obama's visit (March 22, 2012)
The Indigenous Environmental Network and other Indian activists will protest the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline as President Barack Obama visits Oklahoma today. But the protesters will be forced to hold their event inside a cage at a park in Cushing,...
Scholar's work on Native language in Brazil stirs complaints (March 22, 2012)
Linguist Dan Everett is again stirring controversy for his work on the language of the Pirahã people in northwest Brazil. Everett first met the tribe as a Christian missionary. In 2005, he published a paper outlining his claims about...
Indian activists charged for anti-mining protests in Ecuador (March 22, 2012)
At least 205 indigenous activists have been prosecuted for taking part in anti-mining protests against Ecuador President Rafael Correa. Correa was elected in 2007 with the support of many indigenous voters. But they say he has turned his back on...
Kevin Allis: Unfair attack against Alaska Native corporations (March 22, 2012)
"Throughout the course of history, Indian country has been the victim of unwarranted and harmful attacks from the outside. That is why it is so troubling when our own communities are wrongfully attacked from other factions from within Indian Country....
Josephine Jackson, ex-Saginaw Chippewa treasurer, passes (March 22, 2012)
Josephine Jackson, a former treasurer for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, died on Monday. She was 76. Jackson is credited with helping bring economic development to the reservation. She was on the council in the early 1980s when the...
Lac du Flambeau Band and state work on treaty fishing deal (March 22, 2012)
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced an ongoing agreement affecting the the tribe's treaty fishing rights. For the 2012 season, the tribe agreed to a two-bag limit on...
IRS accuses trio of bilking Auburn Community out of millions (March 22, 2012)
The Internal Revenue Service says three people, including a tribal administrator, bilked the United Auburn Indian Community of California out of more than $18 million, although no criminal charges have been filed. The tribe placed administrator Gregory Baker on leave...
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