Blog: Fraternity apologizes for Cowboys and Indians party (March 28, 2012)
"An unusual event will take place today on the University of Denver campus -- one prompted by another unusual event. At 4 p.m., students and administrators will gather near a tepee on Driscoll Green as representatives of two Greek Life...
Maple for Final Four floor harvested by Menominee Nation (March 28, 2012)
The maple wood used for the floor of the Final Four tournament was harvested by the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. The tribe has a long history in the timber industry. Chief Oshkosh, who negotiated a treaty that prevented his people...
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations in negotiations over water (March 28, 2012)
The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation are in negotiations over their water rights in southeastern Oklahoma. A federal judge granted a 60-day stay in the tribes' case, The Oklahoman reported. Talks are underway with the state and the Department...
Blackfeet Nation man pleads guilty over mother's murder (March 28, 2012)
A man from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana pleaded guilty in connection with the death of his mother. Mark Saint Storm Heavy Runner, 44, admitted he killed his mother 71-year-old Marie Heavy Runner, on July 1, 2011, after the two...
Editorial: Allow transfer of bison to Montana reservations (March 28, 2012)
"The story of Yellowstone National Park's bison has taken so many twists and turns, followed by more twists and turns, again and again, that everyone involved may be a little dizzy. And we're not talking just about this past week...
KCAW: Sitka Tribe bringing attention to 'excessive' fishing (March 28, 2012)
"The commercial herring fleet remains on two-hour notice today. Aerial and vessel surveys north of town showed little change in herring activity on Tuesday. No samples were taken Tuesday, but test fishing will continue Wednesday throughout the sound." Get the...
Blackfeet Nation brings fracking technology to reservation (March 28, 2012)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has signed an agreement with a company to treat and recycle water from hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Ecosphere Technologies Inc. will offer its services to oil and gas companies on the reservation. The...
Penobscot Nation hires economic development executive (March 28, 2012)
The Penobscot Nation of Maine has hired a new executive for its economic development enterprise. Matthew Novick will help Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises improve its federal contracting business and help the tribe diversify into other areas. He performed similar services...
Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (March 28, 2012)
The House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a field hearing in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Thursday, April 5. The hearing takes place at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly Chambers. It will focus on the effects of...
Doug George-Kanentiio: On Audrey Shenandoah's passing (March 28, 2012)
When Onondaga Nation Clanmother Audrey Shenandoah-Gonwaiani passed into the spirit world on March 15 not only her family and community mourned but the entire Haudenosaunee Confederacy was cast into sorrow. For the past four decades she was a steady, reliable...
Duane Champagne: Decades later, Vine Deloria resonates (March 28, 2012)
"In his groundbreaking 1969 volume Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto, Vine Deloria Jr. wrote a now famous critique of anthropologists. He argued that they—as well as academics in general—were mainly interested in their own intellectual ends and...
San Manuel Band chooses Carla Rodriguez as new leader (March 28, 2012)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California will swear in a new leader next month. Carla Rodriguez was elected chair. She will begin her term on April 16. Rodriguez is the aunt of outgoing chairman James Ramos. He...
Non-Indians accused Sauk Suiattle Tribe of discrimination (March 28, 2012)
Eight former employees are suing the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington. The employees say they were fired because they are not Indian. "There had been talk for some time that certain members of the tribe wanted to remove the white people,"...
APTN: Courts must consider Native offender's background (March 28, 2012)
"The Supreme Court of Canada has sent a loud and clear message and that is – if judges don’t take into account an aboriginal person’s history at sentencing – they’re breaking the law. The decision was released Friday. But will...
Jake LaMere: The call to action on Trayvon Martin tragedy (March 28, 2012)
"It seems that we all can be lost on what a “call to action” really entails. As a society, we are pulled in various directions, the amount of information which we choose to consume or ignore is limitless, and often...
Gabe Galanda: Interior's land consolidation plan a disaster (March 28, 2012)
"This month the U.S. Department of Interior issued a draft proposal regarding its implementation of $1.9 billion in Indian land consolidation monies authorized in the Cobell settlement. The proposal, which would allow tribal governments to buy fractionated, individual Indian-owned lands...
Leslie Lohse named Woman of the Year by state lawmaker (March 28, 2012)
Leslie Lohse, the treasurer of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, has been named 2012 Woman of the Year for California's 2nd District by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R). Lohse has served as treasurer for her tribe since 1994. She also...
Native Sun News: Activists plan Keystone XL hunger strike (March 28, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. U.S. President Barack Obama promoted the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline extension at TransCanada Corp.'s Pipe...
In the Loop: BIA's regional director goes missing in action (March 28, 2012)
"Nature might abhor a vacuum, but so do many at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There’s griping that the bureau’s eastern Oklahoma office has been leaderless for more than two years. Technically, Jeanette Hanna is the regional office’s director, but...
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