IPR: Sault Tribe responds to another burial ground discovery (March 30, 2012)
"More bones have been found at another construction site on Mackinac Island. Last fall, hundreds of human bones were unearthed during the excavation of the former McNally Cottage. Now just a few bones have been discovered on the site of...
Audio: Ben Sherman shares Lakota culture in Australian visit (March 30, 2012)
"Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and Red Cloud are just a few of the very well known, feared and admired leaders of American Indian history. Those three are ancestors of my guest Ben Sherman. Ben is a member of the Lokota...
Editorial: Cabazon Band seeks to meet air quality standards (March 30, 2012)
"After all the suffering the people of Mecca have gone through with hazardous waste being processed in the small east valley town, it's good to see the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians supporting higher standards if the operation is to...
Column: Seminole Tribe takes on disputed mobile home park (March 30, 2012)
"The Seminole Tribe has retaken control of a disputed mobile home park on its Hollywood reservation, but this time the tribe did it through peaceful negotiations, not armed muscle. The Seminoles are back in charge at the Hollywood Mobile Estates/Seminole...
Cetan Wanbli Williams: Navajos going after Urban Outfitters (March 30, 2012)
"I find it ironic the Navajo Nation is suing Urban Outfitters for copyright infringement on a pair of underwear. First off, I pledge total support toward the Navajo effort and anticipate the case will set precedent for future legal action...
Colville Tribes debate uses for $193M trust fund settlement (March 30, 2012)
Leaders of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington are debating what to do with a $193 million trust fund settlement. The tribe reached the settlement with the Obama administration for past mismanagement of its trust fund and...
Auburn Community fires administrator over $18.6M scheme (March 30, 2012)
After first expressing ambivalence, the United Auburn Indian Community of California has fired its administrator, who has been accused of participating in a scam to steal $18.6 million from the tribe. The Internal Revenue Service says Gregory Baker and two...
Native Sun News: Racial tensions are still high in Rapid City (March 30, 2012)
Correction: Due to an error by Indianz.Com, the photos of Steve Allender and Sam Kooiker were misidentified. The captions are now correct. The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content ©...
San Manuel Band prepares to seat Carla Rodriguez as leader (March 30, 2012)
Carla Rodriguez will be sworn in as the new chair of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California on April 16. Rodriguez, 58, is the tribe's first new leader since 2008. She replaces her nephew, James Ramos. “I...
North Dakota tribe asks Congress to block fracking proposal (March 30, 2012)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is asking Congress to prevent the Obama administration from issuing new rules that affect hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking. The Bureau of Land Management is considering rules that...
Trio who won Chukchansi council seats told they can't serve (March 30, 2012)
Three people who won election to the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California have been told they can't join the tribal council. Morris Reid, Dora Jones and Dixie Jackson were elected in December. But they allegedly violated the...
NPS still working on management plan for Oglala Sioux Tribe (March 30, 2012)
The National Park Service is still working on a plan to create the first tribally-managed park. The plan calls for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to manage the South Unit of the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. The land was...
Navajos in Utah file another lawsuit over trust management (March 30, 2012)
Members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah have filed a new trust management lawsuit. In 1933, Congress delegated Utah as the trustee for oil and gas revenues generated on the Utah portion of the reservation. In 2010, the...
Editorial: Secure funding to finish Oklahoma Indian museum (March 30, 2012)
"The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum got a push toward completion Tuesday, this one from the Oklahoma City Council. What's needed now is backing from a Republican-controlled Legislature that to date has shown little interest in finishing the work...
Julia Keefe: Recognizing the legacy of Mildred Rinker Bailey (March 30, 2012)
"My name is Julia Keefe, and I am a student at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, studying vocal jazz performance. I am also a member of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe....
Harold Monteau: Unity should benefit all of Indian Country (March 30, 2012)
"Almost every column I have written for ICTMN has either explicitly or implicitly spoken for unity among American Indian Tribes and Native Alaskans (collectively, Native Americans). My message has been and will continue to be that American Indian Tribes and...
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