Agua Caliente Band releases results of tribal council election (April 5, 2012)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California announced the results of its tribal council election. The election was held March 15, four days after the passing of the late chairman Richard Milanovich. He was re-elected to a record...
Cherokee Nation sells plane that was criticized in campaign (April 5, 2012)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has sold its corporate plane for $1.58 million. When he was running for principal chief, Bill John Baker criticized the plane as a waste of funds. Now that he's in charge of the tribe, he...
Appeals court backs Oglala Sioux Tribe in immunity dispute (April 5, 2012)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota doesn't have to answer to a subpoena due to sovereign immunity, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. Alltel Communications, a non-Indian company, sought information from the tribe as part of...
Native Sun News: Sacred sites in Black Hills face desecration (April 5, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. A sweeping vista of Pe Sla, as seen from Flag Mountain, which lies immediately to the west. RAPID CITY, SOUTH...
NYT Blog: Cattle near old Navajo uranium mine sold as food (April 5, 2012)
"As I reported last weekend in The Times, a cattle rancher stumbled upon an abandoned uranium mine in the summer of 2010 on his grazing land, about 60 miles east of the Grand Canyon on the Navajo reservation, and notified...
Fond du Lac chair wins primary amid harasment accusation (April 5, 2012)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians held a primary on Tuesday, with incumbent Chairwoman Karen Diver taking the most votes in her bid for re-election. Diver won 47 percent of the vote. She will face former...
MSU News: Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre performance (April 5, 2012)
"Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre has been performing and educating audiences for over three decades. The company communicates the powerful messages and resonance of dance and songs in Plains Indian society – at the center of a living history and...
Travel: Cultural and outdoor activities a plus for reservations (April 5, 2012)
"There aren’t too many places left in the United States that remain a mystery, but Montana (located in the Rocky Mountains) is a place that has seemed to withstand the tests of time. Even today, it remains slightly shrouded in...
Economist: Tribal governments working to build sovereignty (April 5, 2012)
"Meeting Ronnie Lupe, the chairman of the White Mountain Apache tribe, is rather like an audience with the chieftain he would once have been. At 82 he has a sage’s bearing, takes his time speaking and does not allow himself...
Jon Kyl: Setting the record straight on tribal water rights bill (April 5, 2012)
"In recent weeks, a great deal of misinformation has surfaced regarding efforts to provide clean drinking water to impoverished areas of the Navajo and Hopi reservations ... Despite the importance of these issues, some have decided to level untrue attacks...
Northern Arapaho Tribe labels federal eagle permit a 'sham' (April 5, 2012)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming says a federal permit to kill two bald eagles is a "sham" because it isn't valid in Indian Country. The permit, issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, does not allow tribal members...
OPB: Spokane Tribe aims to boost reservation infrastructure (April 5, 2012)
"Brush covers a small cement trough, as a creek trickles nearby. The Spokane Tribe of Indians used to drink and bathe in this water during the powwow season. But now, leaves fill the moss-covered trough. It hasn’t been used in...
Vi Waln: Lakota children make a sacrifice with hunger strike (April 5, 2012)
Our children look forward to a visit from the Easter Bunny. Many people have observed the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday by abstaining from certain foods, behaviors or habits. Lent is often marked by a myriad of personal...
Outdoors: Yakama Nation scaffolds off-limits to non-Indians (April 5, 2012)
"It’s hard to get an precise count on the number of tribal scaffolds at Drano Lake. At least one is on its side and the functionality of a couple of others is hard to determine. But there are at least...
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