Opinion: Tribes looking to reclaim heritage with bison herds (April 6, 2012)
"Last week's arrival of Yellowstone bison at Fort Peck followed years of controversy over the slaughter of the animals that wandered out of Yellowstone. The relocation followed an environmental assessment by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, public meetings and thousands...
8th Circuit backs Yankton Sioux land-into-trust application (April 6, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can acquire 39 acres in trust for the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application in 2004 for 39 acres. The property...
Oklahoma governor agees to audit of Indian museum funds (April 6, 2012)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) agreed to an audit of funds provided to the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in response to complaints from Republican lawmakers. Fallin has previously said she wants to finish work on the facility, which...
Nominee dropped for racial comments about Alaska Natives (April 6, 2012)
A nominee for the Alaska Public Offices Commission withdrew after racial comments he made about Alaska Natives surfaced. David Eichler, a dentist, was a Republican nominee for the commission. Alaska Natives opposed him because he suggested that their culture accepted...
Native Sun News: Water pollution a threat to Fort Peck Tribes (April 6, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. POPLAR, MONTANA –– Pink and yellow patches formed by squiggly lines on a map show pollution plumes...
Ute Tribe in Utah announces trust management settlement (April 6, 2012)
The Ute Tribe of Utah is the latest to reach a trust fund settlement with the federal government. The tribe filed a lawsuit in 2005 to seek an accounting of its trust funds and trust assets. Negotiations with the Obama...
MPR: Authorities tie Native Mob crackdown to drop in crime (April 6, 2012)
"Law enforcement officials are tracking a drop in gang activity in some tribal communities that they say is the result of a sweeping take-down of Native Mob gang leaders earlier this year. A federal indictment in January charged two-dozen alleged...
WNYC: Fewer Mohawks are joining the ironworking industry ( (April 6, 2012)
"Since the 1900s, the country's most iconic bridges and skyscrapers have been put up by men who risked life and limb to connect steel beams hundreds of feet in the sky. Ironworkers come from all backgrounds, but a small Indian...
Harold Monteau: Recalling winter on Rocky Boy Reservation (April 6, 2012)
"Growing up on the Rocky Boy Reservation in north-central Montana was, I think, a character builder. One does not enjoy a Great Plains winter as much as survive it. Yet, winter was a time of adventure for rez kids. At...
Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation water settlement questioned (April 6, 2012)
S.2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act, is generating controversy in Arizona. The bill settles the claims of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation to the Little Colorado River. It ends decades of litigation and secures...
Primary suspect in Yurok Tribe theft case finally surrenders (April 6, 2012)
The primary suspect in the theft of nearly $1 million from the Yurok Tribe of California turned himself in on Thursday, after more than a month on the run. Roland Raymond, 49, was a forestry director for the tribe. He...
Attorneys for Miccosukee Tribe facing ethics investigations (April 6, 2012)
Two attorneys whom the Miccosukee Tribe has accused of fraud are facing two ethics investigations by the Florida Bar, The Miami Herald reported. Guy Lewis, a former U.S. Attorney, and Michael Tein, another former federal prosecutor, have represented the tribe...
Blog: Menominee Nation urged to create anti-bullying laws (April 6, 2012)
"For Erin Schweitzer, who lives on the Menominee Reservation 45 miles northwest of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the bullying of her 11-year-old daughter started with names: "bitch," "whore," "fugly." Schweitzer told her daughter's teacher, but things got worse — the bully...
NPR: Navajo Nation sues Urban Outfitters over trademarks (April 6, 2012)
"MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: The Navajo Nation is one of this country's largest Native American tribes, so you might not be surprised to know that many people associate the word Navajo with a distinctive aesthetic associated with the Southwest. But how...
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