Blackfeet Nation mourning for soldier killed in Afghanistan (April 10, 2012)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is the mourning the loss of a tribal member who was killed in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Spc. Antonio C. Burnside was killed on April 6 when his unit was attacked. He is the second...
Editorial: Move of Yellowstone bison to tribes a good thing (April 10, 2012)
"After years of pointed debates and legal maneuvers, dozens of Yellowstone National Park bison were recently loaded and transported in trailers from their quarantine pens near Gardiner just outside the park to Fort Peck Reservation almost 500 miles way. A...
Transgender Native woman opens doors to Miss Universe (April 10, 2012)
Jenna Talackova, a member of the Lake Babine First Nation of British Columbia, has paved the way for transgendered women to compete for Miss Universe. The organization initially told Talackova, 23, she couldn't compete in Miss Universe Canada because she...
Indian men arrested for indecent incident in South Dakota (April 10, 2012)
Two Indian men were charged with indecent exposure for an incident in South Dakota. Jesse Bald Eagle, 29, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and Gary Shot With Two Arrows, 35, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, were...
Native woman who went missing found dead in Manitoba (April 10, 2012)
A Native woman who went missing on December 13, 2011, was found dead in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Carolyn Sinclair, 25, who was from the Roseau River First Nation, told family she would be home for Christmas. She never turned up and...
CDC reports 12 percent drop in Indian teenage birth rates (April 10, 2012)
Birth rates among American Indian and Alaska Native teenagers fell 12 percent from 2009 to 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The drop reflected an overall decline in teenage birth rates in the U.S. For the last...
White Mountain Apache woman sentenced over DUI death (April 10, 2012)
A woman from the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona was sentenced in connection with a drunken driving incident. Adrienne Lee Shipp, 19, was sentenced to 108 months for involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. A federal...
NYT Blog: Montana tribe aims to protect sacred mountain (April 10, 2012)
"The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana are seeking to have a mountain peak listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the hope of calling attention to a copper and silver mining company’s plans to burrow beneath...
House hearings on tribal energy and Pascua Yaqui land bill (April 10, 2012)
The House Natural Resources Committee has two hearings of interest on its upcoming agenda. On Tuesday, April 17, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will hold a hearing on six bills. Included is H.R.4222, a bill to...
Los Coyotes Band gives business more time to move out (April 10, 2012)
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians has given a non-Indian business more time to move off the reservation. The Eagle Rock Training Center began operating on the reservation after signing a lease with then-chairwoman Francine Kupsch in...
Man who claims to be Seminole wins decision in NAC case (April 10, 2012)
A man who claims Seminole descent and who runs a "Native American Church" will be allowed to pursue his religious rights claims thanks to a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael Rex "Raging Bear" Mooney runs the...
Oliver Semans: Another encroachment on our sovereignty (April 10, 2012)
"As the Executive Director of Four Directions, I like to pay attention to the legislation coming out of Congress that affects Indian country—both good and bad. Unfortunately I have seen more bad than good. The STOP Act is a perfect...
Duane Champagne: Scientific community attacks NAGPRA (April 10, 2012)
"Who owns the past? That’s the headline of an editorial in the April copy of Scientific American. The question is occasioned by regulations that the U.S. Department of the Interior added to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act...
Bill John Baker: Tribes in Oklahoma showing a united front (April 10, 2012)
"As you all may have heard, while in Washington, I met with my counterparts from the Muscogee (Creek), Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole nations to discuss resuming the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes. Muscogee (Creek) Chief George Tiger and...
Suspects in Oklahoma killings reportedly confess to crime (April 10, 2012)
The two suspects in the Oklahoma Good Friday killings have confessed, according to news reports. Jacob C. England, 19, who is said to be Cherokee, allegedly shot and killed one African-American man. Two others he allegedly shot were wounded. Alvin...
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