NPR: Tribe in Brazil is the focus of a new book about language (April 27, 2012)
"There's no language gene. There's no innate language organ or module in the human brain dedicated to the production of grammatical language. There are no meaningful human universals when it comes to how people construct sentences to communicate with...
MPR: Red Lake detention center sits unused without BIA help (April 27, 2012)
"Red Lake tribal officials say they're frustrated over a funding dispute that has left a juvenile detention center empty and unused since it was built by the federal government seven years ago. The $2 million juvenile center sits behind the...
Opinion: Debate over Salish and Kootenai Tribes fishing plans (April 27, 2012)
"There’s a big debate raging here locally. It concerns getting rid of lake trout (mackinaw) in Flathead Lake in order to provide a home for bull trout and cutthroat. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe has proposed gill-netting 150,000 lake...
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux men to be featured in new film (April 27, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. William Windsor WAGNER, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Lawlessness in Indian Country in the current generation can often be defined as...
PhotoBlog: Tour of the National Eagle Repository in Colorado (April 27, 2012)
"A wildlife specialist splays the wings of a dead golden eagle shipped in from New Mexico and is pleased by what he sees. "This one is an awfully good bird," Dennis Wiist of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says....
Q&A: Raising money for film on Omaha woman's cancer story (April 27, 2012)
"Shoshana and Nathan Philips are from the Omaha tribe in northeastern Nebraska, where Shoshana served as a healer and educator. She was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and moved with her husband and two children to Michigan for treatment....
Column: Pequots driven to near eradication by newer arrivals (April 27, 2012)
"Among the Indians who suffered at the hands of the Europeans were the Pequots of Connecticut. As English settlers moved from the Atlantic Coast inland, they encroached upon the lands of several native groups. Some of the Indians tolerated the...
City judge paid while working second job at New Mexico tribe (April 27, 2012)
An administrative law judge resigned from her post in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after KRQE-TV looked into her second job as a judge for San Felipe Pueblo. Judge Anita Reina's superiors knew about her job with the tribe's court. She was...
BBC News: Oglala Sioux Tribe goes to bat with liquor industry (April 27, 2012)
"After years of failed efforts to address chronic alcoholism, the largest Native American tribe in the US is launching a $500m (£308m) dollar lawsuit against the beer firms who they say are ruining their lives. In the tiny town of...
Judge who was on salmon lawsuit supports removal of dams (April 27, 2012)
A federal judge who used to preside over a salmon lawsuit involving tribes supports the removal of dams from the Columbia River. Judge James A. Redden never ordered the removal of the dams. But when he presided over the case,...
Non-Indian ranchers unhappy with transfer of bison to tribes (April 27, 2012)
Non-Indian farmers and ranchers in Montana continue to fight the transfer of bison from Yellowstone National Park to tribes. Bison were once plentiful across the state. Over-hunting led to their demise, with the last pure animals left at Yellowstone. The...
Warren Petoskey: Blood quantum is not a traditional concept (April 27, 2012)
"We know the statement "blood quantum" was made and defined for us. There are many of us who are fortunate enough to have stayed connected or reconnected with our people, but there are those who have not and who are...
Adella Begaye: Navajo Nation deals with power plant pollution (April 27, 2012)
"Some hardships in life can be met through strong will and hard work. As a Navajo, I think of the many thousands of families on our reservation in New Mexico and Arizona who’ve long lived without access to electricity service...
Senate backs reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (April 27, 2012)
The Senate voted 61-31 on Thursday to pass S.1925, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The bill recognizes tribal authority over non-Indians who commit domestic violence offenses. The provision has been controversial among Republicans. “It was encouraging...
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