"When the Community Health Aide program was first conceived in the Fifties, it had a very limited scope -- the TB epidemic. Eventually, the program was expanded and the village CHA became a critical provider of health care in remote...
Native drivers in Nebraska more likely to be stopped, searched (June 13, 2012)
Native American drivers in Nebraska are more likely to be stopped and searched than non-Native drivers.
Video: First Lady Michelle Obama on Let's Move Indian Country (June 13, 2012)
First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on the one year anniversary of Let's Move in Indian Country. Related Stories:Del Laverdure: Let's Move! is a success story in Indian Country (6/11) Charlie Galbraith: Celebrating year of Let's Move! Indian Country (5/31...
Grants awarded for renewable energy projects on reservations (June 13, 2012)
The Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund awarded $1.26 million for renewable energy projects on reservations. The REIF was established by a $5 million settlement between Salt River Project, Tucson Electric Power and the Grand Canyon Trust. Together, they choose programs...
Cote First Nation distributes $130M settlement to its members (June 13, 2012)
The Cote First Nation of Saskatchewan will distribute a $130.7 million land claim settlement to its members. Band members can choose to receive a lump-sum payment or payments over multiple years. For adults between 18 and 65, the lump-sum comes...
Witness list for SCIA hearing on self-determination and taxation (June 13, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee hosts a hearing tomorrow on self-determination and taxation. The hearing will examine recent efforts by the Internal Revenue Service to audit and tax tribal general welfare programs and per capita payments from federal trust funds...
Tule River Tribe recognizes outstanding Indian school students (June 13, 2012)
The Tule River Tribe of California hosted a ceremony for students in the Title VII Indian Program. More than 100 middle and high school students from two school districts are part of the program. They were recognized for good grades,...
Soboba Band honors graduates from high school on reservation (June 13, 2012)
The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians in California honored 20 graduates from the high school on the reservation. The graduates from Noli Indian School represent nine tribes. They received their diplomas on June 7. “All the excitement and pride gets...
Bishop Paiute Tribe hosts U.S. Attorney's Office on reservation (June 13, 2012)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe hosted representatives from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California last month. Federal prosecutors learned more about the tribe's court and its justice systems. Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Laurel White praised the tribe...
Wiyot Tribe seeking additional money for Indian Island cleanup (June 13, 2012)
The Wiyot Tribe of California needs about $350,000 to finish a cleanup project on Indian Island. The tribe has spent $2 million so far to remove lead batteries, contaminated soil and other debris from the island. The project was expected...
WPR: Bad River Band not giving up fight against mining project (June 13, 2012)
"Efforts to resurrect legislation to streamline permitting for iron ore mining may be on the back-burner, but a leading opponent is moving ahead as if the fight was still front and center. Last week’s failed recall of Gov. Scott Walker...
The Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska hired a new chief financial officer and a new controller. Theresa Belton is the new CFO. She is an Eagle of the Glacier Bear clan. Michael Halverson is the new...
Native Sun News: Oglala cartoonist Marty Two Bulls Sr. honored (June 13, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Marty Two Bulls Sr., a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’...
Harold Monteau: Report on VAWA bill shows bias against tribes (June 13, 2012)
"Congress and Congressional Committees routinely turn to the Congressional Research Service in the Library of Congress for legal analysis/opinions on proposed legislation. As I expected I did find a Legislative Counsel opinion from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): Tribal Criminal...
North Dakota voters support retirement of 'Fighting Sioux' nick (June 13, 2012)
Voters overwhelmingly supported a referendum to retire the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation campaigned to keep the name. But voters in every county except one voted to end the...
Opinion: North Dakota election may impact future for 'Redskins' (June 13, 2012)
"Washington Redskins fans who treasure their team’s nickname may want to cast their eyes westward tonight as North Dakotans vote on whether to preserve their team’s own divisive mascot. Measure 4 in North Dakota is one of the most significant...
Opinion: Justice Department strengthens ties in Indian Country (June 13, 2012)
"This week's Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium is bringing together tribal leaders, state and federal governments and members of the community to discuss Indian legal issues. It provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on the work we've done thus far...
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