Column: Indian girls head to Jim Thorpe Native American Games (June 14, 2012)
"As the Summer Olympics approach, we are reminded of the determination and endurance it takes for skilled athletes to bring home a medal. I met a group of young girls who are using those traits this week competing at the...
Inquest scheduled into officer's shooting of Chippewa Cree man (June 14, 2012)
A coroner's inquest has been scheduled into a police officer's shooting of a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana. Edward Ronald Dale Stump, 24, was shot and killed by a Yellowstone County deputy in January. Stump reportedly fired...
Gas stations in Michigan have pulled The Marquette Mining Journal from the stands due to the paper's support for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s land-into-trust application.
Fourth woman throws hat into ring for Assembly of First Nations (June 14, 2012)
A fourth woman is running for national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Diane Kelly of the Onigaming First Nation in Ontario announced her campaign yesterday. She joins three other women in seeking the job: Joan Jack of the...
Ponca Chief Standing Bear descendants hail book on court case (June 14, 2012)
Two descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear praised a book that details their ancestor's historic court case. In 1878, Standing Bear and other members of the Ponca Tribe were arrested when they tried to return to Nebraska from Oklahoma,...
Oglala Sioux Tribe meets US Attorney to discuss 39 death cases (June 14, 2012)
Leaders and members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe met with the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota to discuss 39 unresolved death cases. The cases go as far back as the 1970s. Some surviving family members were present at the meeting...
Navajo Nation sells renewable energy credits to utility company (June 14, 2012)
The Navajo Nation is selling $220,000 in renewable energy credits to the Salt River Project of Arizona. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority will use the money to buy solar- and wind-power systems for remote parts of the reservation. "They are...
"Multi-talented Arigon Starr has been a creative force in Indian country for years, primarily as a musician. She has released four albums; her first, Meet the Diva, won a Nammy Award for Best Independent Recording, and her most recent, The...
History: Cowlitz Tribe met to elect a new president in June 1937 (June 14, 2012)
"On June 14, 1937, The Centralia Daily Chronicle reported the Cowlitz Tribe held their annual meeting at the Moose Hall in Chehalis, with part of their time spent electing a new president. J.B. Sareault, president, had died last winter, and...
Turtle Talk: DOI and DOJ used to argue separately in trust cases (June 14, 2012)
"Among other things, President Nixon’s Special Message to Congress on Indian Affairs recognized that the federal government acts “as a legal trustee . . . for American Indians” and that the Executive Branch has difficulty fulfilling that high duty regarding...
The California Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization will hold a hearing next week on a bill that bars state agencies from opposing certain land-into-trust applications. Senate Bill 162 encourages state agencies to consult with tribes on economic development issues. As...
A bill in the New York Legislature changes the definition of "qualified reservation" in state law. Currently, a "qualified reservation" includes lands owned by a tribe. The bill changes the definition by requiring the lands to be in trust, or...
An audit of operations at the American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland, California, could lead to criminal charges, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. The report questions the activities of charter school founder Ben Chavis, who is a member of...
Native Sun News: Lakota man recognized for service in '72 flood (June 14, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Ruben McCloskey RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– In the aftermath of the flood that ravaged Rapid City and the...
Opinion: 'Super sovereignty' lobby misrepresents crime studies (June 14, 2012)
Ed. Note: The author of the opinion, Scott Seaborne, has worked with anti-Indian groups like the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance. "Over the past two years, the tribal sovereignty lobby has missed few opportunities to complain about non-Indians raping American Indian...
Piscataway tribes meet for first powwow after state recognition (June 14, 2012)
Members of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and the Piscataway Indian Nation met for a powwow earlier this month, their first since gaining recognition from the state of Maryland. The tribes sought recognition for hundreds of years. Now that they are...
Reservation turnout very low for referendum on 'Fighting Sioux' (June 14, 2012)
Turnout for a referendum on the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo was high across the state except on two reservations. Residents in Sioux County, which is home to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, voted 184-159 to...
Bruce Bozsum: Developer holding Mohegan sacred site hostage (June 14, 2012)
"It has been widely known for decades that this property has significant historic preservation and cultural value to the Mohegan Tribe. In past years, the developer of the housing project has made repeated offers to sell the property to the...
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