"Arguments about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo have gone on sporadically for half a century, and at full volume for at least a decade. The one thing missing through the whole sad affair was a listening ear — one...
Mohegan Tribe entered confidentiality agreement with developer (June 18, 2012)
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut entered into a confidentiality agreement with the developers of a proposed housing project on a sacred site, The New London Day reports. Vladimir "Vlad" and Drzislav "Dado" Coric plan a 120-unit housing project on property...
Rick Romancito: Ongoing struggle to maintain tribal sovereignty (June 18, 2012)
"The whole is-she or isn’t-she uproar over U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) is interesting, but not for what you might think at first. On the surface, the issue seems to be about a politician who may have used her...
White Mountain Apache Tribe seeks default judgment in fire case (June 18, 2012)
The White Mountain Apache Tribe is seeking a default judgment against a non-Indian woman who admitted she started a part of the worst fire in Arizona's history. The tribe sued Valinda Jo Elliott in tribal court. She is disputing the...
"In a recent article entitled, ''Madison County officials make changes to county attorney's compensation,'' the newspaper uncovered that ''the Madison County Board of Supervisors increased part-time County Attorney John Campanie's salary from $79,000 to $129,331 - a 63.7 percent raise.''...
Supreme Court backs tribes in self-determination contract case (June 18, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision today in Salazar v . Ramah Navajo Chapter, a self-determination case. By a close 5-4 vote, the justices ruled that the federal government must pay contract support costs to tribes that enter into...
Art: Museums in Mexico take different approach to Indian history (June 18, 2012)
"The past casts a sharp shadow here, wherever you look. You see it on mountaintop plateaus, where the ruins of ancient pyramidal staircases and capital-I-shaped ball fields hint at mysterious rituals that disappeared over a millennium ago. You see it...
Marc Simmons: Forts named for fallen soldiers in the Indian wars (June 18, 2012)
"Mexico during the 19th century, a handful were named for soldiers who gave their lives in defense of the territory. The earliest to do so was Capt. John Burgwin of Missouri. He fell mortally wounded while leading the assault on...
Doug George-Kanentiio: The Mohawk people at the time of Kateri (June 18, 2012)
The Mohawk territory during the 17th century was over 11,000,000 acres or 17,200 square miles in size.
Native Sun News: Group battles mountain lion hunt in Black Hills (June 18, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Tom Huhnerkoch, President and CEO, Mountain Cats Trust HILL CITY –– Wyoming’s June 12 deadline for public...
Tim Giago: Racism in Indian mascots and that dreaded 'R-word' (June 18, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unitysodak1@knology.net The controversy started when Gwyneth Paltrow attended a concert in Paris and sent out a tweet of her thoughts on the hit song, “Niggas in Paris.” Her tweet read,...
Opinion: Indian identity doesn't always come as an easy answer (June 18, 2012)
"Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Senate candidate, is both criticized and supported for claiming to be one thirty-second Native American, based on family lore. This got me thinking about how contentious not only non-Native Americans can be toward folks with claims,...
"In the four years of its existence, the Dancers of the Plains Cultural Exhibition has welcomed home four Indian tribes native to Nebraska: Pawnee, Arikara, Otoe-Missouria and Ponca. It is with pride that Nebraskans who attend the exhibition this weekend...
Elvia Walkingstick: Elder abuse is too common in Indian Country (June 18, 2012)
"When one attempts to go into the topic of elder abuse, it’s something that isn’t easy to talk about, period, so it makes it even harder to address within the community. But, it is most definitely an issue, as hard...
"In a CBC interview May 30, B.C. Conservative party leader John Cummins confirmed that if he is elected premier the province would take the position that aboriginal title has been extinguished. This type of thinking belongs to a long-gone age....
Jay Tavare: Apache leader was a hero in German author's books (June 18, 2012)
"Imagine being locked up in a prison where all you can do is read historic books about the Southwest United States and dream of how the American Indian warriors roamed the deserts of Arizona on horseback, free as the wind...
Dean Chavers: Indian student dropout epidemic continues in US (June 18, 2012)
"Indian students who want to go to college have an unlimited amount of possibility. If they study hard and get good grades, they can attend any college or university in the United States, including the Ivy Leagues. Unfortunately, few high...
"My mail tells me that Indians, like most Americans, are conflicted about affirmative action, but have little idea what it means. I have written about where it came from but not defined it. The time to engage that task is...
"When it was announced that Kateri Tekakwitha would be declared a saint by Pope Benedict, a British journalist asked me, “What does the canonization of a 17th century Mohawk woman mean in this cynical, godless age?” The cynical, godless part...
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