Mark Trahant: Supreme Court ruling changes health care debate (June 28, 2012)
The entire debate over 'ObamaCare' is now fundamentally different after a ruling from the nation's highest court.
White House: Supreme Court affirms Obama's health reform plan (June 28, 2012)
"Today, the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act ensures hard-working, middle class families will get the security they deserve and protects every American from the worst insurance company abuses. The Court has issued a clear and final...
Search underway in case of murdered Native women in Manitoba (June 28, 2012)
Authorities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are conducting a major search in connection with the murders of three Native women. Tanya Nepinak, 31, Carolyn Sinclair, 25, and Lorna Blacksmith, 18, all went missing from the same area of Winnipeg within a four-month...
Navajo Nation officials are reminding the public that tribal parks fall under tribal jurisdiction. Due to cultural taboos, the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department bars the dispersal of human remains at parks. A large sign at the Four Corners...
New Mexico tribe awaits state ruling on $11.25M easement deal (June 28, 2012)
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission will decide whether to approve a $11.25 easement agreement between Ohkay Owingeh and Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative. The reservation hosts a high concentration of the utility's lines, transformers and substations. But prior agreements were...
Saginaw Chippewa family ties boyfriend to case of missing boy, 4 (June 28, 2012)
The family of a four-year-old boy who went missing from the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is laying blame at the person who was supposed to be taking care of him. Carnel Chamberlain was last seen...
Man pleads not guilty in Nez Perce court for murdering mother (June 28, 2012)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is prosecuting a man in connection with the murder of his mother. Kenneth D. Broncheau, 47, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, domestic violence and aggravated arson. Tribal authorities say he shot his...
Cahto Tribe working on contract to manage operations at park (June 28, 2012)
The Cahto Tribe is in negotiations to manage a state park in California. The tribe has a connection to the Westport Union Landing State Park. Chairman Richard “Joe” Smith says fishing and gathering have taken place there for generations. “It's...
Cocopah Tribe donates $50K to community food bank in Arizona (June 28, 2012)
The Cocopah Tribe donated $50,000 to the Yuma Community Food Bank in Arizona. The donation will help the food bank provide services to people in need. The organization helped 24,436 people just in the month of May, the tribe said....
San Carlos Apache Tribe moves forward with radio station plans (June 28, 2012)
The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is still working on establishing its own radio station. The tribe received Federal Communications Commission approval in 2009 to operate KYAY at 91.1 on the FM dial, The Apache Moccasin reported. The permit...
New store in Whiteclay seeks to improve Oglala Sioux relations (June 28, 2012)
A non-Indian woman has opened a new store in Whiteclay, Nebraska, in hopes of improving relations with members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. KC Willis says the LightShine Thrift Store will offer tribal members convenient access to clothes, shoes, furniture,...
USDA Blog: Loan provides housing at Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (June 28, 2012)
"I was honored to attend the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Annual Homebuyers Fair on June 20, 2012 in Sisseton, South Dakota. Although the previous evening and early morning rain saturated the ground, it didn’t stop the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate from having a successful...
Native Sun News: Dakota artist honors the Sioux Uprising of 1862 (June 28, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. Yankton Dakota Lyle Miller Sr.’s “The Taking of Honor” piece was featured in Cowboys & Indians magazine and...
Outdoors: Red Lake Nation launches venture to promote fishing (June 28, 2012)
"RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. — We could see the fish was a big walleye by the flash of its tail, which was the size of a large man’s hand, and it wanted no part of Darwin Sumner’s best efforts...
Supreme Court issues long-awaited decision on health care law (June 28, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its long-awaited decision on the landmark Affordable Care Act. By a 5-4 vote, a majority of the court upheld the law's requirement for all Americans to obtain health insurance. Chief Justice John G. Roberts...
House subcommittee plans another federal recognition hearing (June 28, 2012)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, plans to call another hearing on federal recognition in order to get the views of the Obama administration. Young asked Interior Secretary Ken Salazar...
Rep. Young promises passage for Virginia tribal recognition bill (June 28, 2012)
Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, promised to pass a bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia. H.R.783 has yet to be heard by Young's subcommittee but a prior version...
A bill moving through the North Carolina Legislature terminates the state's 99-year lease for the N.C. Indian Cultural Center. Rep. Charles Graham (D), a member of the Lumbee Tribe, is sponsoring the bill. He said the non-profit that runs the...
Rep. Lujan serves as top Democrat on key House subcommittee (June 28, 2012)
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico) is the new ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. Lujan takes over the spot from Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), who is leaving Congress at the end of the...
Flintco relocates Native American headquarters to New Mexico (June 28, 2012)
Flintco, an Indian-owned construction firm, is moving its Native American headquarters to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Flintco established a Native office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009. The move to New Mexico puts the company closer to most of its Indian and...
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5 Trump administration continues to back Indian Health Service pick
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