Eastern Shoshone Tribe files brief in federal eagle permit case (July 17, 2012)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe submitted a brief in a lawsuit filed by the Northern Arapaho Tribe over a disputed eagle permit. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a permit for the Arapahos to kill two bald eagles. But it's...
Gila River Indian Community donates $3K to conservative PAC (July 17, 2012)
The Gila River Indian Community donated $3,000 to a political action committee run by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), Capitol Media Services reports. The donation was one of the largest to Jan PAC. Brewer spreads the money to conservative politicians....
Raw sewage from community being pumped onto reserve land (July 17, 2012)
Raw sewage from a community that's jointly administered by the Tsuu T’ina Nation is being diverted and pumped onto the reserve, CBC News reported. The sewage from Redwoods Meadows has been pumped untreated for the last three weeks. The same...
Man killed in shootout with Jicarilla Apache police was fugitive (July 17, 2012)
A man killed in a shootout with police officers from the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico was fugitive Rex Michael Sherwood. Sherwood, 48, was known to tribal police after he allegedly shot at them last week. He was found...
Child's death on Fort Mojave Reservation remains under probe (July 17, 2012)
The death of a child on the Fort Mojave Reservation. remains under investigation. The Mohave Daily News reported the girl's death last week. But no new information has been released since then, the paper said. “We’re moving ahead, doing our...
Cheyenne River Sioux man sues hospital for scars from surgery (July 17, 2012)
Vern Traversie, a blind member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who has been called a victim of a hate crime, has sued the hospital where he was treated. Traversie, 69, underwent emergency surgery at the Rapid...
Yankton Sioux leader calls methamphetamine a major problem (July 17, 2012)
Methamphetamine remains a big problem for the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, Chairman Thurman Cournoyer said. Meth is classified as a controlled substance in tribal law. But with just five Bureau of Indian Affairs officers on the reservation, enforcement...
Witness List: SCIA hearing on tribes and environmental change (July 17, 2012)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Thursday to discuss the impacts of environmental change in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list...
WH Blog: Promoting economic development in Indian Country (July 17, 2012)
"To promote economic growth in tribal communities, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published new guidance today on allocating Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs). The TEDB program was established under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), and provides Tribes...
Blog: Tribes team up with scientists to address climate change (July 17, 2012)
"Native American tribes are teaming up with climate scientists to monitor environmental changes along the coast, changes that are disrupting indigenous ways of life that tribes say are key to their survival. Tribal leaders say their understanding of natural ecosystems...
All-Indian 'The Daughter of Dawn' silent film from 1920 released (July 17, 2012)
"The Daughter of the Dawn," an all-Indian silent film that was produced in 1920, is finally seeing the light of day thanks to the restoration efforts of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The cast featured tribal members from Oklahoma, including a...
NGM: Oglala Sioux Tribe perseveres in Wounded Knee's shadow (July 17, 2012)
"Almost every historical atrocity has a geographically symbolic core, a place whose name conjures up the trauma of a whole people: Auschwitz, Robben Island, Nanjing. For the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that place is a site...
Jay Tavare: Elbys Onea Naiche Hugar was the last of her breed (July 17, 2012)
"In American history, there have been many icons that we know about, but also a few most of us have never heard of who have had an impact on so many people in their journeys through life. Elbys Onea Naiche...
Native Sun News: Sacred white bison born on Connecticut farm (July 17, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by David Arredondo, Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern. All content © Native Sun News. Sacred white buffalo born in Connecticut By David Arredondo Native Sun News Summer Journalism Intern GOSHEN, CONNECTICUT ––...
Chad Yazzie: IRS wields its power in taxing tribal governments (July 17, 2012)
"A disruptive trend in governmental relations was revealed in recent Senate hearings over IRS taxation of American Indian tribal government functions. A fundamental component to constitutional federalism, intergovernmental immunity restricts federal, state and tribal governments from intruding upon (i.e. through...
NYT says founding Mormon families chased by Indians in 1800s (July 17, 2012)
The founding families of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were "chased by Indians" as they trekked across the west in the mid-1800s, The New York Times reports in a story about Mormon support for Republican presidential candidate...
Romney's VP contender accepted donations from Jack Abramoff (July 17, 2012)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) accepted $4,000 from tribes represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff when he served in the House, The Washington Post. Portman was among dozens of Republicans who accepted donations from Team Abramoff but the Post did not...
Cherokee Freedmen dispute appears headed toward resolution (July 17, 2012)
A long-running dispute over the status of the Freedmen within the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma could be headed toward resolution in federal court. The Freedmen are the descendants of former African slaves who were granted citizenship by an 1866 treaty....
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