New charges, including murder, filed in growing Native Mob case (July 24, 2012)
The Department of Justice announced new charges, including murder, in a growing case against members of the Native Mob gang. Authorities said Shawn Michael Martinez shot and killed fellow gang member Jeremee Kraskey on February 26, 2011. "The premeditated murder...
Red Lake Nation man convicted for sexually abusing two minors (July 24, 2012)
A man from the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota was convicted of sexually abusing two minors. Dean Earl Wilkens, 60, was found guilty of four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. The...
BIA reports progress on fire within Crow Reservation boundaries (July 24, 2012)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs said a fire on the Crow Reservation in Montana has been 30 percent contained. The Wild Horse Ridge Fire has burned 1,722 acres on the reservation. Crews have been hindered somewhat by rocky terrain, the...
Duane Beyal: Saying bye after 12 years as Navajo Times editor (July 24, 2012)
"I thank the Navajo people for the honor of serving you for the past 12 years as editor of the Navajo Times. My last full day of work was July 6, almost exactly 12 years to the day from when...
Narragansett Tribe looking to talk land-into-trust with governor (July 24, 2012)
The Narragansett Tribe wants to discuss land-into-trust issues with Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I). The tribe lost the right to follow the land-into-trust process as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The ruling found that...
Bill for Hopi and Navajo water rights settlement is dead for now (July 24, 2012)
S.2109, the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Rights Settlement Act, appears dead for now after the Navajo Nation Council voted to reject it. The bill settles the rights of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation. Sen. Jon Kyl...
Man charged for murders of Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation children (July 24, 2012)
A man has been charged in connection with the murders of two children on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. Destiny Jane Shaw-DuBois, 9, and Travis Lee DuBois Jr, 6, were found dead in a home on the...
Nez Perce Tribe sharing $34M trust settlement with membership (July 24, 2012)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is distributing a trust settlement with its members. The tribe received nearly $34 million to settle claims of trust fund and trust asset mismanagement. After attorney's fees to the Native American Rights Fund, the...
Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington will vote on distributing more of a $193 million trust settlement. The tribe previously agreed to distribute 20 percent of the settlement on a per capita basis. But a...
National Geographic: Big Mayan temple uncovered in Guatemala (July 24, 2012)
"Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the Guatemalan...
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has failed to publish a list of federally recognized tribes as required by law. The Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 requires the BIA to publish the list "annually on or before every...
Fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff reminds everyone he cannot vote (July 24, 2012)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff can't vote because he's a felon but he says he can't support President Barack Obama. He can't really endorse Republican Mitt Romney either. “But I don’t want to jinx him and hurt him, so I’m not...
Iroquois Nationals secure bronze medal at lacrosse tournament (July 24, 2012)
The Iroquois Nationals won the bronze medal at the World Junior Field Lacrosse Championships in Finland. The team made history by defeating the U.S. in an early game. But they lost to Canada and then to the U.S. before triumphing...
Opinion: More tribal consultation needed on Keystone XL permit (July 24, 2012)
"In June, the State Department issued a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to move ahead with a new environmental impact statement (EIS) as it considers approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Late last year, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s...
"American Indians need to note that date historians pick for the rise of the modern nation-state, 1648. The idea that all European governments were more advanced than all governments indigenous to the Americas at the time Columbus got lost is...
Charles Trimble: Tocabe -- A Native culinary treasure in Denver (July 24, 2012)
My wife Anne had seen Guy Fieri’s TV program Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in which he featured a segment on a Native American-owned and -operated restaurant in Denver. The place is called Tocabe, and it is under the management of...
Editorial: Republican opposition to Violence Against Women Act (July 24, 2012)
"With Congress just days away from its August break, House Republicans have to decide which is more important: protecting victims of domestic violence or advancing the harsh antigay and anti-immigrant sentiments of some on their party’s far right. At the...
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2 Trump team reinstates delay for land-into-trust applications without consulting tribes
3 Indian Child Welfare Act under attack again as conservative group submits appeal to Supreme Court
4 Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City
5 Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
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