Editorial: Anticipation building for annual tribal Canoe Journey (July 27, 2012)
"The anticipation is building. Nearly 13,000 Native American and First Nation tribes, representing 130 Northwest Coastal tribal communities are paddling down Puget Sound this morning. They are coming from places like Alaska, California, Hawaii and British Columbia. Some have been...
Blog: Native Americans hurt most by changes in environment (July 27, 2012)
"Native American tribes comprise a small percentage of the American population, but their lands can be found across the country in very different areas. Because of this spread, and native people’s dependence on the land, they are getting hit by...
NMAI: Four Native athletes competed in 1912 Olympics games (July 27, 2012)
"Even the most casual sports observer has heard of Jim Thorpe. The Sac and Fox athlete who swept the Pentathlon and Decathlon at the 1912 Olympics earned awards, accolades, and die-hard fans in nearly every major sport in the early...
"As an adoptive dad who nearly lost two children to the Indian Child Welfare Act, I too am familiar with the history behind this federal law. In “Indian child law needs full compliance” (Point of View, July 20), Terry Cross...
Yellow Bird Indian Dancers ask rain to stay away for Olympics (July 27, 2012)
The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, an Apache dance group from Arizona, performed a "no rain" dance for the 2012 Olympic games in London. London has seen a record-breaking amount of rain in the last several weeks, putting a damper on...
Editorial: Bill represents best hope for Navajo-Hopi water deal (July 27, 2012)
"Apparently, when it comes to tribal water rights, a bird in the hand was not worth two in the bush. Or something like that. If we sound a little tentative on the subject, it's because of the mixed messages that...
Researchers look at diet of ancestral Pueblo people in Arizona (July 27, 2012)
Researchers say the ancestors of Pueblo people consumed a diet dominated by corn and high-fiber foods. Based on the study of fossilized feces from Antelope Cave in Arizona, researchers said about three-fourths of the diet came from insoluble fiber foods...
Native Sun News: Group seeks Indian Child Welfare Act changes (July 27, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Indian Child Welfare Act challenged By Jesse Abernathy Native Sun News Editor CHARLESTON, S.C. — A mostly non-Native American organization...
NAFSA slams bill aimed at regulating tribal online payday loans (July 27, 2012)
A bill that aims to regulate the growing payday lending industry will hurt Indian Country, the Native American Financial Services Association said on Thursday. S.3426, the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic (SAFE) Lending Act, was introduced on Tuesday. The...
"I learned this one night camping in Monument Valley: Dogs in the desert fight about food even when there is enough to go around. The first dog gets a scrap. A second arrives, and a third; each gets a scrap....
Opinion: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe fought for removal of dams (July 27, 2012)
"It doesn’t take long to find a miracle in the newly released Elwha River, focus of the largest dam removal project in American history — the Berlin Wall of environmental restoration. When wrecking crews started whacking away at the Elwha...
Opinion: Praying for rain common among Southwestern tribes (July 27, 2012)
"Last week, such atheist hysteria reached a peak when Tom Flynn, executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism, publicly over-reacted to remarks made at a press conference by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In speaking about the devastating drought now...
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