US Attorney reviews unsolved cases on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 7, 2012)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota has assigned three prosecutors to look over unsolved deaths on and near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Leaders and members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe sought the review. They said the FBI hasn't provided...
Seneca Nation reaches agreement with state for highway work (August 7, 2012)
The Seneca Nation and the state of New York reached agreement over a Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance. The tribe and the state agreed to a TERO fee of 3 percent, according to news reports. The tribe had been asking for...
Jackie Pata/NCAI: 'Indian giver' comment not in Olympic spirit (August 7, 2012)
"Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today, an international media personality, made irresponsible comments on the global stage of the 2012 Olympic Games when he used the phrase “Indian giver” during NBC’s morning coverage of the London Olympics. These comments were...
Ute Mountain Ute chairman returns to job after per cap dustup (August 7, 2012)
Gary Hayes, the chairman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, has returned to his post after a failed recall attempt.
State finds no wrongdoing in Lakota man's 'KKK' surgical scars (August 7, 2012)
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) said he's uncovered no wrongdoing in the case of a blind Lakota man whose surgical scars resemble the letters "KKK." Jackley looked into the treatment of Vern Traversie, a blind member of the...
TV news director quits after 'drunk Native' Facebook comment (August 7, 2012)
A TV news director in Minnesota has left his position after making a comment on Facebook that compared a "drunk" Native man to an animal. Jason Vincent, the news director at KQDS, FOX 21, in Duluth, apologized for his comment....
Native Sun News: Rapid City civic center hopeful for new arena (August 7, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Joseph Budd, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Rapid City’s Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, located on the city’s north side, is currently the subject of a proposed expansion...
Water a major concern in controversy for Keystone XL Pipeline (August 7, 2012)
The Ogallala Aquifer is a major concern in the battle over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. The aquifer is one of the world's largest underground sources of fresh water. it runs through eight states -- including Nebraska, where the pipeline...
Review: Contemporary Indian art at museums in New York City (August 7, 2012)
"This is not your tribal ancestors' child carrier. On one side, Donald "Babe" Hemlock's "Ironworker Cradleboard" (2011) looks like the cozy abode devised by American Indians to swaddle an infant in fur-lined animal hide adorned with gut fringes. But the...
More Indian plaintiffs coming forward for church abuse lawsuit (August 7, 2012)
More Indian plaintiffs have come forward for a lawsuit alleging abuse by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena. The lawsuit was filed last September with 45 plaintiffs from a boarding school on the reservation of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai...
John Steele: Stopping IRS from violating our tribal treaty rights (August 7, 2012)
"As tribal governments, we struggle to provide opportunity for our people, under our reserved rights to self-government. Our rights are human rights that pre-date the United States. Thomas Jefferson said, “All men … are endowed by their Creator with certain...
Peter d'Errico: Federal law causes lawlesness on reservations (August 7, 2012)
"The latest bad news about Indian reservations is getting worse; but there is a silver lining. U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales says violence on Indian reservations is “a kind of brutality that I don’t think a lot of people understand completely.”...
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