Southwestern Association of Indian Arts to find new director (August 21, 2012)
The Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, the group behind the popular Santa Fe Indian Market, will be looking for a new executive director. The SWAIA board voted yesterday, the day after this year's event ended, not to renew the contract...
Opinion: Looking back at impacts of the Dakota War of 1862 (August 21, 2012)
"I read the entire series of articles the Star Tribune recently published on the Dakota uprising, and was surprised to learn that the federal law that bans Dakota from Minnesota is still in the books. That is pathetic. Also, the...
Democrats slam Rep. Ryan's budget plan for Indian Country (August 21, 2012)
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wants to cut funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, House Democrats said today. In a report, the Democrats on the...
Update on fires burning in Washington, Idaho and Colorado (August 21, 2012)
Wildfires have been keeping tribes busy in Washington, Idaho and Colorado. The Yakama Nation of Washington said a fire caused by lightning has grown to 500 acres. A crew from the Warm Springs Tribes are helping battle the blaze. In...
Cherokee Nation chief disputes legality of employment law (August 21, 2012)
The leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma said he won't sign or veto a bill that requires six top positions to be held by tribal citizens. Chief Bill John Baker at first said he would veto the bill, calling...
Oneida Nation father warns of crime woes after son's death (August 21, 2012)
A father from the Oneida Nation who lost his son to violence said crime and gangs are ongoing problem for Indian youth in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Joseph Teller, 50, moved his family to the far side of Green Bay to...
W&M News: Chickahominy Tribe connects to roots in Virginia (August 21, 2012)
"The tribal name, Chickahominy, translates to “coarse-ground corn people,” and indeed their language contributed the word “hominy” to English. Recent high-tech examination of Chickahominy artifacts extracted decades ago by the late William & Mary archaeologist Norm Barka not only shows...
KUOW: Colville chair discusses Columbia River pollution suit (August 21, 2012)
"Colville Tribe Sues Over Pollution In The Columbia: The Colville Tribe and the state of Washington face off against a Canadian mining giant next month over decades of pollution in the Columbia River. They blame a lead and zinc smelter...
Column: Non-Indian earned trusted role in Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 21, 2012)
"When Antoine Janis came upon the valley of the Poudre River as a young man more than 150 years ago, he might have thought he had wandered into paradise. The lush green meadows were “black with buffalo,” wildflowers colored the...
Radio: Little River Band plays role in protecting small animal (August 21, 2012)
"Nearly a hundred years ago a small animal that most people have never heard of was wiped out of the northern forest. In the mid-1980’s, wildlife biologists reintroduced the pine marten in two locations in the Lower Peninsula. They thought...
Editorial: Prosecute non-Indian offenders in federal system (August 21, 2012)
"Native American women suffer outrageous rates of rape and domestic violence. The problem could be targeted far more effectively by taking political agendas out of the equation – and by taking the Constitution more seriously. The U.S. Senate has proposed...
Interview: Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp on tribal issues (August 21, 2012)
"A former North Dakota Attorney General and Tax Commissioner, Heidi Heitkamp is running for Senate as a Democrat from the State of North Dakota. Recently, Heidi sat down with Ruth Hopkins of Lastrealindians for an interview. Q: You supported the...
Three charged with stealing $18.6M from Auburn Community (August 21, 2012)
Three people, including a former tribal administrator, were charged with stealing $18.6 million from the United Auburn Indian Community of California. Greg Scott Baker, 45, the former administrator; Darrell Patrick Hinz, 47; and Bart Wayne Volen, 53, are accusing of...
Menominee Nation welcomes Obama's team to reservation (August 21, 2012)
President Barack Obama won't be there but the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin is still excited to welcome his re-election team to the reservation today. Campaign representatives and other supporters will host a meeting in Keshena this afternoon. It's part of...
Jodi Rave: Native voters are taking politics to a higher level (August 21, 2012)
"I’m fortunate to live Montana where American Indian leaders have a huge presence in local and state positions. We helped elect politicians who have put us at the table, not on the menu. So, it makes sense that Montana would...
Opinion: 'Joke' shows racism against Native people persists (August 21, 2012)
"Just when we thought society had moved beyond this ugly stuff comes word of what was meant to be a joke in a newsletter published by a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Cranbrook, B.C. The joke dealt with...
Cole DeLuane: Elizabeth Warren and the politics of genocide (August 21, 2012)
"For countless millennial Natives, many of the prescripts of their respective communities are the customs of another country. To be sure, the anthropological erosion is far from complete, and the celebration of tribal tongues and rituals ensures the preservation of...
Opinion: President Lincoln responsible for Dakota execution (August 21, 2012)
"During his term as president, Abraham Lincoln was responsible for the largest mass execution – and the greatest act of clemency – in our nation’s history. Indeed, as every schoolchild is aware, the history of our government’s relations with the...
GOP opponent of Sen. McCaskill faces pressure to leave race (August 21, 2012)
The Republican party continues to pressure Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) to drop his campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) due to remarks he made about rape. Akin, however, insisted on Monday that he will stay in the race despite facing...
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