Police seek help in locating Native woman missing for two years (August 29, 2012)
Authorities in Alberta released an audio recording that they hope might generate information about a Native woman who went missing two years ago this month. Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was last seen on August 18, 2010. She received a ride from...
Navajo Nation man sentenced to 37 months for domestic crime (August 29, 2012)
A man from the Navajo Nation was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for a domestic violence crime. Wayne Tahe, 58, pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. He admitted that he stabbed his wife at...
Moapa Band plans another solar energy project on reservation (August 29, 2012)
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada is planning another solar energy project on its reservation. The tribe recently won approval for a 350 megawatt facility on 2,000 acres. The new project involves a 2,000 megawatt facility on 1,000...
Bank wants to close accounts for Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (August 29, 2012)
A bank in Oklahoma is seeking permission to close down accounts held by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, The Native American Times reports. The accounts contain about $6.4 million. Rival leaders have battled for control of the money and the...
Rally addresses use of tribal identification at polls in Minnesota (August 29, 2012)
Voters in Minnesota are being asked to approve a constitutional amendment that requires photo identification at the polls. Peggy Flanagan, a member of the White Earth Nation, said there are too many unanswered questions about the proposal. She said it's...
Cherokee Nation chief shifts an adviser in employment dispute (August 29, 2012)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker has shifted another one of his non-Cherokee advisers to a different position within his administration. Kalyn Free, a member of the Choctaw Nation, was serving as Baker's general counsel. Now she's working for Cherokee...
USDA Blog: Stimulus funds help Oglala Sioux Tribe with housing (August 29, 2012)
"USDA Rural Development and Housing and Urban Development staff celebrated the building dedication of the first Housing Authority in the nation recently. Started over 50 years ago, the Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing Authority located on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation,...
Kathleen Sebelius: More opportunities for Indian Health Service (August 29, 2012)
"This Administration believes that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, no matter whom they are or where they live. For too long, tribal nations have not gotten the support they need to fulfill that promise, especially...
Navajo attorney loses bid for Democratic nomination in Arizona (August 29, 2012)
Wenona Benally Baldenegro, a member of the Navajo Nation, lost her bid to win the Democratic nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional District. Baldenegro, an attorney, wanted to be the first American Indian woman in Congress. But Democrats in the heavily-Indian...
Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil (August 29, 2012)
The Supreme Court in Brazil has allowed construction to resume on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam. Tribes and indigenous activists have been fighting the project. They say it will prevent them from moving freely throughout their territory. Norte Energia,...
Native Sun News: Crow Creek grandma gets nationwide support (August 29, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Crow Creek grandmother gains nationwide support Woman’s child advocacy efforts praised By Evelyn Red Lodge Native Sun News Correspondent...
2 Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks
3 Another tribe asserts authority over non-Indians as VAWA remains in limbo
4 Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline
5 'Silent Crisis': The missing and murdered in Indian Country