CBC News: Dying for an Education - The case of Charlie Wenjack (September 6, 2012)
CBC News has published a special report about Charlie Wenjack, a Native boy who died in 1966 while attending a residential school in Ontario. He was 12 years old at the time. Although the province convened an inquiry into the...
IPR: Citing treaties and history, Ojibwe tribes oppose wolf hunts (September 6, 2012)
"An animal that’s a symbol of the wild, and once nearly exterminated, has repopulated the upper Great Lakes region. In fact, the gray wolf exceeded recovery goals, times ten, over the last decade. And now wolves are doing so well,...
Brenda Golden: Sacred eagle staff desecrated by local officers (September 6, 2012)
"Brothers and Sisters of Oklahoma and the World, Please note and take action on the ridiculous treatment of our indigenous people in Oklahoma and the red-neck mentality toward our esteemed guest. A sacred Eagle Staff desecrated and a runner handcuffed...
IRS affirms per capita payouts from trust settlements not taxable (September 6, 2012)
Tribal members across the nation won't have to pay federal income taxes on their share of trust fund settlements, the Internal Revenue Service has determined. A number of tribes that reached settlements with the Obama administration have already distributed, or...
Oneida Nation wins lawsuit over local taxation of trust property (September 6, 2012)
A federal judge has sided with the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin in a taxation dispute. The tribe sued the village of Hobart for imposing storm water management fees on trust lands. In a 22-page decision issued yesterday, Judge William C....
Letter: Chumash Tribe tries to skirt laws with land-into-trust bid (September 6, 2012)
"I read the recent commentary from Tribal Chairman Armenta, and wonder why whenever the current laws or procedures concerning tribal reservation expansion don’t fit their desires or needs, he claims it’s unfair, and the community and local government are against...
Strip club on Crow Creek Sioux Reservation seeks liquor license (September 6, 2012)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will receive tax revenues from the sale of liquor at a strip club within reservation borders, The Mitchell Daily Republic reports. The tribe agreed to issue a liquor license to Julie...
Democratic National Convention includes 161 Native delegates (September 6, 2012)
Some 161 American Indian and Alaska Native delegates are attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Indian Country Today reports. The delegates come from South Dakota, North Dakota, Washington, California, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and other states with...
Republican who criticizes stimulus received funds from stimulus (September 6, 2012)
Markwayne Mullin, the Republican candidate for Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional district, has repeatedly criticized the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act but he benefited from stimulus funds, the Associated Press reports. Two plumbing businesses owned by Mullin received about $370,000 in stimulus...
Editorial: Muscogee Nation tobacco compact a true compromise (September 6, 2012)
"When the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the state of Oklahoma reached agreement on a tobacco compact, both sides won. The agreement settled seven years of litigation and wrangling over the amount of taxes the tribe would pay the state on...
Robert Horton: A long overdue apology to all indigenous women (September 6, 2012)
"This is a sincere and long-overdue apology to the Anishinaabekwe and to all indigenous and First Nation women. From the bottom of my heart, it is with truth, a humility, a love, and an unwavering respect that I write these...
Investigation continues into death of child on Spirit Lake Nation (September 6, 2012)
Federal authorities continue to investigate the death of a two-month-old infant on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. Debra Kay Anderson-Dogskin was found dead on July 7. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI are still looking...
Hopi Tribe increases sentencing under Tribal Law and Order Act (September 6, 2012)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is one of the few in Indian Country to take advantage of expanded criminal sentencing under the Tribal Law and Order Act. The tribe updated its criminal code to allow sentences of up to three...
Denise Juneau discusses Indian issues during 2012 DNC speech (September 6, 2012)
YouTube: Denise Juneau at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Denise Juneau, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, addressed the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night. Juneau is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North...
Native Sun News: Elders from Oglala Sioux Tribe continue protest (September 6, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Among the elders on Day Four of the Oglala District sit-in on the Pine Ridge Reservation were,...
Video: Indian Law Resource Center for reauthorization of VAWA (September 6, 2012)
YouTube: VAWA Video, Indian Law Resource Center, 1491s The Indian Law Resource Center released a video on Wednesday in support of a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. The video urges lawmakers to support a version of...
10th Circuit enforces hard 90-day deadline in lawsuit against DOI (September 6, 2012)
A group of energy companies failed to sue the Interior Department within 90 days, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. On February 4, 2009, Secretary Ken Salazar announced he was withdrawing oil and gas leases on federal...
Indian delegates offer ways to test Elizabeth Warren's ancestry (September 6, 2012)
Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, took center stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night but didn't address her claims of Indian ancestry. So Indian delegates offered some ways Warren could prove her...
AP Travel: Experience tribal cultures on road trip to Four Corners (September 6, 2012)
"A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other man-made structure in the U.S., to glimpses of contemporary life amid the Navajo and Hopi. Named...
Suzan Harjo: Tribal identification cards must be accepted at polls (September 6, 2012)
"Native Nations’ IDs are both evidence and exercise of sovereignty, and they should stand on their own as validators of tribal citizens’ rights to vote in tribal, federal or state elections and to travel and return home unimpeded. This should...
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