Mark Trahant: Recalling George W. Bush's 'sovereignty' moment (October 2, 2012)
"A dozen years ago the Unity Journalists of Color convention was held in Seattle. There were some 6,000 journalists in town, the Native American Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Hispanic Journalists Association and the...
Editorial: Re-elect Denise Juneau for education post in Montana (October 2, 2012)
YouTube: Denise Juneau at the 2012 Democratic National Convention "Over the past four years, Montana public schools have improved data collection so they can track how well their students are doing. Using that information to improve teaching and learning...
Teenage girl, 19, on Navajo Nation killed in apparent hit and run (October 2, 2012)
Brittany Hadley, a 19-year-old from the Navajo Nation, was killed in an apparent hit-and-run on the reservation. Hadley's body was found along the side of a highway near Hogback, New Mexico, on September 26. She was from nearby Shiprock,...
APRN: Native carvers hard at work on Chief Shakes Tribal House (October 2, 2012)
"Carving work continues on the final beams meant for the ongoing construction of the Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell. KSTK’s Ariel Van Cleave recently visited the carving shed and filed this report. You can hear the sound of a...
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation picks permanent police chief (October 2, 2012)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has named a permanent police chief. William Dittman has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. He was named as interim chief in July. The tribe's police department recently added five new...
County revokes commissions for Pojoaque Pueblo police officers (October 2, 2012)
Police officers from Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico are no longer allowed to stop non-Indians, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said. The county revoked commissions for the officers following complaints by non-Indians. But the tribe said the move will...
Tribes in New Mexico receive $13.2M for infrastructure projects (October 2, 2012)
Tribes in New Mexico have received $13.2 million from the state for infrastructure projects. The Tribal Infrastructure Board, which was created by a state law in 2005, awarded the money to 16 tribes for a total of 28 projects, according...
Nisqually Tribe reaches agreement for newly acquired trust site (October 2, 2012)
The Nisqually Tribe of Washington has reached an agreement with the city of Lakewood for a newly acquired parcel of trust land. The tribe will pay $18,000 annually for police and fire services and $754 a year for collection of...
Colville Tribes seek to remove hatchery-bred salmon from river (October 2, 2012)
The Confederated Tribes of the Coville Reservation of Washington are trying to remove hatchery salmon from the Columbia River basin. Some fish from the Chief Joseph Hatchery are ending up in the river. Removing them should help restore runs from...
Congressional gold medals to be awarded to Sioux Code Talkers (October 2, 2012)
Congressional gold members will be presented to members of two Sioux tribes who served as Code Talkers. Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate used their languages to help develop unbreakable codes. They will be...
Editorial: Leaders to blame for abuse woes at Spirit Lake Nation (October 2, 2012)
"The brighter the light on the Spirit Lake Tribal Council, the clearer and more startling the dysfunction of tribal government becomes. In the latest installment of attempts to protect the northeastern North Dakota reservation’s children, continued denial by council members...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe hails recommendation in land claim suit (October 2, 2012)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York hailed a federal magistrate's recommendation in a long-running land claim lawsuit. The tribe claimed 12,000 acres was stolen by the state of New York. Magistrate Judge Dancks recommended proceeding with the 2,000-acre...
Native Sun News: Fort Peck buffalo caught in the line of wildfire (October 2, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. In Montana, the Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes’ new herd of bison was caught in the line of...
Scott Brown refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'white' in 2nd debate (October 2, 2012)
Republican Scott Brown again attacked Democrat Elizabeth Warren about her claims of Indian ancestry at their second debate on Monday night. Brown said Warren considered herself to be "white until she turned 38." He also claimed that she used her...
Judge dismisses Oglala Sioux Tribe's case over Whiteclay liquor (October 2, 2012)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe can't pursue its Whiteclay lawsuit in federal court, a judge ruled on Monday. The tribe sued liquor companies, liquor distributors and liquor stores over sales of beer in the border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Judge John...
Hualapai Tribe considers per capita from $5.4M trust settlement (October 2, 2012)
Leaders of the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona will meet Friday to determine what to do with a $5.4 million trust fund settlement. Distributing the settlement on a per capita basis is one option. Each of the tribe's 2,100 members will...
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