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October 4, 2012
Amber Alert issued on Alaska Native woman who just gave birth
An Amber Alert was issued for an Alaska Native woman and her newborn infant. Authorities said Monica Vasquez, 30, left the Alaska Native Medical Center with her two-day-old son before...

Letters: Newspaper draws fire for picture of Alaska Native men
The photo in question. From Battle brews over alcohol sales at Midtown gas station Photo © Anchorage Daily News "Shame on ADN!! Racism, stereotypes and bias should not be...

Search underway for Native woman who went missing last year
Authorities in Manitoba are searching a landfill in hopes of recovering the remains of a Native woman who went missing over a year ago. Tanya Nepinak, 31, was last seen...

Newly organized First Nation faces flood of enrollment requests
The newly organized Qalipu First Nation of Newfoundland has been hit with more than 60,000 membership applications, CBC News reports. The Mi'kmaq Band expected 11,000 members. But tens of thousands...

Yurok Tribe reports large seizures of marijuana on reservation
The Yurok Tribe of California reported seizures of nearly 2,000 marijuana plants and 177 pounds of processed marijuana on the reservation. Working with other law enforcement agencies, the tribe eradicated...

ICT's interview with President Barack Obama on Indian Country
"Why should American Indians vote for you this time around? What has been your proudest accomplishment to date on behalf of American Indians? [With me] as president, you have a...

NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe objects to EPA river cleanup plan
"The St. Regis Mohawks say the federal government's plan to clean up toxic chemicals from the Grasse River has improved, but it's still not good enough. The Alcoa aluminum plant...

Robinson Rancheria chairwoman ordered to stand trial for theft
Tracey Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, was ordered to stand trial on theft charges. Avila, 51, is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from...

Editorial: Officers from Pojoaque Pueblo help to keep the peace
"The ruckus up north about Pojoaque Pueblo’s tribal police powers is unfortunate. After all, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office lacks enough deputies to patrol the wide open spaces adequately....

The Nation: Indian vote could keep Senate in Democratic control
"Native American voters, a small percentage of the population in the Western states, are unlikely to have much effect on either the House of Representatives or the Electoral College. But...

2nd Circuit takes up Onondaga Nation land claim on October 12
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next week in the The Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe laid claim to about 4,000 square miles,...

Relative of Graton Rancheria chairman disputes Indian heritage
Greg Sarris, the longtime chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, is not Indian, a relative said. Velia Navarro is a second cousin to Sarris. Their family's ancestry is...

South Dakota State University investigating anti-Indian graffiti
South Dakota State University is investigating an anti-Indian message that was left on the stall of a bathroom at a student dorm. The message referred to Indian students with a...

Quapaw Tribe enters partnership for water treatment authority
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma and Cherokee County in Kansas are forming a new water authority. The Shoal Creek Basin Region Waste Water Authority will handle water treatment in the...

Judge removes counties from Mishewal Wappo recognition suit
A federal judge removed two counties in California from the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. Napa County and Sonoma County lack "significant protectable interests," Judge Edward Davila wrote in...

Opinion: NLRB takes away tribal sovereignty with 2004 decision
"In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time, it was not their lands that were being...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces November 30 deadline on sacred site
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has until November 30 to come up with $8.1 million to buy a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The tribe already made...

Native Sun News: Oglala Lakota College starts voter drive effort
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Oglala Lakota College, whose main campus is in Kyle,...

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