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Stephanie Woodard: Suicide an epidemic among Indian youth (October 10, 2012)

"A youth-suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian country, with Native American teens and young adults killing themselves at more than triple the rate of other young Americans, according to federal government figures. In pockets of the United States, suicide among Native...

Fort Peck Tribes help locate couple later found with marijuana (October 10, 2012)

Officers from the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana helped locate a couple who were later found to be carrying seven pounds of marijuana. Amberly Dobbins and Morris Hayden were seen walking along train tracks on the reservation. Dobbins was in...

ICT Q&A with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (October 10, 2012)

"Many Republicans, including President Richard Nixon, have been among the greatest supporters of Indian self-determination. Do you see yourself continuing in that tradition? Americans Indians truly embody the American spirit of entrepreneurship, hard work and self-reliance. It is this spirit...

Column: Indian state lawmaker in probe over 'double-dipping' (October 10, 2012)

"In February, I reported that state Rep. Ray Begaye collected $29,000 in per diem payments in 2011, the most of any member of the Legislature for days spent on government business. Begaye, a Democrat from Shiprock on the Navajo Nation,...

Ex-beauty queen accuses Lumbee Tribe of hiding harassment (October 10, 2012)

A former Miss Lumbee is accusing the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina of firing her after she said her supervisor was sexually harassing her. Ashley Haywood, who won the 2008 title, went to work for the tribe's housing department...

Column: Learning to make traditional foods of Seminole Tribe (October 10, 2012)

"In 1952, when I arrived in Naples, I was fascinated by a Seminole Indian village just outside of town. The Osceola family lived here, headed by Chief Osceola, the patriarch and his tall, beautiful wife. Every Saturday afternoon, she would...

Editorial: North Dakota tribe needs bigger share of energy tax (October 10, 2012)

"Oil development on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation could profoundly change life there for the better. It’s an opportunity for stable employment for people living on the reservation and, eventually, for better housing and services for those citizens. Managed well,...

Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into revenues from sale of alcohol (October 10, 2012)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota could see millions of dollars in revenue from alcohol sales, some members say The Pine Ridge Reservation is dry but residents find a way to bring it in anyway. Some comes from the...

Tulalip Tribes arrest mother in connection with toddler's death (October 10, 2012)

A member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington was arrested in connection with the death of her daughter. The woman and her two daughters were living in her car in a wooded area of the reservation, The Everett Herald reported....

Leader of Saskatchewan First Nation removed for vote buying (October 10, 2012)

The Canadian government has removed Elliott Kahpeaysewat as chief of the Moosomin First Nation in Saskatchewan. The Department of Aboriginal Affairs said Kahpeaysewat bought votes for an election that took place in January. He allegedly paid between $20 and $50...

Hopi Tribe passes resolution opposing Navajo Nation business (October 10, 2012)

Leaders of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona passed a resolution that opposes a proposed Navajo Nation tourist attraction. Hopi Chairman Herman G. Honanie said the Grand Canyon Escalade, a project that includes a tramway to carry tourists to the floor...

Anthropologist says Kennewick Man was not Native American (October 10, 2012)

An anthropologist from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History told tribal leaders that Kennewick Man, whose remains date back 9,500 years, was not Native American, The Seattle Times reports. Doug Owsley said his research shows that Kennewick Man was...

Native Sun News: Salway seeks return to Oglala Sioux politics (October 10, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Harold Salway-Left Heron is making his third Oglala Sioux Tribe presidential bid in the 2012 election. Salway-Left Heron has previously served two...

Mark Trahant: Nation remains divided as election approaches (October 10, 2012)

"Four weeks to go and the national polls are quite clear: Romney is winning. Or, look again, and it could be that Obama is winning. The polls are all over the place, reflecting numbers that even stretch credibility. This we...

Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Lasting thoughts on Columbus Day (October 10, 2012)

"The most disturbing fact is that outside the Native American circle there seems to be very few who actually understand and took the time to learn who Christopher Columbus really was. The fact that we “officially celebrate” Columbus exhibits a...

City brings in expert to look at sewage in San Francisco Peaks (October 10, 2012)

The city of Flagstaff, Arizona, has enlisted a professor to look at water issues that affect the sacred San Francisco Peaks, The New York Times reports. Amy Pruden, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, just...