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October 10, 2012
Stephanie Woodard: Suicide an epidemic among Indian youth
"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...

Fort Peck Tribes help locate couple later found with marijuana
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...

ICT Q&A with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
"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...

Column: Indian state lawmaker in probe over 'double-dipping'
"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...

Ex-beauty queen accuses Lumbee Tribe of hiding harassment
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...

Column: Learning to make traditional foods of Seminole Tribe
"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...

Editorial: North Dakota tribe needs bigger share of energy tax
"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,...

Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into revenues from sale of alcohol
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...

Tulalip Tribes arrest mother in connection with toddler's death
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...

Leader of Saskatchewan First Nation removed for vote buying
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...

Hopi Tribe passes resolution opposing Navajo Nation business
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...

Anthropologist says Kennewick Man was not Native American
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....

Native Sun News: Salway seeks return to Oglala Sioux politics
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...

Mark Trahant: Nation remains divided as election approaches
"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...

Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Lasting thoughts on Columbus Day
"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...

City brings in expert to look at sewage in San Francisco Peaks
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...

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