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October 11, 2012
KPLU: Colville Tribes back in court for Columbia River pollution
"A case involving cross border pollution of the Columbia River rests in the hands of a federal judge today. A Native American tribe and the state of Washington have sued...

Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe honors tribes with Culture Days
"About two weeks ago, on Sept. 28, Gov. Jerry Brown declared it to be California Native American Day. The governor noted: “California today is home to the largest population of...

Mark Trahant: Senate and House do battle candidates debate
"Are you ready to rumble? There is no clearer division in American politics than the policy split between the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is...

NWPR: Squaxin Island Tribe worried about effect of fire on fish
"A fire that burned roughly 250 acres in Mason County last week has been put out. Now biologists are concerned about the potential impacts on local salmon runs. Ashley Ahearn...

KCET: Moapa Band sells power from solar plant to Los Angeles
"The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) has agreed to buy all the power produced by a 250-megawatt solar facility on the Moapa River Paiute Reservation northeast of...

Crosscut: Kennewick Man returns from dead 9200 years later
"If Kennewick man had stayed hidden for just one more month, most of the tough, widely-roaming hunter from the West Coast might have never been found. A few weeks before...

Adrienne Keene: Offensive Indian mascot returns to university
"I've written several times about how Stanford was the "Stanford Indians" until 1971, and how student activism was the root cause of the mascot change. Just a few months ago,...

North Dakota tribe to move forward with plans for oil refinery
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is finally moving forward with plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation. After nearly a decade of work,...

Judge dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation land claim lawsuit
A federal judge dismissed a land claim lawsuit involving the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The tribe claimed that parts of its reservation were sold without federal approval, in violation...

Turtle Talk: Worcester v. Georgia wins Supreme Court contest
"Sorry for the delay. Lots been happening. But as expected you all voted Worcester v. Georgia as the Greatest Case in the Turtle Talk poll, beating out Williams v. Lee...

Indian activists occupy worksite in protest of big dam in Brazil
Indian activists and their supporters occupied a work site at a massive dam under construction in Brazil. The “Xingu Alive Forever” group includes members of different tribes, along with fishermen...

Native Sun News: Results of Oglala Sioux Tribe primary election
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Oglala Sioux Tribe Primary Election Results By Native Sun News Staff PINE...

Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means battling cancer again
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Longtime activist and actor Russell Means, Oglala Lakota, speaks...

Laura Waterman Wittstock: Enrollment matters often complex
"A ton of ink has been spilled on the subject of the Elizabeth Warren run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Most of the writing on the Indian side of...

Julianne Jennings: The history behind 'Ten Little Indians' song
"Many of us remember learning and singing the bubbly little pre-school nursery rhyme “Ten Little Indians” as we sat in a circle with our legs crossed, Indian style. And what...

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