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Renee Holt: Exercise your right to represent your tribal nation (October 12, 2012)

"Most often, society assumes that Native people were “given” the right to vote in 1924 when the government signed the Indian Citizenship Act. However, what most people aren’t aware of is that act wasn’t passed until 1970. As it stands,...

NPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs next move on Whiteclay liquor (October 12, 2012)

"Anheuser-Busch, Pabst and MillerCoors are among the big beer makers the Oglala Sioux tribe has accused of illegally selling millions of cans of beer each year in Whiteclay, Neb. The town borders Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is located across...

Steve Bullock: My vision for Indian Country's future in Montana (October 12, 2012)

The following is the opinion of Steve Bullock, the Democratic candidate for governor of Montana. He currently serves as the state's attorney general. As I talk to folks in every corner of the state, they’re optimistic. They believe in a...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Another outrageous land claims ruling (October 12, 2012)

Once again a US court has made a terrible decision regarding the longstanding land claims of the Mohawk people against New York State. On September 28 a district judge recommended that almost all of the claims be dismissed with the...

Justice Department announces policy on use of eagle feathers (October 12, 2012)

The Department of Justice today released a new policy on the use of eagle feathers and parts by members of federally recognized tribes. Federal law protects golden and bald eagles, as well as certain migratory birds. But the new policy...

Democracy Now: Navajo Nation struggles with uranium fallout (October 12, 2012)

"New Mexico’s long history of uranium mining on Native American lands provides fuel for the front end of the nuclear industry and stores much of the mine tailings and radioactive waste from nuclear weapons and power plants. We look at...

Sen. Akaka to push land-into-trust fix after November election (October 12, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will push for a fix to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar after the November election, Cape News reports. Akaka's committee has passed a bill to...

Native Sun News: Sioux tribes come together to discuss Pe' Sla (October 12, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. As $9M deadline looms, tribes come together to discuss Pe’ Sla By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Staff Writer...

Native Sun News: Keystone XL foes target Obama and Romney (October 12, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Protesters in Texas attempt to blockade TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline with a treetop sit-in begun Sept. 24....

Daniel Garza: Broken promises keeping Indian Country behind (October 12, 2012)

"The Yakama Nation covers an area of approximately 1.2 million acres, has about 10,000 enrolled members, and is overseen by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior. There are 566 such Indian reservations across the...

Pacific Northwest tribes oppose coal terminals along the coast (October 12, 2012)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest are opposing plans to build a series of coal exporting terminals along the West Coast in Washington and Oregon. The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians passed a resolution that calls for a environmental impact statement...

Indian voters in Montana seek satellite offices on reservations (October 12, 2012)

Fifteen Indian voters filed a lawsuit in Montana seeking satellite election offices on reservations. The plaintiffs live on the Crow Reservation, the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and the Fort Belknap Reservation. They say the state and their respective counties are providing...

Brazil uses Native language in HIV/AIDS awareness campaign (October 12, 2012)

The Brazilian government is using the Ticuna language in an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign. The government created folders and pamphlets in Ticuna to inform women about sexually transmitted diseases. Recent testing showed infections of HIV and syphilis, the Associated Press reports....

Blog: Edward Curtis captured humanity of the first Americans (October 12, 2012)

"I’m a third-generation Westerner, so the photographs of Edward S. Curtis have been as much a part of my landscape as a desert mesa or a mountain glacier. I took him for granted: those faces of Native Americans, those...

Rep. Ryan cites Menominee soldier in vice presidential debate (October 12, 2012)

During the vice presidential debate on Thursday night, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he met a soldier from the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin. Ryan met the man on a trip to...