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Tribal colleges start campaign to end violence against women (October 15, 2012)

Tribal colleges are launching a campaign to stop domestic violence and sexual assault on campus. Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico and United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota are taking part in...

Lummi boy and family off to Vatican for Tekakwitha ceremony (October 15, 2012)

A Lummi Nation boy and his family will be in the Vatican next week for the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who lived in the 1600s and who has been named a saint by the Catholic Church. Jake...

Blog: New Gap t-shirt named for racist Manifest Destiny policy (October 15, 2012)

"Full disclosure: I like The Gap. Honestly, I do. Since Theo’s birth, I’ve spent a significant portion of my time (and income) in Gap Kids, cooing over pint-sized button-down shirts, cunning little sweater vests and pastel onesies with adorably clever...

Editorial: North Dakota tribal oil refinery won't lower gas prices (October 15, 2012)

"It appears a North Dakota American Indian tribe is a step closer to building a crude oil refinery on tribal land. That’s good news for the people of the Fort Berthold Reservation, but let’s not get seduced by the fiction...

Review: Erdrich explores legal black holes in 'The Round House' (October 15, 2012)

"Law is meant to put out society’s brush fires, but in Native American history it has often acted more like the wind. Louise Erdrich turns this dire reality into a powerful human story in her new novel, in which...

Review: Book tackles 'Epic Life' of photographer Edward Curtis (October 15, 2012)

"Sometime in early 1896, a young Seattle photographer named Edward Sherriff Curtis, already well known for his polished studio portraits of local civic leaders and business tycoons, decided to challenge himself and photograph a very different kind of subject....

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous societies and democracy in America (October 15, 2012)

"Indigenous governments are often referred to as “tribal,” with pejorative implications. The claim that U.S. federal Indian law brought democracy to Native nations is echoed in the claim today that the U.S. is bringing democracy to the Middle East. In...

Steven Newcomb: Obama ignores consequence of colonization (October 15, 2012)

"Pursuant to two congressional resolutions, President Barack Obama proclaimed Monday October 8, 2012 as Columbus Day. “I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” he stated. Out of the 449...

Native Sun News: Indian school development scheme backfires (October 15, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Albuquerque Indian School land development scheme backfires By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former...

Native Sun News: Charity operation in Rapid City sees criticism (October 15, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. National Relief Charities, a nonprofit that allocates donated goods and funding for services to Native Americans on isolated reservations throughout...

Tim Giago: Alcoholism another vicious cycle in Indian Country (October 15, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota Melvin “Dickie” Brewer, a classmate of mine at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and a lifelong friend, like...