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October 16, 2012
Prairie Island Indian Community signs MOU for nuclear facility
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address issues at a nuclear facility next to the reservation. The...

Chumash Tribe looking to avoid land-into-trust process at site
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California is hoping to avoid controversy that follows the tribe whenever it gets into the land-into-trust process. The tribe wants to acquire...

Crow Tribe reports results of primary vote for executive seats
The Crow Tribe of Montana held a primary election on Saturday. Incumbent Chairman Cedric Black Eagle garnered enough votes to advance to the November 3 general election. But challenger Darrin...

Racked: Gap removes 'Manifest Destiny' t-shirt after criticism
"Move over, Navajo panties: Urban Outfitters has been supplanted as the retailer most hated by Native Americans. Gap started selling a "Manifest Destiny" T-shirt recently, but they removed the...

APRN: Sen. Coburn calls Alaska Native ferry a waste of money
"In his annual “Wastebook” U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) labeled a federally sponsored ferry in Seldovia Bay a waste of federal tax dollars. Coburn’s report cites a June account from...

State pays $10M to relocate reservation trailer park residents
The state of California has allocated nearly $10 million to relocate residents from a mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation. The money will be used to...

FT: Oglala Sioux leaders accused of misusing settlement funds
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are being accused of misusing a portion of a $1 million settlement, The Financial Times reports. The tribe received the money...

Rep. Mary Bono Mack blasts opponent for 1997 Native protest
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) released an ad that characterized her Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz as a "radical" because he took part in protests on Thanksgiving Day. As a...

Column: Native children pay the price in education stalemate
"The Harper government is determined to push forward with a new first nations education act despite the opposition of native chiefs. But the act will almost certainly be boycotted by...

Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head to debate
"Tonight’s debate is all about Barack Obama. The storyline is oft repeated at this point. The president was not on his game at the first debate. He didn’t challenge Mitt...

Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Native people still face stereotypes
"Native Peoples face the never-ending torrent of racial stereotypes, misconceptions and sports logos. When Natives are discussed outside of cultural understanding, there is the caricature of the intrepid warrior making...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe starts veterans cemetery
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Myron Pourier, Office of the Fifth Member of the...

Native Sun News: Native medicine wheel model sees followers
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Phillip Whiteman Jr., right, and his partner,...

Supreme Court to review Arizona voter law that tribes oppose
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday accepted a petition in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, a voting law case. The Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona and the Hopi Tribe,...

Vandals infiltrate Mapuche protest in Chile, leading to arrests
An otherwise peaceful protest by members of the Mapuche Tribe of Chile turned violent on Monday after vandals infiltrated the event, the Associated Press reported. The protest in Santiago, the...

Review: Flawed but powerful 'Round House' is worth a reading
"With “The Round House,” her 14th novel, Louise Erdrich takes us back to the North Dakota Ojibwe reservation that she has conjured and mapped in so many earlier books,...

Letter: Alcohol prohibition isn't working for Oglala Sioux Tribe
"I applaud the Oglala Sioux Tribe for proposing to lift its alcohol ban. Prohibition not only fails to stop drinking, but also worsens the horrific consequences of alcohol abuse. Despite...

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