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October 17, 2012
BIA to name director for Eastern Oklahoma after long vacancy
It looks like the Bureau of Indian Affairs will name a new director for the Eastern Oklahoma region soon. The position has been vacant for almost two years. Jeanette Hanna,...

County seeks to rejoin Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition case
Napa County in California will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rejoin the Mishewal Wappo Tribe federal recognition lawsuit. A federal judge removed the county from the tribe's...

Stephanie Woodard: Tribal members file suit over early voting
"With control of the U.S. Senate in the balance, a Native American voting rights hearing in U.S. District Court in Billings, Montana, later this week is shaping up to be...

WPR: Wisconsin tribes upset as state wolf hunt gets underway
"For the first time since state sponsored bounties drove wolves to the point of extinction more than a generation ago, Wisconsin begins its first wolf hunting season Monday. But Great...

Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means hospitalized in Arizona
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Means hospitalized in Arizona By Native Sun News Staff SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Russell...

Native Sun News: Native monument in Rapid City moves ahead
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn A. Gay Kingman Bonny Petersen First Nations monument...

Cheyenne River Sioux woman launches 'Native Max' magazine
Kelly Holmes, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, has started Native Max, a fashion magazine for Indian Country. The magazine will appear quarterly. The first issue features model...

DC Circuit taking up long running Cherokee Freedmen lawsuit
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Vann v. Salazar, a Cherokee Freedmen case Marilyn Vann, the president of the Descendants Of Freedmen Of The...

Mark Trahant: Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in sharp debate
"President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney went back and forth for 90 minutes exposing sharp differences over policy. And style. Democrats will say the president was at his best...

Gabe Galanda: Advancing state-tribal consultation mandates
"States’ actions or decision-making that violate tribal rights are nothing new; from birth, America’s youngest sovereigns have challenged and attacked Indian tribes. What is new, however, is the possibility of...

Gyasi Ross: Funerals often serve as the default family reunion
"My family doesn’t really have reunions. Not pre-planned family reunions, anyway—you know, the kind with hats, t-shirts and what have you. The matriarchs in our family always try to set...

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