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October 18, 2012
Alaska Natives hold rally for subsistence hunting, fishing rights
About 200 Alaska Natives attended a rally on Wednesday to call attention to their subsistence hunting and fishing rights. Alaska Natives rely on hunting and fishing to feed their families...

New Mexico Supreme Court hears case over sacred site listing
The New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments last month in a case affecting sacred Mount Taylor. The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee placed the 700-square-mile area around Mount...

Obama administration trying to revive Hopi-Navajo water deal
The Obama administration is trying to revive a water rights settlement with the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation. The tribes have claims to the Little Colorado River in Arizona....

Letter: Learn from Menominee Nation on forest management
"The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this. In 1854,...

Blog: New DOJ policy won't change long wait for eagle feathers
"In 1975, the Department of Interior reassured Native Americans they would not be prosecuted by the federal government for using eagle feathers for cultural or religious purposes. But the “Morton...

MNN: Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe purchases ancestral property
"For the first time in a long time, everyone connected with Heronswood is happy. Heronswood was founded as a rare plant nursery in 1987 by famed Indiana Jones-style international plant...

Narragansett Tribe aims to improve relationship with governor
The Narragansett Tribe met with Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) on Tuesday in his first official visit to the reservation since taking office in January 2011. Chief Matthew Sachem...

Column: Pueblo leader betrayed his own people with kickbacks
"As governor of Santa Ana Pueblo and president of a corporation owned by the state’s 19 pueblos, Bruce Sanchez helped oversee more than $200 million in development, including a luxury...

Audit released of American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State Auditor & Inspector released its report on the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. The report said the AICCM board in 2004 selected...

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

Native Sun News: Uranium mine by Pine Ridge nearing approval
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Large-scale uranium mine upstream from Pine Ridge...

Indian delegation takes part in celebration for Kateri sainthood
More than 700 Native Americans are in the Vatican this week to take part in the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who is the first Native American to...

ICT asks Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about tribal issues
"What’s your familiarity level with Indian country? You have several tribes in Nevada. How connected to them are you? Well, this is one of the few times in my life...

Steven Newcomb: A 1993 open letter to then-Pope John Paul II
"His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, In a special message to American Indians in Santa Domingo on October 13, 1992, you observed that it is impossible to forget “the enormous...

Tribes donated $400K to 2012 Democratic National Convention
Four tribes donated a total of $400,000 for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the Associated Press reports. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Chickasaw Nation of...

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