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October 19, 2012
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hosts 10th eagle honoring ceremony
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held its 10th annual Eagle Honoring event on Thursday. Beatrice Jackson, a member of the Eagle Clan, explained why the bald eagle is sacred...

Crow Tribe to investigate botched excavation of bison kill site
Officials from the Crow Tribe of Montana say a 2,000-year-old bison kill site was destroyed by a mining company. The Sarpy Creek Bison Kill site was uncovered as Westmoreland Resources...

Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in revenue from alcohol taxes
Legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation could bring in $6 million a year in tax revenues for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to one proponent. James Big Boy, the...

Ketchikan Indian Community awarded $1.2M education grant
The Ketchikan Indian Community in Alaska has received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education. The tribe is using the money to fund the Tribal Scholars project. The...

Kevin Washburn makes first public appearance as leader of BIA
Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, made his first public appearance outside of Washington, D.C., at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention on Thursday. Washburn,...

2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit
Barely a week after hearing oral arguments, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to revive the Onondaga Nation land claim. In 2005, the tribe sued over about 4,000...

Cherokee Nation to shut office in Washington DC at end of year
The Cherokee Nation is shutting down its Washington, D.C., office at the end of this year. The Cherokee Nation Washington Office costs about $350,000 a year, Secretary of State Charles...

Radio: Tribal water rights at issue in Senate election in Arizona
"In Arizona, a tight senate race is shaping up to replace long-time Senator John Kyl, who is retiring. Democrat Richard Carmona and Republican Jeff Flake are vying for the seat....

Gila River Indian Community donates $30K for local campaign
The Gila River Indian Community is getting involved in a local election in Glendale, Arizona. The tribe donated $30,000 to a group called Neighbors for a Better Glendale, The Phoenix...

Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians says Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-California) has insulted all Native Americans in her campaign against Democratic opponent Raul Ruiz. Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe...

Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plans
"The Akwesasne Kanienkehaka Territory, also known as the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, is located in the immediate area of three United States Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA) designated Superfund cleanup...

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River landowners sue over flooding
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Oahe Landowners Association members gathered outside the...

Haida village in British Columbia defends controversial project
A Haida village in British Columbia is at the center of a controversial "ocean fertilization" project that involved the dumping of 100 tons of iron dust into the water. The...

9th Circuit to hear case over Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk business
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in a case involving the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona. The tribe owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction...

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