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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hosts 10th eagle honoring ceremony (October 19, 2012)

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 to the tribe. "The feathers are sacred because the bald...

Crow Tribe to investigate botched excavation of bison kill site (October 19, 2012)

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 Inc. sought to expand the Absaloka Mine. The tribe owns...

Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in revenue from alcohol taxes (October 19, 2012)

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 chairman of the Tribal Law and Order Committee, is pushing...

Ketchikan Indian Community awarded $1.2M education grant (October 19, 2012)

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 program will help the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District ensure...

Kevin Washburn makes first public appearance as leader of BIA (October 19, 2012)

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, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, has been on the...

2nd Circuit won't reinstate Onondaga Nation land claim lawsuit (October 19, 2012)

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 square miles, including the entire city of Syracuse. A federal...

Cherokee Nation to shut office in Washington DC at end of year (October 19, 2012)

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 Head said. Closing it and hiring a lobbying firm to...

Radio: Tribal water rights at issue in Senate election in Arizona (October 19, 2012)

"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. One of the issues the winning candidate will face is...

Gila River Indian Community donates $30K for local campaign (October 19, 2012)

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 Business Journal reported. The money is being used to defeat...

Agua Caliente Band slams Rep. Mary Bono Mack for comments (October 19, 2012)

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 released a statement yesterday that called on Bono Mack to...

Charles Kader: Mohawks object to EPA Superfund cleanup plans (October 19, 2012)

"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 sites. Plans were recently released to remediate the Grasse River...

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River landowners sue over flooding (October 19, 2012)

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 federal courthouse in Sioux Falls after filing suit Oct. 15...

Haida village in British Columbia defends controversial project (October 19, 2012)

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 Old Massett Village Council approved the project in hopes of...

9th Circuit to hear case over Hualapai Tribe's Skywalk business (October 19, 2012)

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 that was operated by David Jin, a non-Indian developer. Their...