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Native Sun News: Activist Russell Means succumbs to cancer (October 24, 2012)

Oglala Lakota Russell Charles Means, longtime activist, actor, author, community organizer and sometimes musician, made his journey to the spirit world early on the morning of Oct. 22 at his home near Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Means...

9th Circuit won't block Chippewa Cree man from seeing family (October 24, 2012)

A member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse can't be barred from seeing his family when he is released, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. Timothy Eric Wolf Child admitted that he...

Turtle Talk: Judge with long Indian law track record passes on (October 24, 2012)

"Judge [Betty] Fletcher’s track record in Indian cases was simply amazing. Lots of well-known cases below: Crow Tribe v State of Montana 1981 Cultee v US 1983 Puyallup Indian Tribe v Port of Tacoma 1983 White Mountain Apache v Williams...

Opinion: Tribes blast Rep. Mary Bono Mack's campaign attacks (October 24, 2012)

"The strong reaction by Inland American Indians against U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack’s campaign for attacking Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz for his participation in Native American protests in Massachusetts in the 1990s is not surprising. Bono Mack has called Ruiz...

WSJ: Russell Means, 1939-2012, looked just like Sioux warrior (October 24, 2012)

"Russell Means helped lead the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee, S.D., where a few hundred American Indians declared independence and held off federal forces for 10 weeks, riveting the nation. Mr. Means, an Oglala Sioux who died Monday at age...

Luana Ross abruptly quits as leader of Salish Kootenai College (October 24, 2012)

Salish Kootenai College in Montana is looking for a new president after the abrupt departure of Luana Ross on October 12. Ross cited "irreconcilable" differences with the college's board, The Missoulian reported. She said she faced "significant hurdles" in taking...

Blog: Indian voters could turn Arizona into battleground state (October 24, 2012)

"Arizona is a Republican-leaning state largely because Maricopa County is a Republican-leaning county. With about 60 percent of the electorate, Maricopa County’s political preferences tend to carry the day. Maricopa County is so big that even though it leans Republican,...

Editorial: Russell Means brought Indian issues into a new light (October 24, 2012)

"Russell Means, the Oglala Lakota Sioux protester, organizer and actor who led the American Indian Movement through an era of vivid, often violent protests in the 1970s, didn’t win much in the way of fundamental political and social change. AIM...

Opinion: Texas Tribe perpetuates stereotypes of Indian people (October 24, 2012)

"As a self-identified Cherokee, I have understood since I was seven years old that America’s indigenous population has survived and is still here. Still, our educational system largely fails to recognize the decimation of Native American peoples that occurred for...

Ryan Wilson: Good friend comes down with case of Romneysia (October 24, 2012)

I awoke early this morning concerned that my good friend Tim Giago had contracted Romneysia by wedding himself to Kristi Noem’s reelection aspirations. Concern for my friend compels me to do my part in inoculating him and Lakota land from...