NCAI to debate membership rule to bar state recognized tribes (October 25, 2012)
The National Congress of American Indians is being asked to restrict its membership to federally-recognized tribes. Since the 1970s, NCAI has welcomed state recognized and historically recognized tribes. Leaders from these tribes have served in elected positions within the organization...
IHS leader vows to follow Supreme Court decision on contracts (October 25, 2012)
The Indian Health Service will abide by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, Director Yvette Roubideaux said on Wednesday. Federal agencies must fully fund self-determination contracts with tribes, the court ruled in June. That means...
Aide to Sen. Akaka confident on support for a land-into-trust fix (October 25, 2012)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has enough votes to pass the Senate, an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) said on Wednesday. Akaka, the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, has made...
Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe preserves the Samala language (October 25, 2012)
"Our people’s native language — known as Samala — has a rhythm and sound to it that warms our hearts every time we hear it spoken and sung. It was not that long ago that the idea of tribal members...
Native Sun News: Indian family cites KKK threat in South Dakota (October 25, 2012)
Members of the Fraternal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan participate in the 11th Annual Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthday march July 11, 2009, in Pulaski, Tenn. The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan chapter, which is...
Opinion: A different brand of anti-Indian politics in Washington (October 25, 2012)
"Here in Washington State, our own brand of anti-Indian politics can be seen in the race for Governor—not the vulgar, highly visible kind like back east, but the variety that allies state political authority with groups and individuals that attack...
Heidi Heitkamp: A promise to work for Indian Country in Senate (October 25, 2012)
"When I spend time on North Dakota reservations, so many friends ask me how I am holding up from all of the negative attacks from out-of-state millionaires. My response is to simply tell them why I got in this race....
Q&A: Louise Erdrich talks Indian crime issues in 'Round House' (October 25, 2012)
"Q. In The New York Times Book Review, Maria Russo said this book represented a departure because your novels “have usually relied on a rotating cast of narrators, a kind of storytelling chorus.” There’s a fairly large cast of...
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