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October 30, 2012
Foul play not suspected in death of Pyramid Lake Paiute chair
Authorities do not suspect foul play in connection with the death of Wayne Burke, the chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada. Burke died suddenly on Sunday. He...

NCAI votes against amendment to bar state recognized tribes
The National Congress of American Indians rejected a proposal to bar state recognized tribes from participating in the group. NCAI's membership has been open to state and historic tribes since...

Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land
The Mishewal Wappo Tribe is hoping to regain land along with federal recognition. The tribe was listed for termination by an act of Congress in 1959. A lawsuit claims the...

Chumash Tribe looking to acquire federal site with sacred cave
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California is trying to acquire a surplus federal property that's home to a sacred cave. The Burro Flats Painted Cave features paintings...

Oneida Nation extends sponsor deal with Green Bay Packers
The Oneida Nation has renewed a sponsorship deal with the Green Bay Packers. The deal puts the tribe's name on the "Oneida Nation Gate" at the Lambeau Field. Tribal businesses...

Tribal cross-commissions agreement in New Mexico renewed
A cross-commissioning agreement between the state of New Mexico and tribes has been renewed. The agreement allows state and tribal police to make arrests in Indian Country. It expired 10...

Mescalero Apache Tribe urged to share $33M trust settlement
The Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is being urged to distribute a $33 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. The issue was brought up at a...

Navajo Nation leaders endorse both candidates for US Senate
Both the Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are touting endorsements from leaders of the Navajo Nation. Republican Heather Wilson posted a letter of support...

NMAI in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed today in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The nation's capitol appears to have...

Review: A glowing portrait of Edward Curtis and his 'Epic Life'
"Edward Curtis deserves to be remembered as the American artist who racked up the most miles. Traveling by rail, wagon and foot, he undertook a project that struck observers...

Native Sun News: Indian activist protests Rapid City newspaper
Leader of Native organization to carry on protest of Journal By Evelyn Red Lodge Native Sun News Correspondent RAPID CITY — James “Magaska” Swan, who is the founder and...

Kevin Abourezk: Wounded Knee trials remembered in Nebraska
"Feb. 27, 1973, the day of the awakening. The day nearly 200 Native activists took over the village of Wounded Knee. The day the eyes of the nation became fixed...

Native Sun News: Rapid City hockey team bridges communities
Rapid City Rush player Winston Day Chief, a Blackfoot from Canada, hopes to be a role model for both Canadian First Nations and Native American youth. PHOTO COURTESY/RAPID CITY...

Ryan Wilson: Indian Country can't afford Kristi Noem anymore
Ryan Wilson and current House Speaker John Boehner (R). Photo Courtesy Ryan Wilson My good friend Tim Giago recently offered a rebuttal to “Romneysia hits Lakota Country.” In this...

Opinion: Two South Dakotans left their mark on Indian Country
"History is often made by accident, so we should not read too much into the almost simultaneous deaths last week of South Dakotans Russell Means and George McGovern. Nevertheless, their...

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