Foul play not suspected in death of Pyramid Lake Paiute chair (October 30, 2012)
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 was 38. “Chairman Burke served the tribe with honor and...
NCAI votes against amendment to bar state recognized tribes (October 30, 2012)
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 the 1970s. The proposed amendment would have treated them differently...
Mishewal Wappo Tribe aims to regain federal status and land (October 30, 2012)
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 process wasn't carried lawfully out but the tribe's reservation fell...
Chumash Tribe looking to acquire federal site with sacred cave (October 30, 2012)
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 and pictographs that date back at least 1,000 years. It's...
Oneida Nation extends sponsor deal with Green Bay Packers (October 30, 2012)
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 are promoted throughout the facility. “Financially it’s a win-win,” Chairman...
Tribal cross-commissions agreement in New Mexico renewed (October 30, 2012)
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 months ago, leaving some communities without adequate protection. "There was...
Mescalero Apache Tribe urged to share $33M trust settlement (October 30, 2012)
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 general council meeting last week. Joseph Geronimo said there was...
Navajo Nation leaders endorse both candidates for US Senate (October 30, 2012)
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 from Navajo Council Speaker Johnny Naize. He cited Wilson's support...
NMAI in Washington, D.C., and in New York City remain closed (October 30, 2012)
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 escaped serious damage from the storm. However, lower Manhattan, where...
Review: A glowing portrait of Edward Curtis and his 'Epic Life' (October 30, 2012)
"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 as ambitious and possibly insane. His goal, he said, was...
Native Sun News: Indian activist protests Rapid City newspaper (October 30, 2012)
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 president of the United Urban Warrior Society, a Native American...
Kevin Abourezk: Wounded Knee trials remembered in Nebraska (October 30, 2012)
"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 on a little-known place in a dusty corner of South...
Native Sun News: Rapid City hockey team bridges communities (October 30, 2012)
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 RUSH Rapid City Rush seek to unite community Recruitment of...
Ryan Wilson: Indian Country can't afford Kristi Noem anymore (October 30, 2012)
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 piece he doubles down on both his indictment of the...
Opinion: Two South Dakotans left their mark on Indian Country (October 30, 2012)
"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 common passing should remind us of the intersecting paths they...
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