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October 31, 2012
Editorial: Chickasaw Nation prepares for possible sequestration
"The modern history of the Chickasaw Nation has been one of growing self-reliance, willingness to engage new ideas and trust in our people's skills and abilities to move our tribe...

Confederated Salish and Kootenai group wants another per cap
Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are seeking another per capita payment. In September, the tribe distributed half of a $150 million trust fund settlement. The...

Hoopa Valley Tribe pushed to distribute $49M trust settlement
Members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe of California are pushing for a per capita payment from a $49.2 trust fund settlement. Volunteers want the tribe to schedule a referendum on...

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe trying to find buyer for troubled resort
The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington is trying to find a buyer for the Semiahmoo Resort. The tribe is a majority owner of the resort, which has hit hard...

Wind energy push questioned by Indian communities in Mexico
Wind energy development has increased dramatically in Mexico but Indian communities say they are seeing few benefits. Of the 17 wind farms in Mexico, 17 are located in the Isthmus...

Tribe in Brazil wins reprieve from eviction order at disputed site
A judge in Brazil said members of the Guarani-Kaiowa Tribe can stay on a disputed parcel of land. About 170 tribal members live on the small 2.5-acre site. But...

Judge won't require state to open voting offices on reservations
A federal judge won't force the state of Montana to open early voting offices on reservations. Judge Richard Cebull acknowledged the inequity between Indian and non-Indian communities. But said the...

Arraignment delayed for Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria chair
Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, did not show up to her arraignment on Tuesday, The Lake County Record-Bee reported. Avila, 51, is...

Sen. Johnson: Addressing domestic violence in Indian Country
The following is the opinion of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota). Late last month, I met with several domestic violence advocates and law enforcement personnel to discuss domestic violence and...

Petitions ask Mescalero Apache Tribe to share trust settlement
A member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico is circulating petitions to distribute a $33 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. Joseph Geronimo wants each...

Native Sun News: Hundreds gather to remember Russell Means
Family and friends of Russell Means, including son Tatanka Means, center, led his funeral procession on horseback along the Big Foot Trail from Means’ ranch near Porcupine to Little...

Narragansett Tribe is expecting to be without power for 'weeks'
The Narragansett Tribe in Rhode Island has been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power is out on the reservation, located near the coast. It could be weeks before electricity is...

Jackson Rancheria donates $10K toward Hurricane Sandy relief
The Jackson Rancheria of California is donating $10,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. "The tribe is deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life...

Shinnecock Nation in need of generators after Hurricane Sandy
The Shinnecock Nation in New York needs donations of generators, fuel and food after suffering through Hurricane Sandy. The tribe declared an emergency and evacuated the reservation as the storm...

Native Sun News: University hosts 6th Indian scholarship gala
In this undated photo, nationally renowned, multitalented entertainer Jackie Bird performs her popular hoop dance, a traditional form of Native American dance using intricate manipulation of hoops to form...

Laura Waterman Wittstock: Russell Means started a movement
"It would be a shame for Russell Means (1939-2012) to be remembered only as a maker of trouble, an unreasonable negotiator, and someone who pushed the limits of human behavior...

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