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November 1, 2012
Kathryn Brigham: Tribes work together to restore salmon runs
"Amidst the mud-slinging in Columbia River salmon politics, citizens of the Pacific Northwest should know that there is a path forward. That path forward is not the current allocation fight...

Opinion: Surprising origins of Native American Heritage Month
"Most Americans are not aware that citizenship in the United States was granted to indigenous peoples four years after women were granted the right to vote. The Indian Citizenship Act...

Pawnee Nation still working on per cap from $4.4M settlement
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma is still deciding how to distribute about half of a $4.4 million settlement to its members. The tribe approved a per capita payment in September....

Dyani Bingham: Barack Obama has helped the first Americans
"It is our pleasure and honor to endorse President Barack Obama for re-election to the Presidency of the United States of America. President Obama has been a friend to the...

Hoopa Valley Tribe excludes first member from its reservation
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California has used its exclusion ordinance for the first time on one of its members. Arthur Pliny Jones pleaded guilty to transportation and sales of...

Executive to help Meskwaki Tribe diversify economic holdings
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa hired a new executive this year for its economic development corporation. Bill Largent, the former director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the...

Ex-Alaska Native whaling commission director awaits sentence
A sentencing hearing began for Maggie Ahmaogak, the former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. Ahmaogak, 62, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and misapplication of funds...

Federal official widens blame in Spirit Lake Nation abuse crisis
A federal official says the Spirit Lake Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Justice are all to blame for child abuse problems on the North Dakota...

Alaska Native fishermen found guilty for violating state orders
Three Alaska Native fishermen were found guilty for violating state fishing restrictions. The state has issued 22 orders affecting the salmon fishery. The fishermen, who primarily speak Yup'ik, argued that...

Chickasaw Nation contributes $300K to state campaign groups
The Chickasaw Nation has contributed $300,000 to super political action committees in Oklahoma, The Tulsa World reports. The tribe is the largest single donor so far this year to superPACs,...

MPR: Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota ban wolf hunting on their lands
"Minnesota's inaugural regulated wolf hunt, set to begin Saturday, is being received with sadness by many Ojibwe people. The wolf plays a central role in the Ojibwe, or Anishinaabe creation...

Tribes working to boost turnout among Native American voters
Tribes and tribal organizations are working to increase turnout among American Indian and Alaska Native voters. Native Americans only make up around 1 percent of eligible voters in the U.S....

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux candidates make their final push
Oglala Sioux Tribe presidential incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele is seeking his seventh term in office. FILE PHOTO A political novice, Bryan Brewer took a strong lead in the...

Cole R. DeLaune: Defending Republican friends of Indian Country
"To a certain species of political observer, the popular impulse when confronted with ideological complexity is to see past any suggestion of nuance to a profitable corollary. To wit, two...

Winona LaDuke: A green and pro-life vote for President Obama
"Let’s start big. It’s official. Climate change is no longer a topic of the presidential election banter. Since pretty much no one has mentioned climate change for the past three...

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