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November 2, 2012
Winnebago Tribe backs Bob Kerrey for Senate seat in Nebraska
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is backing Bob Kerrey for U.S. Senate. After meeting with Kerrey, who previously served in the Senate from 1989 through 2001, the tribal council voted...

USET starts up Tribal Emergency Relief Fund for Sandy efforts
The United South and Eastern Tribes has established a Tribal Emergency Relief Fund to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Checks or money orders can be sent to: United South and...

George Smith, Navajo Nation Code Talker, passes away at 90
George Smith, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, died on Tuesday. He was 90. Smith used the Navajo language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II. He served...

Letter: Irresponsible attack on San Manuel Band and its chair
"I read in amazement the comments made by former reporter John Berry about the San Manuel tribe and James Ramos (Oct. 29). Let us get some facts straight first, and...

Seneca Nation contributes $350K to politicians from New York
The Seneca Nation has donated $350,000 to politicians in New York over the past 22 months, The Buffalo News reports. The tribe donated $100,000 to the Senate Republican Campaign Committee...

Death of Wayne Burke, Pyramid Lake chairman, ruled suicide
The death of Wayne Burke, the chairman of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada, has been ruled a suicide. Burke died on Sunday. The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s...

Shinnecock Nation still out of power following Hurricane Sandy
Power remains a big issue as the Shinnecock Nation of New York recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The tribe lost power as the storm hit the reservation,...

Native Sun News: First Nation fights tar sands mine expansion
About 50 people rallied in support of Athabasca Chipewyan demand for review of Shell’s tar-sands mining constitutionality in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Oct. 23. COURTESY/ACFN OFFICIAL BLOG First...

Wolf hunts in Minnesota and Wisconsin stir some controversy
Wolf hunts in Minnesota and Wisconsin are leading to litigation and opposition from tribal governments. Minnesota's hunt starts this weekend. Ojibwe tribes in the state have banned hunting but it...

Chevron refuses to pay $18.7B judgement to tribe in Ecuador
The Cofan people of Ecuador are trying to collect an $18.7 billion judgment they won against Chevron. The tribe blamed Texaco Petroleum Co. for pollution on its ancestral land. But...

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats working to help Native communities
"Under Democratic leadership, we are no longer turning a blind eye to the conditions and circumstances in Indian country. We are working to remedy them: by improving health care for...

Ed Markey and Ben Lujan: Republican cuts hurt Indian Country
"As the Ranking Members of the Natural Resources Committee and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, which has primary jurisdiction over Indian issues in the House of Representatives,...

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