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November 5, 2012
NMAI in New York City to remain closed after Hurricane Sandy
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City remains closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection escaped damage despite extensive flooding in...

Opinion: Indigenous people must continue to be represented
" Linguists at the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages estimate that on average, a native language disappears every two weeks as elders in these cultures die, taking the last...

Review: 'Custer' book explores short life of an Indian fighter
"Larry McMurtry calls his "Custer" a "short life," as opposed to a full-fledged biography or history, the advantage of the short form being that "plain speaking is usually required"...

Rodney Butler wins second term as Mashantucket Tribe chair
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut held an election on Sunday. Chairman Rodney Butler won his third term on the council. He was subsequently elected as chairman for a...

First movie theater finally debuts on Pine Ridge Reservation
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota finally has its own movie theater. The Nunpa Theatre in Kyle offers first-run movies on two screens. "Nunpa" means two in the Lakota...

Cedric Black Eagle loses re-election bid as Crow Tribe leader
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana elected Darrin Old Coyote as chairman in an election on Saturday. Old Coyote defeated incumbent Cedric Black Eagle by a tally of 2,320...

President of Navajo Nation backs Richard Carmona in Senate
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly has endorsed Democrat Richard Carmona for U.S. Senate in Arizona. Shelly cited Carmona's support for Indian veterans and economic development in Indian Country. Carmona visited...

MPR: White Earth Ojibwe members protest wolf hunt in state
"A few Ojibwe tribal members spent part of the weekend protesting Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt, which began Saturday. Tribal members on the White Earth Indian Reservation stood along highways...

Delvin Cree: Heidi Heitkamp will represent North Dakota tribes
Several Indian tribes in North Dakota will soon pay more attention to the many energy resources we have in our state and on tribal lands. So far the non-Indian population...

Joelene Frey: Salish and Kootenai people deserve per capita
"To the Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council concerning the recent settlement monies: I have been carrying a petition for members to sign in regards to paying out the remaining money...

Steve Russell: Partisan blowhards ruin the political landscape
"I’ve watched in amazement as the right wing alternative reality echo chamber ignores questions about the frequency of deadly weather and whether it’s the result of what Winona LaDuke calls...

Elsa Johnson: Looking back on election day on Navajo Nation
"On Election Day, my family drives in from various parts of the Southwest to vote at our home Navajo chapter, Forest Lake. My mother, who does not read or write...

Tex Hall: Indian Country needs access to the digital economy
"If 90% of public schools in the United States lacked Internet access, there would be a national call to action. If 90% of any ethnic group in the country was...

Native Sun News: Indian voters lobby for local polling station
Lakota Homes polling station open for business Nov. 6 By Native Sun News Staff RAPID CITY — The placement of a new polling site in the Lakota Community Homes neighborhood...

Tim Giago: Heart disease and diabetes invade Indian Country
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota One day I was scheduled to go into surgery at the Rapid City Eye Institute for...

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