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Louise Erdrich: Getting out the vote in a tribal housing complex
"Little Earth of United Tribes is a Native-preference housing development within the larger city of Minneapolis, and it is where my daughter Persia and have gone to work in the...

Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe proud of charity in community
"Our tribe prides itself on being partners in the community. Giving back has long been a tradition of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Our cultural and educational programs...

MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community discusses nuclear facility
"The Prairie Island Indian Community is asking the federal government to respond to its long-running concerns about nuclear waste stored near the Prairie Island power plant. Members of the tribal...

WPR: Lac Courte Oreilles Band suspects arson at spiritual sites
"The Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe has asked for federal help to investigate a rash of fires that destroyed or damaged religious and spiritual sites last July. Although the FBI and...

Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect unrecognized tribes too
"In 2005, the Native American Times published an article I wrote titled “Similarities between tribes and the 9th Ward” which spoke to issues of neglect occurring against the residents of...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe elects John Robinson as new president
Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana elected John Robinson as president in an election on Tuesday. Robinson, who currently serves as a chief judge of the tribal court,...

Denise Juneau maintains slim lead in Montana public school race
Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, is holding onto a slim lead against Republican Sandy Welch. As of Thursday morning, Juneau...

Vonnie Lone Chief: How the Indian vote boosted Heidi Heitkamp
Despite the required recount, North Dakota tribes and Indian Country were already celebrating the efforts put forth for Indian champion Heidi Heitkamp’s improbable victory in her bid to hold Democrat...

Navajo woman defeats Navajo incumbent in New Mexico House
Republican Sharon Clahchischilliage defeated New Mexico State Rep. Ray Begaye (D) for a district that includes parts of the Navajo Nation. Clahchischilliage will represent District 4 in northwestern New Mexico....

WyoFile: Long lines and large turnout at Wind River Reservation
"Rep. Patrick Goggles won re-election to the House in District 33 by just 26 votes, 1,473 to 1,447, according to unofficial results released by the Fremont County clerk. Given the...

Navajo Post: Indian Country gets four more years under Obama
"The day after a razor close election, President Obama comes back as the President, he was Re-elected winning early in key battle states like Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, and Florida...

Mary Aurelia Johns explains reasons for dropping Cobell appeal
Three beneficiaries dropped their appeal of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement because they didn't want to hurt Indian Country, one of them said. Mary Aurelia Johns, Carol Eve...

Ungelbah Davila: Most Americans know little about tribal people
"Did you get a chance to see No Doubt’s new music video for their song “Lookin’ Hot”? It was only out for a couple of days before they took...

Britt Reed: Indian children still being taken from their traditions
"My perspective on cultural appropriation will always be different than most of the outspoken folks in Indian country. I did not grow up on a reservation, nor experience the “classic”...

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River veterans watch over 9/11 flag
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Members of the Cheyenne River Veterans Association along with wacipi...

Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet
President Barack Obama has had a relatively stable Cabinet since January 2009 but that's expected to change for his second term in the White House. There are conflicting reports about...

Ask Elouise: Appeals of $3.4B Cobell trust settlement dismissed
Dear Indian Country, This open letter discusses the events in the Cobell case since my last letter to you. In that letter, I discussed the fact that your trust payments...

Cobell settlement cleared after Supreme Court dismisses appeal
Payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement could go out soon now that the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the last appeal. Charles Colombe, Carol Eve Good Bear...

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