Louise Erdrich: Getting out the vote in a tribal housing complex (November 8, 2012)
"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 past two elections. In 2008 the weather was fine and...
Vincent Armenta: Chumash Tribe proud of charity in community (November 8, 2012)
"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 teach our next generations that their responsibilities not only include...
MPR: Prairie Island Indian Community discusses nuclear facility (November 8, 2012)
"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 group say more safety measures are needed, especially because the...
WPR: Lac Courte Oreilles Band suspects arson at spiritual sites (November 8, 2012)
"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 U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Wisconsin would...
Cedric Sunray: Natural disasters affect unrecognized tribes too (November 8, 2012)
"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 southern Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The current...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe elects John Robinson as new president (November 8, 2012)
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, defeated L. Jace Killsback, a tribal council member, for the...
Denise Juneau maintains slim lead in Montana public school race (November 8, 2012)
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 was ahead by less than 2,000 votes. Results are still...
Vonnie Lone Chief: How the Indian vote boosted Heidi Heitkamp (November 8, 2012)
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 Kent Conrad’s United States Senate seat. After Conrad’s announced retirement...
Navajo woman defeats Navajo incumbent in New Mexico House (November 8, 2012)
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. Begaye has held the seat since 1999. "I am so...
WyoFile: Long lines and large turnout at Wind River Reservation (November 8, 2012)
"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 high voter turnout, this was a closer election, on a...
Navajo Post: Indian Country gets four more years under Obama (November 8, 2012)
"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 remains too close to call. Both Romney and Obama needed...
Mary Aurelia Johns explains reasons for dropping Cobell appeal (November 8, 2012)
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 Good Bear and Charles Colombe agreed to withdraw their petition...
Ungelbah Davila: Most Americans know little about tribal people (November 8, 2012)
"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 it down and issued an apology to the American Indian...
Britt Reed: Indian children still being taken from their traditions (November 8, 2012)
"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” urban native experience. I am a Native woman who was...
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River veterans watch over 9/11 flag (November 8, 2012)
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 (powwow) participants respectfully unfurl the 9/11 flag entrusted to the...
Speculation begins on makeup of Obama's second term Cabinet (November 8, 2012)
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 Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Before the election, news media said...
Ask Elouise: Appeals of $3.4B Cobell trust settlement dismissed (November 8, 2012)
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 have been withheld by appeals filed by four class members:...
Cobell settlement cleared after Supreme Court dismisses appeal (November 8, 2012)
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 and Mary Lee Johns challenged the settlement as unfair. But...
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