USDA Blog: Helping Indian Country address infrastructure needs (November 9, 2012)
"Webinars and Teleconferences are not the raw materials that Tribes use to build the infrastructure that they need. However, at USDA Rural Development we believe that these tools are crucial building blocks that help our Agencies and staff build a...
Ruth Hopkins: Not again! Fashion puts an 'Indian' on the runway (November 9, 2012)
"Not again!?! In September, the Native community sprang into action voicing our collective outrage after we were assailed by Paul Frank’s ‘neon pow-wow’ Fashion night, complete with war-painted employees and C-list celebrities donning feather headbands, armed with plastic tomahawks. In...
Endangered ferrets seen on another South Dakota reservation (November 9, 2012)
Three endangered black-footed ferrets have been spotted on the South Dakota portion of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The animals have not been previously seen at Standing Rock. It's possible they came up from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, where...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe shares sex offender data with states (November 9, 2012)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reached agreements to share sex offender information with the states of North Dakota and South Dakota. The tribe operates its own sex offender registry. The tribe's data will submitted to the national system under the...
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe to swear in new council members (November 9, 2012)
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe of Nevada will hold a swearing-in ceremony next Tuesday. The tribe elected Len George as chairman. He succeeds Alvin Moyle, who had served in the post since 2003. Secretary Laura Ijames and council member Michelle...
Thomas O'Rourke secures re-election as Yurok Tribe chairman (November 9, 2012)
The Yurok Tribe of California held a run-off election for chairman on Wednesday. Incumbent Thomas O'Rourke, Sr. won re-election. He defeated Raymond McQuillen with 53 percent of the vote. Get the Story: Thomas O'Rourke selected for Yurok Tribe chairman (The...
North Dakota tribe sees ups and downs in energy development (November 9, 2012)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is seeing a boom in energy development but not everyone is happy. From January 2008 to July 2012, the tribe received $53 million in bonus payments and $64 million in royalties...
Travel: Experiencing tribal culture during trip to the reservation (November 9, 2012)
"The Navajo Reservation covers more than 27,000 square miles, stretching across four states, yet most visitors to the Southwest simply drive through it. "The rez" is on the way to the Grand Canyon, on the way to Lake Powell, and...
Navajo Code Talkers head to New York City for veterans parade (November 9, 2012)
Eight Navajo Code Talkers will participate in the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Sunday. Southwest Airlines is flying the veterans to the parade. They are departing from the airport in Albuquerque, New Mexico, today. The Code Talkers used...
NCAI optimistic on a land-into-trust fix, VAWA during lame-duck (November 9, 2012)
Tribes are optimistic that Congress will take action on two important bills during the lame-duck session, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians said on Thursday. A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v....
Native Sun News: Jodi Rave raises funds for film on Bakken boom (November 9, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Bakken oil boom traffic up on the Fort Berthold Reservation, home of the Three Affiliated Tribes, in...
Steven Newcomb: Russell Means was one of great Indian leaders (November 9, 2012)
"On October 22, 2012, at 4:44 p.m., Oglala Lakota leader Russell Means began his journey to the spirit world. He did so at his ranch in the town of Porcupine, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, in the Lakota Territory,...
Gyasi Ross: Now the hard work - holding candidates accountable (November 9, 2012)
"Ok, now the election’s done. Good. Thank God—it went on about six months too long. There went a billion dollars that could’ve been used to help educate children or wipeout poverty or pay 1/16000th of our national debt. But at...
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