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November 13, 2012
Cherokee Nation ready to serve patients at $35M health clinic
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is welcoming more patients to its new $35 million health clinic. The 92,000 square-foot Vinita Health Center replaces a much smaller 4,000-square-foot facility. There's now...

Victoria's Secret apologize for model wearing Indian headdress
Victoria’s Secret apologized for putting model Karlie Kloss in an "Indian" headdress during its annual fashion show last week. Images of Kloss in the headdress generated immediate controversy among American...

Leaders of Omaha Tribe put priority on economic development
Leaders of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska say economic development and child welfare will be their main priorities. Tribal members elected a new slate of leaders. Rodney Morris will serve...

KCAW: Sitka Tribe in Alaska holds election for chairman, council
"Today is Election Day for citizens of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. The Tribe is electing a new chairman and four council members. Longtime chairman Woody Widmark is not running...

UMinn News: AISES chapter wins award at national conference
"The University of Minnesota, Morris American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter was named Stelvio J. Zanin Distinguished Chapter of the Year at the 2012 AISES National Conference, held...

Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes lobbies for historic Indian nations
A new group called the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) aims to represent historic Indian nations that have been left off the list of federally recognized entities. ACET formed...

NMAI in New York City set to reopen following Hurricane Sandy
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York City will reopen tomorrow, more than two weeks after it closed due to Hurricane Sandy. The museum and its collection...

WyoFile: Indian voters exercise power after voting rights case
"The Voting Rights Act lawsuit that replaced at-large voting for county commissioners with district-by-district elections in Fremont County has shifted the balance of power on the commission, even in a...

Opinion: Don't fight Mishewal Wappo Tribe's federal recognition
"We see a similar scenario playing out again in Napa County’s battle with the Wappo tribe and its quest for federal recognition. Rather than realistically assessing the current political environment...

Competitor dies during Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada
A 25-year-old man from Missouri died after being injured during the 37th annual Indian National Finals Rodeo in Nevada on Saturday night. J.D. Jones was competing in the saddle bronc...

Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation
A non-Indian death row inmate who lost a last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday has said his life should be spared because he grew up on...

Native Sun News: Indian veteran reaches out to fellow warriors
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Robert Dunsmore, front row, second from right, poses with...

Leo Killsback: Indian activists taking on negative stereotypes
"The negative representations of American Indians have recently caught national attention in the news and on the Internet. As a professor in American Indian Studies, I always begin my introductory...

Sasha Houston Brown: Fashion falters again at playing Indian
"There is something insidiously ironic about being American Indian during the fall of the 21st century. It all starts with Columbus Day to mark our “discovery,” then moves right into...

Steve Russell: Analyzing the outcome of the presidential vote
"The battle is over, and pundits now stroll to the battlefield and shoot the survivors. I have used this bully pulpit to urge that Indians bloc vote only when threatened...

Opinion: New York tribes should be included in economic efforts
"Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo hosted a “wine and beer summit,” and he has been touring the areas covered by the state’s 10 regional economic development councils to gauge their progress....

Tribal law enforcement funding falls as crime rate remains high
Crime in Indian Country shows no signs of declining even as funding for tribal law enforcement has been cut in the past few years. According to Department of Justice reports,...

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