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November 14, 2012
San Carlos Apache Tribe helps members affected by hurricane
The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is helping two members who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Curtis Harris and his nephew Zachary Harris live in Montclair, New...

Per cap payout from Ute Mountain Ute boosts local businesses
Members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado have been boosting the local economy thanks to a per capita payout. Each member received about $19,000 in three payments. The...

Hayley Hutt: Water bill terminates Hoopa Valley Tribe's rights
"The Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement expires Dec. 31. Isn't now the time to let that happen and separate Klamath Basin water rights and dam removal issues? The KBRA does not...

Some leaders of Lac du Flambeau Band haven't taken drug test
Some leaders of the Lac du Flambeau Tribe of Wisconsin haven't taken a drug test, President Tom Maulson said. Eight council members -- out of 12 -- have taken the...

Oneida Nation sues city after revoking permit for energy facility
The Oneida Nation is suing the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, for revoking a permit that was issued to the tribe's renewable energy facility. Oneida Seven Generations Corp, the tribe's...

Lumbee Tribe re-elects Paul Brooks according to latest results
Paul Brooks won re-election as chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, according to unofficial results. Brooks received 2,559 votes, or 52 percent, of the vote. Jimmy Goins, the...

Cherokee Nation council supports UKB land-into-trust litigation
The Cherokee Nation Council voted to support litigation over the land-into-trust rights of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The Cherokees sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for approving...

Tribes focusing on businesses at Reservation Economic Summit
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting the Reservation Economic Summit in Oklahoma today and tomorrow. The event is taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel &...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe election audit yields little
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Francis Pumpkin Seed, the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Election Commission...

County seeks delay in potential land transfer to Chumash Tribe
The board of supervisors in Ventura County, California, is trying to delay the potential transfer of federal land to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The land is located...

Michigan Radio: Tribes oppose bills to create wolf hunt in state
"We reported last week that Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation to make gray wolves a game species (State Representative Matt Huuki (R-Atlantic Mine) introduced HB 5834. Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba)...

Editorial: Tribes in Virginia still struggle for federal recognition
"Virginia honored the commonwealth’s Indian tribes last week, a subject that the U.S. Congress continues to ignore. Perhaps the new Congress elected last week will change that. Gov. Bob McDonnell...

MPR: New Indian education director aims to address disparities
"When it comes to discussing education, Dennis Olson has a few statistics memorized; numbers he says are 'unacceptable.' In Minnesota, the statewide high school graduation rate is 76 percent. Among...

About 30K in Arizona expected to benefit from Cobell payouts
About 30,000 people in Arizona are expected to benefit from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, Cronkite News reports. The settlement includes $1.412 billion in payments to individual Indians....

Adrian Jawort: 'Redskins' and 'scalps' in Indian mascot debate
"With the state of Washington recently voting to ban the usage of all Native American-related mascots in public schools, it brings momentum and hope to those that aim to see...

Charles Kader: Unprecedented targeting of Indian smokeshops
"American history shows the repeated pattern of federal and state government interference within American Indian communities. Like a habit that cannot be kicked, these efforts to assimilate free human beings...

Editorial: Secretary Salazar should apologize for making threat
"Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is a powerful man who answers directly to President Barack Obama. He’s a former United States senator and attorney general for our state. One might...

Doug George-Kanentiio: 1794 Canandaigua treaty is renewed
Each year citizens of the Haudenosaunee and their friends gather in the town of Canandaigua to renew the treaty negotiated there between the Confederacy and the United States of America....

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