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November 15, 2012
Denise Juneau declares victory in Montana schools election
Democrat Denise Juneau, the first American Indian to run the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, declared victory on Wednesday but Republican Sandy Welch will ask for a recount in the...

Navajo Nation investigates accident involving telecom firm
Tribal, federal and state authorities are investigating a workplace incident on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation Tribal Utility Authority hired L&B Telecommunications to build a cell phone tower near...

Authorities say Fort Independence Tribe cheated out of $7M
Federal authorities arrested a California man for allegedly bilking the Fort Independence Tribe out of $7 million. Gregory J. Chmielewski, 43, faces fraud and money-laundering charges. Authorities say he stole...

Ute Tribe criticizes funeral home for handling of man's body
The Ute Tribe of Utah criticized a funeral home for its handling of a deceased member whose body was the subject of a dispute within his family. Hullinger Mortuary has...

KCAW: Sitka Tribe in Alaska elects first new chair in 20 years
"Dale Williams resigned his seat on the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Tribal Council after losing the race for chairman to former council member Mike Baines. The Tribe held its elections...

Editorial: Illegal dumping too common across Navajo Nation
"When you travel the largest Native American Tribe in the U.S.-the Navajo Nation, the beautiful geographic location is ridden with home made signs. One might argue, why can’t they just...

Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys to local organizations
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is distributing 10,000 frozen turkeys to organizations in southern California. The Thanksgiving turkey giveaway dates back 27 years. The tribe helps organizations get food...

Northern Arapaho Tribe schedules new election after dispute
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has scheduled a new primary and general election after a dispute involving one candidate. Kim Harjo appeared on the October 18 primary ballot in...

Leaford Bearskin credited with advancing Wyandotte Nation
Leaford Bearskin, the longtime leader of the Wyandotte Nation who died last Friday at the age of 91, is credited with improving the tribe's status in his 29 years...

Ousted Crow Tribe chairman challenges outcome of election
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana ousted Cedric Black Eagle last week but he's challenging the results of the election. Black Eagle and two other losing candidates filed a...

Blog: Minnesota wolf hunt desecrates sacred Ojibwe symbol
"The crowd fighting the chilly winds of Lake Superior marched through downtown Duluth, Minnesota to protest the beginning of a controversial wolf-hunting season. Robert DesJarlit carried the Cherish the Children...

Opinion: Tulalip Tribes work to improve student achievement
"November is Native American Heritage month and a fitting time to say “Thank you” to the Tulalip Tribes for the many ways in which they partner with the Marysville Schools....

Celeste Pedri: Indian artists face appropriation questions too
"Like many of us in Indian country, I caught the latest Victoria’s Secret atrocity that followed closely on the heels of Gwen Stefani’s big blunder. I’d like to move the...

Editorial: Secretary Ken Salazar apologizes for making threat
"A Gazette editorial admonished Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar for threatening to “punch out” reporter Dave Philipps. Salazar made a sincere apology to Philipps on Wednesday, verbally and in writing....

Native Sun News: Oglala man focuses on reservation teachers
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Robert Cook Making the grade Cook strives to build...

Louise Erdrich wins National Book Award for 'The Round House'
Author Louise Erdrich won the National Book Award for The Round House, her look into criminal justice issues in Indian Country. Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain...

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