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November 16, 2012
Hopi Tribe files lawsuit over reclaimed sewage at sacred site
The Hopi Tribe filed a new lawsuit aimed at stopping the use of reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort in the...

Blog: Bar slammed for 'Drink Like A Indian' holiday promotion
"Judging by how it plans to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Foggy Bottom bad-memory hole McFadden's seems to be doing everything in its ability to cement its reputation as D.C.'s douchiest...

Family not likely to take action in burial dispute with Ute Tribe
The family of a deceased member of the Ute Tribe of Utah is unlikely to take further action after the man was buried on the reservation. Teddy Serawop, 32, died...

Saginaw Chippewa man convicted of assaulting three women
Waylon James Pego, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, faces life in prison after being convicted in federal court of assaulting three women. Pego, 28, was found...

Pechanga Band pays $20M to protect sacred site from mining
The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians in California is paying $20.35 million to protect a sacred site from development. The tribe is paying $3 million for the 354-acre site that...

NPR: Tribes battle energy pollution on Wind River Reservation
"The air reeks so strongly of rotten eggs that tribal leader Wes Martel hesitates to get out of the car at an oil field on the Wind River Reservation in...

County lobbies BIA against Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition
Officials in Napa County, California, met with Kevin Washburn, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to lobby against federal recognition for the Mishewal Wappo Tribe. The county...

Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol
The council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will vote November 27 on a proposal to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. James “Toby” Big Boy, the...

Tanya Fiddler named to Treasury Department advisory board
President Barack Obama has named Tanya M. Fiddler, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, to the Community Development Advisory Board at the Treasury Department. Fiddler is the executive...

Fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 5
A month after his election victory, President Barack Obama will host the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 5. Obama and members of his administration will meet with...

6th Circuit rejects voter ban on affirmative action in Michigan
A full panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals narrowly rejected a voter approved ban on affirmative action in Michigan. Voters approved Proposition 2 in 2006. It bans affirmative...

Native Sun News: Documentary examines Dust Bowl of 1930s
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. One of many photos collected by the now-defunct federal...

Oliver Semans: Indian voters pack a punch at the polls again
"Who would think that a group that makes up about one percent of the overall population could carry such a wallop? From 2000, when we defeated infamous “Indian fighter” U.S....

Bethany Yellowtail: Mainstream media maintains stereotypes
"For those of you connected to Indian country via cyberspace you’ll see that there has never been a more exciting time to be Native American than the present. What I...

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