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Hopi Tribe files lawsuit over reclaimed sewage at sacred site (November 16, 2012)

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 peaks, won federal approval to use reclaimed sewage to make...

Blog: Bar slammed for 'Drink Like A Indian' holiday promotion (November 16, 2012)

"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 bar. The bar, launching pad for countless walks of shame...

Family not likely to take action in burial dispute with Ute Tribe (November 16, 2012)

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 on November 5 with an enlarged heart. His mother, who...

Saginaw Chippewa man convicted of assaulting three women (November 16, 2012)

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 guilty of three counts of unlawful imprisonment, two counts of...

Pechanga Band pays $20M to protect sacred site from mining (November 16, 2012)

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 was slated for the Liberty Quarry. An additional $17.35 million...

NPR: Tribes battle energy pollution on Wind River Reservation (November 16, 2012)

"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 Wyoming. He already has a headache from the fumes he...

County lobbies BIA against Mishewal Wappo Tribe recognition (November 16, 2012)

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 lost a bid to intervene in the tribe's federal recognition...

Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol (November 16, 2012)

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 chairman of the tribe's Law and Order Committee, expects the...

Tanya Fiddler named to Treasury Department advisory board (November 16, 2012)

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 director of Four Bands Community Fund. The organization was designed...

Fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 5 (November 16, 2012)

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 tribal leaders at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C. All...

6th Circuit rejects voter ban on affirmative action in Michigan (November 16, 2012)

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 action in government hiring, government contracting and admission to public...

Native Sun News: Documentary examines Dust Bowl of 1930s (November 16, 2012)

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 Resettlement Administration, which was specifically created during the Dust Bowl...

Oliver Semans: Indian voters pack a punch at the polls again (November 16, 2012)

"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. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) and replaced him with Senator Maria...

Bethany Yellowtail: Mainstream media maintains stereotypes (November 16, 2012)

"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 see when I scroll down my newsfeed are a ton...