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November 19, 2012
Column: South Dakota service honors Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
"Anne Henry drove 200 miles from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls to be part of a service Sunday honoring the first Native American saint ever canonized. More than 300 years after...

Woman and grandchildren killed on North Dakota reservation
A woman and three of her grandchildren were killed on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota, authorities said today. The woman was identified as Martha Johnson, 64....

Sioux tribes raise $7M for purchase of sacred Black Hills place
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and other tribes of the Sioux Nation have raised $7 million towards the purchase of a sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The...

BLM offering reward in theft of petroglyphs from California site
The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information about petroglyphs that were stolen from a site in California. Vandals used hammers and saws to remove the...

USDA Blog: Taking on overpopulation of pets in Indian Country
"Years passed, but no one was able to get near the stray dog roaming the 90 acres of the Ely Shoshone Tribal District in Nevada. Tribal members had tried many...

Center for Native American Youth starts 'Champions' initiative
The Center for Native American Youth is launching a new "Champions for Change" initiative today. The program is a spin-off of a White House initiative. The goal is to recognize...

Dry Creek Rancheria calls off election amid enrollment dispute
The Dry Creek Rancheria of California called off its election after the membership qualifications of two candidates were questioned. Carmen Cordova Soltanizadeh, 34, and Laila DeRouen, 29, received disenrollment notices...

Column: Murder on Pueblo land still a mystery after 18 years
"This stretch of highway that carves off a triangle between Interstates 25 and 40 and slices through Laguna Pueblo hasn’t changed much in 18 years. Mount Taylor hovers in the...

Column: Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota study walleye population
"Lake Mille Lacs is Minnesota's own Rubik's Cube: a walleye fishery puzzle that seems impossible to solve. The complexity came to a head this fall when the Department of Natural...

George Edwardson: Development plan is good for subsistence
"As the president of the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS), the regional tribe for eight villages in the North Slope Borough, it is my duty to stand up...

Peter d'Errico: Western Shoshones fight mining on treaty land
"Gold is important in high-tech products and projects. The Keck Observatory, in Hawai’i, coats its secondary mirror in gold. Computers and other electronic devices require gold. Lawrence Livermore Labs says,...

Holly Cook Macarro: Indian Country relishes election victories
"Just one year ago, the Democrats were written off as likely to lose their majority and control of the Senate to the Republicans. Today, they are looking at a gain...

Editorial: Pechanga Band takes action to protect sacred place
"The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and Granite Construction last week announced a deal that ends plans for an open-pit mine near Temecula. The tribe will buy 354 acres of...

Native Sun News: Rapid City Native community airs concerns
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. From left, U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson, Rapid City Mayor...

Tim Giago: Still sweating after 34 years of my weekly columns
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) A famous columnist once wrote, “It is easy to write a weekly column. All you have to do is sit in...

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