Column: South Dakota service honors Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (November 19, 2012)
"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 her death, St. Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized Oct. 21 in...
Woman and grandchildren killed on North Dakota reservation (November 19, 2012)
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. She was found dead in her home on Sunday along...
Sioux tribes raise $7M for purchase of sacred Black Hills place (November 19, 2012)
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 Rosebud Sioux Tribe already made an $900,000 earnest payment to...
BLM offering reward in theft of petroglyphs from California site (November 19, 2012)
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 petroglyphs from an area known as the Volcanic Tableland. A...
USDA Blog: Taking on overpopulation of pets in Indian Country (November 19, 2012)
"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 times to corral her, to no avail. Then, in 2011,...
Center for Native American Youth starts 'Champions' initiative (November 19, 2012)
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 American Indian and Alaska Native youth who are making a...
Dry Creek Rancheria calls off election amid enrollment dispute (November 19, 2012)
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 last month. Both say they are being targeted for political...
Column: Murder on Pueblo land still a mystery after 18 years (November 19, 2012)
"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 hazy distance to the northwest, and Ladron Peak presents its...
Column: Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota study walleye population (November 19, 2012)
"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 Resource's gill-net surveys showed a declining number of male walleyes...
George Edwardson: Development plan is good for subsistence (November 19, 2012)
"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 for the Inupiat people and our way of life. It...
Peter d'Errico: Western Shoshones fight mining on treaty land (November 19, 2012)
"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, “nanostructured gold is a very promising candidate as a catalyst,...
Holly Cook Macarro: Indian Country relishes election victories (November 19, 2012)
"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 of two seats and a 10-seat majority as a result...
Editorial: Pechanga Band takes action to protect sacred place (November 19, 2012)
"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 the quarry site for $3 million, and pay Granite another...
Native Sun News: Rapid City Native community airs concerns (November 19, 2012)
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 Sam Kooiker and South Dakota’s Tribal Relations Secretary J.R. LaPlante...
Tim Giago: Still sweating after 34 years of my weekly columns (November 19, 2012)
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 front of your typewriter until you sweat blood.” Of course...
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