National forest plans to return ancestors to Oklahoma tribes (November 26, 2012)
The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests in Arkansas plans to repatriate ancestral remains to the Caddo Nation and the Osage Nation. The remains of 28 ancestors and associated artifacts were removed in the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s. The Department...
Obama announces final approval for Cobell settlement payout (November 26, 2012)
President Barack Obama today announced final approval of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The settlement became final on November 24, following an appeal process that went before the U.S. Supreme Court. Payments from the $1.5 billion portion of...
Diverse: Few Indian students entering the business industry (November 26, 2012)
"As a student at Whittier College, Robert Jacobo relished learning more about Native American culture through courses in history and anthropology. But it was a business management course that helped him make up his mind about what he wanted to...
S.E. Ruckman: Open carry in Oklahoma but not Indian Country (November 26, 2012)
"At midnight of the first day of the eleventh month, a different day dawned in Oklahoma. A new law went into effect that will undoubtedly change a few things around here. The “Open Carry” statute allows gun holders (who are...
Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate (November 26, 2012)
A fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar could come up for a vote this week in the Senate, according to Turtle Talk. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were "under federal jurisdiction"...
Oklahoma works with tribes on changes to child welfare plan (November 26, 2012)
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is working with tribes on changes to its child welfare plan, The Tulsa World reports. The state meets with tribal representatives every three months to discuss the Pinnacle Plan. "By July 1, 2013, OKDHS...
Native Sun News: Oglala woman wins Miss Indian Rodeo 2013 (November 26, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Oglala Lakota Sonyah Shae “Soni” Clifford of Rockyford on the Pine Ridge Reservation hopes to use her new title...
Opinion: Annual rite obscures mistreatment of Virginia tribes (November 26, 2012)
"In a touching Thanksgiving Day “annual rite,” Gov. Bob McDonnell and first lady Maureen McDonnell accepted a buck presented by Chief Carl Custalow, leader of the Mattaponi Indian tribe, and a deer and Canadian goose from Chief Kevin Brown of...
Opinion: US justice system owes much to the first Americans (November 26, 2012)
"Much has been written about the mainstream U.S. culture borrowing Native imagery. Most of us have seen this all our lives-how many of us grew up with an American Indian as our high school mascot? The New Mexico state flag...
Letter: Pechanga Band brings peace in dispute on sacred site (November 26, 2012)
"The Pechanga tribe has stepped forward and saved this land, these elegant hills, for eternity. I, for one, owe them a boundless debt of gratitude. They saved the community of Rainbow when they saved their land. They will always be...
Jay LaPlante: Letting the grudges go for a better community (November 26, 2012)
"Historically, Native people valued relationships. Today in tribal communities, we have hundreds of relatives related by blood and not. Some we know well; others, we know only by name; and many, we don’t know at all. Some people we know...
Charles Trimble: A shameless promotion for my book 'Iyeska' (November 26, 2012)
This column is a shameless promotion to get you to read my Book, “Iyeska” I’ve often been told by different people, “You ought to write a book.” And, indeed, I had long planned to do so; but I had ruled...
Tim Giago: Playing both sides against the middle in US politics (November 26, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota Thankfully we will have a slight respite of two years before the mid-term elections roll around. It is time for all Native Americans to scrutinize their political...
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