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November 26, 2012
National forest plans to return ancestors to Oklahoma tribes
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...

Obama announces final approval for Cobell settlement payout
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...

Diverse: Few Indian students entering the business industry
"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...

S.E. Ruckman: Open carry in Oklahoma but not Indian Country
"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...

Land-into-trust fix could come up for consideration in Senate
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...

Oklahoma works with tribes on changes to child welfare plan
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...

Native Sun News: Oglala woman wins Miss Indian Rodeo 2013
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...

Opinion: Annual rite obscures mistreatment of Virginia tribes
"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...

Opinion: US justice system owes much to the first Americans
"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...

Letter: Pechanga Band brings peace in dispute on sacred site
"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...

Jay LaPlante: Letting the grudges go for a better community
"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...

Charles Trimble: A shameless promotion for my book 'Iyeska'
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...

Tim Giago: Playing both sides against the middle in US politics
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...

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