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November 27, 2012
Man accused of downloading pornography to tribe's computer
An Alaska man is facing 11 counts of possession of child pornography after authorities said he downloaded child pornography to a computer belonging to the Chilkoot Indian Association. Randolph T....

9th Circuit dismisses Colville descendants' enrollment lawsuit
Three descendants of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington can't challenge the tribe's enrollment procedures, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in an unpublished decision on...

Marine Corps News: Citizen Potawatomi woman proud of roots
"Pride is an innate trait woven into the fabric of Phyllis Hurlock’s life. As a civilian program analyst working for Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) at Quantico, Hurlock takes pride...

Wisconsin Ojibwe tribes stir controversy with night deer hunt
Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin are generating controversy with a proposal to hunt deer at night. Tribes retain off-reservation hunting rights under their treaties. But the state has gone to court...

New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor sales
The incoming leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't support the legalization of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Byran Brewer will take office next week. He said the tribe,...

Hoopa Valley Tribe approves $10K per capita from settlement
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California approved a $10,000 per capita payment, with the money coming from a $49.2 trust fund settlement. The tribe has yet to receive the settlement....

PBS: Climate change threatens a way of life for Quileute Tribe
"CHRIS MORGANROTH, Quileute elder: It's been a great quality of life since the time of our beginning here, that all the things that were made available to us by the...

NWPR: Umatilla Tribes implement tougher criminal sentencing
"A tribal court on the Umatilla Indian Reservation is one of the first to hand down a long prison term under new tougher criminal sentencing laws enacted by Congress in...

Sen. Reid cites continuing negotiations for a land-into-trust fix
Negotiations continue in the Senate on a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on Monday. At the start of the...

Native Sun News: Weekly meal a boost for Rapid City homeless
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Community members gathered for the weekly homeless meal Sunday,...

Dan Jones: Indian history interpreted through Disney's fantasy
"I first went to work at Disney in Imagineering. The Disney America project was to be a giant theme park in Virginia located near the old Manassas battlefield. The new...

Suzan Harjo: NCAI warns of drastic cut in Indian Country funds
"Dispelling any notion that Native Peoples are takers, the National Congress of American Indians and an impressive list of Native organizations and nations wrote to members of Congress on November...

ICT interview with Kevin Gover on the perils of running the BIA
"ICT: How does being head of the NMAI compare to having been the leader of the BIA? Are there any similarities? Kevin Gover: Almost none. Being the Assistant Secretary is...

In The Loop: A possible candidate for Interior Department post
"Among the names being bandied around for a possible successor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, we’re hearing two a bit louder of late: former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and John...

Former Indian school in Phoenix finds new use as farm project
The old Phoenix Indian School in Arizona is finding a new use as a farm for refugee families. The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave up the boarding school in a...

About 350K to share in first round of Cobell settlement payout
About 350,000 Indian beneficiaries across the nation are expected to share in the first round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, attorneys for the late Elouise...

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