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November 28, 2012
Opinion: Salinan tribes in California facing obstacles to unity
"We often hear comments from people reflecting a wish that all Salinans work together to achieve common goals for the greater good of all of our people. Many of us...

Miccosukee man doesn't know who paid $3.1M to legal team
A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida says he doesn't know who paid $3.1 million to his law firm. Jimmie Bert and his daughter, Tammy Gwen Billie, have been...

Chinook Nation looking for support on federal recognition bill
The Chinook Nation of Washington is hoping to gain more support for federal recognition in Congress. The tribe was recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the end of...

Yankton Sioux man accused of killing uncle, shooting cousin
Dancing Bull Fischer, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is accused of fatally shooting his uncle and putting his cousin in critical condition. Bull Fischer, 23,...

Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria leader, set for trial in 2013
Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California, is due to go trial in February 2013 on a grand theft charge. Avila, 51, was arraigned...

Northern Cheyenne man loses bid to lower murder sentence
Vernon Kills On Top, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was convicted of murder, kidnapping and robbery, lost his bid to have his sentence lowered. Kills On Top...

Hartford Black Eagle, Crow spiritual leader, passes away at 78
Hartford Black Eagle, a spiritual leader of the Crow Tribe of Montana who adopted President Barack Obama into his family, died on Monday. He was 78. Black Eagle and...

Soboba basketball star spends Thanksgiving at White House
Joseph Burton, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California, spent Thanksgiving at the White House after volunteering at a food bank in Washington, D.C. Burton is...

DOJ launches civil rights investigation into Albuquerque police
The Department of Justice announced a civil rights investigation into law enforcement in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department have been involved in 25 shootings since 2010....

BIA completes regulations to speed leasing in Indian Country
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has completed regulations that will speed up the leasing process in Indian Country, Obama administration officials said on Tuesday. The regulations, for the first time,...

Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference
The Obama administration is finalizing details for the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C., on December 5. The event, as in years past, will...

Checks for $3.4B Cobell settlement expected in mid-December
Checks for beneficiaries of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement could start going out during the week of December 10, an attorney for the plaintiffs said. The $3.4 billion...

Native Sun News: Mid-East and South Dakota journalists meet
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Native Sun News along with Tom Katus, standing at...

Chris Wondolowski, Kiowa, up for Major League Soccer award
Chris Wondolowski, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, is up for a Major League Soccer award. Wondolowski plays forward for the San Jose Earthquakes. He is one...

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