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November 29, 2012
Senate Indian Affairs Commitee hearing on image and identity
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on Native image and identity. The hearing lasted about two hours. You can listen to the hearing below. Committee Notice:Reclaiming...

Wisconsin tribes put a hold on night deer hunting amid lawsuit
The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission has put a hold on night deer hunt in response to a ruling from a federal judge. Judge Barbara Crabb issued a...

White Mountain Apache man faces more sexual abuse charges
A member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona who is a serial sexual abuser is facing additional charges. Just last week, Jefferson Gatewood, 44, was convicted on 23...

Chris Wondolowski, Kiowa, named MVP in Major League Soccer
Chris Wondolowski, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, was named Most Valuable Player by Major League Soccer today. Wondolowski, 29, plays forward for the San Jose Earthquakes....

Opinion: Questions about Salish and Kootenai water compact
"Here in Montana the primary current risk is water which may become managed and controlled by the federal government through administration of the upcoming water use compact soon to be...

WUWM: Bad River Band leads opposition to mining in Wisconsin
"Mike Wiggins, Jr. serves as tribal chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Its reservation covers more than 125,000 acres in northern Wisconsin. Wiggins has NOT hidden...

Blog: BIA regulations ease renewable energy in Indian Country
"The Department of the Interior announced new regulations on Tuesday that tribes hope will unlock economic development and renewable energy production on Indian lands. The final rule updates Bureau of...

IPR: Little River Band recovers eagle feathers after court case
"Eagle feathers at the center of a federal court case have been returned to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Manistee. A 21-year-old man with ties to the...

Barry Brandon: Tribal economies looking brighter in Oklahoma
"Our ancestors showed us by example how to be resilient as they lived and flourished for centuries across our vast continent. Tribal nation resiliency continued to be evident through periods...

Navajo community divided on Grand Canyon tourist attraction
A proposed Grand Canyon tourist attraction is generating controversy in a Navajo Nation community. The Bodaway/Gap Chapter passed two resolutions against the Grand Canyon Escalade, a project that includes a...

Urban Native youth in British Columbia said to join suicide pact
Native advocates in British Columbia said they disrupted a "suicide pact" among 30 Native youth in Vancouver. The advocates heard about the pact on Facebook, The Globe and Mail reported....

Indian inmates at odds with state over tobacco at ceremonies
Indian inmates in South Dakota are at odds with state corrections officials over the use of tobacco in ceremonies. The Native American Council of Tribes, a group that holds ceremonies...

Jicarilla Apache Nation battles utility in tribal and federal court
The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico and a utility that provides service on the reservation are battling in tribal and federal court. The tribe went to its court to...

Potential nominee holds stock in company behind Keystone XL
Susan Rice, a potential nominee to lead the State Department, holds stock in TransCanada, the company behind the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Rice, currently the U.S. Ambassador to the United...

Native Sun News: Oglala rider joins Indian Rodeo Hall of Fame
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Seen above competing in 1976, Oglala Lakota Howard Hunter...

Cobell settlement comes too late for beneficiaries who passed
The $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit was announced in December 2009 but payments were delayed amid opposition in Congress and appeals from a small number of...

Upwards of 50K in Oklahoma share in $3.4B Cobell settlement
Upwards of 50,000 Indian beneficiaries in Oklahoma will see payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement by the end of the year. The Obama administration on Monday announced...

Tribal members in Wyoming could see $8M from Cobell payout
As many as 8,000 Indian beneficiaries in Wyoming are slated to benefit from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho...

Opinion: Diabetes program makes difference in Indian Country
"This November, we celebrate not only National Diabetes Awareness Month but also Native American Heritage Month. While it is easy to consider this a mere coincidence, it is hard to...

Jay Daniels: Christmas and Cobell -- what about the day after?
"On November 26, 2012, the Secretary of the Interior announced in a press release that the Cobell litigation is final and the department will implement the final steps for the...

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