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MTPR: Tribes in Montana reconnect with traditional resources
"They’re not glaciers, and they’re not snow. They’re high-alpine ice patches, and as they melt, they reveal the history of the landscape. A partnership with the Park Service, several university...

Crosscut: Port Gamble S'Klallam aims to preserve forest lands
" The Indian chief and the timber agent meet near the shores of Port Gamble Bay. The spring air is cool and breezy along this small and sheltered nook of...

Opinion: Indian Agriculture Act could bolster tribal economies
"The Intertribal Agriculture Council, formed in 1987, has now celebrated its 25th anniversary. According to its Executive Director, Ross Racine of Montana the mission is “To provide a unified effort...

Forbes: Makah Nation wakes up to traditional form of wellness
"Verna Bowechop-Bunn lives as far west as it is possible to go in the continental United States, and nearly as far north, in the tiny town of Neah Bay, Washington,...

Leonard Masten: Klamath plan damages fish and tribal rights
"The Hoopa Valley Tribe wants to clear up misrepresentation of our position on the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Hoopa's concerns with the KBRA are that it compromises tribal water rights...

Will Chavez: Cherokee Nation subsidizes unhealthy business
"As this column took shape, I learned Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 as “Great American Smoke Out Day” in the Cherokee Nation. “By doing...

Former head of Alaska Native whaling commission sentenced
Maggie Ahmaogak, the former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison on theft and other charges. Ahmaogak, 62, pleaded guilty to...

Report outlines Indian Child Welfare Act woes in South Dakota
The Lakota People's Law Project is sending a report to Congress that outlines Indian Child Welfare Act issues in South Dakota. According to the group, American Indian children are overrepresented...

Navajo Nation vice president attending White House meeting
The Navajo Nation will be represented by Vice President Rex Lee Jim at the White House Tribal Nations Conference next week. Jim will be among hundreds of tribal leaders at...

Beverly Cook: Mohawk women bringing healing to community
"Konon:kwe Council, is a circle of Mohawk women relatives working to reconstruct the power of our origins as daughters of Sky Woman. In August Konon:kwe Council hosted a spiritual and...

Native Sun News: Uranium mine impacts Lakota cultural sites
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Draft statement claims cumulative impacts of proposed...

Sen. Daniel Akaka presides over his last Indian Affairs hearing
Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) chaired what was likely his last Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday. Akaka took over the committee at the start of the 112th Congress...

Chris Wondolowski discussed Indian health issues on Hill visit
Chris Wondolowski, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma who was named Most Valuable Player by Major League Soccer on Thursday, discussed Indian health issues on a visit...

NPR: South Dakota beneficiaries await share of Cobell payout
"Federal officials are working to send out $1,000 checks in the next few weeks to hundreds of thousands of Native Americans. The money stems from a settlement of the Cobell...

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