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December 3, 2012
Steven Newcomb: A cruel history in conquest of Native people
"In Sir Arthur Helps’s book The Spanish Conquest in America (1855), we find a memorable and heart wrenching story of Spanish cruelty and treachery.” A female Indian leader named Anacaona...

Steve Russell: Full-blooded Indians still facing the most racism
"FBIs (Full Blooded Indians) get weary of hearing about the vicissitudes facing mixed-blood Indians, for understandable reasons. FBIs bear the brunt of anti-Indian racism. “Race,” having no freestanding reality, is...

Column: A big battle over a little deer hunt by Wisconsin tribes
"There's a big dispute in federal court in Madison over whether American Indian tribes in Wisconsin should be allowed to use lights to kill deer at night outside the reservations....

Fraternity cancels party named 'Western Bros and Nava-hoes'
A fraternity in Alberta, Canada, canceled a party named "Western Bros and Nava-hoes" after Native students protested. The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity was going to hold the party at the...

County sues BIA over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust papers
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being sued over Ho-Chunk Nation land-into-trust documents. The tribe submitted an application for 600 acres in Baraboo, Wisconsin, more than a year ago. Officials...

Review: Tragic history of Dakota war examined for '38 Nooses'
"When the conflict between the Dakota nation and the white soldiers and settlers on the frontier of Minnesota came to an end in the fall of 1862, Gen. John...

Travel: Ute Mountain Ute Tribe brings visitors closer to culture
"At the small tribal visitor center near the Ute reservation town of Towaoc in the high Colorado desert, I climbed into an aging Ford van with four others. We'd come...

Editorial: Indian woman brings leadership to police department
"Barring a surprise, on Friday the Minneapolis City Council is expected to confirm veteran cop Janeé Harteau as the city's new police chief. A protégée of former chief Tim Dolan,...

Interview with David Treuer on canoeing across Ojibwe country
"In his nonfiction book “Rez Life,” David Treuer offers an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe. Before sitting down to write...

Column: Leaving the city behind for life in Alaska Native village
"When Eunice Schaefer moved back to the village after more than a decade of city living, relatives often appeared at her doorstep with food. They had caught extra fish or...

Native Sun News: Native monument in Rapid City gains ground
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn would like to see Halley Park which comprises...

Tim Giago: Indian Country remains out of sight and out of mind
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota Native Americans fit nicely into that media box labeled “Out of sight; out of mind:” And if...

Editorial: Elouise Cobell worked tirelessly for trust settlement
"Elouise Cobell did not live to experience the triumphant moment for her long campaign for justice, but the checks are going into the mail. Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet...

NPR: Tribes take on state and BIA in Indian child welfare battle
"South Dakota's foster care system "systematically violated the spirit and the letter" of a law meant to protect Native American children, a coalition of tribal directors from the state's nine...

Editorial: Priceless lessons learned from Cobell trust fund case
"The finish line to a race that started more than 17 years ago will be crossed later this month when plaintiffs in a lawsuit by American Indians against the federal...

Review: Book offers another peek at George Armstrong Custer
"A full 136 years after the last bluecoat in the Seventh Cavalry fell, the literary autopsy of the Battle of the Little Bighorn shows no sign of letting up,...

Opinion: Cobell trust fund settlement payout 'insultingly small'
"Her Blackfeet Nation name was Yellow Bird Woman but during many years of contentious litigation attorneys for the federal government undoubtedly described Native American activist Elouise P. Cobell in more...

South Dakota could see $115M from 1st round of Cobell payout
Indian beneficiaries in South Dakota could see between $105 million and $115 million from the first round of the Cobell trust fund settlement, an attorney said. Checks of $1,000 will...

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