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December 5, 2012
Opinion: Clear land-into-trust standard needed for Carcieri fix
"Retiring Senator Daniel Akaka (D–HI) has indicated, with the support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) and the Obama Administration, that he intends to push his “Carcieri Fix” (S....

Jodi Gillette: White House report on progress in Indian Country
"Over the past four years, through tribal consultation and the White House Tribal Nations Conferences, President Obama and his Administration have worked to ensure that tribal leaders are directly involved...

Gus Pina: Dry Creek Rancheria takes membership role seriously
"The U.S. Constitution recognizes Indian tribes as sovereign governments along with states and foreign governments. One hundred and eighty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged our political independence and...

Native Sun News: Tribes document ICWA woes in South Dakota
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Federal Indian Child Welfare Act directors representing six of...

Yaqui Tribe challenges aqueduct under construction in Mexico
The Yaqui Tribe in Mexico is battling an aqueduct that will take water from their homeland. The aqueduct is already under construction but the Yaqui hope they can stop it....

Cedric Sunray: White House Indians keep policy of segregation
On November 28, I received a call from Charles Galbraith, the associate director for intergovernmental affairs at the White House, after numerous inquiries regarding the omission of historic tribes from...

Charles Kader: Challenges and potential in border communities
"With the holiday season upon us, the advertisements try to get us to all think big and throw a party and invite the neighbors over. In some neighborhoods, that may...

Christina Castro: The beauty of a Native woman, in Native eyes
"Lately, we as Native people have been bombarded with a constant influx of demeaning imagery in the media and fashion industry. It seems like every other skinny blonde model or...

Indigenous leaders demand protection for homelands in Brazil
Indigenous leaders went to the capital of Brazil on Tuesday to seek protections for their homelands. Tribes are facing encroachments from loggers and ranchers. They delivered a petition to the...

NCAI warns of negative effects of fiscal cliff on tribal programs
The National Congress of American Indians sent a letter to Congressional leaders to warn of the negative impacts of budget cuts in Indian Country. Members of Congress have until the...

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