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December 12, 2012
Opinion: Native women still waiting on Congress to take action
"On April 24, Deborah Parker, vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes in Washington State, visited Congress regarding an environmental protection matter. She stopped by Senator Patty Murray’s office and asked...

Judge orders first round of payments from Cobell settlement
A federal judge issued on order on Tuesday that authorized the first round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Between 325,000 to 350,000 Indian beneficiaries across...

Authorities indict seven for taking over $500K from Crow Tribe
Federal authorities charged seven people -- almost all of them from the same family -- for stealing $520,000 from the Crow Tribe of Montana. Authorities say Dale Drew Old Horn,...

Colville Tribes won't share rest of $193M trust fund settlement
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington won't share the remainder of a $193 million trust fund settlement. The tribe already distributed half of the settlement on a...

BSPR: Cobell settlement to bring millions to Pacific Northwest
"The first payouts from a historic class-action suit against the federal government will be sent to American Indians within the week. The settlement will be split by 500,000 American Indians,...

GAO: Minerals on Indian lands worth $3.5B in fiscal year 2011
Oil, gas, coal and other minerals on Indian lands were worth $3.5 billion in fiscal year 2011, the Government Accountability Office said in a report today. The GAO analyzed leases...

Senate passes Bridgeport land-into-trust, Pascua Yaqui bills
The Senate approved two Indian bills by unanimous consent on Tuesday. H.R.2467 places approximately 39.36 acres in trust for the Bridgeport Indian Colony of California. The tribe gained federal recognition...

Tule River Tribe holding vigil for five family members who died
The Tule River Tribe of California is holding a candlelight vigil for the rest of the week in honor of five family members who were killed. Authorities say Hector Celaya,...

Opinion: Palestinians suffer a 'Trail of Tears' in their homeland
"Ever since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection with Native Americans. At the Ramallah Friends School, a Quaker institution established in Palestine over a century ago, we...

Native Sun News: Seventeen named Native Nation Rebuilders
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey. Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Bush Foundation names...

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