Editorial: Navajo Nation creates strong partnership with Israel (December 14, 2012)

"As the Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and the First lady travel through Israel, they are setting the tone for the Nation- a global opportunity is now in reach for the largest Tribe in the U.S. this will brand the...

Rodney Donahue: Hoopa Valley Tribe should help the disabled (December 14, 2012)

"Hay:yung my name is Rodney Donahue. I am 54 years old and a disabled Hoopa Tribal member living on State SSI. I receive $854 from California State disability insurance every month. I find it very difficult to live on what...

John Norwood: Some Indian nations treated like untouchables (December 14, 2012)

"The Obama administration has once again demonstrated its concern for the issues of Indian country by holding another Tribal Leaders Summit on December 5, 2012. Top administration officials, and the president himself, addressed hundreds of tribal leaders who gathered to...

8th Circuit issues conflicting decisions in sexual assault cases (December 14, 2012)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued conflicting decisions in two Indian Country sexual assault cases on Thursday. James Bruguier was charged with sexual abuse of an incapacitated person for an incident on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota....

DC Circuit allows suit against Cherokee chief in Freedmen case (December 14, 2012)

The chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma can be sued by Freedmen descendants, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The tribe cannot be sued due to sovereign immunity, the court noted. But U.S. Supreme Court precedents allow...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe remains in dispute over council election (December 14, 2012)

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma remains mired in a dispute over an election that was held in June. Alleged irregularities prompted the election committee to throw out the results of the vote. A new election was scheduled but various groups...

Delvin Cree: Cobell brings millions to Turtle Mountain members (December 14, 2012)

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff of the Cobell v Salazar class action lawsuit would be a happy woman today, knowing beneficiaries in the case will finally be receiving compensation for the mismanagement of individual Indian money (IIM) accounts held in...

Indian woman spared from death penalty under race bias law (December 14, 2012)

A judge in North Carolina spared Christina Walters, a woman reported to be of Lumbee and Cherokee ancestry, under the state's Racial Justice Act. Walters was convicted of killing two White women and shooting an African-American woman as part of...

Brian Paterson: Indian women need protections from violence (December 14, 2012)

"I have been taught that “no nation is truly defeated until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” Native women have strong hearts, but that strength is constantly challenged by the high rates of domestic violence on many...

Mary Pember: Lac Courte Oreilles ceremonial buildings burned (December 14, 2012)

"The Big Drum house was so much more than a building—it contained the stories and memories of our people,” says Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe tribal member Jackie Cadotte. “Some remember sitting on their father’s laps during ceremonies there....

Blog: Few Indian bills enacted into law during 112th Congress (December 14, 2012)

"Below are bills that were considered in either one or both the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs or the House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, and were enacted into law in the 112th Congress. Have not...

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe gets more in Black Hills (December 14, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Rosebud Sioux buy 44 acres in Paha Sapa By Native Sun News Staff RAPID CITY —...

Native Sun News: Tribal leaders blast Keystone XL at hearing (December 14, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Oglala Lakota Tom Poor Bear and family farmer Randy Thompson were among 85 opponents testifying this month...