President Obama statement on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (December 17, 2012)
The following statement was issued today by President Barack Obama. Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. The second-longest serving Senator in the history of the chamber, Danny represented the people...
Nebraska Supreme Court transfers child case to Omaha Tribe (December 17, 2012)
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday transferred an Indian Child Welfare Act to the Omaha Tribe. Lower courts previously said the tribe waited too long to intervene in proceedings involving two siblings. But the Nebraska Supreme Court noted that the...
Blog: Tribal bills that didn't get passed during 112th Congress (December 17, 2012)
"A commenter thought it would be more telling to list what bills in the 112th Congress will not be enacted. Ask and you shall receive. Below are lists of bills in the Senate and House affecting Indian tribes, Alaska Natives...
Robert Coulter: Tribes pushing for implementation of UNDRIP (December 17, 2012)
"December 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced United States support of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. With that pronouncement, there is now no country in the world that opposes the rights of indigenous peoples to exist...
Cheryl Crazy Bull: Charity always a part of our tribal society (December 17, 2012)
"Imagine societies where frequent family and community events were held to ensure that all people were provided for and where goods and resources were regularly redistributed so no one would be in need. Traditionally, American Indian societies are like that....
Chelsea Vowel: Native people stand up and say Idle No More (December 17, 2012)
"Although thousands of indigenous people all over Canada rallied together under the banner of Idle No More on December 10th, there has been very little media coverage on the movement. Most of what is being said in the mainstream media...
BSPR: NCAI worried about scams related to Cobell payments (December 17, 2012)
"Close to 6,000 American Indians in Idaho will get a check this week for $1,000. It’s part of a landmark settlement with the federal government over the mismanagement of American Indian land. Just in time for the holidays, about 300,000...
Column: Annual ride commemorates hangings of Dakota men (December 17, 2012)
"Along Highway 34 in the flat country west of Howard, four riders on small horses move at a quick walk through a late afternoon drained of warmth and nearly of light. The occasional passing truck stirs up cold wind, and...
MPR: Red Lake Nation to use $21M USDA loan at tribal college (December 17, 2012)
"The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota will receive more than $21 million in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program. Red Lake will use some of the money to build a 42,000-square-foot tribal college....
Blog: Navajo woman Republican heads to New Mexico Capitol (December 17, 2012)
"“Now how is it pronounced,” long-time New Mexico House veteran Edward Sandoval (D-Albuquerque) politely asked. “Claw-chiss-chillage,” the new member of the Roundhouse said. “Rhymes with village,” a reporter offered. Like all other new members of the New Mexico House and...
Native Sun News: State approves mining project in Black Hills (December 17, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. State approves Paha Sapa gold exploration without Native consent By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Health &...
Native Sun News: Another year for Lakota Nation Invitational (December 17, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. LNI An acronym that needs no introduction By Native Sun News Staff All living things grow...
Tim Giago: 'There are no words to describe it' - Wounded Knee (December 17, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota While trying to talk about the tragedy at Newtown, Connecticut, last week it was said over and over by different individuals, “There are no words to describe...
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