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Supreme Court ruling  could impact ICWA cases nationwide Supreme Court ruling could impact ICWA cases nationwide
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an Indian Child Welfare Act case this year and a negative ruling could have a nationwide impact. Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl involves a...
Quechan Nation swears in council members after challenge Quechan Nation swears in council members after challenge
The Quechan Nation swore in five council members after two election challenges were resolved. Tribal members went to the polls on December 3, 2012. An open meeting was held December...
Cherokee Nation in negotiations for motor vehicle compact Cherokee Nation in negotiations for motor vehicle compact
The Cherokee Nation is in negotiations with the state of Oklahoma to update its motor vehicle compact. The tribe issues motor vehicle tags within its 14-county jurisdiction, with a portion...
Outdoors: Update on Colville Tribes   Columbia River hatchery Outdoors: Update on Colville Tribes Columbia River hatchery
"Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: The plan for the Colville Confederated Tribes to build a new hatchery began...
Opinion: Misplaced outrage about white guys in headdresses Opinion: Misplaced outrage about white guys in headdresses
"In case you haven't heard, in Philadelphia the "politically correct" crowd is on the warpath over a New Year's Day Mummers skit by Northwest Philadelphia's Venetian New Year's Association. The...
Traffic Q&A: Tribes exercise sovereignty with license plates Traffic Q&A: Tribes exercise sovereignty with license plates
"Question: “I was driving in Tacoma yesterday and saw a car with a license plate that said “Yakama Indian Nation” on it. I know tribes are supposed to be sovereign...
Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC
Tribal and Native groups from across the country will be marching with President Barack Obama for his inaugural parade on January 21, 2013. This year's participants include the Navajo Nation...
Some Indian beneficiaries in Montana still waiting for check Some Indian beneficiaries in Montana still waiting for check
Some Indian beneficiaries in Montana still haven't received the first payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Checks of $1,000 were mailed shortly before Christmas. Two of Warren...
Indian revelers prepare to celebrate Obama's inauguration Indian revelers prepare to celebrate Obama's inauguration
Upwards of 2,000 tribal leaders, tribal members and tribal dignitaries are expected in Washington, D.C., next week for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The swearing-in ceremony takes place at...
Patricia Michaels, Pueblo, makes history on Project Runway Patricia Michaels, Pueblo, makes history on Project Runway
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo is making history on Project Runway. Michaels is the first Native American to compete on the show, now in its 11th season....
NYT Blog: Reclaimed sewage  turns out yellow   at sacred site NYT Blog: Reclaimed sewage turns out yellow at sacred site
"After a decade of legal battles, a ski resort in Northern Arizona recently became the first in the world to make artificial snow totally out of sewage effluent. On Dec....
Editorial: More tribes in Alaska work  to become tobacco free Editorial: More tribes in Alaska work to become tobacco free
"Looking back at 2012 for Maniilaq Association's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs, the year went fairly well. Both programs visited and met with all 12 of the Maniilaq Service Area...
NPR: Adopted Indian woman  comes full circle   with adoption NPR: Adopted Indian woman comes full circle with adoption
"Diane Tells His Name, 61, grew up never knowing she was adopted. "When did you first feel like you were different?" Bonnie Buchanan, 23, asks her mother during a recent...
Analysis: Media fails in coverage of Cherokee ICWA dispute Analysis: Media fails in coverage of Cherokee ICWA dispute
"The mainstream media has utterly failed to provide perspective or balance in coverage of the adoption of the 3-year-old Cherokee child, now known as "Baby Veronica." The case of a...
Johnny Rustywire: Nacho, the boy from the boarding school Johnny Rustywire: Nacho, the boy from the boarding school
"It was an old building; the buildings there were all old. Built in the early 1900s, they were red brick. Some would say they were Victorian. This was a three-story...
Tom Cook: Media falters on uranium mining near  Pine Ridge Tom Cook: Media falters on uranium mining near Pine Ridge
"Media coverage of Crow Butte Resources' uranium mining near Crawford, Nebraska, has been remarkably incomplete. In deference to the multimillion-dollar operation, coverage has focused on all the positives generated for...
Native Sun News: US Attorney   advocates for Indian Country Native Sun News: US Attorney advocates for Indian Country
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. United States Attorney Brendan Johnson has established himself as...
Mark Trahant: Counting on tribes to bail out the government Mark Trahant: Counting on tribes to bail out the government
"The Idaho congressional delegation represents the divide that is the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Mike Simpson, from Blackfoot, is a traditional conservative. He could be counted...
Native Sun News: IHS sued in  death of Standing Rock woman Native Sun News: IHS sued in death of Standing Rock woman
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Standing Rock man files lawsuit against IHS Tried eight...
Tim Giago: The destruction of Wounded Knee by AIM in 1973 Tim Giago: The destruction of Wounded Knee by AIM in 1973
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota In a couple of weeks flyers will be strewn across the Pine Ridge Reservation asking the residents...

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