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ICT Q&A with Karlene Hunter, Native American Natural Foods (January 17, 2013)

"In early January, Hunter talked to Indian Country Today Media Network about the NASFT award, Native American Natural Foods’ success, the Tanka Bar recipe and what she envisions for the company’s future. What was it about your vision that caught...

Gyasi Ross: Learning more about the Idle No More movement (January 17, 2013)

"What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian About, Eh? Lately, Native people have taken to the streets malls in demonstrations of Public Indian-ness (or "PI") that surpasses the sheer volume of activism of even Alcatraz and the...

Turtle Talk: Indian law and policy review of Obama's 1st term (January 17, 2013)

"Sunday officially marks the conclusion of President Obama’s first term in office – as well as the beginning of his second term. And with today’s announcement that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be stepping down soon, it is...

Many beneficiaries still waiting for share of Cobell settlement (January 17, 2013)

Many Indian beneficiaries still haven't received their initial share of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Checks for $1,000 went out before Christmas. But some were sent to incorrect addresses so beneficiaries are waiting for new ones to...

NCAI praises Secretary Salazar for 'new era of tribal relations' (January 17, 2013)

Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ushered in a "new era of tribal relations," the National Congress of Americans Indians said in a statement. Salazar made Indian issues a top priority when he took over the Interior Department. He spoke frankly...

US Attorneys open more Indian Country sexual assault cases (January 17, 2013)

Federal prosecutors in New Mexico and Montana say they have opened more sexual assault cases in Indian Country. Statistics show a large number of sex assault cases go without prosecution. But New Mexico U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales opened more cases...

Native Sun News: Conviction for ex-Crow Creek leader upheld (January 17, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Conviction of former Crow Creek Sioux Tribe chairman upheld By Evelyn Red Lodge Native Sun News Correspondent Minneapolis —...

Mark Trahant: Republicans versus Republicans on budget talks (January 17, 2013)

"Two years ago President Barack Obama met with House Republicans during their retreat in Baltimore. He said it was important to “visit the Republican caucus every few months” and to open more dialogue over differences of opinion because it was...

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tribal self-determination and sovereignty (January 17, 2013)

"If ever a concept grabbed hold of hearts and minds in Indian country in the past couple decades surely it would be that of sovereignty. Native people talk about it with reverence, demanding that it be respected by the federal...

In The Loop: Secretary Salazar was bargain for US taxpayers (January 17, 2013)

"Deficit hawks might be alarmed by the news that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar plans to step down. Salazar, after all, was a tremendous bargain for taxpayers: Thanks to a constitutional provision, he was paid only $180,000 a year, about 20...