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Suit: Sergeant said rapes happen on reservation 'all the time' (January 18, 2013)

A King County, Washington, police sergeant who allegedly told detectives not to investigate rapes of sexual assaults on the Muckleshoot Reservation has been transferred amid a sexual harassment lawsuit. Sgt. Anthony Provenzo told a female detective that rapes happen on...

Editorial: Corruption and laziness holding Native people back (January 18, 2013)

"A small two sentence paragraph touched off a firestorm at the Morris Mirror last week as many took offence with a Thumbs Down comment on our editorial page. The Mirror was flooded with emails that were both threatening and informative...

Suit accuses New Mexico club of anti-Indian discrimination (January 18, 2013)

A Navajo Nation couple says a nightclub in Farmington, New Mexico, has shown a history of discriminating against Indian customers. Dustin and Veronica Curley were at the Top Deck on March 17, 2012, when Dustin said he was attacked by...

Cherokee Nation won't disclose cost of property acquisition (January 18, 2013)

Cherokee Nation Businesses won't disclose the purchase price of a recent acquisition. CNB purchased the Cherry Springs Golf Course plus 325 acres on and around the property. News reports suggest the Cherokee Nation paid $8.5 million but terms aren't being...

Stillaguamish Tribe adds $10K to reward for eagle shootings (January 18, 2013)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is adding $10,000 to a reward for information about the shootings of four bald eagles. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife found the dead eagles on January 9. They appear to have been shot...

KNAU: Navajo Nation aims to become the 51st Medicaid state (January 18, 2013)

"The Navajo Nation wants to become the 51st Medicaid state. The Affordable Care Act has allowed them to study the idea. The Navajo Nation stretches across three states -- Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. According to some Navajo health officials...

Michigan governor opposes KBIC land-into-trust application (January 18, 2013)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is opposing the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community land-into-trust application. The tribe plans to use a small property in Marquette Township for a gas station. Snyder's office claims the business could be "unlawful" and offer "an...

House Republicans promise Native American voter outreach (January 18, 2013)

The National Republican Congressional Committee said it will reach out to Native American voters. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and Rep. Markwayne Mullin, (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will lead the effort. The...

Rep. Cole, Chickasaw, calls Redskins mascot 'very offensive' (January 18, 2013)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, said the Washington Redskins name was "very, very offensive." “Come on. This is the 21st century. This is the capital of political correctness on the planet,” Cole told Roll Call....

Peter d'Errico: Idle No More takes on centuries of colonialism (January 18, 2013)

"IdleNoMore challenges the Canadian government's increasingly aggressive neo-colonial program of resource extraction. IdleNoMore thereby ignites Indigenous peoples around the world to challenge other governments that claim superiority over Native lands and peoples. IdleNoMore is a grassroots movement: it is based...

Mark Trahant: Republicans and old debts to Native Americans (January 18, 2013)

"Are House Republicans about to begin a Native American voter initiative? The New York Times reports that Oregon’s Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, talked about the party’s outreach efforts. Walden said it’s an imporant priority --...

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne survivor shares history (January 18, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Jenny Seminole Parker Ft. Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run participants receive fry bread and wojapi at spaghetti feed...

Richard Gomez: Chumash Tribe has tradition of caring for land (January 18, 2013)

"With the beginning of 2013, I thought it a good time to reflect on our tribal concern for the environment and some of the programs and policies we have in place to make the valley a greener place to live....

Opinion: Interior Secretary Salazar's important contributions (January 18, 2013)

'Mr. Salazar made many important contributions. Mr. Obama told him to design a balanced energy strategy on the public lands administered by his department, and for the most part he did. He took a far more measured approach to oil...