First Nation goes to court to halt investment deal with China (January 22, 2013)
The Hupacasath First Nation of British Columbia filed suit to stop a trade deal between Canada and China. The lawsuit says the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act was negotiated without prior consultation. The band is worried that its...
Tohono O'odham Nation buys 'valuable' real estate in Tucson (January 22, 2013)
The Tohono O'odham Nation has acquired its first piece of property in Tucson, Arizona. The tribe purchased the Plaza Antigua II for $4.2 million, The Arizona Daily Star reported. "It's a valuable piece of property," Richard Grijalva, the tribe's economic...
8th Circuit to hear 'Fighting Sioux' nickname suit next month (January 22, 2013)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next month in a "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who support the now-retired nickname sued the NCAA for not...
Three newcomers win election on council for Tule River Tribe (January 22, 2013)
Members of the Tule River Tribe of California went to the polls on Saturday to vote in a council election. Five seats were open. Three newcomers won election -- Kenneth C. McDarment, Nancy McDarment and Yolanda Gibson. Two incumbents retained...
Rosemary Ahtuangaruak: Plan protects Alaska Native culture (January 22, 2013)
"The holiday season has come and gone. Just as many Americans gathered around the dining room table to reflect on the year and share their traditions and customs, my family continues our culture and enjoys our traditional foods that we...
Chumash Tribe holds public meeting to discuss plan for land (January 22, 2013)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California held a public meeting on Monday to discuss its land plans. The tribe presented nine options for a 1,400-acre property known as Camp 4. The main goal is to provide housing...
Students at Sisseton-Wahpeton school march in DC parade (January 22, 2013)
Students from the Tiospa Zina Tribal School marched in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama. The students were part of a delegation from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate that included veterans. They represented the tribes of North Dakota in the parade....
Strange noises at swamp cause stir on Umatilla Reservation (January 22, 2013)
Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are reporting strange sounds coming from a swamp on the reservation. The noises can usually be heard at night. Some say they could be coming from foxes or...
Mark Trahant: Budget lessons from the Indian health system (January 22, 2013)
"The most significant step the United States could take to resolve its budget and demographic imbalance is to press forward with health care reform. The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, if you prefer, is just a baby-step. The bottom line...
Native American Women Warriors march in inaugural parade (January 22, 2013)
The Native American Women Warriors marched in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama on Monday. Mitchelene BigMan, a member of the Crow Tribe, started the group after she retired from 22 years in the U.S. Army. Her service included...
Three from Native Mob gang go on trial as part of large case (January 22, 2013)
Three members of the Native Mob gang are going on trial today as part of a large case involving a total of 25 defendants and 57 charges. Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, 34, is said to be the leader of the gang,...
Native Sun News: Rage Rocc joins Oglala hip-hop movement (January 22, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Rage Rocc of Kyle, SD is one of many up and coming artists on the reservation. His Warrior Cubs mix...
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