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George Flett, artist from Spokane Tribe, passes away at 66 (February 1, 2013)

[The Ledger Art of George Flett - Tinman Store] George Flett, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington who was recognized for his ledger art, died on Wednesday. He was 66. Flett preserved tribal legends, history and other...

Northern Cheyenne man sentenced on count of sexual abuse (February 1, 2013)

Jalen Jeremy Larance, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, was sentenced for raping a woman on the reservation. Larance, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. He admitted that he was intoxicated when...

Montana bill authorizes year-round hunting season of bison (February 1, 2013)

A bill in the Montana Legislature would authorize a year-round hunting season for bison. Sen. John Brenden (R) is sponsoring Senate Bill 143. He wants the state to have an "zero tolerance" policy towards bison that wander out of Yellowstone...

Native American Bank names Thomas Ogaard as new leader (February 1, 2013)

The Native American Bank has named Thomas Ogaard as president and chief executive officer. Ogaard has had a long career in banking. He will oversee NAB's $62 million in holdings. "I am very pleased to be joining Native American Bank...

Alabama Coushatta Chief Oscola Clayton Sylestine passes on (February 1, 2013)

Oscola Clayton Sylestine, the elected chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, died on Thursday. He was 80. Sylestine became lifetime chief in 1993. Prior to that, he served four terms on the council, including a stint as chairman. “This...

Leonard Forsman: Suquamish Tribe has long presence in bay (February 1, 2013)

"Recent articles appearing in Crosscut, High Country News and other media outlets have ignored, or at the least discounted, the antiquity of the Suquamish Tribe’s presence in Port Gamble Bay. It is true that the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST)...

Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribal members in workforce boom (February 1, 2013)

North Dakota has the fastest job growth and lowest unemployment in the nation. Thanks to oil and gas exploration many are taking advantage of the many opportunities available. For example, workers with no experience are making $120,000 a year in...

Ruth Hopkins: Natives sharing ghost stories on the Internet (February 1, 2013)

"Every Native has a ghost story to tell. I use the term ghost loosely, as we are a spiritual people with strong belief systems. Our ghost stories may involve spirits that mainstream culture refers to as ghosts, but they may...

Tribes hail passage of bill with disaster declaration provision (February 1, 2013)

Tribes across the nation are welcoming a new law that allows them to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government. Under the Stafford Act, only states can request declarations. H.R.152, which was supported by the Obama administration, amends the...

Patricia Michaels survives another week on Project Runway (February 1, 2013)

Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo survived a second week of Project Runway on Thursday night. Michaels collaborated with another contestant to produce the look pictured above. It wasn't among the top scorers but her team's winning designs...

Rock carvings that were stolen from California are recovered (February 1, 2013)

Five rock carvings that were stolen from a site in California have been recovered thanks to an anonymous tip. Vandals used hammers and saws to remove the carvings from an area known as the Volcanic Tableland. They carvings date back...

Native Sun News: Indian lawmakers push environmental bills (February 1, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Lakota lawmakers lead statehouse in uranium mining, natural resource conservation bills By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Health & Environment...