Agenda for symposium on Indian mascots in sports at NMAI (February 4, 2013)
The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a symposium on Indian mascots in Washington, D.C, on Thursday. "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports" features a diverse lineup of speakers, including well-known activist Suzan Shown Harjo,...
Blog: Oglala Sioux Tribe working to co-manage national park (February 4, 2013)
"On Memorial Day 2004, a friend and I drove into the South Unit of South Dakota's Badlands National Park, located within the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on a former gunnery range. We stopped at the visitor center, a dilapidated trailer...
Five Civilized Tribes Inter-Tribal Council meets in Oklahoma (February 4, 2013)
The Five Civilized Tribes Inter-Tribal Council met last week to discuss mutual concerns. The council consists of the Cherokee Nation, Chicksaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation, the Muscogee Nation and the Seminole Nation. The Choctaws hosted the meeting, which took place...
S.E. Ruckman: Tribal tobacco compacts and our self destiny (February 4, 2013)
"I am always eager to see the manifestation of Destiny (not Manifest Destiny) in life. I tend to ask people whether they believe in fate or self destiny, the elusive twins in our lives. These two are like specters that...
Lummi Nation faces opposition to land-into-trust application (February 4, 2013)
Local officials in Washington are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a land-into-trust application for the Lummi Nation. The tribe has been negotiating with the city of Ferndale to address taxation and other issues at the 80-acre site....
Truthout: Grassroots Idle No More spurs a global movement (February 4, 2013)
"When Jessica Gordon first created a Facebook page titled "Idle No More" to communicate with three other women educators and students in Saskatchewan about Canada’s Bill C-45, she had no idea she had chosen the name of what would become...
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation's land-into-trust plan questioned (February 4, 2013)
Officials in Yolo County, California, want the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation to scale back its land-into-trust application. The tribe only has about 259 acres in trust. The application would add more than 850 acres to its land base for housing,...
Mark Trahant: Saving money by moving to a cashless society (February 4, 2013)
"I was in Vancouver last week for a couple of days and I went out of my way to not spend any cash. I paid for my hotel with a credit card, used a cell phone for a cup of...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman helps others succeed (February 4, 2013)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News. Strategic planning is target of Painted Skye Consulting By Brandon Ecoffey Native Sun News Staff Writer Rapid City – There...
Johnny Rustywire: The land that the US promised to the Utes (February 4, 2013)
"Tomorrow is Saturday. She will rise early to go high in the mountains, a place called Lake Canyon way up in the Uintah’s South of the Duchesne River. The summer comes slow here, the snow stays long, and about this...
Crow families can proceed with lawsuit against an FBI agent (February 4, 2013)
Two families from the Crow Tribe in Montana will be able to proceed with their lawsuit against an FBI agent.
Tim Giago: Separating the mixed-bloods from the full bloods (February 4, 2013)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota Racism isn’t just confined to individuals. Sometimes democratic governments are guilty of it. Take the case of the Japanese Americans confined to concentration camps during World War...
Duane Champagne: Indigenous identity continues to evolve (February 4, 2013)
"Indigenous identities have become multiple and more complex, and some more hostile, at the beginning of the 21st century. Many contemporary indigenous nations are not culturally homogeneous as the old anthropology textbooks would have us believe. Even in traditional times,...
Steve Russell: Tribes can learn from the comedy of Congress (February 4, 2013)
"Federal Indian control law, as some Indian lawyers call it, is wicked complicated. It is complicated because it is intellectually incoherent, based on values the US purports to despise and policy goals rendered moot by events. Because it is wicked...
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