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New site lists missing and murdered Native women in  Canada New site lists missing and murdered Native women in Canada
A new website tracks reports of missing and murdered Native women across Canada. Missing Sisters was put together by the hacking group Anonymous. It includes a map that displays hundreds...
Editorial: Road through wildlife refuge benefits Native village Editorial: Road through wildlife refuge benefits Native village
"Almost four years ago, the federal administration signed off on a national wilderness act with a provision offering a small, wind-plagued village on the Alaska Peninsula the possibility of future...
Blog: Mayor of Washington  DC   refuses to use 'Redskins' name Blog: Mayor of Washington DC refuses to use 'Redskins' name
"On the one hand, any item having to do with the Redskins nickname is stale and overdone and repetitive and makes readers hate me and lessens my chances of getting...
Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) issued a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. Both tribes have been dealing with severe winter weather issues. There have been...
USET: BIA and IHS to take big hits with budget sequestration USET: BIA and IHS to take big hits with budget sequestration
"Fiscal issues and sequestration of federal expenditures are high on the priority list for many leaders and policy makers in Washington, DC including the White House and visiting Tribal Nations...
WPR: Bad River Band blasts state lawmakers over mining bill WPR: Bad River Band blasts state lawmakers over mining bill
"Legislative committees this week are scheduled to take up a Republican bill that could help open a large taconite mine in northern Wisconsin, but lawmakers are being taken to task,...
Omaha Nation continues to face problems with water system Omaha Nation continues to face problems with water system
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska remains under a boil water order due to problems with the water system on the reservation. Students were let out early against yesterday after the...
Eastern Cherokee leaders present plans for $93M water park Eastern Cherokee leaders present plans for $93M water park
Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina presented plans for a $93 million water park. Treasurer Corey Blankenship said the facility will draw people to the...
Southern Ute Tribe sees scrutiny on employee compensation Southern Ute Tribe sees scrutiny on employee compensation
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado are raising questions about the compensation levels of certain employees. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund manages the tribe's diverse business...
County   petition   opposes Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust bid County petition opposes Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust bid
Miami-Dade County in Florida has submitted a petition with 1,351 signatures in opposition to a land-into-trust application from the Miccosukee Tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the tribe's application...
Indian lawmakers in Montana help defeat state gun measure Indian lawmakers in Montana help defeat state gun measure
The Montana House voted 61-39 against naming the Winchester as the state's official rifle after Indian lawmakers objected. Rep. Edward Greef (R) sponsored the bill. He said tribal warriors used...
CBC FAQ: How do First Nations in Canada generate revenue? CBC FAQ: How do First Nations in Canada generate revenue?
"The recent Idle No More protests, as well as Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence’s 45-day hunger strike, have raised awareness of native issues. One of the most complicated and misunderstood issues...
Son of Squamish  Nation chief shot and killed by police officer Son of Squamish Nation chief shot and killed by police officer
An investigation is under way into the fatal shooting of Native man by a police officer in British Columbia. Ryan Jacob, 45, was shot and killed in the early morning...
Gyasi Ross:   Republicans don't want to protect Native women Gyasi Ross: Republicans don't want to protect Native women
"It is absolutely mind-numbing that anybody would be opposed to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Except rapists. Yeah, my guess is that 100% of rapists oppose the Violence Against...
ICT interview with  Ponka-We Victors, Kansas state lawmaker ICT interview with Ponka-We Victors, Kansas state lawmaker
'Wichita Democrat Ponka-We Victors was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010 in the face of a wave of Republican victories that swept across the state. As a...
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks drawn into U.S.-British war Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks drawn into U.S.-British war
Throughout the autumn and winter of 1812-13 the residents of Akwesasne were being drawn into the war between Britain and the US. Since the controversial Seven Nations of Canada treaty...
Blog: Native man reacts to anti-immigrant protest in Arizona Blog: Native man reacts to anti-immigrant protest in Arizona
"After encountering yet another group of illegal immigration protesters spouting off the usual xenophobic, jingoist bromides, a Native American man in Tucson, Arizona, decides to stage a poignant, if...
Jay Daniels: BIA moves fast on Cobell  land consolidation plan Jay Daniels: BIA moves fast on Cobell land consolidation plan
"The first of the second round of tribal consultations between the Department of the Interior (DOI), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of the Special Trustee (OST) and various tribes...
Obama to nominate Sally Jewell, business executive, for DOI Obama to nominate Sally Jewell, business executive, for DOI
President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, the chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., to run the Interior Department, according to news reports. Jewell has led REI in 2000....
Native Sun News:  Wounded Knee site put up for sale at $3.9M Native Sun News: Wounded Knee site put up for sale at $3.9M
Wounded Knee, the site of one of the most horrific and tragic events in all of American history, is being offered up for sale by its owner.

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