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New site lists missing and murdered Native women in Canada (February 6, 2013)

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 of cases of missing and murdered Native women. Anonymous has...

Editorial: Road through wildlife refuge benefits Native village (February 6, 2013)

"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 road access to a safer airport. This week, the Obama...

Blog: Mayor of Washington DC refuses to use 'Redskins' name (February 6, 2013)

"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 random people to buy me cheap domestic drafts in area...

Arizona governor declares disaster for Navajo and Hopi tribes (February 6, 2013)

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 frozen pipes and water shortages on both reservations since the...

USET: BIA and IHS to take big hits with budget sequestration (February 6, 2013)

"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 this week. White House Deputy Associate Counsel Charles Galbraith says...

WPR: Bad River Band blasts state lawmakers over mining bill (February 6, 2013)

"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, for not extensively consulting with the Bad River Chippewa tribe....

Omaha Nation continues to face problems with water system (February 6, 2013)

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 water pressure was too low. Classes had already been canceled...

Eastern Cherokee leaders present plans for $93M water park (February 6, 2013)

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 reservation year-round. “We are looking at an age range of...

Southern Ute Tribe sees scrutiny on employee compensation (February 6, 2013)

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 portfolio. The entity has about 600 employees. “We work with...

County petition opposes Miccosukee Tribe land-into-trust bid (February 6, 2013)

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 for 229 acres in August 2012. Local residents say they...

Indian lawmakers in Montana help defeat state gun measure (February 6, 2013)

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 the Winchester Model 1873 during the Battle of Little Bighhorn...

CBC FAQ: How do First Nations in Canada generate revenue? (February 6, 2013)

"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 is the subject of native funding, which stems largely from...

Son of Squamish Nation chief shot and killed by police officer (February 6, 2013)

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 hours of January 31. He was a son of Gibby...

Gyasi Ross: Republicans don't want to protect Native women (February 6, 2013)

"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 Women Act. But other than rapists, it’s hard to imagine...

ICT interview with Ponka-We Victors, Kansas state lawmaker (February 6, 2013)

'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 young, first-term legislator, Victors, the first American Indian woman elected...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawks drawn into U.S.-British war (February 6, 2013)

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 of 1796 there had been restrictions on the movement of...

Blog: Native man reacts to anti-immigrant protest in Arizona (February 6, 2013)

"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 somewhat belated, illegal immigration protest of his own." Get the...

Jay Daniels: BIA moves fast on Cobell land consolidation plan (February 6, 2013)

"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 took place at the Mystic Lake Resort & Casino, hosted...

Obama to nominate Sally Jewell, business executive, for DOI (February 6, 2013)

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. She also has 19 years of commercial banking experience and...

Native Sun News: Wounded Knee site put up for sale at $3.9M (February 6, 2013)

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.