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Alaska Federation of Natives includes all tribes as members Alaska Federation of Natives includes all tribes as members
All 229 federally recognized tribes in Alaska now have a voice with the Alaska Federation of Natives. Most tribes are already members of AFN. But now they will get to...
Sherry Counts: Hualapai Tribe remains open for all business Sherry Counts: Hualapai Tribe remains open for all business
"As chairwoman of the Hualapai Tribe, I can tell you we are open for business. Much like every Native American tribe across the country, we have hundreds of outstanding relationships...
Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe elects two newcomers to council Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe elects two newcomers to council
Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts went to the polls on Saturday to choose members of the council. Chairman Cedric Cromwell won re-election to a second term. He...
Sen. Murkowski threatens to block pick for Interior Secretary Sen. Murkowski threatens to block pick for Interior Secretary
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is threatening to block Interior Department nominee Sally Jewell unless the Obama administration agrees to a road for an Alaska Native village. The village of King...
Deadline approaching for second round of Cobell settlement Deadline approaching for second round of Cobell settlement
March 1 is the deadline to apply for a second round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The second payments covers the trust administration class. Move...
NCAI denounces Sen. Grassley for 'fear mongering' on  tribes NCAI denounces Sen. Grassley for 'fear mongering' on tribes
[YouTube: Sen. Grassley doesn't think Native Americans can hold fair trials] The National Congress of American Indians denounced Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for comments he made about tribal courts....
House to consider VAWA with  different jurisdiction provisions House to consider VAWA with different jurisdiction provisions
Republicans in the House are fast-tracking a version of the Violence Against Women Act with tribal jurisdiction provisions that differ from the bill that passed the Senate. The bill recognizes...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds first business meeting Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds first business meeting
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold its first business meeting of the 113th Congress on Tuesday. Among other business, the committee will officially elect Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) as...
Marc Simmons: Army used 'talking mirrors' to find Geronimo Marc Simmons: Army used 'talking mirrors' to find Geronimo
"During the last campaign against Geronimo in 1886, the U.S. Army introduced a heliograph system for the rapid transmission of messages across the Southwestern deserts. The heliograph was a small,...
Smithsonian Mag: Tracking  'uncontacted' tribes in  Colombia Smithsonian Mag: Tracking 'uncontacted' tribes in Colombia
"On a cloudless afternoon in the foothills of the Andes, Eliana Martínez took off for the Amazon jungle in a single-engine Cessna 172K from an airstrip near Colombia’s capital, Bogotá....
Ray Halbritter: Helping schools to eliminate  'Indian' mascots Ray Halbritter: Helping schools to eliminate 'Indian' mascots
"The owners of professional sports franchises like the Cleveland Indians, the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Redskins continue to disrespect the heritage of Native American people with mascots and logos...
MPBN: Bill allows tax exemption for ceremonial tobacco uses MPBN: Bill allows tax exemption for ceremonial tobacco uses
"Lawmakers in Augusta are considering a measure that would exempt the Penobscot National and other Maine tribes from paying sales taxes on certain tobacco products, specifically those used for ritual...
Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act Editorial: Congress must renew Violence Against Women Act
"The Senate and House last year each passed bills to reauthorize the act, but differences over new provisions for gay, immigrant and Native American victims of intimate partner violence —...
Opinion: Racism plays on with Washington 'Redskins' mascot Opinion: Racism plays on with Washington 'Redskins' mascot
"As many have pointed out, we’d never allow, for example, a Washington Blackskins or a Washington Yellowskins, nor should we. Nor would we allow a baseball team to be called...
Review: Negative  picture of anthropology  in 'Noble Savages' Review: Negative picture of anthropology in 'Noble Savages'
"Napoleon Chagnon’s “Noble Savages” is a sprawling book that explores his complicated relationship with the Yanomamo Indians of Venezuela, as well as his war with anthropology. Author of one...
Column: Basketball team  energizes urban Indian community Column: Basketball team energizes urban Indian community
"With eight minutes to go in the half, 15-year-old Evan Denny found his sweet spot, the far right corner just past the three-point line. Denny was one of the smaller...
Native Sun News: Native activists join anti-Keystone XL  rally Native Sun News: Native activists join anti-Keystone XL rally
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman, Native Sun News Health & Environment Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Native Americans joined other opponents of Canadian...
Julianne Jennings:  Italian carnival an insult to Native peoples Julianne Jennings: Italian carnival an insult to Native peoples
"While strolling with friends through the busy streets of Spoleto, an ancient Italian city in the province of Umbria, we stepped into the start of celebrations or carnivals called, Quaresima....
Jay Daniels: Indian land consolidation marks a  new beginning Jay Daniels: Indian land consolidation marks a new beginning
"The Department of Interior recently completed the final tribal consultations for the implementation of the Cobell Settlement's Land Buy Back Program for Tribal Nations. Tribal Consultations were previously conducted in...
Gabe Galanda: More bad moves for Indian land consolidation Gabe Galanda: More bad moves for Indian land consolidation
" There were several revelations from the Department of the Interior during its tribal consultation in Seattle last week. Interior officials successfully conveyed to Indian leaders their best of intentions...
Mark Trahant: Plan for a chaotic month with budget sequester Mark Trahant: Plan for a chaotic month with budget sequester
"The sequester begins in four days and Congress is set on a do nothing course. Not that anyone is happy about it. The White House over the weekend released a...

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