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Designer Patricia Michaels ready for another week on Project Runway (February 27, 2013)

Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo survived another round of Project Runway as the show enters its sixth week on Thursday night. Michaels was neither in the top nor the bottom on last week's episode. But so far...

Sen. Cantwell takes control of Senate Indian Affairs Committee (February 27, 2013)

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) made history on Tuesday as the first woman to lead the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Cantwell has been a member of the committee since she joined the Senate in 2001. Known for defeating tribal sovereignty...

Hualapai Tribe to appeal decision in $28.5M business dispute (February 27, 2013)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona will take a business dispute to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A federal judge ruled that the tribe must pay a $28.5 million arbitration award to the non-Indian developer of the Grand Canyon Skywalk,...

NPR: Oneida Nation helps school eliminate 'Redskins' mascot (February 27, 2013)

"Students at Cooperstown Central School recently voted to stop calling their sport teams the Redskins. In turn, an Indian tribe offered to pay for new team uniforms. Host Michel Martin talks about the gesture with Ray Halbritter, of the Oneida...

Shakopee Tribe issues $50K grant to county historical society (February 27, 2013)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has donated $50,000 to the Scott County Historical Society in Minnesota. The grant represents a significant amount for the group. Last year, the society's entire budget was $160,000. “It is our hope that the Scott...

Eastern Cherokees prepare for budget hit with sequestration (February 27, 2013)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is preparing for a loss in federal funds if the budget sequester kicks in on March 1. The tribe received about $43.7 million in federal funds last year, The Smoky Mountain...

Leadership dispute within Chukchansi Tribe draws local police (February 27, 2013)

Rival factions of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California are once again battling for control of the tribe. One group consisting of the Ramirez and Wyatt families has claimed control. They have named their own council, headed...

Girls basketball team on Yakama Nation play in state tourney (February 27, 2013)

The girls basketball team from the Yakama Nation of Washington is competing in the state tournament for the first time. The Yakama Tribal Eagles completed the season with a 13-6 record. The team is playing the first game of the...

Choctaw Nation looking to buy property for new development (February 27, 2013)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is looking to acquire some land for a new development. The tribe wants to buy the South Side Business Development Center from the city of McAlester. Plans call for a community center, a wellness center,...

Laura Waterman Wittstock: Wounded Knee still fresh in mind (February 27, 2013)

"Hundreds of travelers left their home areas from points all over the United States and Canada last weekend to meet in the tiny village of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. There, they will observe the 40th anniversary of one of the...

Column: There's still much to learn from Wounded Knee 1973 (February 27, 2013)

"Forty years ago today began the occupation of Wounded Knee, a modest community in a valley on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For a reporter, the event was a oncein-a-lifetime assignment. That sounds callous, I’m sure, because huge issues were...

AIM marks 40th anniversary of occupation at Wounded Knee (February 27, 2013)

Leaders and supporters of the American Indian Movement will be on the Pine Ridge Reservation today to mark the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Wounded Knee. AIM took over the tiny village on February 27, 1973. The occupation lasted...

Mark Trahant: Conservative Republicans caving on big issues (February 27, 2013)

"This is not a headline that any political party wants to read: “House GOP Caves: Violence Against Women Act Impasse Finally Broken.” The shape of a new deal is simple, according to Talking Points Memo. “The Rules Committee instead sent...

House set to vote on VAWA with tribal jurisdiction provisions (February 27, 2013)

In a major turnaround for Republicans, the House is set to vote this week on the version of the Violence Against Women Act that was passed by the Senate. The House Rules Committee agreed to a two-step process that will...

Native Sun News: NYC radio host promotes indigenous voices (February 27, 2013)

NEW YORK, NY—From humble beginnings on the Cheyenne River Reservation to New York City Radio Host, Tiokasin Ghosthorse is making a mark on mainstream society.

Louise Erdrich: Native women left at mercy of their predators (February 27, 2013)

Author Louise Erdrich discusses the importance of the tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act: Here in Minneapolis, a growing number of Native American women wear red shawls to powwows to honor survivors of sexual violence. The shawls,...