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Patricia Michaels gets through  another week on Project Runway Patricia Michaels gets through another week on Project Runway
Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo has made it through another week on Project Runway. Michaels, the first Native American to appear on the show, has repeatedly earned...
Clint Carroll: Minnesota   wolf policy should include Ojibwe tribes Clint Carroll: Minnesota wolf policy should include Ojibwe tribes
Clint Carroll on the importance of wolves in Ojibwe culture: On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate Environment and Energy Committee could decide the fate of a bill (SF666) that would reinstate...
Inquiry into death of Native girl put on hold again as costs climb Inquiry into death of Native girl put on hold again as costs climb
The inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair has been put on hold again as costs of the probe have risen to more than $6 million. Phoenix was under the...
8th Circuit upholds conviction of theft from Spirit Lake Nation 8th Circuit upholds conviction of theft from Spirit Lake Nation
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence of a woman who stole from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota. Patricia Robertson, a tribal member, administered...
Eastern Cherokees estimate damage from winter storm at $3M Eastern Cherokees estimate damage from winter storm at $3M
Severe winter rainstorms caused an estimated $3 million damage to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. Four days of storms in January caused damage throughout the reservation....
Lac du Flambeau Band joins  effort to promote financial literacy Lac du Flambeau Band joins effort to promote financial literacy
The Lac du Flambeau Tribe is part of a group that won a financial literacy award from the state of Wisconsin. Zhoonyia Gikendasowin means "Money Knowedge" in the Ojibwe language....
Ceremony recognizes Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes Ceremony recognizes Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes
A ceremony recognized the five tribes that make up the Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes. Under an agreement with the council, Oklahoma State University's University Multispectral Laboratories has used the...
Picayune Rancheria of   Chukchansi Indians  embroiled in dispute Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians embroiled in dispute
A leadership dispute within the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California appears to have no resolution in sight. One group is controlled by Nancy Ayala and other is...
Grand Ronde Tribes observe 30 years since federal restoration Grand Ronde Tribes observe 30 years since federal restoration
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the law that restored the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon to federal government. The tribe was terminated in 1954. Council member...
Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building bridges with community Nakia Zavalla: Chumash Tribe building bridges with community
Nakia Zavalla, the cultural director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, discusses efforts to build bridges with the local community: On the positive side, I...
Kalispel Tribe preserves Salish language for future generations Kalispel Tribe preserves Salish language for future generations
The Kalispel Tribe of Washington hosted a three-day Salish language conference last week, an event that keeps getting bigger every year. JR Bluff, the tribe's assistant director of culture, started...
Law Article: Hualapai  tribal bankruptcy case raises new issues  Law Article: Hualapai tribal bankruptcy case raises new issues
Is a corporation owned by the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona eligible for bankruptcy in federal court? Attorneys consider the issue: On March 4, 2013, ‘SA’ NYU WA, Inc., a tribally-chartered...
Natalie Landreth: Alaska Native women excluded in new VAWA Natalie Landreth: Alaska Native women excluded in new VAWA
Natalie Landreth, an attorney with the Native American Rights Fund, explains why S.47, which reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act, erodes protections for Alaska Native women: Last Thursday, March 7,...
Onondaga Nation calls on Pope Francis to repeal lands doctrine Onondaga Nation calls on Pope Francis to repeal lands doctrine
The Onondaga Nation of New York is calling on Pope Francis, the new leader of the Catholic Church, to repeal the Doctrine of Discovery. The doctrine arose from a series...
Freedmen   anticipate Cherokee Nation appeal to     Supreme Court Freedmen anticipate Cherokee Nation appeal to Supreme Court
The president of the Descendants Of Freedmen Of The Five Civilized Tribes expects the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Freedmen citizenship dispute....
Native Sun News: Prison guards watched as Indian inmate  died Native Sun News: Prison guards watched as Indian inmate died
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Tony Lester Indian inmate bled to death while officers...
Jim Enote: Buyer beware as auction house offers 'Zuni' masks Jim Enote: Buyer beware as auction house offers 'Zuni' masks
Jim Enote, the director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center at Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, on the auction of Zuni and Hopi cultural items in France: After...
Sen. Harry Reid: Indian women heard with enactment of VAWA Sen. Harry Reid: Indian women heard with enactment of VAWA
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, on the importance of tribal jurisdiction provisions in S.47, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act: March 7 was a...
Steve Russell: Why should we care about  selection of new pope Steve Russell: Why should we care about selection of new pope
Steve Russell on the selection of Pope Francis: Why care about who heads a fantasy world of wealthy child molesters? We have to. From the time Constantine made Catholicism the...
Rep. Frank Pallone, advocate for tribes, considers     Senate run      Rep. Frank Pallone, advocate for tribes, considers Senate run
Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), the longtime vice chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, is considering a run for Senate, The New York Times reports. “I’ve always been interested...
Opinion: Never say never -- Redskins owner vowed no change Opinion: Never say never -- Redskins owner vowed no change
Washington Post sports blogger Dan Steinberg doesn't think the Washington Redskins professional football team will ever change its name: Anyhow, Mike Wise and I appeared to have made a friendly...
Interior Secretary  Ken Salazar in New Mexico for Pueblo events Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in New Mexico for Pueblo events
Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in New Mexico for two events with Pueblo tribes. Salazar will be at Sandia Pueblo this morning. The tribe is the first to implement...

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