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Magazine claims actress wasn't dressed up to look 'Native' (March 15, 2013)

Actress Michelle Williams on the cover of AnOther Magazine. AnOther Magazine said actress Michelle Williams wasn't dressed up to look "Native" even though her appearance has been widely interpreted as such. In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, the magazine...

White Earth Nation shares federal jurisdiction in PL280 state (March 15, 2013)

The federal government will once again be sharing criminal jurisdiction with the The White Earth Nation of Minnesota. With some exceptions, the state of Minnesota was granted jurisdiction in Indian Country by Public Law 280. Although that law contained provisions...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Freeing Aboriginal people in Canada (March 15, 2013)

Now that the raw emotions of the Idle No More movement have temporarily receded it is time to think clearly about how to resolve the longstanding social, political and economic issues among aboriginal people which have been at the core...

Lac du Flambeau Band hosts treaty rights fishing tournament (March 15, 2013)

The Lac du Flambeau Tribe of Wisconsin is hosting a "Honoring Our Treaty Rights" spearing tournament for its members. Tribal members will be allowed to spear an unlimited number of muskies, according to news reports. A total of $6,500 in...

New Mexico tribes finalize settlement to water rights dispute (March 15, 2013)

Five Pueblo tribes in northern New Mexico finalized a settlement to their long-running water rights dispute. The settlement secures water rights for the Pueblos of Tesuque, Nambe, Pojoaque, and San Ildefonso. The tribes were locked in litigation that lasted 46...

Sandia Pueblo one of first to develop HEARTH Act regulations (March 15, 2013)

Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico made history on Thursday as the one of the first tribes to implement regulations under H.R.205, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act (HEARTH) Act. The tribe will be able to issue...

Column: VAWA is a significant step to protect Native women (March 15, 2013)

College newspaper columnist praises protections for American Indian and Alaska Native women in S.47, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: On March 7, President Barack Obama signed an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act that will...

Opinion: Navajo Nation pressured to reconsider uranium ban (March 15, 2013)

Jonathan Thompson discusses uranium mining on the Navajo Nation: When I read that mining companies are pressuring the Navajo Nation to let them mine uranium on Diné land I thought: What gall. After all, the Navajos banned uranium mining on...

Ivan Starr: Racism rears its head in reservation border towns (March 15, 2013)

The following opinion by Ivan Starr appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Racism is not dead in South Dakota As a life-long resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and like...

Native Sun News: Confronting sex trafficking in South Dakota (March 15, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Christina Rose, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Presenter Guadalupe Lopez of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition informed advocates at the conference, “Confronting Sex Trafficking...

John Christian Hopkins: Traveling through all of my past lives (March 15, 2013)

John Christian Hopkins shares all of his past lives: I never planned to be a failed journalist or a hack writer. Seriously, in my youth, I had big plans that included wealth, women and worldwide fame. Now I’d settle for...

Charles Kader: New York tramples over Mohawk treaty rights (March 15, 2013)

Charles Kader on says treaty rights of St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are being ignored by state of New York: As an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT), I have been made aware of yet another dilution of...