Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe vows to stop Keystone XL (April 8, 2013)
The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council renewed its commitment to stop TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline at a meeting on March 26.
Terry Gibson, chairman of Shoshone-Paiute Tribe, passes at 52 (April 8, 2013)
Terry Gibson, center, with other leaders of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes. Photo © Shoshone-Paiute Tribe. Terry Gibson, the chairman of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Idaho, died on Thursday. He was 52. GIbson was in his second term as chairman. He...
Archie Thompson, oldest member of Yurok Tribe, passes at 93 (April 8, 2013)
Archie Thompson, who was the oldest member of the Yurok Tribe of California, died on March 26. He was 93. Thompson was a fluent speaker of Yurok. He was among a group of elders who worked to revitalize the language,...
Oregon tribe schedules public meetings on proposed land swap (April 8, 2013)
The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians in Oregon will hold public meetings next week to discuss a proposed land swap. The tribe is seeking the return of 14,500 acres of ancestral territory. The land is...
Maine governor questions Indian child welfare commission pick (April 8, 2013)
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) says he will withdraw support for the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Five members were named to the commission in December 2012. They include Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, whom LePage believes...
Navajo Nation lacks adequate funding for new detention facility (April 8, 2013)
The Navajo Nation boasts the largest detention facility in Indian Country but lacks funding to staff it. The facility in Tuba City, Arizona, can house more than 130 inmates. The tribe, however, needs funding for about 110 officers and staff....
Alaska Native director of Alutiiq Museum steps down from post (April 8, 2013)
Sven Haakanson Jr. has stepped down as executive director of the Alutiiq Museum. Haakanson, who won a MacArthur Foundation award for his efforts to preserve Alutiiq language, history and culture, said he was going to pursue other opportunities. "We've been...
Nebraska tribes renew historic connection with Oklahoma tribe (April 8, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe, the Ponca Tribe and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe met in Nebraska on Saturday to renew their historic ties. The tribes once lived in the same area of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Some Ponca and Otoe-Missouria were forced...
Apache tribes celebrate 100 years of freedom for war prisoners (April 8, 2013)
The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico and the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the 100th anniversary of the release of their ancestors as prisoners of war. After being held captive for 27 years, 187 Chiricahua Apache arrived...
South Dakota to remove offensive place names on reservation (April 8, 2013)
The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is moving to change some offensive place names on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe suggested new names for five features. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names will have the final...
Spirit Lake Nation court maintains big caseload with less funds (April 8, 2013)
The chief judge for the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota says the tribe's court is understaffed and underfunded but believes progress is being made. Judge Shirley Cain joined the court a little more than a year ago, The Grand...
GAO recommends working with tribes on border security issues (April 8, 2013)
The Government Accountability Office is urging the Department of Homeland Security to work more closely with tribes on border issues. The U.S. Border Patrol has signed government-to-government agreements with some, but not all, tribes on the U.S. borders with Mexico...
Stockbridge-Munsee Community sets recall vote for president (April 8, 2013)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin scheduled an April 27 recall election for President Robert Chicks. Tribal members circulated a petition against Chicks in connection with a traffic citation off the reservation. He allegedly used his tribal credit card to post...
Newspaper says South Dakota isn't following the spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act: Federal law says Native American children belong in Native American foster homes, except in the most extreme circumstances. Despite that law, the number of children in...
Marc Simmons: Scalping found among some New Mexico tribes (April 8, 2013)
Marc Simmons on the practice of scalping among tribes in New Mexico
Dustin Monroe: Native vote carries a strong impact in Montana (April 8, 2013)
Dustin Monroe, the executive director of the Western Native Voice, on the growing Native vote movement.
Umatilla sisters head to final game of NCAA basketball tourney (April 8, 2013)
[Video: Louisville players on their victory over Cal] Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are heading to the final game of the NCAA women's basketball championship. University of Louisville junior Shoni Schimmel...
Charles Kader: Metis share survivalist life with next generation (April 8, 2013)
Charles Kader on a visit with a Metis friend in Vermont.
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