Boy in stable condition after being mauled by dogs on reserve (April 9, 2013)
A six-year-old boy is in stable condition after being mauled by a pack of dogs on the Shamattawa First Nation in Manitoba. The boy was attacked on his way to school. He suffered serious injuries but is expected to pull...
MPBN: Indian child welfare commission pick won't resign post (April 9, 2013)
Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports on yet another tribal dispute in Maine: When Gov. LePage and the leaders of Maine's five Indian tribes signed the agreement creating the Truth and Reconciliation Commission last June, they set into motion a two-year...
Judge subjects Yakama Nation business to tobacco settlement (April 9, 2013)
A federal judge ordered a tobacco company on the Yakama Nation of Washington to pay into a tobacco settlement fund. King Mountain Tobacco was not a party to the multi-state settlement that set up the fund. But the judge said...
Oregon Senate to vote on bill that allows some Indian mascots (April 9, 2013)
The Oregon Senate will vote tomorrow on a bill that allows public schools to keep their Indian mascots as long as a tribe supports it. Last year, the Oregon Board of Education voted 5-1 to prohibit schools from using Native...
Kiowa Tribe looks to resolve long-running dispute over election (April 9, 2013)
The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is hoping to resolve a long-running dispute over its elections process. The tribe's election board only has three out of five members. But only one is recognized as a validly seated member. As a result,...
Leader of Seneca-Cayuga Tribe disputes new council members (April 9, 2013)
A leadership dispute within the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma remains unresolved, more than 10 months after voters went to the polls. Tribal members chose a slate of business committee leaders in a June 2012 election. But a dispute prevented the...
Navajo Nation lawmakers target attorney general for removal (April 9, 2013)
Some members of the Navajo Nation Council are trying to remove Attorney General Harrison Tsosie from office. Delegates told the Associated Press that Tsosie hasn't been responsive to their concerns. They cite his actions on a controversial water rights settlement,...
Wisconsin tribes work together on Oneida Reservation shooting (April 9, 2013)
The Oneida Nation and the Menominee Nation worked together to arrest a suspect in a reservation shooting. The shooting took place on Saturday on the Oneida Nation. An 18-year-old man, whose name hasn't being released, suffered serious but non-life threatening...
The Atlantic: Man reunited with tribe after surviving massacre (April 9, 2013)
The Atlantic shares the story of Karapiru, an Awa man who witnessed his family being massacred in Brazil: The Awá year is divided into "sun" and "rain"; the rains are controlled by celestial beings called mai ra who oversee vast...
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first hearing (April 9, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first hearing of the 113th Congress tomorrow. The topic will be Indian housing. It comes as the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act is set to expire in September. The hearing takes...
Tribes discuss building their nations at conference in Wyoming (April 9, 2013)
Tribal leaders and tribal advocates are at the University of Wyoming for the Building Tribal Nations conference. Speakers include Eastern Shoshone council member Wes Martel, activist LaDonna Harris and attorney Walter Echo-Hawk. They discussed sovereignty, education and economic development at...
Gyasi Ross: Violence Against Women Act a significant first step (April 9, 2013)
Gyasi Ross on the importance of tribal provisions in S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Contrary to some belief, the Violence Against Women Act will not instantly and magically end all violence against Native women. In fact,...
APRN: NARF attorney discusses decision in land-into-trust case (April 9, 2013)
Alaska Public Radio Network speaks to Native American Rights Fund attorney Heather Kendall Miller about historic ruling in land-into-trust case: A D.C. district court decision quietly released on Easter Sunday, has huge implications for Alaska tribal and state lands jurisdiction....
South Dakota reservation county loses last practicing attorney (April 9, 2013)
A county within the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is losing its last practicing attorney, The New York Times reports. When Fredric Cozad came to work in Bennett County 64 years ago, there were six attorneys in Martin. When...
President of Guatemala refutes claims in Mayan genocide trial (April 9, 2013)
Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina denies he ordered or participated in the killings of Mayan people during the country's bloody civil war. Perez Molina, who was a major in the army, acknowledges he was in an area where a former...
Schimmel sisters relish new roles as ambassadors of 'rez ball' (April 9, 2013)
Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are proud to be the new ambassadors of "rez ball," a style of playing that's won them fans as they head into the final game of the...
The U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, is asking the Néret-Minet auction house to let the Hopi Tribe examine cultural items that are going on sale later this week. The auction has drawn considerable controversy. Philip J. Breeden, the Embassy's cultural...
Native Sun News: Wounded Knee Survivors Association meets (April 9, 2013)
As the May 1 deadline for tribes to acquire the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre approaches both seller and tribal members are beginning to get restless.
Timothy McKeown: Auction house ignores Hopi Tribe's concerns (April 9, 2013)
Timothy McKeown weighs in on the controversial auction of cultural property of the Hopi Tribe: On Friday, April 12, Néret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou in Paris is scheduled to auction 70 Native American masks dating between 1880 and 1940. The auction...
Steven Newcomb: Global movement to rescind church doctrine (April 9, 2013)
Steven Newcomb on efforts to repeal the Doctrine of Discovery: Pope Francis—Jorge Mario Bergoglio—is 76 years old. He is the first pope from Latin America, the first Jesuit pope, and the first pope of our time not born in Europe....
Craig Fugate: Consulting tribes on disaster declaration process (April 9, 2013)
Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, on tribal consultation: When you're tackling a new and challenging topic, starting from a solid foundation is crucial to success. Right now, there is an opportunity to change how the...
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