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Erich Longie: Rep. Cramer owes   real apology to Native women Erich Longie: Rep. Cramer owes real apology to Native women
Erich Longie of the Spirit Lake Nation says Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota) owes a more sincere apology for his actions at a meeting with Native women: We Dakotas are...
MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process MPR: FEMA consulting tribes about disaster declaration process
Minnesota Public Radio reports on changes in federal law that allow tribes to request disaster declarations directly from the federal government: Tribal governments can now directly request a disaster declaration...
Maria Tallchief, Osage Nation ballerina, passes  away at age 88 Maria Tallchief, Osage Nation ballerina, passes away at age 88
Maria Tallchief, a member of the Osage Nation who rose to fame as a ballerina, died on Thursday. She was 88. Tallchief was born and raised on Osage territory in...
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests $100M in health care Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests $100M in health care
Chief Bill John Baker of the Cherokee Nation explains how the tribe will improve its health care system: Every Cherokee Nation citizen deserves a long and healthy life. I believe...
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Religious figure skews  tribal history Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Religious figure skews tribal history
Larry Spotted Crow Mann on the slanting of New England tribal history by Christian minister David Barton: Virtually everything written about Natives in colonial New England is viewed through an...
Judge refuses to stop auction of tribal  cultural items in France Judge refuses to stop auction of tribal cultural items in France
A judge in France refused to halt a controversial auction where tribal cultural items are due to be sold today. The Hopi Tribe of Arizona filed suit to prevent the...
Johnny Depp's Comanche     language name means 'shapeshifter' Johnny Depp's Comanche language name means 'shapeshifter'
A poster for The Lone Ranger. Actor Johnny Depp, who is reprising the role of Tonto in the film version of The Lone Ranger was adopted by a Comanche...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes conduct annual   Wyoming bison hunt Shoshone-Bannock Tribes conduct annual Wyoming bison hunt
Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho participated in a ceremonial hunt on the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. This was the sixth annual hunt for the tribe. Members took...
Hearing scheduled over mass disenrollments in Nooksack Tribe Hearing scheduled over mass disenrollments in Nooksack Tribe
Members of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington who are facing disenrollment will get a court hearing, The Bellingham Herald reports. The tribe plans to remove 306 people, including two sitting...
BIA    announces consultation meetings for  tribal transportation BIA announces consultation meetings for tribal transportation
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has scheduled three consultation sessions to discuss transportation issues. The BIA wants input on a draft regulation for the Tribal Transportation Program, previously known as...
Indian trust reform commission     meets in Tennessee on April 29 Indian trust reform commission meets in Tennessee on April 29
The National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform will meet April 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Among other topics, the commission will hear from members of the United South and...
Elders from Spirit Lake Nation   call for removal of  entire council Elders from Spirit Lake Nation call for removal of entire council
Elders of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota are calling for the removal of the entire tribal council. Elders met for about two hours yesterday, according to news reports....
Sally Jewell to be sworn in as Secretary of Interior Department Sally Jewell to be sworn in as Secretary of Interior Department
Sally Jewell is taking over the Interior Department today. Jewell will be sworn in at a private ceremony this afternoon at the U.S. Supreme Court. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor,...
Joseph Brings Plenty: Preserving      Wounded Knee massacre  site Joseph Brings Plenty: Preserving Wounded Knee massacre site
Joseph Brings Plenty, a former chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, discusses the sale of the site of the Wounded Knee massacre: Wounded Knee was the so-called final battle...
John Trimbach: Responding to another Wounded Knee 'expert' John Trimbach: Responding to another Wounded Knee 'expert'
I recently received a phone call from former Wounded Knee resident, JoAnn Feraca, daughter of Clive and Agnes Gildersleeve. JoAnn was concerned that another self-anointed author was writing about the destruction of her village, and getting it wrong.
Native Sun News: Tribes fight to keep Indian children  at home Native Sun News: Tribes fight to keep Indian children at home
Indian Child Welfare Act agencies on the South Dakota reservations are hoping the lawsuit filed against the state of South Dakota will bring attention to the miscarriage of justice that has continued for decades.
Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo, heads to    Project Runway finale Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo, heads to Project Runway finale
Week 11 look from Patricia Michaels. Photo from Project Runway website. Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo will be appearing on the finale of Project Runway. Michaels made history...

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