Letter: Indian Child Welfare Act designed to protect families (April 29, 2013)
Attorney for Dusten Brown, a member of the Cherokee Nation whose parental rights are at issue in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court last week: Your editorial...
Opinion: Reservation system fosters a culture of corruption (April 29, 2013)
Citing corruption on reservations, writer calls for dismantling of Bureau of Indian Affairs: Many Indians have a deep and spiritual attachment to the lands that white America stole from them, and they have a vision of a society based on...
Opinion: Justice Scalia doesn't understand Voting Rights Act (April 29, 2013)
History professor takes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to task for comments made during oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, a Voting Rights Act case: In the debate over the future of the Voting Rights Act , it...
BBC: Landowner ready to move on sale of Wounded Knee site (April 29, 2013)
BBC News Magazine reports on the controversial sale of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre site: Part of the historical site at Wounded Knee is up for sale. Should it be developed as a landmark or left in peace out of...
American Public Media: 'Beware' tribal payday loan industry (April 29, 2013)
American Public Media's Marketplace on the tribal payday loan industry: High interest payday loans are seen by critics as a fast track to endless cycles of debt for borrowers. Are they a scam? Some would say yes, although they're legal....
Spirit Lake Nation man sentenced for urinating on BIA officer (April 29, 2013)
A man from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for urinating on a Bureau of Indian Affairs corrections officer. Gavin Leesen Little, 26, pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer. He...
Bill introduced to extend federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (April 29, 2013)
Two members of Congress introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. During the height of the termination era in the 1950s, Congress passed a law that identified the Lumbees as "Indians" but denied...
Hualapai Tribe set to break ground for paved road to Skywalk (April 29, 2013)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is breaking ground today on a $25 million road project that will benefit the Grand Canyon Skywalk, its popular tourist attraction. The final ride to the Skywalk, which draws thousands of people to the reservation,...
President Obama to nominate new Transportation Secretary (April 29, 2013)
President Barack Obama will nominate Anthony R. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, as the next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, according to news reports. DOT plays a role in the Tribal Transportation Program, previously known as Indian...
Faction calls on BIA to intervene in Chukchansi Tribe dispute (April 29, 2013)
One faction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to intervene in a tribal leadership dispute. Reggie Lewis claims he is the rightful chairman of the tribe. He says the Obama...
Stockbridge-Munsee Community recalls president from office (April 29, 2013)
Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin voted to recall President Robert Chicks from office. The vote to recall Chicks was 224 to 128, according to a copy of the certified results that was posted on the tribe's website. The...
Column: Oglala Sioux boy with heart problem wants to dance (April 29, 2013)
A young patient from the Oglala Sioux Tribe gets to see a cardiologist: She sits silently as the doctor from faraway Omaha takes her grandson's pulse, orders X-rays and blood tests, looks and listens and feels little Judson Two Crow's...
Mark Trahant: Congress acts quickly to fix the wrong problem (April 29, 2013)
Last week was a perfect illustration of the broken structure that is the United States government. Congress cannot pass a budget. It can barely pass a law to pay bills already incurred and owed. And its best “deficit” cutting attempt...
Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near Pine Ridge (April 29, 2013)
With an April 22 deadline for people to intervene in Powertech (USA), Inc.’s permit application for a tribally-contested uranium mine 50 miles west of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a state agency recommended licensing approval – as long as the company complies with a list of some 75 conditions.
Tim Giago: Indigenous Holocaust museum at Wounded Knee (April 29, 2013)
Since 1492 the history of the Western Hemisphere has been marked by one of the greatest holocausts in the history of the world.
Charles Trimble: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee saga (April 29, 2013)
As the May 1st deadline approaches for the auctioning of the Wounded Knee land by owner James Czywczynski, I hope any source that may offer to buy the land for any purpose, even to gift it to the Oglala Sioux...
Johnny Rustywire: Dancing with bears and Old Man Toponotes (April 29, 2013)
Johnny Rustywire on the Bear Dance with Old Man Toponotes: Old Man Toponotes would sit in this ‘84 Chevy pickup, wearing a faded brown cowboy hat that had seen more youthful days. His face weathered from the sun, he is...
Steve Russell: Racial attacks surface in Baby Veronica dispute (April 29, 2013)
Steve Russell, Cherokee, gives more insight on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 16: Upon reading my first column on the Baby Veronica oral argument, a...
IREHR: The anti-Indian movement comes to Washington state (April 29, 2013)
Chuck Tanner goes inside an anti-Indian meeting in Bellingham, Washington, for the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights: As blue sky peeked through the clouds of an overcast Northwest morning, a group of mostly indigenous people gathered near...
Secretary Jewell to testify at Senate Indian Affairs Committee (April 29, 2013)
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will testify before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, May 15. Jewell took over the Interior Department on April 12. She comes from Washington, the home state of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), who is the...
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