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Opinion: Aboriginals left behind in Australia's economic boom Opinion: Aboriginals left behind in Australia's economic boom
Columnist on the treatment of Aboriginal people in Australia: More than any other colonial society, Australia consigns its dirtiest secrets, past and present, to wilful ignorance or indifference. When I...
Sherman Alexie: Cheers from a   fan to one  basketball player Sherman Alexie: Cheers from a fan to one basketball player
Writer / poet / filmmaker / comedian / gay icon Sherman Alexie on the coming out of a professional basketball player: So when Jason Collins, an NBA basketball player, announced...
Letter: Members of Lumbee Tribe must remain 'Idle No More' Letter: Members of Lumbee Tribe must remain 'Idle No More'
Idle No More movement inspires member of Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina: If you asked the man on the street, he might say that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina...
Reyn Leno: Grand Ronde Tribes back  use of Indian mascots Reyn Leno: Grand Ronde Tribes back use of Indian mascots
Reyn Leno, the chairman of the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, says certain public schools in Oregon should be able to keep their Indian mascots: The issue of Oregon public...
Oglala Sioux Tribe won't buy site of Wounded Knee massacre Oglala Sioux Tribe won't buy site of Wounded Knee massacre
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota won't be buying the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, President Bryan Brewer told the Associated Press. The 40-acre site is currently...
Navajo Nation  approves   extension for coal-fired power plant Navajo Nation approves extension for coal-fired power plant
The Navajo Nation has approved a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant on the Arizona portion of the reservation. The lease for the Navajo Generating Station is due to...
Judge     delays theft   trial for    Robinson Rancheria  chairwoman Judge delays theft trial for Robinson Rancheria chairwoman
A judge granted yet another delay in the theft trial of Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California. Avila, 51, is accused of stealing...
Cherokee Nation working  to restore historic Capitol building Cherokee Nation working to restore historic Capitol building
The Cherokee Nation Capitol. Photo © Cherokee Nation Courts. The Cherokee Nation is restoring its historic Capitol building in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The tribe started work on the $500,000 project...
Oklahoma tribes partner on wind farm  at old boarding school Oklahoma tribes partner on wind farm at old boarding school
The Kaw Nation, the Pawnee Nation, the Ponca Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe are working together on a wind farm at the site of the former Chilocco Indian School. The...
Blog: Fox News defends Native image on pro-gun billboards Blog: Fox News defends Native image on pro-gun billboards
The Media Matters blog monitors Fox News: Fox News defended a billboard that uses images of Native Americans to push a pro-gun agenda, claiming the message is not offensive...
Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna Echo Hawk removed official who investigated Jeanette Hanna
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk removed the director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from his post after he initiated an investigation into Jeanette Hanna, the employee said today....
Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director  on overextended detail Echo Hawk kept BIA regional director on overextended detail
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk allowed a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was being investigated to spend more than two years on detail in Washington, D.C., the Office...
Man sentenced to   life   for homicides of Yankton Sioux family Man sentenced to life for homicides of Yankton Sioux family
A citizen of Somalia was sentenced to four consecutive life terms for the homicides of three members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and a fourth person. Omar Mohamed Kalmio,...
OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case OIG report slams Larry Echo Hawk for handling of Tejon case
Former Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk put the Tejon Tribe of California back on the list of federally recognized entities without following any sort of "discernible process", the Office of...
USDA set to approve horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico USDA set to approve horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico
The Department of Agriculture is set to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico, Secretary Tom Vilsack said. USDA inspectors went to the Valley Meat Co. plant last week....
LaDonna Harris: Indian Child Welfare Act needs our support LaDonna Harris: Indian Child Welfare Act needs our support
LaDonna Harris, Comanche, weighs in on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 16: I am outraged...
D.C. Council to take up resolution against 'Redskins' mascot D.C. Council to take up resolution against 'Redskins' mascot
David Gross, a member of the D.C. Council, plans to introduce a resolution calling on the Washington Redskins professional football team to eliminate its mascot. Grosso, an independent who...
Tribes thank Interior deputy secretary David Hayes for work Tribes thank Interior deputy secretary David Hayes for work
David Hayes, the number two at the Interior Department, is leaving the Obama administration after more than four years of service. Hayes played a key role in Indian affairs. He...
Native Sun News:  Protest divides    Dartmouth's Native students Native Sun News: Protest divides Dartmouth's Native students
A recent protest and the response to it by Dartmouth’s Native American student group has left the Native Alumni of Dartmouth at odds with the Ivy League college’s current Native American students.
Native Sun News:  Warriors  give ultimatum to Rapid City paper Native Sun News: Warriors give ultimatum to Rapid City paper
The Rapid City Journal has until July 20, 2013, to clean up its act or the United Urban Warrior Society will begin to picket outside of the RCJ’s office.
Vi Waln: Tribes must take aggressive stance on Keystone XL Vi Waln: Tribes must take aggressive stance on Keystone XL
Vi Waln calls on tribes to take on a more aggressive stance in dealing with the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline: I am curious to know why our Tribal Governments are...

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