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Donald Gentry: Klamath Tribes work to settle water disputes (May 6, 2013)

Donald C. Gentry, vice chairman and chairman-elect of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, on water disputes in the Klamath Basin: The Klamath Tribes has a track record of seeking potential settlements that could resolve complex issues in a way that...

Patricia Michaels planning to show at New York Fashion week (May 6, 2013)

New York Fashion week finale look from Patricia Michaels. Photo from Project Runway website. Fashion designer Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo is already hard at work on a new collection she will be showing at New York Fashion Week this...

IHS continues to see rise in new HIV cases on Navajo Nation (May 6, 2013)

New HIV cases on the Navajo Nation. Image from The Farmington Daily Times. The Indian Health Service continues to see an increase in new HIV cases on the Navajo Nation, The Farmington Daily reports. In 2012, the IHS saw...

Group to hold ceremony at site of former BIA insane asylum (May 6, 2013)

A healing and prayer ceremony will be held at the site of the Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum in South Dakota on May 19. The ceremony will honor the 121 people who died at the asylum and are buried in a...

Oneida Nation puts end to controversial waste recycling plant (May 6, 2013)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin won't be moving forward with a waste recycling plant after tribal members voted down the project on Sunday. The Oneida Seven Generations Corp., a tribal entity, proposed a site on the reservation after running into...

Blog: Navajo Nation provides refuge for coal energy industry (May 6, 2013)

Emily Guerin discusses the coal energy industry on the Navajo Nation: Coal is always a hot topic on the Colorado Plateau, home to many of the mines and power plants that feed electricity-hungry Southwestern cities hundreds of miles away. But...

BIA is late to publish annual list of federally recognized tribes (May 6, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs published its annual list of federally recognized tribes in the Federal Register today but once again it was late. The Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 requires the BIA to publish the list...

Mark Trahant: Indian Country left behind as jobs evaporate (May 6, 2013)

The Hamilton Project chart reveals that once the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) began to phase down – and state and local governments struggled to balance their budgets – government employment dropped precipitously and now stands at 9.0...

Cherokee Nation low on list for Cobell land consolidation plan (May 6, 2013)

It doesn't look like many members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be benefiting from the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The settlement provides $1.9 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to...

House Natural Resources Committee hearing on fracking rule (May 6, 2013)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on Wednesday to discuss federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a controversial energy-processing technique that's commonly known as fracking. In May 2012, the Interior Department proposed a draft rule to regulate fracking on...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearing on two bills (May 6, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds its first legislative hearing of the 113th Congress on Wednesday. The committee will consider S.434, the Blackfeet Water Rights Settlement Act. It ratifies a water rights compact between the Blackfeet Nation and the state...

Review: Familiar story of exploitation in 'Lakota Sioux Indians' (May 6, 2013)

Praise for The Lakota Sioux Indians by Robert Bolen: "Lakota Sioux Indians" is a fascinating journey of this Plains tribe that ruled the Dakota area of the United States in the 19th century. For those who are not familiar with...

Opinion: Violence Against Women Act will help Indian women (May 6, 2013)

Domestic violence advocate Desiree Gaines says S.47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, will help Native American women: Domestic violence or intimate partner abuse is an issue that has been affecting not only Montana but our nation as...

Editorial: Chickasaw Nation graduates look forward to future (May 6, 2013)

Congratulating graduates from the Chickasaw Nation: Today, the Chickasaw Nation is experiencing an explosion in the numbers of college-educated citizens. More Chickasaws than ever comprehend the huge benefit of a college degree. Each year we see greater numbers of recent...

Opinion: In Jamestown, it turns out Europeans were cannibals (May 6, 2013)

Researcher James Horn on the discovery of cannibalism at Jamestown, the European settlement in Virginia: In the bitterly cold winter of 1607, Capt. John Smith was captured by a large war party of Pamunkey Indians on the banks of the...

Steve Russell: Indians know war sometimes is the lesser evil (May 6, 2013)

Steve Russell on the myths, wars and warrior cultures: Wars are always fought for reasons that must be mysterious to the kids fighting them. At my age, I’m entitled to say “kids,” but I was 17 when I joined and...

Charles Kader: Border tribes threatened by pipeline projects (May 6, 2013)

Charles Kader on pipeline projects that threaten tribes on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border: The uneven progress associated with fossil fuel pipeline projects on Turtle Island has taken on international dimensions recently. Eminent domain protests and leaking piped networks...

Walt Lamar: Tribes are working to clean up their reservations (May 6, 2013)

Walt Lamar discusses efforts by tribes in California and Nevada to clean up the environment.

Native Sun News: School balks at honor song for graduation (May 6, 2013)

For the last five years, James Cadwell has been trying to get administrators of the Chamberlain Schools to understand why the Native community seeks to have an honor song at the graduation ceremonies.

Brandon Ecoffey: Confronting the dangers of instant Indians (May 6, 2013)

One of the greatest dangers to Native American communities is the Indians created by the elite institutions of higher learning.