Court delays action on retired judge over racist Obama email (May 14, 2013)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has delayed action on a former federal judge who sent a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama. Judge Richard Cebull admitted that he circulated the e-mail in February 2012. He apologized to Obama and...
WyoFile: Program puts more Indian teachers in the classroom (May 14, 2013)
WyoFile reports on a teacher training program based at the Wind River Tribal College: A weekend at college is business as usual for the group of 24 working adults who gather at Wind River Tribal College Friday and Saturday. This...
School board won't allow honor song at graduation ceremony (May 14, 2013)
The Chamberlain Board of Education in South Dakota voted 6-1 against allowing an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony. Indian students, many from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, make up 28 percent...
South Dakota won't attend Indian Child Welfare Act meeting (May 14, 2013)
The South Dakota Department of Social Services won't be sending representatives to an Indian Child Welfare Act summit, the Associated Press reports. A spokesperson for the department said the Bureau of Indian Affairs only gave notice of the summit last...
Duane Yazzie: School district must listen to Navajo concerns (May 14, 2013)
Duane "Chili" Yazzie, the president of the Shiprock Chapter on the Navajo Nation, airs concerns with the Central Consolidated School District in New Mexico: I made a scene at the CCSD Board meeting the other evening where Mr. Matt Tso...
Column: Tribes support New Mexico horse slaughtering plant (May 14, 2013)
Columnist on the use of horse meat in Indian Country: The most ironic argument against a slaughterhouse for unwanted horses is that the noble animal is a western icon, a star in the Taming of the West. Somebody needs to...
Inside the museum made of bones. Photo from Catalina Island Museum Blog A new exhibit at the Catalina Island Museum in California explores a collector who looted Indian graves and used the bones as building materials. Ralph Glidden excavated...
News from the United South and Eastern Tribes: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is holding a Tribal Consultation and Listening Session today leading up to the United South and Eastern Tribes, Incorporated (USET) Semi-Annual meeting. The meeting is scheduled...
PBS Newshour: Sequestration hits Nez Perce Tribe's hatchery (May 14, 2013)
PBS Newshour on how sequestration of the federal budget is impacting the Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho: One of the gauges that has been shut down in Idaho is on Lapwai Creek. It's one of the important streams for thousands...
The Navajo Nation is dubbing the first Star Wars film in the Dine language: In a first for both Hollywood and the Navajo tribe in America, Obi-Wan Kenobi will soon be saying, "May the Force be with you" in the...
The Kalispel Tribe of Washington is hosting a "PikePalooza" this weekend to reduce an invasive species of fish. Cash prizes will be awarded for bringing in the northern pike. The fish is blamed for reducing runs of native trout and...
Lummi Nation eyes agreement to resolve land and tax issues (May 14, 2013)
The Lummi Nation is proposing an agreement to address land-into-trust and taxation issues in the city of Ferndale, Washington. The agreement calls on the tribe to sell certain properties. The city would receive 25 percent of the sales tax revenue....
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be hosting more tribal court training sessions. The BIA's Office of Justice Services is providing training to tribal court prosecutors, defenders and judges. The sessions are required by the Tribal Law and Order Act...
Oneida Nation puts emphasis on healthy, local produced food (May 14, 2013)
Oneida Nation Farms. Photo © Oneida Nation Farms The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is building a local food economy. The tribe operates two farms that supply products to students and elders. The products are also available for the general...
A federal judge has ordered a trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California to close by June 30, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Upwards of 3,000 people used to live at the Desert Mobile Home Park,...
Turtle Mountain woman, 77, provides foster care for decades (May 14, 2013)
Joyce Dumont, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has raised 69 children, including dozens in foster care, over the past six decades. At age 77, Dumont doesn't seem to be slowing down. Along with her...
KPBS: California State University promotes Luiseno language (May 14, 2013)
California State University San Marcos helps keep Luiseño language alive: At the center's graduation ceremony this year, the school also got to unveil Cal State’s newest How to Access College brochure, the first translated into one of California’s indigenous languages....
Albert Bender: Cobell trust fund payments far from adequate (May 14, 2013)
Albert Bender on the inadequacy of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement: This past December, $1,000 checks were sent to thousands of Native American accountholders for money of which they were defrauded for more than 100 years. This was...
Steve Russell: Make gun owners liable for misuse of firearms (May 14, 2013)
Steve Russell on gun control: The NRA told us that background checks would do no good at all. Okay, lets take them at their word. Make gun owners share both civil and criminal liability for any misuse of their guns,...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee with Secretary Sally Jewell (May 14, 2013)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take testimony from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tomorrow. Jewell will offer her views and priorities on Indian issues. This will be her second appearance before Congress since taking over the Interior Department on April...
Native Sun News: Center provides support for urban Indians (May 14, 2013)
Students studying to take their GED tests agree that it is difficult under the best of circumstances. But of those who come into the Career Learning Center in Rapid City, many have their own set of challenges.
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