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Primary roles cast for Navajo dubbed version of 'Star Wars' (May 24, 2013)

Seven Navajo language speakers have been cast for roles in the Navajo-dubbed version of Star Wars. The Navajo Nation Museum and the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department secured approval from Lucasfilm to dub the iconic film, a first for...

Hopi Tribe seeks nearly $190M from bank for bad investment (May 24, 2013)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona is seeking nearly $190 million from Wachovia bank and two investment advisors. "Wachovia’s investment advisors lost millions of the Hopi Tribe’s dollars and must be held accountable for their actions," Chairmran LeRoy N. Shingoitewa said...

Interview: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe develops own school (May 24, 2013)

Cape Cod Today interviews Morgan James Peters, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe who discusses the tribe's plans to open its own school: Cape Cod Today: We understand that the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (MWT) is likely to form a...

DOI defends inclusion of Indian lands in fracking regulation (May 24, 2013)

The Interior Department maintains it has broad authority to regulate "all" oil and gas activity, including hydraulic fracturing, on Indian lands. Some tribes complained about the inclusion of Indian lands in the proposed regulation, which was published in the Federal...

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe fills administrator post after 2 years (May 24, 2013)

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina finally fills administrator post after two years: It took almost two years to the day, but the Lumbee Tribal Government finally has a tribal administrator. The Lumbee Tribal Council last week, in a split...

Wendell George: Sharing Colville Tribes culture and history (May 24, 2013)

Wendell George, a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes of Washington, on his new column: My wife, Barbara, and I both graduated from Wenatchee High School. I moved to Wenatchee from the Colville Indian Reservation when my Dad, Moses, took...

Editorial: A ground-breaking agreement with Oneida Nation (May 24, 2013)

Newspaper hails landmark deal between Oneida Nation and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D): The ground-breaking agreement reached by the Cuomo administration and the Oneida Nation of Indians resolving long-standing disputes is a heartening development that should be a turning...

BIA proposes regulation to address land-into-trust appeals (May 24, 2013)

The Obama administration is proposing a new regulation to address land-into-trust appeals in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak. In Patchak, the Supreme Court ruled that opponents can sue the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Opinion: Genocide trial represents breakthrough for justice (May 24, 2013)

Luz Mendez of the National Union of Guatemala Women on the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala is also one of the countries with the deepest social inequalities, where the dominant economic elite and the military and...

MPR: Red Lake Nation man opens restaurant in border town (May 24, 2013)

Minnesota Public Radio reports on Red Lake Nation man who opened the first Indian-owned restaurant in Bemidji thanks to the Minnesota Indian Business Loan Program: Even though the city of Bemidji is surrounded by three Indian reservations, there have been...

WPM: Northern Arapaho Tribe aims to fix spending problems (May 24, 2013)

Wyoming Public Media on efforts by the Northern Arapaho Tribe to clean up its spending of federal funds: The Northern Arapaho Tribe is currently being sanctioned for not submitting their audits for the last couple of years, and the audits...

Opinion: Government shirks responsibility for urban Indians (May 24, 2013)

Ralph Forquera and Polly Olsen of the Seattle Indian Health Board on urban Indian health issues: The Seattle Indian Health Board was established in 1970, at a time when the United States was trying to rectify some of the damage...

Bill clears path for Native veterans memorial at NMAI in DC (May 24, 2013)

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced S.1046, the Native Americans Veterans’ Memorial Amendments Act, on Thursday. The Native American Veterans' Memorial Establishment Act of 1994 authorized a memorial on the National Mall in...

Senate confirms nominee for long-vacant seat on DC Circuit (May 24, 2013)

The Senate voted 97-0 on Thursday to confirm Sri Srinivasan to a long-vacant seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Srinivasan is the first new member of the D.C. Circuit since 2006. He will serve on a court that...

TV show based on Sheriff Walt Longmire book series returns (May 24, 2013)

Longmire, the television show on the based on the Sheriff Walt Longmire book series, returns for a second season on Monday. The show is set in Wyoming on and near a fictional reservation. Episodes in the first season tackled disenrollment,...

Nine charged for sexual exploitation of Indian girls in Brazil (May 24, 2013)

Nine people have been charged for sexual exploitation and abuse of Indian girls in Brazil. Authorities identified 16 girls who were victimized, and there may be more, the Associated Press reported. The victims range between the ages of 11 and...

Dana Lone Hill: Life taught me to make most of what I have (May 24, 2013)

Many times we go through life knowing there are two types of people. There are those that have and those that have not.

Native Sun News: Cheyenne River woman loves giving back (May 24, 2013)

This month, Tammy Eagle Hunter will be starting her new position as Youth Programs Director for the Cheyenne River Youth Project.