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Editorial: Rejection of honor song stirred up racial tensions (May 27, 2013)

Newspaper wonders why school board in South Dakota refused to allow an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony: What would it have hurt? If the Chamberlain School District would have allowed a Native American honor song to be...

Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents (May 27, 2013)

Kevin Abourezk on efforts to address the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, Nebraska: Nebraska authorities arrested an activist seeking an end to alcohol sales in Whiteclay on Friday morning before he had a chance to file a complaint against a...

Editorial: Protecting all prison inmates from sexual assault (May 27, 2013)

The New York Times on a report Department of Justice report which found that a Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota had the highest rate of staff sexual misconduct than any other...

Download: Catching up with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell (May 27, 2013)

Catching up with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: READING I generally read for learning and inspiration and not so much for recreation. “The River of Doubt,” by Candice Millard, is all about Teddy Roosevelt’s trip down a tributary of the Amazon...

Opinion: Agua Caliente Band seeks to profit from water suit (May 27, 2013)

Manager of water district being sued by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians accuses tribe of being greedy: The lawsuit filed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against Desert Water Agency (DWA) and Coachella Valley Water District...

Column: Alaska Native fishermen prosecuted for way of life (May 27, 2013)

Columnist on the convictions of Alaska Native fishermen: A radio report from KYUK in Bethel made me pull over the Subaru this week. I was listening to the story of Bethel fishermen being prosecuted by the state of Alaska for...

Raymond Foxworth: FDA fails to reach out to tribal nations (May 27, 2013)

Raymond Foxworth says Food and Drug Administration has failed to consult tribes about Food Safety and Modernization Act: The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011 and is the most sweeping reform in U.S....

John Trimbach: Even more distortions of Wounded Knee '73 (May 27, 2013)

In my previous letter to the editor, I suggested the heading; “Wounded Knee Historians – Still breeding” to remind readers of the growing number of books that inexplicably distort Wounded Knee ’73 history.