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December 01, 2003
Column: Indians should be proud of YMCA program (12/01)
Calif. tribe may shut down tire recycling plant (12/01)
Data shows increase in HIV infections in U.S. (12/01)
Survey finds heavy health burden on Indian population (12/01)
Study questions high rate of Indian alcoholism (12/01)
Calif. tribe divided over blood quantum rule (12/01)
Janklow manslaughter trial begins in S.D. (12/01)
Native hockey star proud of heritage (12/01)
Alaska-Hawaii ties stir controversy among Natives (12/01)
U.S. oil drilling in Ecuador leaves a mess for tribes (12/01)
Alaska villages try hand at first commercial eel fishery (12/01)
Peyote lures tourists to Mexican tribe's village (12/01)
Border costs strain Tohono O'odham Nation (12/01)
Indian Arts and Crafts Board starts toll free number (12/01)
Dave Anderson nomination hits another snag in Senate (12/01)
Stevens revises rider denying Native court funding (12/01)
Alaska village cemetery threatened by tides (12/01)
Pow-wow is tradition for Haliwa-Saponi family (12/01)
Two women beaten to death on Crow Reservation (12/01)
Crow Nation features best of the best artists (12/01)
Inquiry into teen's death hears from ex-police (12/01)
Menominee Nation makes repatriation a priority (12/01)
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
The Gila River Indian Community spends big in the nation's capital, with a team of lobbyists working on health care, education and other key issues.

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is drafting legislation to guarantee a job to every willing American.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino
It's been more than five years since the Ho-Chunk Nation has since action on its off-reservation casino. What gives?

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
A skate park is coming to the Rocky Boy's Reservation thanks to action from Chippewa Cree youth and some high-profile support.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribes welcome probe of Trump administration's handling of key agreements
The Trump administration is facing another internal investigation, this one over the handling of gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino
The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Pamunkey Tribe connected to acquisition of land by gaming company
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving full steam ahead with plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.

Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case
The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

Cronkite News: Former sheriff pardoned by Trump seeks to clear conviction
A controversial former sheriff who targeted Native people and other minorities is trying to clear his record.