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Twist delays Colorado House vote on American Indian mascot bill

Tue, 2015-04-14 10:38
Rep. Joe Salazar unexpectedly delayed a vote on his American Indian mascot bill Tuesday after discovering at the last minute that it would have died.

CVTC celebrates student diversity with Pow event

Mon, 2015-04-13 18:19
Chippewa Valley Technical College celebrated the diversity of its students Monday, hosting its 5th Annual American Indian Pow Exhibition.

Connecticut tribes side with state in payday loan dispute

Mon, 2015-04-13 16:38
Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes sided Monday with the state in a dispute with an Oklahoma-based tribe and its Internet payday loan companies. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians contends ...

Oklahoma House files legal notice on American Indian museum

Mon, 2015-04-13 15:14
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House is advertising a legal notice of plans to either complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum or transfer ownership to the city of Oklahoma City. Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday that no legislation has been filed to address the ...

Colorado House gives initial OK to American Indian mascot bill

Mon, 2015-04-13 12:25
As several American Indians looked on, the Colorado House on Monday approved a bill designed to eliminate public school mascots and names deemed offensive to Indians.

Editorials from around Oregon

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:35
Albany Democrat-Herald, April 11, on another battle looming over mascots Another battle looms in the state of Oregon's long controversy over schools using Native American names or images as their mascots - but this time, a larger issue may be at stake. The mascot issue has been an emotional one ...

Legislature advances proposed American Indian language programs

Sun, 2015-04-12 10:18
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana lawmakers are advancing a proposal that would encourage schools to develop American Indian language immersion programs. Representatives passed Senate Bill 272 by a 72-26 vote Friday.

Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel

Sun, 2015-04-12 06:42
Smithsonian Enterprises, the business arm of the popular museum complex, is launching its first new magazine in 30 years with a focus on cul…

The Walt Disney Company Invests in Young Native American Leaders with a $250,000 Commitment to the American Indian ...

Sat, 2015-04-11 19:13
DENVER, April 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that The Walt Disney Company has committed $250,000 to create The Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholarship Program. The program will provide...

Fresno State president joins dancers at First Nations Powwow

Sat, 2015-04-11 17:43
Fresno States 24th annual First Nations Powwow kicked off Saturday with a rhythmic procession of American Indian dancers that included Fresno State president Joseph Castro. Click to Continue »

Spirit of the original law is missing

Sat, 2015-04-11 17:27
Indiana’s initial version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) drew intense criticism and resulted in backpedaling on the part of the governor and Republican legislators. The legislative process of revision has been opaque, but the political and economic pressure to retreat has been both forceful and public.

US Fish and Wildlife Service to take longer to compete review of Canada lynx

Sat, 2015-04-11 06:56
PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is applying a new threat assessment for federally protected Canada lynx from Maine to Washington State, delaying completion of the first five-year review.

Local American Indians to celebrate culture in upcoming powwow

Thu, 2015-04-09 20:03
A cultural celebration will unite the local American Indian community this weekend at the 43rd annual Sustaining Our Culture Powwow.

Pennington County Sheriff's candid conversation with Native Sun News - Part 1

Thu, 2015-04-09 17:59
RAPID CITY - The Pennington County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Ski resort worker's common-law wife entitled to death benefits

Thu, 2015-04-09 14:42
The common-law wife of a worker, who died from traumatic injuries sustained in a utility-tractor rollover accident, is entitled to death benefits, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled Tuesday.

Coastal Voices: Close achievement gap according to local voices

Thu, 2015-04-09 00:26
When we really define the academic achievement gap locally, one glaring gap that continues to need attention is the disproportionate graduation rates for American Indian students in Del Norte County, including Yurok students, within the county. The three-year cohort graduation rate in Del Norte for all students is 77.3 percent. For American Indians in Del Norte the three-year cohort graduation ...

UM to host Indian Law Week

Wed, 2015-04-08 17:36
MISSOULA – The University of Montana Native American Law Students Association will host its annual Indian Law Week, Monday through Friday, April 13-17. This year’s theme is “Law, Culture and the Environment.”

Photo: Keeping traditions alive - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 PST

Wed, 2015-04-08 00:17
American Indian Heritage Week at NIC: “I learned beading from my grandmother,” said Sami Mitchell, of Post Falls, during a beading demonstration Tuesday at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene. American Indian Heritage Week continues through Saturday at NIC. A stick game is planned today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. A free Native American craft workshop for families will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m ...

Bill aims to keep American Indian children with families

Tue, 2015-04-07 16:37
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – While applying for her driver’s license at age 16, Karen Hardenbrook saw her birth certificate and learned what her adoptive parents from Broken Bow never told her: she was born in Winnebago and her mother was a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

Indian Child Welfare Bill Advances

Tue, 2015-04-07 14:34
Native American children in the welfare system would stay in tribal and family homes longer than other wards of the state under a measure slated for debate by the Nebraska Legislature.