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Feb 21 2014 Four Murdered At American Indian Tribal Office

CEDARVILLE - Officials in northern California announced that an attack on a Native American tribal headquarters has killed four people and injured two others.
Police said a woman opened fire on the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say the woman launched the shooting spree during an eviction hearing being held at the […]

 
 

May 6 2011 US Misuse Of Apache Leader Name Decried

FORT SILL - A great-grandson of legendary Native American warrior Geronimo has criticized the use of his relative’s name as code in the raid targeting Osama bin Laden.
Harlyn Geronimo said whether the name was the term for the military operation or a reference to the al-Qaida leader himself, either was an “outrageous insult and mistake.”
Some […]

 
 

Mar 25 2011 Archaeologists Discover Ancient Settlement In Texas

AUSTIN - The first human inhabitants of North America settled at least 2,500 years earlier than the people previously identified as the first Americans.  So say archaeologists, who have unearthed a trove of stone artifacts belonging to the early Americans at an archaeological dig in central Texas, in the U.S. southwest.
The 1,600 ancient stone artifacts, […]

 
 

Jul 17 2010 Gulf Coast Tribes Suffer From Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana’s Mississippi delta is home to several indigenous tribes that have been living on these bayous for thousands of years.
But decades of oil and gas exploration have severely altered their way of life. Now, with the BP oil spill casting an even darker cloud over their future, the people of these bayous […]

 
 

Jul 16 2010 Britain Refuses Iroquois Confederation Passports

NEW YORK - The British government has refused to allow a Native American lacrosse team to enter Britain using passports issued by their tribal federation.
British officials said Wednesday that the Iroquois team would only be allowed into Britain with documents the government considers valid, including U.S. or Canadian passports.
In Washington Thursday, U.S. State Department spokesman […]

 
 

Dec 8 2009 US Settles Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government says it has settled a long-running lawsuit against the Department of the Interior for mismanagement of trust fund accounts held by hundreds of thousands of Native Americans.  The settlement ends a 13-year legal battle to resolve a dispute that dates back to the late-1800s.
The legal settlement will cost the U.S. […]

 
 

Nov 16 2009 Navajo Code Talkers Honored In Veterans Day Parade

NEW YORK - The elite Marine unit of Navajo soldiers whose cryptic code remained unbroken during World War II was honored at the annual Veterans’ Day parade in New York City. The Code Talkers are using their trip as a bid to raise funds for a museum to honor their contribution to defeating the Japanese. […]

 
 

Nov 5 2009 American Indian Summit Honors Tribal Leaders

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama has followed through on a campaign promise to hold an annual meeting with American Indian leaders. The president says he wants to reverse the government’s history of marginalizing the native peoples.
President Obama says Thursday’s meeting is the largest gathering of tribal leaders in U.S. history. And he says he […]

 
 

Oct 30 2009 North Carolina Cherokee Preserve Ancient Language

CHEROKEE, NC - Six young children - four girls and two boys - sit on the floor looking up at their teacher seated in a chair. An older woman with streaks of gray in the long, straight hair pulled back from her face, she holds up flashcards with colors and words spelled out in distinctive lettering. […]

 
 

Oct 29 2009 President Obama To Host Tribal Nations Conference

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has invited leaders of the more than 500 Native American tribes in the United States to a White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5. Mr. Obama says he wants to hear directly from the leaders about how his administration can help them meet their needs.  
The Navajo tribe has the […]

 
 

Feb 19 2009 Descendants Of Geronimo Seek Proper Burial For Apache Leader

WASHINGTON - Descendants of the Apache chief, Geronimo, have announced a lawsuit to reclaim the remains of the famous Indian leader from a U.S. military burial site as well from the reportedly hidden tomb of a secret Yale University society.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. federal court this week, marks the 100th anniversary of the Apache […]

 
 

Feb 13 2009 American Indians Hope For Improved Relations

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has yet to fill a number of key posts in his administration.  For Native Americans, one of the most anticipated positions will be a senior policy advisor to the president on Native American issues.  American Indians say having someone close to the president will ensure that their issues will not […]

 
 

Jun 18 2008 Canada Makes Formal Apology to First Nations People

Canada Says ‘We‘Re Sorry‘ To Former Indian Residential School Students 
Prime Minister Stephen Harper offers a full apology on behalf of all Canadians
By Jim Uttley
Special to ASSIST News Service  
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (ANS) – On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an historic formal apology on June 11, 2008, […]

 
 

May 20 2008 Lakota Indians Reclaim Heritage

SOUTH DAKOTA - The Lakota Indians of the northern plains have been called a “horse nation” because they have strong ties, culturally and historically, with the animals. A group of Lakota teens recently saddled up for a four-day ride across South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation. This Youth Ride was aimed at reconnecting the group with […]

 
 

Jan 28 2008 Tribe Remembers Nation’s Largest Massacre

BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH — On January 29, 1863, almost 500 Northwestern Shoshone men, women and children perished in the Bear River Massacre. Federal troops trapped and decimated the Tribe at the site of its annual “Warm Dance,” in present Franklin County, Idaho. The Tribe will be conducting a memorial service at 11am, Tuesday, January 29, […]

 
 

Jan 9 2008 US Supreme Court Supports Colville Tribes

NESPELEM, WASHINGTON — According to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, a panel of U.S. Supreme Court justices today denied a petition for certiorari filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals following a series of decisions from lower courts that consistently ruled against the company.
In rejecting Teck’s request for review, the Court let […]

 
 

Nov 1 2007 Mohawk Tribe Takes Legal Action Against Secretary of the Interior

AKWESASNE, NEW YORK — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe today filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, against Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne. The suit contains two counts, charging the Secretary with undue delay and acting in bad faith with respect to the Tribe’s fully completed, yet inexplicably languishing land into […]

 
 

Oct 7 2007 Chitimacha Tribe to Develop Rosetta Stone Software

ARLINGTON, VA — Rosetta Stone Inc., creator of the world’s No. 1 language-learning program, has formed a partnership with the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana to develop a unique edition of the award-winning software in the tribe’s language, Sitimaxa.
The tribe will own distribution and sales rights to the tribal language version created through the Rosetta Stone […]

 
 

Oct 3 2007 American Indian Tribes Celebrate Salmon Return

SEATTLE - Each year, salmon head upriver to their spawning grounds in the Columbia River basin in the northwestern U.S. state of Washington. The event has inspired a festival in which Native Americans and wildlife experts help visitors celebrate the salmon. 
Beginning in March, the fish start the arduous journey 800 kilometers upriver from the Pacific […]

 
 

Sep 15 2007 DOJ to Help Help Tribal Communities Develop Amber Alert

Ten Tribal Sites Selected to Help Expand AMBER Alert into Indian CountryWASHINGTON — The Department of Justice today announced that ten Tribal sites have been selected to serve as pilot communities as part of the Department’s AMBER Alert in Indian Country Initiative. The ten Tribal sites will serve as demonstration sites for other Native American […]

 
 

Sep 15 2007 Rosebud Sioux Tribe Receives $4 Million For AERIC

Tribe calls on House to maintain Senate level in Conference negotiationsROSEBUD, S.D. — The Rosebud Sioux Tribe announced today that $4 million was included for the Advanced Electronics Rosebud Integration Center (AERIC) in the U.S. Senate’s Fiscal Year 2008 Defense Appropriations bill. The bill was passed by the full Senate September 12, 2007.
ROSEBUD, S.D. — […]

 
 

Sep 13 2007 Kickapoo Chairman Presents Flag to Wes Studi

COTTONWOOD FALLS, KANSAS — The Kickapoo tribal language and culture play a key role in the production of “The Only Good Indian,” a movie that is being shot here and in Topeka, Lawrence and other locations in Kansas.
“The Only Good Indian,” which stars popular Native American actor Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves, Geronimo, Heat), is […]

 
 

Sep 6 2007 American Indians Celebrate Culture at National Powwow

WASHINGTON - Thousands of American Indians converged on Washington, D.C. recently to celebrate the song and dance of their native culture.  The National Museum of the American Indian organized the annual event called a powwow — a tradition dating back hundreds of years.  This year’s powwow was a symbol of the native people’s survival into […]

 
 

Aug 30 2007 Pine Ridge Reservation Radio Broadcasts Indian Music

PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA - There are many ethnic radio stations and broadcast programs in the United States, but there are only a few fully independent community radio stations serving the residents of a Native American Indian reservation. One of them is KILI radio on the Pine Ridge reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It operates from […]

 
 

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