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Articles from the April 1, 2013 edition


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  • 4-year-old: 'Bee's got a gun'

    Apr 1, 2013

    HARDIN – Letitia Stewart was exhausted. She had spent most of her day knocking on doors, hoping to find her 21-year-old son, Edward Bee Fast Horse III, who had been partying the night before and not come home. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/year-old-bee-s-got-a-gun/article_e4a753b9-41ba-5173-9e66-d6408ea4dbe5.html#ixzz2PD5m1Uco...

  • Mother: 'I heard him cry like I've never heard him cry'

    Apr 1, 2013

    WOLF POINT – After being disciplined for violating the school's tobacco policy, Dalton Gourneau, a 17-year-old Wolf Point High School student, scrawled a note to his mother and then killed himself. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/mother-i-heard-him-cry-like-i-ve-never-heard/article_1323d42f-1fd4-57d1-9592-fec5c3015c67.html#ixzz2PD60LD4N...

  • Tribal leader: 'If I thought it was hopeless, I wouldn't be here"

    Apr 1, 2013

    Suicide does not discriminate in Indian Country. It shadows every member of every tribe. It has no regard for age or gender. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/tribal-leader-if-i-thought-it-was-hopeless-i-wouldn/article_590457ba-b5a9-52af-ab6b-627561ff2c80.html#ixzz2PD6JOywy...

  • Apr 1, 2013

    Fairbanks, Alaska — The budget cuts known as the sequester, which have yet to strike with full force, are creating major problems for Native peoples....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    A letter to the editor — described by First Nations leaders as racist and ignorant — should be used as an opportunity to educate Canadians about aboriginal culture, say chiefs who took part in a protest outside the Nanaimo Daily News office on Thursday....

  • Aboriginal television industry alive and well

    Apr 1, 2013

    It's a tiny niche in an otherwise troubled industry, but B.C.-based aboriginal filmmakers are busy and working. Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/entertainment/Aboriginal+television+industry+alive+well/8172806/story.html#ixzz2PD7PlISa...

  • Apr 1, 2013

    Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall amount to 18.56 cents in state tax revenue. It’s safe to say the cost of substance abuse impact and treatment is higher....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    LAME DEER — Northern Cheyenne President John Robinson, elected Nov. 6 and sworn in 10 days later, figures he’s put in a lot of 14-hour days in his first four months of office....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    Over 70 people listened to a panel of experts explain the issue of prescription drug abuse in Hayward on Saturday, but the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe knows the deadly consequences all too well....

  • The New Native American Women Warriors Official Honor Song

    Apr 1, 2013

    The Native American Women Warriors are the first ever recognized all Native American Women Color Guard. They strive to bring awareness of the many Women Veterans especially Native Women Veterans. To Honor those from the past and who are currently serving. The group is dedicated to surfacing the recognition of women veterans, especially those of Native American descent, and their contribution to the military that represented our indigenous people and the United States of America. Their goal is to assist our Native American women veterans in...

  • Couple to wed in traditional ceremony at powwow

    Apr 1, 2013

    For Michelle Bixby, happily ever after is going to begin in a very traditional way. Read more here: http://www.centredaily.com/2013/03/30/3560030/couple-to-wed-in-traditional-ceremony.html#storylink=cpy...

  • World's Largest Gathering of Nations Celebrates 30 Years of Celebrating Native and Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

    Apr 1, 2013

    Born out of humble beginnings, the Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 25-27. Considered the most prominent pow wow in North America, it will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world honoring three decades of Native American culture and traditions through dance, music, food and indigenous dress. Read more at http://ind...

  • Traditional and Religious Believers Are Not Terrorists

    Apr 1, 2013

    The labeling vogue of past generations was often to term both traditional and religious groups in Indian country as offbeat, sometimes as renegades, and possibly as outcasts within tribal communities. To a varying degree, these labels have existed since the first elected trustees began to administer Indian Reservation allotments. Increasingly however, this propensity has tilted towards American national security terms. It is conceivable that such groups will be scrutinized as domestic terrorist organizations because of their beliefs, in the...

  • Should the U.S. Congress Be in the Business of Telling Businesses What They Can Name Themselves?

    Apr 1, 2013

    Recently, Del. Eni F.H. Faleomavaega, a Democrat representing American Samoa, has put forth the Non-Disparagement of American Indians in Trademarks Registrations Act of 2013 (to read the full text of the bill and to follow its progress in Congress, click here.). It would ban current and future trademarks that use the term redskins to refer to American Indians. Stripping the trademark protection from the word would cost the National Football League’s Redskins in Washington D.C. considerable sums of money related to its marketing and, the...

  • Apr 1, 2013

    The tribal court at North Dakota’s Spirit Lake reservation has convicted a man accused of beating one of his children in an incident that had been flagged by a federal whistleblower concerned about child abuse on the reservation....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) on Thursday disputed an account of a heated exchange he reportedly had with victim assistance professionals from American Indian reservations in North Dakota, but the congressman said he regretted the tone of the discussion....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    A desperate need for housing on the Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick led to a day-long standoff on Friday....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    FARMINGTON — It took several days for the U.S. Army to find Judith Bedonie in June 1972....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    Under existing law, the six bands of Chippewa in northern Wisconsin are allowed to declare how many walleyes they intend to spear during the annual spring harvest. After the bands announce their numbers, the DNR sets sport bag limits for everyone else....

  • Apr 1, 2013

    LAKE MILLE LACS - Professional fisherman Steve Fellegy is doubling down in his efforts over tribal netting in Minnesota lakes by joining an upcoming lawsuit against the DNR over tribal net fishing in Lake Mille Lacs and planning a protest of all tribal fishing rights next month....

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