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Billing company denies it pressured Fairview hospital patients

The Illinois firm accused of pressuring Fairview hospital patients to pay even as they waited in emergency rooms pushed back against critics Sunday, accusing Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson of grossly distorting its collection practices....

 

Trailers have been delivered to Attawapiskat, but critics say it’s a ‘Band-Aid’ solution only community

Almost six months after the federal government put a “Band-Aid” on the housing crisis in Attawapiskat, opposition MPs say there needs to be a long-term infrastructure plan for the impoverished First Nations community....

 

Okla. bank freezes fractured tribes' bank accounts

CONCHO, Okla. (AP) — A June 8 court hearing has been scheduled on a Clinton bank's decision to freeze the accounts of two tribes embroiled in a dispute over leadership....

 

Lack of aboriginal jurors on trial in Ontario court

The makeup of juries in Ontario goes on trial this week as two convicted killers fight their guilty verdicts in a case that goes to the heart of the justice system....

 

Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON — Field workers for President Obama’s campaign fanned out across the country over the weekend in an effort to confront a barrage of new voter identification laws that strategists say threaten the campaign’s hopes for registering new voters ahead of the November election....

 
 By Chuck Leddy    Features    April 30, 2012

NONFICTION: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask," by Anton Treuer

Ojibwe historian and award-winning author Anton Treuer offers a balanced, frank and enlightening look inside Indian culture, shattering stereotypes that swing between romanticism (embodied in fictions like "The Last of the Mohicans" and "Dances With Wolves") and racism (seen in most films where Indians are depicted as...

 

All Nations Skate Jam compliments powwow

The 29th Annual Gathering of Nations is not just song and dance. Dozens of professional skateboarders embarked into Albuquerque for the 6th Annual All Nations Skate Jam....

 

Thousands meet at native people's gathering in U.S.

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - Tomé Roubideaux had not been to the annual meeting of Native American and indigenous people, known as the Gathering of Nations, for a decade because he was battling cancer and too sick to dance....

 

Search for missing teen reaches one-year mark

Family members and friends of a 17-year-old Saskatchewan boy who has been missing for exactly one year are continuing to search for the teen, as are police....

 

Canadian killer to plead for life in Montana

The only Canadian on death row in the United States is expected to make a plea for his life at his clemency hearing in Montana this week....

 

Means grows angry when asked about missing man

Aside from brief confrontations between federal officials and American Indian Movement leaders, a two-day conference that brought together all sides of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation went fairly smoothly. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/means-grows-angry-when-asked-about-missing-man/article_287976a4-6041-5bd2-97c0-2508f213ddf...

 

Old divisions flare as AIM leaders reunite

Old hatred dies hard. Many of the archetypal survivors of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation met again Friday at Augustana College’s Center for Western Studies for the 44th annual Dakota Conference....

 

Russell Means: Activist, Actor, Cancer Survivor

SIOUX FALLS, SD - After battling cancer last year, and a bout with pneumonia earlier this month, a famous South Dakota Indian activist is now well enough to re-emerge in the spotlight. Russell Means, a longtime champion of Native American causes, and more recently a Hollywood star, begins filming a new movie this month. This controversial activist and actor remains fiery as...

 

Fake flood evacuee lived in Winnipeg home

A woman claiming to be a Manitoba flood evacuee moved from her Winnipeg home into a city hotel to get government benefits, according to another evacuee....

 

Fort Hall Gets $60 Million In Federal Lawsuit

FORT HALL, Idaho -- A lawsuit has netted Fort Hall $60 million in federal money....

 

Tribal leader faces meth, assault case

GRAND RONDE - Valorie C. Robertson, due to complete a three-year term on the Grand Ronde Tribal Council on Sept. 1, was arrested Tuesday by the Polk County Sheriff's Office on assault and drug charges....

 

Ojibwe quiz bowl tests Indian knowledge

Have you ever wondered what “Minnetonka” means? Judge and moderator Dr. Rick Gresczyk asked Ojibwe and Dakota middle school and high school students if they knew what the Dakota word meant before giving the answer “great water” at the third annual Ojibwe and Dakota Quiz Bowl tournament that commenced April 14 at Lincoln Elementary School in Elk River. Students from...

 

Two From Shinnecock Indian Reservation Die In Car Crash Early Saturday Morning

Two men from the Shinnecock Indian Reservation died in a car accident early Saturday morning and two passengers were left seriously injured, according to Southampton Village Police....

 

Can one South Dakota tribe take on America's big beer?

After years of failed efforts to address chronic alcoholism, the largest Native American tribe in the US is launching a $500m (£308m) dollar lawsuit against the beer firms who they say are ruining their lives....

 

AIM founder lashes out at Wounded Knee conference

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - American Indian Movement founder Clyde Bellecourt lashed out at the son of a former FBI agent who was in charge during the Wounded Knee takeover in 1973 at a conference focusing on the uprising....

 

Violence Against Women Act Passage a Victory for Native Women

WASHINGTON – After a long struggle to include a provision into legislation that will serve to better protect Native women against violence, the United States Senate late Thursday afternoon passed the Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act of 2011, commonly known as S.1925....

 

Ineligible flood claims higher than thought for Lake St. Martin

The number of Lake St. Martin band members whose flood benefits have been deemed ineligible is now 170, a figure that is considerably higher than first thought....

 

Ottawa identifies bogus evacuee claims from Lake St. Martin

OTTAWA — More than 10 per cent of people receiving emergency assistance due to flooding at Lake St. Martin First Nation were not evacuees from the reserve, the federal government acknowledged Friday....

 

Convicted sex offenders must register with police

All convicted sex offenders living, working or going to school on the Navajo Reservation must register with the Navajo Nation police, thanks to passage of the Navajo Nation Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act of 2012 during last week's spring Council session....

 

Hiring to start soon for new jails

As the Navajo Nation nears completion of three new jail facilities, corrections officials face the daunting task of finding employees to run them....

 

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