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 News    May 4, 2012

Vilsack Urges Petroleum Companies to Increase Adoption of American Made Renewable Energy

OXFORD, N.C., May 3, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Vilsack today called on petroleum companies to help increase the percentage of ethanol in America's gas tanks in order to reduce dependence on foreign oil, boost job creation and promote development of renewable energy from farm-produced feedstocks. Recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action approved the use of E15 a...

 

Dayton vetoes overhaul of teacher tenure rules, a top GOP priority

With a veto Thursday of a proposal to upend schoolteacher layoff rules, Gov. Mark Dayton wiped out one of state Republicans' top priorities....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Witnesses allege police misconduct at north Mpls. Elks lodge

The 911 calls from Elks Lodge 106 in north Minneapolis came after a man overturned tables, threw punches and pulled out a knife....

 
 By Thore Dosdall    Opinion    May 4, 2012

Gambling's sure bet is that people lose

Canterbury Park will not be adding slot machines to its gaming choices this round, it seems. But I am sure the "racino" proposal will be back up for discussion the next time the state needs to find funds for a somewhat popular project that nobody wants to pay for. Meanwhile, the news of an agreement between the tracks at Canterbury and Running Aces and the tribal casinos to...

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Russian general threatens preemptive strike against U.S.

MOSCOW - Russia may consider a preemptive strike on a missile defense system in Europe if the U.S.-led NATO project continues as planned, a top official said Thursday....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Native flood evacuees must re-register for benefits

All of Manitoba's First Nations flood evacuees will have to register again for federal flood benefits, with strict rules being imposed to prevent fraudulent claims....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Sisseton Wahpeton dispute turns violent

PEEVER, SOUTH DAKOTA –– A physically disabled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate says he was brutally assaulted by a tribal employee and two members of his family....

 

Hard Rock Hotels enters Mexico in global push

Five years after buying the Hard Rock brand for nearly $1 billion, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is launching Hard Rock hotels in Mexico as part of a larger global expansion....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Tsunami debris onslaught called worse than Exxon Valdez oil spill

A "staggering mess" is building on the beaches of Gulf of Alaska islands bordering Prince William Sound. That's how Chris Pallister of the Gulf of Alaska Keepers organization describes the arrival of what is believed to be debris cast adrift last year by the Japan tsunami. In interviews with KTUU and the Homer Tribune, Pallister said he anticipates a massive cleanup facing his...

 
 News    May 4, 2012

'Bullying' outlined in letter about Gwich’in Tribal Council

A controversy within the Gwich'in Tribal Council is starting to become public CBC News has obtained a copy of an 11-page letter sent by four former employees. In the letter, they accuse the chief operating officer of bullying and harassment since 2010. The chief operating officer was appointed by the president of the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Richard Neryso...

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Morris Files Federal Civil Rights Case In Drum Incident

A federal civil rights court case has been filed by Red Cliff Tribe member Lincoln S. Morris, related to a drumming incident in January at a protest held at the Wisconsin State Capitol....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Indian Island police chief named Tribal Police Chief of the Year by crime prevention group

INDIAN ISLAND, Maine — The Penobscot Indian Nation’s chief of police has been named Tribal Police Chief of the Year by WeTip, an organization that operates a national crime prevention and anonymous tip hotline....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

U of M students hope documentary prompts debate over apology to Native Americans

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. An old saying, it came to mind as University of Minnesota lecturer Carter Meland talked to me about a thought-provoking video project of the 60 students in his introductory “American Indians in Minnesota” class....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

'More Than Frybread,' 3 stars

"More Than Frybread" is like the food of its title; it's tasty only in small doses. Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/movies/articles/2012/05/03/20120503more-than-frybread-movie-review-goodykoontz.html#ixzz1tu87giKz...

 

‘Ramp It Up’ Brings Skateboarding To The Museum Of Man

Skateboard culture is more than a piece of wood with wheels on it. The creativity and daring of skateboarding has given birth to a whole artistic aesthetic, inspiring graphic artists, musicians, filmmakers and photographers. And both the sport and culture of skateboarding are also inspiring many youth within Native American communities....

 

Gathering of Nations

The Gathering of Nations is a big event and it's big business for the city of Albuquerque but perhaps not as profitable for Gathering of Nations founder Derek Mathews as critics might think....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Killing of bald eagles divides Native American tribes

(Reuters) - A plan by a Native American tribe to kill two bald eagles for use in a religious rite has drawn the ire of a fellow tribe, which says it doesn't want any eagles sacrificed on the Wyoming reservation they share....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

N.B.'s largest bat population wiped out

Researchers at the New Brunswick Museum are reporting the largest bat population that hibernates in the province's caves has been wiped out by a deadly infection....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Waive warrants on sex workers reporting violent crimes, inquiry told

Sex workers must be able to come forward with allegations of abuse without worrying about whether police will arrest them on unrelated, outstanding warrants, the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case has heard....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Woman sold alcohol on reservation

A woman from Porcupine in southwestern South Dakota has pleaded guilty to dispensing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Trial begins in double-murder case

O pening arguments were given Wednesday in the murder trial of Alex Redhouse....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

Onondaga Nation man accused of robbery

Onondaga Nation – New York State police Thursday charged a 33-year-old Onondaga Nation man with felony third-degree robbery....

 
 News    May 4, 2012

White Swan sees two suspicious fires in less than a week

WHITE SWAN, Wash. -- The Yakima County Fire Marshal's Office is looking into two possible arson fires in White Swan in the last three days....

 

BIA Honors First Native American ATF Investigator Killed 76 Years Ago

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is proud to announce that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (ICLEOM), in Artesia, N.M., today honored ATF's first Native American post-Prohibition era investigator killed in the line of duty. The name of William...

 

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