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  • Bill and Hillary Clinton's Global Initiative Ups Support of Tribes

    Jun 25, 2013

    On June 15, Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) announced plans to promote and help six South Dakota tribes develop a joint wind energy project. The tribes are the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate and the Yankton Sioux Tribe; the project will ultimately see them place several wind turbines on their reservations in an effort to create electricity to sell on the open market. Read more at

  • Jun 25, 2013

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Veterans all over the country are waiting months, and sometimes years, before they see a response to their disability claims. Native American veterans have had an especially difficult time navigating the federal claim system. And they comprise more veterans than any other minority group....

  • Jun 25, 2013

    Every community struggles to address crime in the most effective ways, and in ways that don’t just punish the offenders, but help prevent them from making the same mistakes in the future. And every type of community has its own set of challenges working against those goals. Native American communities are certainly no exception....

  • Jun 25, 2013

    Painkiller addiction is an ugly trend that public health officials finally are getting their arms around. But they need to widen their embrace quickly, to incorporate a quiet demographic desperately in need of support and resources....

  • Crow Creek Sioux Boycott Border-town Businesses Over Banned Honor Song

    Jun 25, 2013

    Crow Creek Sioux Tribe chairman Brandon Sazue is willing to drive an hour across the rolling central South Dakota grasslands that separate his reservation from Pierre, the state capital, in order to buy sneakers for his kids. He has declared a personal economic boycott of Chamberlain, the reservation border town that’s a half-hour closer to his house. Read more at

  • Jun 25, 2013

    Indian Motorcycle said it will unveil its 2014 Chief flagship bike at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in downtown Sturgis, S.D. The event is planned as a party with live music and celebrity appearances during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a huge gathering of motorcyclists....

  • Chickasaw artist Daniel Worcester named 2013 'Red Earth Honored One'

    Jun 25, 2013

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Chickasaw artist Daniel Worcester, Ardmore, was recently feted as “2013 Red Earth Honored One” during the 27th Annual Red Earth Festival. Worcester was honored during his 20th year to participate in the Red Earth Festival. Selected annually, the Red Earth Honored One is a Native American master visual artist who has supported and influenced the Native American artistic community and has a continuing involvement and participation in their art form. “I am humbled and...

  • Episcopal Church grants available for campus ministries


    Applications are now being accepted for grant proposals from dioceses, parishes or community college/college/university campuses for new as well as current campus ministries in higher education institutions in the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries is offering two categories of grants: • A series of Campus Ministries grants to provide seed money to assist in the start-up of new, innovative campus ministries or to enhance a current program; grants will range from $3000 to $5000. • A...

  • HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace educational tools

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Obama administration today kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and select the coverage that best suits their needs when open enrollment in the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins October 1. “The new website and toll-free number have a simple mission: to make...


    Jun 25, 2013

    Oklahoma City--After more than 37 years, a major leadership change will occur for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. aka UNITY, a national non-profit youth leadership organization. Mary Kim Titla, a San Carlos Apache, will become Executive Director on July 1 as UNITYÂ’s founder JR Cook, Cherokee, steps aside after leading the organization since its birth in 1976. Titla, who attended one of UNITYÂ’s first youth leadership conferences, has been serving part-time as Associate Director...