Tribal Elder Beating and Tasing by Police Unacceptable: Cause for Firing!

Commentary Published September 24, 2017 A week ago, late Saturday night, 64-year-old Yankton Sioux tribal elder Raymond Cournoyer, Sr. received word his mother was going to make her journey to the spirit world. As any concerned and loving son would do, he attempted to rush to her deathbed at the Good Samaritan Center in Wagner, […]

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier Throws Hat in Ring to be President of National Congress of American Indians

Published September 23, 2017 EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold C. Frazier has decided to run for president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Frazier released a statement on Friday saying he accepted the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association’s request to run for the presidency of NCAI. Frazier says […]

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Sen. Udall: Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill Disastrous for Indian Health Care

Published September 23, 2017 Calls for bipartisan approach to improve health care for Native Americans   WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on the Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare bill’s effects on health care in Indian Country:   “Senate Republicans are trying to force through […]

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Milwaukee Bucks Request Waivers on Ho-Chunk Bronson Koenig

Published September 21, 2017 MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on Bronson Koenig (Ho-Chunk Nation) on Thursday. He signed with the organization on July 6, 2017. The former University of Wisconsin standout forward averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. During his […]

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Yankton Sioux Tribe Wants Answers for Tasing of Tribal Elder by South Dakota Police

Published September 21, 2017 WAGNER, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Yankton Sioux Tribe, based in Wagner, South Dakota, is seeking answers as to why one its elders was beaten and tased by South Dakota law enforcement last weekend. In the early morning hours of Sunday, September 17, 2017, one of the Yanton Sioiux tribal elders, Raymond […]

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to host the city’s only all–Native American art show during Balloon Fiesta at 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival

Published September 21, 2017 ALBUQUERQUE —The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) is looking forward to hosting the 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival (AAIAF) on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, the first weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. The two-day festival at 2401 12th St NW is the only authentic, all–Native American art show in […]

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