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Sen. Tester applauds approval of final Cobell settlement payout (09/12)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee had been pushing for the payments to be sent out as soon as possible.

Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation (09/12)
It is not often that kids from a secluded reservation in South Dakota are able to welcome a UFC title challenger into their schools.

Navajo Nation presidential candidate a target over fluency issue (09/11)
Chris Deschene acknowledges that he isn't as fluent as he'd like to be.

Nez Perce Tribe seeks update to historic trail from 1877 journey (09/11)
Chief Joseph led his people across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana to avoid being forced onto a reservation.

Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws from joint Wind River council (09/11)
Arapaho leaders called the move a historic step for its sovereignty.

Disaster declared after Moapa Paiute Reservation hit by flooding (09/11)
Nearly 200 people were evacuated from their homes as the storm hit but there were no reports of injuries.

Judge approves motion to distribute Cobell settlement payment (09/11)
The Trust Administration Class payments will total $941.6 million and the base payment will be $869, according to a motion filed in federal court.

Native Sun News: Final Cobell payment might 'almost' be ready (09/11)
According to the Garden City Group, the long awaited payment of the historic Cobell lawsuit can be expected in 3-5 weeks.

Cobell buy-back program includes base offer of $75 for interests (09/10)
One person's interest on the Flathead Reservation in Montana was appraised at just 52 cents so the base payment creates an incentive.

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on irrigation (09/10)
Tribal leaders said not much has changed since a 2006 report from the Government Accountability Office.

Oglala Sioux Tribe stands behind police chief despite complaints (09/10)
A police officer was fired for repeatedly tasering an unresponsive tribal member.

Native Sun News: DOJ report highlights activity in Indian Country (09/10)
Last week the Department of Justice released a second report to congress highlighting its work in Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines (09/10)
In the wake of federal hearings about reopening uranium mines and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, members of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board must decide if Native American sacred sites would be adequately preserved.

Montana tribes receive $2M in grants for language preservation (09/09)
The Legislature created the Montana Indian Language Preservation Pilot Program last year.

Moapa Paiute Tribe evacuates more than 100 due to flash floods (09/09)
At least a half-dozen homes were flooded on the reservation while travelers were taking refuge at the tribe's travel plaza.

Native woman competes for the top prize on 'The Biggest Loser' (09/09)
Jackie Pierson, who is Ojibway, grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Native Sun News: Native woman warrior honored at White House (09/09)
Women warriors have always existed in many tribes across Indian Country.

Vice President Biden to commemorate 20th anniversary of VAWA (09/08)
Tribal leaders will be joining Biden at the event in Washington, D.C.

Documents unsealed in death of woman from Haliwa-Saponi Tribe (09/08)
Family members and friends gathered today for a moment of silence on honor of Faith Hedgepeth, who was 19 when she was murdered.

11 named to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (09/08)
The council was created by the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (09/08)
Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.

Native Sun News: Photographer documented Bighorn's survivors (09/08)
Sixty-six years has passed since a photograph was taken of the last eight survivors of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Lac du Flambeau Band banishes nonmembers for drugs and crime (09/05)
The latest banishment occurred in June with the removal of one person from the reservation.

Clara Caufield: Complaints hit Northern Cheyenne school official (09/05)
Lame Deer Public Schools, one of the lowest performing public schools in the State of Montana on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation is no stranger to controversy.

Native Sun News: Grants help tribes fight violence against women (09/05)
Speaking to tribes from across the Four Corners area, Associate Attorney General, Tony West, announced last week a release of $3 million in grants from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, designed to increase the capability of tribes.

Navajo Nation tourism proposal in Grand Canyon stirs controversy (09/04)
The $150 million Grand Canyon Escalade includes a tramway that will carry tourists to the floor of the park.

Choctaw Nation offers car tag refunds to members under compact (09/04)
Tribal members will be able to register at any tag agency in the state.

Final payments from Cobell settlement closer to being distributed (09/04)
Checks could be sent out by the end of September and will take 5 to 7 days to reach beneficiaries.

Coalition asks broadcasters to avoid Washington NFL team's name (09/04)
More than 100 groups are asking sports broadcasters and reporters not to use the Washington NFL team's name on public airwaves.

Native Sun News: Panel examines civil rights issues in South Dakota (09/04)
The disparities in how Native Americans and other minorities receive justice compared to the rest of society are finally being recognized as a serious civil rights issue.

Annenberg Foundation acquires sacred items for Alaska Native (09/03)
A Tlingit bentwood box that would have been used to hold sacred items was returned to Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Vice: Shinnecock Nation treated with disrespect in own backyard (09/03)
Justin Doolittle of Vice tackles the struggles facing the Shinnecock Nation in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the countr

City leaders in Seattle postpone vote on Indigenous Peoples' Day (09/03)
The city council was set to approve the resolution at a meeting on Tuesday but members postponed the vote after Mayor Ed Murray requested a delay.

Audit uncovers questionable spending by leaders of Paskenta Band (09/03)
The tribe released a highly-anticipated audit of its finances to its members on Monday.

Native Sun News: Lummi Nation brings totem pole to fight Keystone (09/03)
Members of the Lummi Nation opposing the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Canada brought a totem pole to South Dakota to launch an alliance of land-based organizations to oppose construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline.

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