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Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
Audio from House subcommittee hearing on five tribal measures (07/29)
Most of the discussion centered on a bill to authorize self-determination contracts for the Cobell land buy-back program.

Filed Under: Cobell | Politics | Trust
House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs hearing (07/29)
Bills address taxation of per capita payments for a Minnesota tribe, the safety of Native children, the Cobell buy-back program and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho.

Filed Under: Health | National
Fond du Lac Band tries to uncover cause of foodborne illness (07/23)
Tribal administrator said food from a recent powwow and other outdoor events could be linked to the outbreak.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Bishop helped save lives of Sioux men after 1862 war (07/18)
Professor explores the role of a bishop who convinced then-president Abraham Lincoln not to execute every Dakota man after the Dakota War of 1862.

Filed Under: Health | National
MPR: Cancer hits hardest among American Indians in Minnesota (07/08)
Minnesota Public Radio reports on the high rates of cancer among American Indians in the state.

Filed Under: Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Energy project threatens Ojibwe ricing tradition (07/07)
Activist Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth explains the battle against pipeline through treaty territory in Minnesota.

Filed Under: Trust
BIA adds 595 acres to reservation of Shakopee Sioux Community (07/01)
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn signed the reservation proclamation on June 20.

Filed Under: National
Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest (06/30)
The former leader owed the tribe more than $730,000 in restitution.

Filed Under: National
Former White Earth leader Darrell Wadena passes away at 75 (06/24)
The leader who called himself 'Super Chief' led the tribe for 20 years.

Filed Under: Health | National
Members of Mille Lacs Band participate in weight loss challenge (06/06)
Tribal members lost over 1,000 pounds during 16-week challenge.

Filed Under: Law | National
New trial sought in murders of three Indian women in Minnesota (06/04)
Killer was said to harbor negative attitudes toward Indian women.

Filed Under: Law
Judge sets aside jury conviction for assault on Red Lake infant (06/03)
James White Jr. was facing at least 10 years in federal prison for allegedly assaulting his son.

Filed Under: Law
Lower Sioux Indian Community promises defense of land rights (05/27)
Tribe was named as a defendant by a group of Mdewakanton plaintiffs.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Lawsuit seeks establishment of new reservation in Minnesota (05/22)
The plaintiffs in a new lawsuit are hoping to restore a reservation that was supposed to have been set aside for their ancestors.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Honor the Earth weighs next move in fight over pipeline route (05/22)
An administrative law judge won't force the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to change the route of a pipeline that crosses treaty lands.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Dakota descendants sue for return of land promised by 1863 law (05/21)
Lawsuit claims 12 square miles was set aside after the 1862 Dakota War.

Filed Under: Politics
Voters of Red Lake Nation choose Darrell Seki as new chairman (05/15)
Darrell G. Seki defeated incumbent Chairman Floyd Jourdain by a vote of 1907 to 1284.

Filed Under: Law
White Earth man charged with murdering partner in house fire (05/14)
Charles J. Jones set the home he shared with Shalonda Clark on fire.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Indigenous People's Day deserves national recognition (05/13)
Student calls on the U.S. to recognize Indigenous People's Day instead of Columbus Day.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Honor the Earth challenges pipeline route through treaty lands (05/08)
An administrative law judge heard arguments over a pipeline that crosses through treaty-ceded territory in Minnesota.

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