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Salazar to testify before Indian Affairs Committee (February 9, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will make his first Capitol Hill appearance this week. Salazar, a former senator from Colorado, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on...

Harold Monteau: Some support for Larry EchoHawk (February 9, 2009)

"I don’t envy Larry EchoHawk and his potential appointment as the “damned” assistant secretary of interior for Indian affairs. However, I do support his appointment, if for no other reason...

Jodi Rave: Few Natives in top law enforcement posts (February 9, 2009)

"As U.S. senators across the country prepare to nominate their choices for top federal law enforcement positions, they should keep qualified Native applicants at the top of their list, given...

Tim Giago: Throwing Tom Daschle under the bus (February 9, 2009)

Tom Daschle? Now what does one write about a friend of nearly 30 years when that friend has become the brunt of the late night talk shows and the object...

Editorial: Ask Seminole Tribe about tobacco taxes (February 9, 2009)

"New York state has started a minor Indian war over cigarette taxes. Florida also should think about trying to collect state taxes on cigarettes sold by the Seminoles. But negotiation...

Jodi Rave: White House hire also a champion dancer (February 9, 2009)

"After an eight-year void in the White House, President Barack Obama has appointed an American Indian to a high-profile intergovernmental job to be the “eyes and ears” of Indian...

Native woman fills key White House post (February 9, 2009)

After a more than eight-year absence, there's finally a Native person in the White House. Jodi Archambault Gillette, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was named to a...

South Dakota governor not eager for Indian judge (February 9, 2009)

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) isn't looking to appoint an Indian person to the state Supreme Court despite recommendations to make the judiciary more responsive to Indian Country. Rounds...

Alaska Native Exec: Mine benefits community (February 9, 2009)

"NANA would like to offer a different view regarding the recent EPA study on Red Dog Mine than the Jan. 29 Daily News presented. The headline, which focused on subsistence...

Winnebago Tribe changes membership criteria (February 9, 2009)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has approved a change in its membership criteria. Anyone whose parent or grandparent is a member and has at least one-fourth Indian blood can enroll....

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe elects new leaders (February 9, 2009)

Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts elected a new slate of leaders on Sunday. Cedric Cromwell won the race for chairman. He replaces Shawn Hendricks, who decided...

Indian Affairs Committee set for 111th Congress (February 9, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is getting down to business with a new vice chairman and some new members for the 111th Congress. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) remains...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe freezes salaries for year (February 9, 2009)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has frozen all pay increases and pay grade adjustments for the rest of the year. The move affects all tribal government employees. Chief Fred...

Editorial: Restore Native Hawaiian sovereignty (February 9, 2009)

"Unfettered by concessions made to the Bush administration, the Akaka Bill - the original - should get the prompt approval of Congress and the signature of President Obama. Unlike the...

NIEA holds annual legislative summit in Washington (February 9, 2009)

The National Indian Education Association meets in Washington, D.C., this week for its annual legislative summit. The event starts off this morning with the State of Native Education Address by...

USET meets in Washington for annual impact week (February 9, 2009)

The United South and Eastern Tribes kicks off its annual impact week meeting today. Tribal leaders from Maine to Florida to Texas are in Arlington, Virginia, this week to hear...