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Driver in Pueblo man's death free and working in DC (February 13, 2009)

A former Capitol Hill staffer who is charged in the drunk driving death of a Pueblo man has been released and is once again working in Washington, D.C., The...

Sentencing circle starts for deaths of Native girls (February 13, 2009)

A Native man who admitted he caused the death of his two daughters is taking part in a sentencing circle for his crime. Christopher Pauchay of the Yellow Quill...

Navajo man claims discrimination in firing (February 13, 2009)

The Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico, is investigating a complaint by a Navajo Nation man who alleges discrimination at a local restaurant. Julian Yellow Jr., 29, was working...

Indian Affairs hearing with Secretary Salazar (February 13, 2009)

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Salazar promises review of federal recognition (February 13, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he will review the federal recognition process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Salazar agrees the BIA takes too long to make decisions. Some tribal...

Protest supports Fond du Lac Band land-into-trust (February 13, 2009)

Tribal members and their activists held a protest at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth, Minnesota, to support the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The...

Court blocks Santa Ysabel from removing vice chair (February 13, 2009)

The Inter-Tribal Court in southern California said the chairman of the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians lacks the authority to remove the vice chairwoman. Chairman Johnny Hernandez accused Vice...

Crow Tribe lays off 180 seasonal employees (February 13, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana laid off 180 seasonal employees, citing a budget shortfall. The tribe originally intended to keep the workers on until the end of March. "The budget...

Editorial: Abandon Navajo power plant project (February 13, 2009)

"There's a lot at stake when it comes to energy development in New Mexico: the state's crystalline blue skies, job opportunities for native people, and a sustainable future for all...

Native candidates offered top positions at Interior (February 13, 2009)

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe fires political consultant (February 13, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts fired its political consultant on Thursday, with new Chairman Cedric Cromwell citing a need to "start fresh." The consultant, Stephen Graham, helped the...

Editorial: Native media and the White House press (February 13, 2009)

Ed. Note: Indianz.Com was invited by the Office of the First Lady to cover the event on Monday, February 9. "Nearly a decade after it was written here that a...

Larry EchoHawk critics change minds about nomination (February 13, 2009)

Two early critics of Larry EchoHawk have changed their mind about his expected nomination as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Attorney Scott Crowell wrote an anti-EchoHawk letter that...

Charles Trimble: Discussing the fate of the Indian press (February 13, 2009)

The latest edition of Time Magazine blares out a headline on the cover: “How to Save Your Newspaper.” The magazine itself appears to need the same advice, for without the...