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Last-minute Bush agreement threatens tribal casinos (February 23, 2009)

A last-minute move by the Bush administration has tribal gaming proposals in limbo as Indian Country waits on President Barack Obama to install a new team at the Interior Department....

New York in court over Oneida Nation land transfer (February 23, 2009)

Officials in New York will be in court on Wednesday to challenge a land transfer to the Oneida Nation. The tribe acquired 18 acres of surplus property from the U.S....

Blackfeet Nation moving ahead with missile business (February 23, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is moving forward with a missile manufacturing plant on the reservation. Pikuni Industries partnered with Radiance Technologies of Alabama to produce missiles for the U.S....

Column: Honoring service of Navajo Code Talkers (February 23, 2009)

"Raymond Smith, a native of Shiprock, lives today in Sacramento, Calif. A loyal reader of The Daily Times so that he can keep up with news from home, Raymond was...

Editorial: Don't restore Miccosukee sovereignty (February 23, 2009)

"When someone commits a crime or is involved in an accident in Florida, it is generally understood that the state has jurisdiction and will proceed with whatever investigation, charge, penalty...

Interior investigator to oversee stimulus for Obama (February 23, 2009)

Earl E. Devaney, the Inspector General at the Interior Department, will oversee the $787 billion economic stimulus plan for President Barack Obama. Devaney has been rooting out corruption at Interior...

Former Senate staffer charged in Abramoff scandal (February 23, 2009)

Ann Copland, a former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), has been charged in connection with the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Copland accepted thousands of dollars in gifts from Abramoff...

Editorial: Salazar a welcome voice at Interior (February 23, 2009)

"During Senate confirmation hearings for Ken Salazar's nomination as interior secretary, much was made of the advantages of him being a Westerner. True, many of the issues confronting the department...

Supreme Court hears Navajo Nation trust lawsuit (February 23, 2009)

Update: Oral Argument Transcript The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear the long-running Navajo Nation breach of trust lawsuit. The tribe sued the federal government over a coal lease with...

Editorial: Obama should reject Interior misdeeds (February 23, 2009)

"The federal government has a long history of cheating American Indians, and not all of this dirty dealing is in the distant past. On Monday, the Supreme Court hears arguments...

Opinion: Geronimo's skull haunts secret society (February 23, 2009)

"It never seems to end. But, as someone who was the first to write about Skull and Bones in a major magazine and the first to expose — on videotape!...

Letter: Fond du Lac Band entitled to reclaim land (February 23, 2009)

"It is for the benefit and opportunity of all that we seek to respect and live in cooperation with all fellow county citizens. Negative myths and stereotypes of American Indians...

Editorial: Leave mascot disputes up to schools (February 23, 2009)

"Madison should leave these disputes to the schools themselves. Typically they involve American Indian nicknames or logos, and if members of those tribes find them demeaning, they should certainly pressure...

Golden Pen Letter: Youth offer hope in Indian Country (February 23, 2009)

"Poverty is an epidemic that has hit the core in Indian Country. We have fought and pushed so many times to end this plague on our lands. Our economic engine...

Opinion: Native Hawaiian tribe a boost for Democrats (February 23, 2009)

"Eat your heart out Jack Abramoff. President Obama looks forward to a guaranteed supply of Democrat campaign money which will make the imprisoned Republican fundraiser look like the small time...

SCOTUSBlog: Native Hawaiian Supreme Court case (February 23, 2009)

"In State of Hawaii v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs, No. 07-1372, the Court will review a decision of the Hawaii Supreme Court which prohibits the State from selling virtually any...

Tim Giago: No outrage over abuse of Natives (February 23, 2009)

The most anxious reactions by the Native victims of sexual abuse at Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian mission boarding schools are: “Where in hell is the outrage?” It seems...

Yellow Bird: Smoking and alcohol at casinos (February 23, 2009)

"There is smoking in all of the casinos. I know of no Indian casino that is smoke-free. Shootting Star does have a nonsmoking area, as I’ve mentioned in other...

Jodi Rave: Tribes await naming of BIA nominee (February 23, 2009)

"Forrest Gerard remembers the “high-fever pitch” reached 33 years ago when Native advocates pressed the Carter administration to create a Cabinet-level position, an assistant secretary for Indian affairs in the...