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Prague Post: Blackfire connects with European fans (February 26, 2009)

"Recipients of the 2007 Native American Album of the Year for their work on Silence is a Weapon (Tacoho Records), Blackfire has, since their formation in 1989, garnered respect...

NARF lawyer being considered for White House post (February 26, 2009)

Heather Kendall-Miller, a Native American Rights Fund attorney from Alaska, confirmed she is being considered for a top White House post but said an announcement might not come for two...

Wisconsin budget funds Indian language program (February 26, 2009)

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) has proposed spending $250,000 for an Indian language program. Tribal leaders praised inclusion of the funds. Only about one-half of 1 percent of tribal...

Meskwaki Tribe faces suit over purchase of bank (February 26, 2009)

The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa is leaving its members in the dark about a bank purchase, according to a lawsuit in state court. Six tribal members filed suit in hopes...

Survey reveals insights in Montana Indian tourism (February 26, 2009)

Tourists want to learn about Indian history and culture, according to a survey from the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. Researchers found that 69...

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court hears Hawaiian case (February 26, 2009)

"In all of the hullabaloo surrounding Carcieri and Navajo Nation II, you may have forgotten that the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a claim involving the Native Hawaiians, Hawaii...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee summit (February 26, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is inviting tribal leaders to a summit on Thursday, March 5. "The purpose of the summit is to hear concerns and possible solutions from tribal...

Driver to stand trial for DUI death of Pueblo man (February 26, 2009)

A New Mexico man will stand trial for the drunk-driving death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo, a judge said on Wednesday. Carlos Fierro is charged with vehicular homicide...

Jodi Rave: Rep. Rehberg joins House Native Caucus (February 26, 2009)

"Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, has joined the House Native American Caucus to help educate Congress on the issues affecting Native Americans in Montana and throughout the nation. “As Montana’s only...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on youth suicide (February 26, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing this morning on youth suicide in Indian Country. The hearing starts at 10am. The witness list follows: Panel 1 THE HONORABLE...

Widow of late Crow chairman files for tribal election (February 26, 2009)

Edwina Little Light, the wife of the late Carl Venne, the former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, has filed papers for his vacated seat. Little Light plans to...

Rep. Rahall to call hearing on land-into-trust ruling (February 26, 2009)

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia), the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, will convene a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. "While the full...

Miccosukee Tribe opposes Everglades provision (February 26, 2009)

The Miccosukee Tribe says a provision in the $410 billion Omnibus Appropriations Act that was passed by the House on Wednesday will harm the Florida Everglades. The tribe won a...

Narragansett Tribe to fight land-into-trust ruling (February 26, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will fight to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas said the decision has broad implications for...

Kara Briggs: Losing ground in climate change battle (February 26, 2009)

"Terry Williams is an ambassador for the earth. At age 59, this Coast Salish man from the Tulalip Tribes has spent his adult life anticipating an unprecedented climate change that...

Fletcher: Now's the time to fix land-into-trust ruling (February 26, 2009)

"The Supreme Court’s Feb. 24 decision in Carcieri v. Salazar is a significant defeat for the Narragansett Tribe, and perhaps for hundreds of other Indian tribes not federally recognized in...

Chippewa Cree Tribe elects Parker as chairman (February 26, 2009)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana elected Raymond Jake Parker as chairman. Parker defeated state Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy for the top position. He won by 61 votes. Voters also...