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Native woman up for top legal post at Interior (March 5, 2009)

President Barack Obama plans to name a Native woman to serve as the top legal official for the Interior Department, Secretary Ken Salazar said on Wednesday. Speaking to tribal leaders...

Alaska tribe receives emergency BIA funds (March 5, 2009)

The Emmonak Tribe of Alaska will receive $20,000 in emergency funds from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The village gained international attention when a resident sought help to combat high...

Kevin Abourezk: LaDuke creates green economy (March 5, 2009)

"Like other communities, the White Earth Reservation in north-central Minnesota is dependent on foreign oil, imports most of its food and wastes far too much energy, said Winona LaDuke....

Editorial: Look within to address Whiteclay liquor (March 5, 2009)

"Earlier this week activist Frank LaMere led the protest at the Capitol. It’s familiar ground for LaMere who has protested sales at Whiteclay and urged the Nebraska legislature and law...

Prison urged for father over deaths of daughters (March 5, 2009)

Prosecutors in Saskatchewan are seeking a prison sentence for a Native man who admitted he caused the deaths of his two young daughters. Christopher Pauchay,25, pleaded guilty to one...

Indian farmers ready for trial in discrimination case (March 5, 2009)

The plaintiffs in a discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture say they are ready to go to trial to prove they were unfairly denied more than $14 billion in...

EPA chief weighs prominent role for Indian office (March 5, 2009)

Lisa Jackson, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, is weighing a more prominent role for the American Indian Environmental Office, RezNet News reports. Jackson could place the office...

Washington tribes receive $15M in housing stimulus (March 5, 2009)

Tribes in Washington will receive early $15 million in housing stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the Tulalip Tribes will receive...

San Manuel woman makes big donation to university (March 5, 2009)

Pauline Murillo, a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and her husband made a significant donation to Cal State San Bernardino in California. The donation from...

Obama orders review of government contracting (March 5, 2009)

President Barack Obama ordered a government-wide review of the federal contracting system on Wednesday. Obama said he wanted to increase competition for contracts and limit "no-bid" contracts at federal agencies....

Chickasaw woman is new director at art center (March 5, 2009)

Jin Gentry, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is the new director at the Jacobson House Native Art Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Gentry brings a management, sales and arts...

Interview: Sherman Alexie on sports and other things (March 5, 2009)

"The Lumberjack: You’re a huge basketball fan, right? Sherman Alexie: Mmhmm. LJ: Are you still a Sonics fan after their relocation to Oklahoma City (renamed the Thunder) or have...

Choctaw Nation helps students find employment (March 5, 2009)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is holding its second annual career fair on March 31. The fair is aimed at high school graduates, though all job-seekers are welcome. So far,...

New Mexico tribes receive housing stimulus funds (March 5, 2009)

Tribes in central and southern New Mexico will receive $3.69 million in housing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tribes will use the money for construction, acquisition, rehabilitation,...

Tim Giago: No winners at Wounded Knee 1973 (March 5, 2009)

AIM activist Bill Means asserts that “Each year I have to respond to the annual negative interpretation of Tim Giago against Wounded Knee 1973.” Needless to say several times a...

Turtle Talk: Oral argument in Michigan ICWA case (March 5, 2009)

"The Michigan Supreme Court heard the oral argument today in the In re Lee case, which we’ve referenced before. The case involves both the issue of active efforts and the...

Buffalo Post: Mark Trahant counts down the hours (March 5, 2009)

"Dear Jodi (you know all this, but thought you’d like to see the letter I am sending), Ogden Nash once wrote: I find it very difficult to enthuse Over the...

Yellow Bird: Rae Ann Red Owl a woman on the move (March 5, 2009)

"One of my perks as a journalist is getting to know the remarkable people in our area — one of them being Rae Ann Red Owl. As she and...

Jodi Rave: White House official opens door to tribes (March 5, 2009)

"Jodi Archambault Gillette has been caught in a whirlwind schedule since President Barack Obama appointed her as the first American Indian to work in the White House Office of Intergovernmental...