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Federal Circuit ruling in Tohono O'odham trust case (March 16, 2009)

The Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona can pursue its trust mismanagement cases in two different courts, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The tribe filed a historical accounting lawsuit...

Second Interior nominee goes before Senate (March 16, 2009)

It's nearly two months into the administration of President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar remains the sole confirmed nominee at his department. The picture could be changing soon...

Turtle Talk: Most important Supreme Court decision (March 16, 2009)

The Turtle Talk blog is running a poll to determine which U.S. Supreme Court decision readers think is most important. The list includes nearly every major case, from the Cherokee...

Narragansett Tribe plans land-into-trust protest (March 16, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is holding a protest on March 21 against the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The court said the tribe can't benefit...

Course offers training in tribal finance management (March 16, 2009)

A new course at Arizona State University is being billed as the first to offer training in tribal financial management. The American Indian Policy Institute at ASU teamed up with...

Oglala Sioux Tribe taking care of rescued horses (March 16, 2009)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is taking care of a herd of horses that were rescued on the Pine Ridge Reservation. About 80 horses were found starving in...

Fort Belknap basketball team rewarded with sweets (March 16, 2009)

A boys basketball team from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana will receive a sweet treat from Pizza Hut after a bitter end to its winning season. The Harlem...

Kevin Abourezk: Pawnee Nation returns to Nebraska (March 16, 2009)

"When the federal government forced the Pawnee to leave the shores of the Platte River in the 1870s, the tribe took with it the corn seeds that had fed...

Homicide on Yakama Nation under investigation (March 16, 2009)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Yakama Nation of Washington are investigating a homicide on the reservation. Few details were reported about the incident. The victim is apparently a...

Christian network takes '700 Club' to Navajo Nation (March 16, 2009)

The Christian Broadcasting Network sent a crew from the 700 Club to the Navajo Nation for a segment about poverty in Indian Country. The show visited the Crow Creek Sioux...

Senate passes bill to lift 'Bennett Freeze' (March 16, 2009)

The Senate last Thursday passed a bill to lift the so-called "Bennett Freeze" that limits development on parts of the Navajo Nation that were the subject of a land dispute...

Opinion: Sacrifice sovereignty for economic change (March 16, 2009)

"Ken Salazar, the new secretary of the Interior, faces the same tough questions as his predecessors: Drill more or drill less? Graze more or graze less? Mine more or mine...

Charles Trimble: Never ending Wounded Knee story (March 16, 2009)

A South Dakota friend once observed that AIM heavy Russell Means and Indian-fighter Governor Bill Janklow had long enjoyed a relationship of codependency -- a political symbiosis that kept them...

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge team triumphs at tournament (March 16, 2009)

I remember well the excitement that ran from one end of the Pine Ridge Reservation to the other when the word spread that the Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes, led by...

Opinion: Supreme Court won't end land-into-trust (March 16, 2009)

"On Feb. 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Department of the Interior could annex land on behalf of an Indian tribe only if that tribe was federally recognized...

Opinion: Paid press for Citizen Potawatomi Nation (March 16, 2009)

"Imagine you are the President of the United States. Then imagine that you've been President for 24 years, having been elected 8 separate times for 4 year terms, and with...

Tom Iron: Higher priorities than 'Fighting Sioux' name (March 16, 2009)

"It is time to put aside accusations from the past. It is time to let go of hard feelings left over from unproved allegations. It is time to do...

Jodi Rave: Molly Murphy claims top award at art show (March 16, 2009)

"Northern Plains artist Molly Murphy recently swept into the Southwest to claim the top prize in one of the most prestigious art shows in the country. Murphy returned to...

House Resources hearing on federal recognition bills (March 16, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 18, on two federal recognition bills. The first bill is H.R.31, to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North...