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Carole Goldberg: Sovereignty leads to success (March 20, 2009)

"Despite the prosperity tribal gaming has brought to some Native nations over the past 20 years, poverty and unemployment rates remain high on many reservations. How can economic conditions on...

Winnebago Yankee misses hearing on DUI charge (March 20, 2009)

Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who plays for the New York Yankees, missed a court hearing on a driving under the influence charge. Chamberlain was...

Kevin Abourezk: IHS gets $500M from stimulus (March 20, 2009)

"Nearly $500 million in economic stimulus money will go to the Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. Of that, $227 million will be...

Oglala Sioux man returns home to serve as police chief (March 20, 2009)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hired one of its own as police chief. Everett Little Whiteman, who moved back to the Pine Ridge Reservation last July, started his...

Teens accused of attacks on Indians in Rapid City (March 20, 2009)

Four white teens face felony charges for a series of attacks on homeless Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota. The teens allegedly shot a BB gun and threw a bottle...

Suquamish Tribe dedicates community center (March 20, 2009)

The Suquamish Tribe of Washington dedicated a community center to replace the home of Chief Seattle. Federal authorities burned down Old Man House after Seattle's death in 1870. The...

One charge dropped in Yurok grave robbing case (March 20, 2009)

A judge in California dropped one charge against a California man who posted YouTube video of him digging at an ancestral village of the Yurok Tribe. The judge said there...

Turtle Talk: The Solicitor General and Indian law (March 20, 2009)

"The Senate just confirmed the nomination of Harvard Dean Elena Kagan as U.S. Solicitor General. The Solicitor’s Office, home the of the so-called “Tenth Justice,” has a great deal to...

Dalton Walker: A way of life in Indian Country (March 20, 2009)

"I call it a way of life. It was once my sanctuary. For most, the game of basketball in Indian Country is much more than running sprints in practice or...

Charles Trimble: Rebirth of 'Luke Warm Water' (March 20, 2009)

With the recent indianz.com exchanges between Tim Giago and me, my friend Sam Deloria called “the last of the Indian wars,” things seem to be heating up. Well, not really;...

Daily Planet: 'Saving Sacred Land' in Minnesota (March 20, 2009)

"When neighbors, environmental activists, and Native Americans stood together to stop the re-route of Highway 55 through Minnehaha Park in 1997-99, ultimately making a permanent encampment for a year...

Idaho governor apologizes to Coeur d'Alene Tribe (March 20, 2009)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) apologized to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for comments made by a official who said a state park on the reservation might have to be shut...

Kumeyaay Nation wants ancestor returned (March 20, 2009)

Tribes from the Kumeyaay Nation of California want to rebury the remains of an ancestor but they say the University of California San Diego is being insensitive to their culture....

Cherokee Nation receives $42.5M from stimulus (March 20, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma expected to receive about $42.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The tribe will receive $12.1 million to improve roads, about $900,000 for...

Tribes to protest against land-into-trust decision (March 20, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe, the Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will take part in a protest tomorrow against the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The...

Bill adds $132M to South Dakota tribal trust funds (March 20, 2009)

South Dakota's Congressional delegation has introduced a bill to add $132 million to the trust funds for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. Congress created...

Senate approves road for Alaska Native village (March 20, 2009)

As part of an omnibus public lands bill, the Senate on Thursday approved a controversial road through a wildlife refuge in Alaska. The road through the Izembek National Wildlife...

Billy Frank: Cooperation in salmon management (March 20, 2009)

"We’re marking an important milestone in cooperative salmon co-management this year. It’s the 25th anniversary of the North of Falcon process for setting treaty tribal and non-Indian fishing seasons in...