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Obama response awaited in sacred site case (March 23, 2009)

Tribes around the country, backed by religious groups, have submitted their views in a sacred site case up for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court but one important voice has...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to meet over military site (March 23, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will meet with Massachusetts National Guard officials to discuss the Massachusetts Military Reservation. The tribe has ancestral ties to the reservation, a 22,000-acre site on Cape...

8th Circuit to hear appeal in Aquash murder case (March 23, 2009)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on April 15 for one of the men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. John Graham...

Yurok Tribe hosts first anti-meth conference (March 23, 2009)

The Yurok Tribe of California is hosting its first ever conference on methamphetamine and its effect on youth. The three-day Methamphetamine and Tribal Child Welfare Conference is part of the...

Cobell hasn't heard from Obama administration (March 23, 2009)

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, hasn't heard from President Barack Obama or his administration about a settlement to the long-running case In his campaign...

House panel to take testimony on Interior budget (March 23, 2009)

Correction: The hearings take place Wednesday and Thursday. The House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, will take testimony from tribes, Alaska Natives and Indian organizations this...

Florida newspaper visits Miccosukee tribal court (March 23, 2009)

The Miami Herald visited the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida last week to find out more about the tribal court system. The tribe's modern-day court began hearing cases in 1981. It...

Minnesota city's survey reveals rift in race relations (March 23, 2009)

Tribal members who live in or near Bemidji, Minnesota, say they have experienced discrimination. But most non-Indians say everything is alright. According to the Shared Visions study, 75 percent of...

Sixth annual memorial service for Lori Piestewa (March 23, 2009)

The sixth annual memorial service for Lori Piestewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona who was killed in Iraq, was held today in Phoenix. The sunrise ceremony...

Muscogee Nation buys land for college campus (March 23, 2009)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma has purchased land for its first tribal college campus. The tribe will buy 145 acres from the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Construction...

Arrest warrant filed over death of Omaha toddler (March 23, 2009)

An arrest warrant has been filed in connection with the death of an Omaha toddler, KCAU-TV reports. Nathaniel Saunsoci-Mitchell was 20 months old when died on September 24, 2006, in...

The Observer: Tribes fight to preserve languages (March 23, 2009)

"In the unlikely surroundings of a cluttered art room in a rural Oklahoma high school, a dying language was being given the kiss of life. Bud Yackeshi got to...

Editorial: Learning from Exxon Valdez spill (March 23, 2009)

"Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of one of this country’s great ecological disasters. The Exxon Valdez slammed into Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of...

Tribes protest against land-into-trust decision (March 23, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island led a protest on Saturday against the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. More than 100 people took part in a...

Mary Pember: A family's journey through ICWA (March 23, 2009)

"I’m mad at you!” my son Danny said one morning. He was perched midway on the stairs from my bedroom to the living room where I sat on the sofa...

Salazar to develop plan for Indian Country crime (March 23, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he will develop a plan to address high rates of crime in Indian Country. Salazar, a former attorney general from Colorado, told the Associated Press...

Column: Oglala Sioux boy dreams of Olympics (March 23, 2009)

"The Olympics can inspire athletes to achieve their greatest goals. The Olympics can drive athletes to train harder and be their best. Lou Tyon, a member of the Oglala Sioux...

Yellow Bird: Starting a new chapter in life (March 23, 2009)

"On March 12, I started a new chapter in my life. Although I had planned to move home this summer, my plans were moved up by three months when...

Charles Trimble: From the voices of victors (March 23, 2009)

In August 2008 I wrote a column titled “Let Go the Chains of Victimhood,” which was published in Indian Country Today and carried on Indianz.com. It was later reprinted in...