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Obama selects Native woman for IHS position (March 24, 2009)

A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota made history on Monday as the first Native woman to be nominated as director of the Indian Health Service. In...

Fort Lewis Collge sees record Indian enrollment (March 24, 2009)

More than 750 Indian students representing 121 tribes attended Fort Lewis College in Colorado last fall, the highest in the school's history. The school was created in 1911 with a...

Oneida Nation closer to resolving tax issues (March 24, 2009)

The Oneida Nation and village of Hobart, Wisconsin, are closer to resolving a dispute over taxes and assessments at a golf course the tribe purchased. The tribe bought the Thornberry...

Blackfeet Nation water compact near final vote (March 24, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation water compact is near final approval in the Montana Legislature. The deal requires one more vote in the state Senate before heading to Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D)...

Stimulus provides $17M for tribal transit projects (March 24, 2009)

The Department of Transportation announced $17 million for tribal transit programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Tribes have 60 days to submit project proposals. A notice in the...

Miccosukee man set for hearing over fatal accident (March 24, 2009)

A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is asking to be released from jail for allegedly causing a fatal car accident. Thomas D. Cypress, 45, the brother of chairman...

Cherokee Nation distributes over $3M to schools (March 24, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation is distributing more than $3 million in car tag revenues to schools in northeastern Oklahoma. The money will go to 107 school districts within tribal territory. The...

Opinion: Eliminate Indian mascots in schools (March 24, 2009)

"I was at a diversity conference in Appleton a few weeks ago, and I was asked to be interviewed by a local TV news station. As we were preparing for...

Opinion: Tribes eager for share of stimulus funds (March 24, 2009)

"While some state leaders have been dismayed that they would accept money from the federal government’s economic stimulus plan, that message has not come from South Dakota’s American Indian tribes....

Oglala woman arrested for death of Omaha toddler (March 24, 2009)

A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was arrested on Monday in connection with the death of an Omaha toddler. Authorities tracked down Tisha Vega, 34, in Pennsylvania after The...

Ward Churchill testifies in trial over university firing (March 24, 2009)

Controversial figure Ward Churchill took the stand on Monday in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado. Churchill was fired in July 2007 for research misconduct and plagiarism....

Native leader's hate crimes case come to an end (March 24, 2009)

After more than six years, a controversial hate crimes case against David Ahenakew, a Native leader from Saskatchewan, has finally come to an end. Ahenakew, a former chief of the...

Senate urged to fulfill $2B Indian Country pledge (March 24, 2009)

A bipartisan group asked the Senate Budget Committee on Monday to start funding the $2 billion Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created the fund last year to...

Cherokee woman wanted for jail escape assist (March 24, 2009)

Authorities are on a nationwide lookout for member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who allegedly helped a murder suspect escape from jail in North Carolina. Anita Kaye...

Obama elevates judge who ruled in trust fund cases (March 24, 2009)

A federal court judge who ruled for tribes in key trust mismanagement cases has been elevated by President Barack Obama. Emily C. Hewitt will serve as chief judge of the...

Cobell: Obama fails to bring change to Indian trust (March 24, 2009)

Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, is the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. As one of the many people in Indian Country who...

Letter: Overturn Supreme Court on land-into-trust (March 24, 2009)

"I am writing about a Supreme Court ruling which is just one more case of the United States courts hurting Native Americans. At the heart of the case is the...

Three plead guilty in St. Croix crack cocaine ring (March 24, 2009)

Three people pleaded guilty for their roles in a crack cocaine ring on the St. Croix Chippewa Reservation in Wisconsin. George Rainey, 29, Diana Martin, 33, and Andrew Sonnenberg, 26,...

10th Circuit denies rehearing in Indian jury bias case (March 24, 2009)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied a rehearing in a jury bias case involving a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Kerry Dean Benally was convicted...

Lipan Apache Tribe wins recognition in Texas (March 24, 2009)

The Texas Legislature on March 18 passed bills to extend state recognition to the Lipan Apache Tribe. The Lipan Apache historically resided in Texas and northern Mexico. But they never...