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Coeur d'Alene Tribe submits lake management plan (March 26, 2009)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the state of Idaho submitted their Coeur d'Alene Lake Management Plan to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. The plan addresses water quality in the...

Friend vows IHS will 'flourish' under Roubideaux (March 26, 2009)

The Indian Health Service will "flourish" with Yvette Roubideaux as director, a family friend from South Dakota said. "She cares for her people and cares for how horribly things have...

Teen linked to another anti-Indian shooting incident (March 26, 2009)

A series of drive-by attacks on Indian pedestrians in Rapid City, South Dakota, last week was not the first incident of its kind. On March 8, Karmelita Plains Bull Martin...

Seminole Nation to discuss Adam Walsh Act (March 26, 2009)

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma will be discussing implementation of the Adam Walsh Act and criminal issues at a forum on April 2. The Adam Walsh Act requires tribes to...

Turtle Talk: Money damages and land-into-trust (March 26, 2009)

"I see now that the Dept. of Interior is (un)officially segregating Indian tribes for purposes of trust acquisitions (see email reported on Indianz), shutting down (apparently) some trust applications and...

Santa Fe Indian School clears campus of most trees (March 26, 2009)

Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico cleared most of the trees from its campus as part of a controversial re-development plan. The trees were removed from an area...

Tribal provisions included in omnibus lands bill (March 26, 2009)

A water settlement for the Navajo Nation, a trust acquisition for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and a road for an Alaska Native village are part of the omnibus...

Alaska Native villages to receive free fuel (March 26, 2009)

Alaska Native villages will receive free heating fuel next month, courtesy of Citgo, Venezuela's oil company. Citgo plans to deliver more than $8 million worth of fuel to about 15,500...

Wyoming court upholds DUI arrest on reservation (March 26, 2009)

A non-Indian man who was detained by a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer before being arrested for drunk driving was lawfully arrested, the Wyoming Supreme Court said on Wednesday. A...

BIA weighs land-into-trust after Supreme Court ruling (March 26, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking steps to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar but a formal policy probably won't come until a new legal...

House Resources hearing on land-into-trust ruling (March 26, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, April 1, to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar The decision limits the land-into-trust process...

Native girls die after drug overdose in Alberta (March 26, 2009)

Two young members of the Paul First Nation in Alberta died this week after they overdosed on ecstasy. Trinity Dawn Bird, 15, died Tuesday evening after falling into a coma....

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe deserves recognition (March 26, 2009)

"For generations, North Carolina's Lumbee Indian tribe has fought in vain for full federal recognition. This is a matter of fairness and justice. Recognition would entitle the Lumbees to federal...

Spirit Lake Nation set for vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (March 26, 2009)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation will vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota, a tribal member told The Grand Forks Herald. Eunice...

Jodi Rave: Salazar won't talk about Cobell case (March 26, 2009)

"Native advocates who believed President Barack Obama would settle a long-standing lawsuit between the Interior Department and Native landholders say they're disappointed with the new administration. Instead, Obama and Interior...

Obama to take questions in first online town hall (March 26, 2009)

Update: The White House says the town hall will start at 11:30am Eastern. President Barack Obama will be answering questions from the public today in his first online town hall....

Hilary Tompkins nominated as Interior Solicitor (March 26, 2009)

Hilary Tompkins, a member of the Navajo Nation, will be nominated as Solicitor of the Interior Department, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. Tompkins is a prominent attorney from New...