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Stimulus provides $54.8M in tribal energy grants (March 27, 2009)

The Energy Department is $54.8 million to tribes for energy efficiency improvements in Indian Country. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It will be used to...

Mary Pember: NCAI helps tribes tap into stimulus (March 27, 2009)

"After weeks of intense lobbying for tribes to be included in the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), representatives at the National Congress of American Indians realized that tribal...

Choctaw girl remembered after battle with disorder (March 27, 2009)

An 11-year-old Choctaw Nation girl who died after suffering from a blood disorder was remembered for her strong spirit at a memorial on Thursday. After being diagnosed with severe...

Museum honors Chickasaw Medal of Honor winner (March 27, 2009)

An Oklahoma museum is honoring a Chickasaw man who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. Not much was known about Raymond Harvey, who...

Fort Peck Tribes seek money for slaughtered bison (March 27, 2009)

The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana are seeking $5,000 from a rancher who slaughtered four buffalo belonging to the tribes. The animals wandered onto Walter Funk's property...

Lynne Harlan: Women in Cherokee society (March 27, 2009)

"Traditionally, Cherokee women held the responsibility of tending their homes. Their responsibility ranged from raising their children and organizing their households to tending the family garden to participating in the...

Steve Russell: Advice for a younger version of me (March 27, 2009)

"I usually write this column primarily for people who care about tribal government. This one is different. If you are currently an important person by conventional standards, you may want...

Editorial: Navajo Ministries serves community (March 27, 2009)

"More than 50 years ago, Jack Drake came to San Juan County as a Methodist missionary. He was to operate the Methodist school, but he did so much more than...

Teen boy charged for drug deaths of Native girls (March 27, 2009)

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the drug-related deaths of two girls from the Paul First Nation in Alberta. The teen, also a band member, is...

Canada promises $1.4B for First Nations stimulus (March 27, 2009)

First Nations are getting their own version of a stimulus plan, with the government promising an additional $1.4 billion for employment, housing, infrastructure and health programs over the next two...

Editorial: Reform First Nations policy in Canada (March 27, 2009)

"With its vineyard, golf course, resort and spa, the Osoyoos reserve in British Columbia does not fit the usual picture of misery associated with Canada’s 600-odd Indian bands. Its...

Miccosukee man to remain jailed in DUI case (March 27, 2009)

A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida will remain in jail pending his trial for DUI manslaughter, a judge said on Thursday. Thomas D. Cypress, 54, is charged with...

Editorial: IHS nominee another voice for Arizona (March 27, 2009)

"Score another one for Arizona. President Obama's pick to head the Indian Health Service is a professor at the University of Arizona's medical school. If confirmed, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux would...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe mum on disenrollment (March 27, 2009)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is moving to disenroll some of its members, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports. The tribe won't comment on how many people might be...

Oops: FBI's Native page features fired agent (March 27, 2009)

"The FBI is interested in showing its commitment to diversity. So on its employment Web site, at http://www.fbijobs.gov/421.asp, it touts an "American Indian/Native Alaskan" initiative. Alas, the bureau is...

Charles Trimble: Support Lumbee recognition (March 27, 2009)

During my term as Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians (1972-1978), the organization declined to recognize the Lumbees for membership as a tribe although many of...