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IHS changes sweat lodge policy after another fire (March 30, 2009)

The Indian Health Service has adopted a new sweat lodge policy after yet another fire at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. A series of fires within...

Rosebud leader backs rural service nominee (March 30, 2009)

A leader of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe says a fellow South Dakotan will help Indian Country as head of the Rural Utilities Service at the Department of Agriculture. Council member...

Tribes seek extension for border-crossing cards (March 30, 2009)

Tribes in the Pacific Northwest face a June 1 deadline to develop their own identification cards for crossing the U.S.-Canada border. But the Tulalip Tribes of Washington says it needs...

Crow Tribe narrows field for chairman's post (March 30, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana held a special election on Saturday to narrow the field for the chairman's post. Interim chairman Cedric Black Eagle received 2,169 votes -- more...

Attacks prompt discussion about race relations (March 30, 2009)

American Indians say discrimination in Rapid City, South Dakota, isn't something new. Mary Wright, a co-founder of the nonprofit People Against Racism, has been in the city for 55 years....

Carol Jean Vigil, first Indian judge, dies at 61 (March 30, 2009)

Carol Jean Vigil, a Tesuque Pueblo woman who broke race and gender barriers, died last Friday. She was 61. Vigil was the first Indian be elected as a state...

PBS to broadcast 'We Shall Remain' in April (March 30, 2009)

"We Shall Remain," a mini-series told from the Native perspective, premieres on PBS in April. The series includes five films. They follow the story of the Wampanoags of New England...

Costly refund loans hit Indian taxpayers hard (March 30, 2009)

Refund anticipation loans are hitting Indian Country the hardest, the Children's Defense Fund said in a report this month. Avoiding the Pitfalls of Refund Anticipation Loans lists the counties with...

Eastern Band upset with Lumbee endorsement (March 30, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is upset with Sen. Kay Hagan (D) after she endorsed federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe. The Cherokees want the Lumbees to go through...

Turtle Talk: Tribal court jurisdiction case (March 30, 2009)

"SCOTUSBlog lists Coushatta Tribe v. Meyer & Assoc. as a petition to watch for the April 3, 2009 conference. A cursory review of the cert petition shows that there may...

Obama to sign omnibus public lands bill into law (March 30, 2009)

President Barack Obama will sign the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 into law today. The 1,218-page bill includes several provisions to benefit tribes and Alaska Natives. It settles...

Tim Giago: An older brother who paved the way (March 30, 2009)

My older brother Tony should have been the writer in our family. Tony died in 1991 from complications of a defective heart valve. He always blamed his heart condition...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on Thursday (March 30, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a legislative hearing this Thursday. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The agenda lists...

Center: Mohawks, organized crime and tobacco (March 30, 2009)

"Over the last six years, as Ottawa and provincial governments began hiking tobacco taxes to curb smoking and raise funds, the smuggling business has grown “exponentially,” according to the...

Editorial: Don't judge city by hate crime attacks (March 30, 2009)

"Five young people in a car, armed with a BB gun and bags of urine, have re-ignited a conversation about race relations and hate in Rapid City. The conversation is...

Jodi Rave: AIHEC hosts conference in Montana (March 30, 2009)

"Tribal college administrator Jack Jackson lifted his deer hide-covered corn pollen bag into the air on Saturday when he was asked to define the meaning of intellectual capital within his...

Opinion: Obama not living up to Indian promises (March 30, 2009)

"U.S. President Barack Obama has been heralded for taking more actions in the first 30 days of his administration than some presidents have done in their entire service as president....

NYT 100 Years Ago: Creek 'revolt' in Oklahoma (March 30, 2009)

An Indian "revolt" in Oklahoma landed on the front page of The New York Times on March 29, 1909. According to "Indians in Revolt; Six Whites Killed," more than a...

President Obama remarks at signing of Omnibus Public Land Management Act (March 30, 2009)

THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you so much, Ken, for that extraordinary introduction and for the work that you and your team are undertaking at the Department of the Interior. We’re...