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Obama nominates Larry EchoHawk for BIA post (April 10, 2009)

President Barack Obama will nominate Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, to run the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the White House said today. In 1990,...

Blackfeet constitutional election delayed (April 10, 2009)

A vote on a new constitution for the Blackfeet Nation of Montana has been delayed. The tribal council voted down a resolution to ask the Interior Department to schedule a...

Aquash murder defendant seeks release until trial (April 10, 2009)

A man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash wants to be released from jail until the May 12 trial. Richard Marshall, a member of the...

Anchorage paper series on Alaska Native education (April 10, 2009)

The Anchorage Daily News is starting a series on the education of Alaska Native students in public schools. The first story explores low test scores and high drop out rates...

Northern Cheyenne soldier dies at Army post (April 10, 2009)

The U.S. Army is investigating the death of a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. Sgt. George A. Kellum, 23, died April 4 at Fort Benning in...

Judge allows levy on Oglala Sioux Tribe funds (April 10, 2009)

A federal judge said she can't prevent an Indian-owned construction company from levying funds and property of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota C&W Construction won an arbitration award...

FBI investigates assault of pastor on Navajo Nation (April 10, 2009)

The FBI is investigating an assault of a Baptist pastor on the Navajo Nation. Tom Patterson, 60, of the Morningstar Baptist Church, said he was attacked by a younger man...

Kalispel Tribe reaches agreement over dam (April 10, 2009)

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington is signing an agreement today to end a dispute over the relicensing of the Box Canyon Dam. When the dam was created in the 1950s,...

Kevin Abourezk: Violence in Indian Country (April 10, 2009)

"In light of the 57 who have died in mass shootings in the past month in America, it seems an appropriate time to address the issue of law and order...

Viejas bank warns customers of potential data theft (April 10, 2009)

A bank owned by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is warning customers of a potential theft of their personal and financial data. The Borrego Springs Bank said seven computers...

Steve Emery: Indian nations and sovereignty (April 10, 2009)

"The source of the sovereignty of Native nations is found in the spirit of our people, stretching back to the dawn of time, when our nations were founded as the...

Standing Rock vote sought on 'Fighting Sioux' (April 10, 2009)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota want the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to hold a referendum on the issue. The tribal...

University vows fight over Ward Churchill (April 10, 2009)

The University of Colorado will oppose attempts by Ward Churchill to get his job back as an ethnic studies professor. CU stands by its decision to fire Churchill for...

Jodi Rave: Film to share story of Wyandotte sisters (April 10, 2009)

"The Indian burial ground bears the names of Wyandot people who died in Kansas in the mid-1800s, names such as Lewis Greyeyes, Cora Zane, John Cornstalk, Daniel Peacock, Catherine Bearskin,...

Portrait of Muscogee journalist to be dedicated (April 10, 2009)

The Oklahoma Senate will dedicate a portrait of Muscogee Creek journalist and poet laureate Alexander Posey on Monday. Posey was born in 1873. He served in the Creek National...

Seminole Tribe's museum earns accreditation (April 10, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has won accreditation for its museum. The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is the first tribal facility to earn accreditation from the American Association of Museums. The...

Phil Busey: Reach out to Oklahoma tribes (April 10, 2009)

"The Indian Nations, if invited to participate government to government with the state, add unmatched financial power for Oklahoma. It is time our leadership reached out to these governments constructively....

Lynne Harlan: Cherokees defend cultural rights (April 10, 2009)

"Each spring I write about all the bounty our people harvest from the new growth in the region. We love to eat all the fresh greens lining the streams and...

Tribes interested in surplus Navy properties (April 10, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are interested in acquiring surplus U.S. Navy properties. The properties are located on Aquidneck Island in Rhode...