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House Resources Committee markup on recognition bills (April 15, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a markup session next Wednesday, April 22, on two federal recognition bills H.R.31 extends recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The...

Editorial: Payday lenders create loophole with tribes (April 15, 2009)

"Payday lenders are the bottom-feeders of the financial industry, offering short-term loans with high fees to borrowers who typically live from paycheck to paycheck. Even those that play by state...

Fort Peck teen's death ruled an accidental drowning (April 15, 2009)

A teenager from the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Montana died of an accidental drowning. Desmond Clark, 17, a high school junior, went missing last Friday. Searchers...

Jicarilla Apache man killed on New Mexico reservation (April 15, 2009)

Update: Naayaitch Friday was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming. His body was found on San Ildefonso Pueblo. Carl Romero, a teen from nearby Ohkay Owingeh, has...

BIA won't communicate with 'dissident' tribal factions (April 15, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't communicate with "dissident" tribal factions, a top official said in a recent report from the Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The report,...

Editorial: Resolve Chehalis Tribe tax dispute in court (April 15, 2009)

"The dispute over the tax status of Great Wolf Lodge should be allowed to go to trial. Owners of the destination resort at Grand Mound have asked a federal judge...

Jodi Rave: Montana Indian Business Alliance conference (April 15, 2009)

"A “revolution” is sweeping across indigenous lands from Montana to New Zealand, according to one of the country's leading economic development experts. “Indian nations are in the mix of an...

Editorial: Prairie Island Tribe loses two respected elders (April 15, 2009)

"Curtis Campbell could talk and talk about the Prairie Island Mdewakanton. He loved the tribe. He revered its culture. He embraced its history. He loved tribal members in their totality...

Four San Manuel members on delinquent taxpayer list (April 15, 2009)

Four members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians are on the list of the top 250 delinquent taxpayers in California. Stephanie Bustamante, who serves as tribal secretary, owes...

Tigua Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear border fence case (April 15, 2009)

A coalition that includes the Tigua Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the Department of Homeland Security can build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico...

Lots of favorable reviews for 'We Shall Remain' on PBS (April 15, 2009)

PBS began airing the five-part series "We Shall Remain," " this week and the reviews are nearly all positive. The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe starts disenrollment process (April 15, 2009)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan plans to remove people who don't meet its membership criteria. It's unclear how many people will be affected though prior news stories have said...