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Dakota Voice: Ira Taken Alive at 'tea party' protest (April 17, 2009)

"Gordon Howie introduces another great speaker at the Rapid City Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2009: Ira Taken Alive. Ira is a Native American who comes from...

Couple injured after McDonald's sign falls on Navajo Nation (April 17, 2009)

An elderly couple suffered serious injuries after the arches outside a McDonald's on the Navajo Nation fell on top of their vehicle. Russell and Carolyn Janke were inside their...

Rob Schmidt: Indian imagery and 'teabagging' protest (April 17, 2009)

"Taking their orders from talk radio, a flock of sheep-like conservatives protested on Tax Day. Dressing up as phony "patriots" and "Indians," they dumped tea to complain about their...

Crow Tribe heads to polls to choose new chairman (April 17, 2009)

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana go to the polls tomorrow to choose a new chairman. Interim chairman Cedric Black Eagle will face Leroy Not Afraid in the election....

Editorial: Training Native students for the newsroom (April 17, 2009)

"The Native American Journalism Career Conference invites high school students from across the country to Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer. They spend a few days working with experienced journalists and...

Alaska lawmakers reject attorney general nominee (April 17, 2009)

When Alaska Natives voiced opposition to Wayne Anthony Ross as state attorney general, the media said their concerns would probably not convince lawmakers to oppose him. But the Alaska...

Two men murdered on Mescalero Apache Reservation (April 17, 2009)

The FBI is investigating the murders of two men on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico. The victims were identified as Christian Stewart, 19, and his brother, James...

Pueblo leader linked to fatal hit and run on reservation (April 17, 2009)

A leader of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico reportedly confessed to "something very bad" in connection with a fatal hit and run on the reservation. According to a police...

Detoxification center stays alive with $1.5M from IHS (April 17, 2009)

A detoxification facility that serves people near the Navajo Nation expects to remain in operation with $1.5 million from the Indian Health Service. Na’nizhoozhi Center Inc in Gallup, New Mexico,...

Grand Traverse Band seeks money to remove dams (April 17, 2009)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is seeking $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds to remove dams on the Boardman River in Michigan. The tribe wants to...

Editorial: Navajo infighting over state collaboration law (April 17, 2009)

"During the recent Legislative session, New Mexico lawmakers passed the State-Tribal Collaboration Act to ensure better relationships between state and tribal agencies. This law was a long time coming, and...

California lawmakers take up controversial tribal bill (April 17, 2009)

A controversial bill affecting California tribes was considered at a "raucous hearing" on April 15, The Santa Ynez Valley Journal reports. SB 170 allows tribes the ability to cancel "Williamson...

Neighbors link dog attacks to San Pasqual Reservation (April 17, 2009)

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians can't be blamed for a series of dog attacks, Chairman Allen Lawson said. Lawson believes wild dogs that have been dumped on the...

'Fighting Sioux' opponents challenge Spirit Lake vote (April 17, 2009)

Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are seeking to delay a Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation vote on the issue. Terry Morgan...

North Dakota tribe benefits from $26M in federal funds (April 17, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is benefiting from an influx of federal funds. The tribe received $9 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The...

Jodi Rave: Native women should meet more often (April 17, 2009)

"The final summation was unanimous: “We need to do this more often.” On Wednesday, I had the honor of joining Native women of all tribes - peers, mentors, students and...

Shenan Atcitty: An international treaty commission (April 17, 2009)

"Last week President Obama acknowledged that America has its own legacy of misdeeds to account for – “slavery, segregation, and the past treatment of Native Americans.” Sadly, during the same...

Kara Briggs: Native languages slowly disappearing (April 17, 2009)

"In Sapulpa, Okla., teachers spend mornings studying with the remaining speakers of the Yuchi language. In the afternoon, they teach 35 Yuchi preschool students what the elders have just –...

Kevin Abourezk: Searching for a Native American Obama (April 17, 2009)

"OK, before I continue, I need to offer a disclaimer: As a professional journalist, I don't endorse the president or any politician. Knowing that, I struggled for a while before...