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Ute Tribe slams lawsuit by former chief judge (May 5, 2009)

The Northern Ute Tribe of Utah says it fired former chief judge Larry Kee Yazzie for having a criminal record and lying about his standing in the state bar. The...

Lac du Flambeau Band responds to swine flu concerns (May 5, 2009)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has created a task force to address concerns about the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The virus hasn't...

BIA announces stimulus funds for 12 regional offices (May 5, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will distribute $457 million to its 12 regional offices as part of a $500 million investment of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act....

Witness list for Larry EchoHawk confirmation hearing (May 5, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a confirmation hearing this Thursday for Larry EchoHawk to be assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior. The hearing takes...

Four plead guilty to theft from Blackfeet Nation (May 5, 2009)

Four more people pleaded guilty to stealing from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. The thefts occurred at the tribe's credit department. Federal prosecutors said the defendants stole $62,270 by applying...

Crow students participate in annual anti-meth march (May 5, 2009)

Hundreds of youth from the Crow Tribe of Montana took part in the fourth annual "Meth Free Crow - Reclaiming Our Nation" walk on the reservation on Monday. Bearing...

Tlingit elder, 94, awarded honorary doctorate (May 5, 2009)

Herman Kitka, a 94-year-old elder from the Sitka Tribe, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Alaska. Kitka, a World War II veteran, was honored for his...

First Nations declare emergency over wildfires (May 5, 2009)

At least four First Nations in Alberta have declared a state of emergency over wildfires that have destroyed homes and forced residents to evacuate. "It's really bad all over," Carolyn...

City opposes Muscogee Nation land-into-trust bid (May 5, 2009)

The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject a land-into-trust application for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The tribe wants about 26 acres placed in...

Navajo council delegate sentenced for fourth DWI (May 5, 2009)

Phillip Harrison, a delegate to the Navajo Nation Council, was sentenced to serve eight weekends in prison after his fourth DWI conviction. Harrison, 58, pleaded guilty to the most...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe reports record voter turnout (May 5, 2009)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho reported record turnout at an election on Saturday. The tribe said 573 people cast their ballots, the highest number in 11 years. Voters re-elected...

Little Shell Tribe hopes for recognition under Obama (May 5, 2009)

With President Barack Obama in the White House, the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana hopes 2009 will be the year of its federal recognition. The Clinton administration issued...

African-American lawmakers seek Freedmen probe (May 5, 2009)

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are asking the Obama administration to probe the treatment of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes. After the Civil War, the...

Former Coyote Valley chairwoman pleads guilty (May 5, 2009)

Priscilla Hunter, the former chairwoman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of willful failure to file tax returns, a far...

Nighthorse Campbell on the politically 'intolerant' (May 5, 2009)

Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell entered Congress as a Democrat but left as a Republican. Part of the reason for his switch was the lack of consideration for moderate political...

Hearing scheduled for Aquash murder defendants (May 5, 2009)

A federal judge holds a hearing today to discuss the cases of two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Judge Lawrence Piersol has already...

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court rejects immunity case (May 5, 2009)

"The Supreme Court denied cert in two petitions captioned Cook v. Avi Casino Enterprises (Nos. 08-929, 08-930). It’s on page 4 of this order list. This is good news for...