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Omaha teen elected mayor of Boys Town in Nebraska (May 7, 2009)

Logan Kenoras, a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, was elected the 109th mayor of Boys Town. Kenoras, 17, has lived at Boys Town since 2008. He participates...

County won't allow tribal fire at sacred Bear Butte (May 7, 2009)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota won't be allowed to burn a ceremonial fire at sacred Bear Butte, KBHB Radio reports. Commissioners in Meade County refused to grant the...

Alaska Federation of Natives to return to Fairbanks (May 7, 2009)

The Alaska Federation of Natives will host its 2010 convention in Fairbanks. The board of directors voted 18-9 to return to the city next year. The meeting was held in...

Editorial: Revisit fund started by Mohegan Tribe (May 7, 2009)

"Call it a recession lesson: Less is better than nothing. That's the case in Norwich, where the local stimulus package goes by the name Sachem Fund. Unfortunately, hard economic times...

Bernie Gobin, Tulalip leader, dies at age of 79 (May 7, 2009)

Bernie Gobin, a longtime leader of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, died on Monday. He was 79. Gobin spent 26 years on the tribal board of directors. He played a...

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court nominees and Indian law (May 7, 2009)

"We previously posted on four possible Supreme Court nominess after President Obama’s election — Judges Wood and Sotomayor, Dean Kagan, and former SG Waxman. We update those materials, and add...

Senate confirms Roubideaux as director of IHS (May 7, 2009)

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Yvette Roubideaux as director of the Indian Health Service. Roubideaux is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. She is the...

Native 'Beyond the Chief' exhibit vandalized again (May 7, 2009)

R The "Beyond the Chief" exhibit at the Native American House on the University of Illinois campus has been vandalized a third time. Three metal signs were bent earlier this...

WSJ Blog: Indian Country's potential for wind power (May 7, 2009)

"Forget cigarettes and casinos— Indian reservations looking for economic engines might want to chase the wind. The U.S. Department of the Interior has honed in on 77 of the...

Native language summit in Washington next week (May 7, 2009)

Tribal leaders and Indian educators will meet in Washington, D.C., next week for the National Native Language Revitalization Summit. The summit takes place Monday through Wednesday. Attendees will take part...

Senate confirmation hearing for Larry EchoHawk at BIA (May 7, 2009)

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Battle over pipeline through Minnesota reservations (May 7, 2009)

Indian activists are hoping to derail plans for two oil pipelines that will run through the Leech Lake and Fond du Lac reservations. Clyde Bellecourt, Winona LaDuke and the...

Editorial: 'Shameful' posturing on Freedmen issue (May 7, 2009)

"U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, wants the federal government to apologize to American Indian tribes for the wrongs the government has perpetrated against them through the years. There have been...

Ex-Wampanoag leader heads to court for sentence (May 7, 2009)

A federal judge will sentence Glenn Marshall, the former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, today. Marshall pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws, embezzling funds, filing false...

Judge dismisses Mashpee Wampanoag land claim (May 7, 2009)

A federal judge dismissed a land claim filed by two members of the recently recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. Judge George O’Toole said Amelia Bingham and her son, Steven,...

Mille Lacs Band reports possible case of swine flu (May 7, 2009)

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe ordered the closure of its schools in response to a possible case of H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, on the Minnesota reservation....

NCAI purchases building for tribal embassy in DC (May 7, 2009)

Note: Donor list has been updated by NCAI. The National Congress of American Indians has purchased a building for the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C. Dozens of...

Obama releases details of fiscal year 2010 budget (May 7, 2009)

President Barack Obama released details of his $3.4 trillion fiscal year 2010 budget today. The budget for the Bureau of Indian Affairs promises increases for most programs. Education, public safety...