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Opinion: Tribal college changes lives in Alaska (May 13, 2009)

"In keeping with the warm and beautiful weather we're having, I think today's column will be about something positive. So clearly it will have nothing to do with Alaska politics....

Column: Don't drop 'Sioux' before tribe votes (May 13, 2009)

"In the past few days, discussions around the Grand Forks community have led me to believe that the State Board of Higher Education, at its meeting Thursday in Dickinson,...

Review: America's 140-year war against Nez Perce (May 13, 2009)

"The story of Chief Joseph and a band of Nez Percé being driven into exile by the U.S. Army has been told and retold. Because the tale is compelling,...

Video: Head to National Indian Taco Competition (May 13, 2009)

Untitled from on Vimeo. "Fry bread was born of necessity. Indian tacos were born of something else entirely — a love for chili, beans and lots of cheese. What started...

Indian art show canceled for first time in 38 years (May 13, 2009)

The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show in New Mexico has been canceled for the first time in its 38-year history. The show was due to be held...

Tribes seek share of $3B in stimulus funds (May 13, 2009)

Tribes across the nation are vying for a share of $3 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota wants $12.7 million...

Steven Newcomb: PBS fails on Tecumseh's story (May 13, 2009)

"A couple years ago, when a woman from the production staff at WGBH in Boston called me at an early point in the project, I told her, “If you really...

IHS confirms swine flu case on Navajo Nation (May 13, 2009)

The Indian Health Service confirmed a case of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, on the Navajo Nation. The patient recovered after being treated last week, the chief...

Senate Republicans plan to block DOI nominee (May 13, 2009)

Republicans plan to block a vote on David J. Hayes as deputy secretary of the Interior Department. Hayes is a former Clinton administration official who said he will make...

New Times: Miccosukee cops on 'Renegade Road' (May 13, 2009)

"Near dawn on Wednesday, January 21, Everglades airboat captain Jesse Kennon was jolted awake by the whirring of helicopter blades over his roof. His first thought: That sounds like Rescue...

Blog: Native hunters can't profit from polar bears (May 13, 2009)

"I disagree completely with the Obama administration's decision of last week to uphold a Bush-era regulation that limits protection of polar bears from the effects of global warming. Still, the...

City official blasts Muscogee Nation bridge (May 13, 2009)

A city councilor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is vowing to spend "every day" of his life fighting a proposed bridge by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The tribe passed legislation to acquire...

Turtle Talk: Obama files brief in sacred site case (May 13, 2009)

"OK, so now the United States has come out in opposition to the Navajo Nation’s cert petition in the Snowbowl case. A few comments: 1. Too bad any effort to...

Aurene Martin: Law and order in Indian Country (May 13, 2009)

"Law enforcement can get stretched pretty thin in rural America. Insufficient funding and too much territory to patrol are the main reasons it is so hard to maintain adequate coverage....

Opinion: Oneida Nation deal a step backward (May 13, 2009)

"County Executive Anthony Picente recently revealed his “historic” agreement with the Oneida Indian Nation, which he claims will move the area forward and will stop all the costly litigation. Where...

Shingle Springs Band eyes Hawaiian recognition (May 13, 2009)

A bill to extend the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians enjoys support in Indian Country but one tribe in particular is paying close attention to the debate. Most of...

Public Radio: Coeur d'Alene clinic serves region (May 13, 2009)

"If you drive through Plummer, Idaho too fast, you can blink and miss it. The biggest thing here is the Benewah Medical Center. Executive Director Ginger Carpenter's office there is...

Cherokee Nation lobbies against 'Cherokees' (May 13, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is lobbying to prevent the Tennessee Legislature from recognizing groups that claim Cherokee ancestry. House Republican Leader Jason Mumpower and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey introduced...

'Casino Jack' is title of film about Abramoff (May 13, 2009)

"Casino Jack" is the title of a film about Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist who defrauded his tribal clients out of millions of dollars. Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The...

Opinion: Obama goes too far with lobbying ban (May 13, 2009)

"On March 20, President Obama issued an executive memo stating that law-abiding, compliant, registered lobbyists are not needed or wanted to discuss stimulus-related projects. The memo banned oral and telephonic...