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Roubideaux announces $500M in recovery funds (May 15, 2009)

Yvette Roubideaux, the recently confirmed director of the Indian Health Service, announced $500 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "President Obama is committed to improving health...

E-Tanka Cafe to open on Pine Ridge Reservation (May 15, 2009)

Native American Natural Foods, the makers of the Tanka Bar, and a nonprofit named Thunder Valley are opening a cafe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The E-Tanka...

Little Traverse Bay Bands vote in primary election (May 15, 2009)

Members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan voted in a primary election on May 11. Incumbent chairman Frank Ettawageshik and incumbent vice chairman Bill Denemy...

Lummi Nation seeks $24.4M for salmon recovery (May 15, 2009)

The Lummi Nation of Washington is seeking $24.4 million to recover from the collapse of the sockeye fishery. Late summer runs of sockeye have dwindled to near nothing, The...

BIA sets public hearing on Cayuga land-into-trust (May 15, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is will hold a public hearing on June 8 on the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 125 acres placed in trust. The land...

Nebraska commemorates Ponca Chief Standing Bear (May 15, 2009)

The state of Nebraska is honoring the legacy of Chief Standing Bear today. The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Chief Standing Bear Planning Committee are hosting a breakfast...

Sundance Institute to promote Indian filmmakers (May 15, 2009)

The Sundance Institute and the state of New Mexico formed a partnership to promote Indian and Hispanic filmmakers. Sundance in New Mexico will be based at a ranch in...

Oklahoma governor vetoes tribal charter school bill (May 15, 2009)

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry (D) vetoed a bill that would have allowed tribes to sponsor charter schools. Henry said tribes already have the ability to start their own schools. "SB...

Heather Dawn Thompson: A Native on Supreme Court (May 15, 2009)

"As you weigh the various candidates for the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, the National Native American Bar Association strongly asks you to consider a Native American candidate. While much of...

Opinion: Not all lobbyists are scum of the earth (May 15, 2009)

"Jack Abramoff met with a Hollywood movie director a few weeks ago at his low-security prison. The director mentioned my name, and Abramoff said, "Emily Miller is the reason I...

Senate panel backs Larry EchoHawk for BIA job (May 15, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved the nomination of Larry EchoHawk to be assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior. The committee approved EchoHawk, a member...

Law that banished Dakotas in 1863 still on the books (May 15, 2009)

An act of Congress that banished Dakota Indians from Minnesota in 1863 is still on the books. President Abraham Lincoln signed the bill in response to the Dakota Conflict of...

UND faces new deadline on 'Fighting Sioux' name (May 15, 2009)

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a new deadline and tougher requirements for keeping the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota....

Editorial: 'Fighting Sioux' can't survive much longer (May 15, 2009)

"A new deadline probably dooms the UND Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. That’s just as well. It’s been clear for some time that the name and logo couldn’t survive....

Dry Creek Band to hold election for board of directors (May 15, 2009)

Members of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California will vote for a new board of directors on Saturday. The election was supposed to be held in early...

Santa Ysabel Band seeks to remove chairman (May 15, 2009)

A leadership dispute continues within the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians of California. Chairman Johnny Hernandez tried to remove Vice Chairwoman Brandie Taylor for "blatant insubordination." But the Inter-Tribal...

9th Circuit rules in Rodeo-Chediski Fire case (May 15, 2009)

A non-Indian woman who was charged by the White Mountain Apache Tribe for contributing to the largest fire in Arizona history must exhaust her remedies in tribal court, the 9th...