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Recession a 'part of life' on Navajo Nation (May 18, 2009)

With unemployment hovering around 50 percent and incomes far below the poverty level, there always seems to be a recession on the Navajo Nation. "They’re freaking out out there,...

Indian panhandlers a concern for some in Rapid City (May 18, 2009)

Some Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota, say they are worried about panhandlers and public intoxication among fellow tribal members. The police department doesn't keep statistics on the race of...

Dry Creek Band holds long-delayed election (May 18, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California held a long-delayed election for the board of directors on Saturday. Chairman Harvey Hopkins, vice chairman Gus Pena and Gabe Nevarez,...

Crow Reservation says goodbye to young couple (May 18, 2009)

More than 500 people attended the funeral of Teddy Little Light and Juliet Toinetta-Little Light, a young couple from the Crow Tribe of Montana. The couple, along with their 3-month-old...

Chippewa Cree Tribe reports case of swine flu (May 18, 2009)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe reported a case of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. The Rocky Boy Clinic clinic said a...

Alaska Native family sues BIA over oil development (May 18, 2009)

An Inupiat Eskimo family is claiming up to $200 million in damages, saying the Bureau of Indian Affairs failed to monitor oil development on an allotment on Alaska's North Slope....

Local officials concerned about Tohono O'odham jail (May 18, 2009)

Officials in Pima County, Arizona, sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs , raising concerns about a proposed jail on the Tohono O'odham Nation. The officials say the...

Jack Fiander: Representation for Native people (May 18, 2009)

"This article is intended to be helpful to my fellow attorneys who may find themselves in the position of representing my people in personal-injury or wrongful-death cases. I also hope...

Court sides with 'Redskins' in trademark dispute (May 18, 2009)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday sided with the Washington Redskins football team in a dispute over the team's registered trademarks. The court did not consider whether the...

Column: Playing Indian and jeopardizing lives (May 18, 2009)

"Perhaps it's the large, trusting eyes and the smooth, bald head that make us want to believe in Daniel Hauser. He never speaks, but seems composed and mature in...

Mary Pember: A sweat lodge rises in exurban Ohio (May 18, 2009)

"I have just completed my own personal-use sweat lodge in my suburban back yard. I can already hear the clucks of amusement and envision the rolled eyes of my Indian...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on land-into-trust (May 18, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision limited the land-into-trust process to tribes...

Editorial: Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' the right move (May 18, 2009)

"The clincher in the North Dakota Board of Higher Education’s ruling to retire the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux logo was binding two American Indian tribes to a...

Editorial: Climate change a job for Congress, not DOI (May 18, 2009)

"When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ruffled more than a few feathers this month when he let stand a Bush administration decision to prohibit the use of the Endangered Species Act...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe lobbies Obama on Black Hills (May 18, 2009)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota lobbied President Barack Obama on the controversial Black Hills trust fund, Indian Country Today reports. Chairman Rodney Bordeaux discussed the issue with Obama...

Charles Trimble: More on traditional names (May 18, 2009)

There is not a greater oxymoron – a contradiction in terms -- in Indian Country than that of the name Rosebud Sioux. The name of a delicate flower doesn’t fit...

Tim Giago: Small victories in battle against mascots (May 18, 2009)

Twenty nine years ago I wrote my first column about high school, college and professional sports teams using Native Americans as mascots for their fun and games. I wrongfully...