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Alaska Native corporation worried about probe (May 20, 2009)

An Alaska Native corporation is cooperating with a Senate investigation but an executive worries it could hurt business. Gary Droubay, the CEO of Goldbelt Inc, said corporations want to convince...

Lakota Music Project begins South Dakota tour (May 20, 2009)

A unique collaboration between the Porcupine Singers, a drum group from the Pine Ridge Reservation, and the South Dakota Chamber Orchestra hits the road this week. The Lakota Music...

NPR: Border tribe caught in middle of drug war (May 20, 2009)

"This year, law enforcement agencies expect to seize as much as 800,000 pounds of marijuana crossing one stretch of border in southern Arizona that runs through the Tohono O'odham Indian...

Osage-owned eatery puts new spin on fry bread (May 20, 2009)

An American Indian eatery in Denver, Colorado, aims to take fry bread away from its fatty past. Ben Jacobs, a member of the Osage Nation and co-owner of Tocabe,...

Obama pick opposes New York tribal smoke shops (May 20, 2009)

Thomas Frieden, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified in New York City's tribal smoke shop...

Editorial: Pull the plug on Tohono O'odham jail (May 20, 2009)

"I spent about 90 minutes in the desert last week with three other journalists, San Xavier District Chairman Austin Nunez, Texas developers James M. Parkey and Chris Cuny (an engineer),...

Swine flu death reported on Gila River Reservation (May 20, 2009)

A 57-year-old woman from the Gila River Indian Community died after contracting the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, the Arizona Department of Health Services said. The woman died...

Opinion: Oneida Nation threatens Rep. Arcuri (May 20, 2009)

"An attack on Congressman Michael Arcuri by the Oneida Nation’s senior VP, Peter Carmen, is unjustified and worrisome in that it demonstrates that the Nation intends to continue to use...

Editorial: Yurok Tribe moves to restore the condor (May 20, 2009)

"After a century's absence, there's a move afoot by the Yurok Tribe to possibly reintroduce the endangered California condor to the North Coast. It's no stranger to this area --...

Larry EchoHawk confirmed as assistant secretary (May 20, 2009)

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Larry EchoHawk to be assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior. EchoHawk is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma....

Yellow Bird: Going back home to the reservation (May 20, 2009)

"After several weeks of pulling up some deep-set roots in Grand Forks, I transplanted myself into new soil, and my spirit is beginning to take root here in New...

Life sentence for Cheyenne River Sioux fire deaths (May 20, 2009)

A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a house fire that killed his two younger siblings. Rooks,...

Muscogee Nation opposes Tennessee recognition bill (May 20, 2009)

Another Oklahoma tribe is lobbying against a recognition bill in the Tennessee Legislature. Members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation went to Nashville yesterday to protest the bill, WSMV-TV reported. They...

First tribe receives direct road funding from stimulus (May 20, 2009)

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the first tribal grant of direct road repair funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation...

Drug raids result in 13 arrests on Mohawk reserve (May 20, 2009)

Law enforcement authorities conducted more than a dozen early-morning raids on the Kanesatake Mohawk Nation in Quebec. Authorities said 13 people were arrested in connection with marijuana trafficking on...

Researchers study Navajo use of smoke signals (May 20, 2009)

Researchers and volunteers from the Navajo Nation and the Bureau of Land Management are studying how Navajos may have used smoke signals in the early 1700s. The study is...

Opinion: A shameful day in America with 'Redskins' (May 20, 2009)

"Last Friday, in a judicial decision that hinged on a legal technicality, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., upheld the right of the local pro football team to...

Obama recognizes Red Lake small business owner (May 20, 2009)

At a White House ceremony on Tuesday, President Barack Obama recognized Andy Wells, a member of the Red Lake Nation who was named Minnesota’s Small Business Person of the Year...