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Opinion: Rebranding the Washington 'Redskins' (May 22, 2009)

"Re-branding changes, according to Wikipedia, are "usually in an attempt to distance [the brand] from certain negative connotations of the previous branding." So, given the widespread meaning and understanding of...

Editorial: Economic recovery and tribal funds (May 22, 2009)

"We were taken aback by two press releases Tuesday morning, when Sen. Tim Johnson and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin separately announced $4.1 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Larry EchoHawk and David Hayes sworn in at DOI (May 22, 2009)

The Interior Department swore in two of its new top leaders this morning in Washington, D.C. Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, was sworn in as...

IHS still losing equipment, despite prior warnings (May 22, 2009)

The Indian Health Service continues to lose property "at an alarming rate," according to a draft Government Accountability Office report obtained by The Arizona Daily Star. According to the draft,...

Klamath Tribes reach agreement with water users (May 22, 2009)

The Klamath Tribes of Oregon announced an agreement to end a dispute over water rights in the Klamath Basin. The tribe filed a claim against the Klamath Water Users...

Red Lake woman charged with death of 14-year-old (May 22, 2009)

An 18-year-old woman faces murder and other charges in connection with an incident that left a 14-year-old boy dead on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. Patricia Ann Brown, a...

Congress urged to repeal Dakota banishment law (May 22, 2009)

A resolution that asks the U.S. Congress to repeal an 1863 law that banished the Dakota people from Minnesota has been signed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R). President Abraham Lincoln...

Haskell on alert for potentially poisonous snake (May 22, 2009)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is on alert after one of the tribal college's biologists spotted a potentially poisonous snake near the west side of campus. Chuck Haines captured...

Navajo delegates ride to Washington for veterans (May 22, 2009)

Six Navajo Nation Council delegates are on a motorcycle ride to Washington, D.C., to lobby for veterans issues. The delegates left Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo...

Deal with Oneida Nation dies amid opposition (May 22, 2009)

A deal that would have resolved land-into-trust and taxation issues with the Oneida Nation of New York fell apart on Thursday amid local opposition. Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente...

First same-sex marriage under Coquille Tribe law (May 22, 2009)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon will see its first same-sex marriage this weekend. Kitzen Branting, 26, a tribal member, will marry her partner, Jeni Branting, 28, on the reservation...

Utah court to hear case over Navajo adoption (May 22, 2009)

The Utah Supreme Court on June 1 will hear arguments in an Indian Child Welfare Act case. The Navajo Nation says the state violated ICWA in the case of two...

Abramoff and partner still owe millions to tribes (May 22, 2009)

Jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his business partner Michael Scanlon have yet to make payments on the $23 million they owe to their tribal victims, The Washington Post reports. As...

Nez Perce woman's company among fastest growing (May 22, 2009)

A company founded by a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has been named one of fastest growing inner-city companies by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City....

Dorgan promises action on land-into-trust ruling (May 22, 2009)

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Blog: 'Redskins' law firm fires outspoken lawyer (May 22, 2009)

"Yesterday, we reported on an associate at Quinn Emanuel who had strong views about the firm's recent victory in the Pro Football v. Harjo case, in which the D.C....

Tohono O'odham Nation to move jail facility site (May 22, 2009)

Responding to local pressure, the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona plans to move the site of a proposed detention facility. The San Xavier District planned to break ground this summer...

Pueblo woman arrested for death of 3-year-old son (May 22, 2009)

A woman from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico was arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of her 3-year-old son. Tiffany Toribio, 23, was apparently on her way...

Northern Arapaho Tribe sells beef to Whole Foods (May 22, 2009)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will sell beef from its ranch on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming to Whole Foods Market. The tribe expects to supply 2,500 head per year....

Bill introduced to recognize Chinook Nation (May 22, 2009)

Rep. Brian Baird (D-Washington) introduced the Nation Restoration Act on Thursday. The bill extends federal recognition to the Chinook Nation of Washington. The tribe's ancestors helped explorers Lewis and Clark...

Cherokee Nation court rules on term limit lawsuit (May 22, 2009)

A lawsuit over term limits has cleared the way for Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith to run for office again. Smith was elected in 1999. He wanted to know...

Kevin Abourezk: A worthy story on 'Wounded Knee' (May 22, 2009)

"This week, a collection of self-described "Wounded Knee victims and veterans" took aim at an episode of a PBS mini-series about the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee. The "We Shall...