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Jodi Rave: Indian leaders oppose Churchill rehiring (May 29, 2009)

"To those following the Ward Churchill case: Affidavits were filed last week by several prominent Native people and scholars in objection to the possible rehiring of former professor Ward Churchill...

Native leader upset after photo appears on Facebook (May 29, 2009)

A politician in Saskatchewan has removed photos of Native leaders from his Facebook profile after a First Nations chief complained. Saskatchewan NDP leadership candidate Dwain Lingenfelter asked to take...

First Nation to take ownership of provincial park (May 29, 2009)

The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation signed an agreement to take ownership of the Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario. The park was the site of a...

Officer's actions defended after Pueblo boy's death (May 29, 2009)

The police department in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is defending the actions of an officer who dealt with a Zia Pueblo woman who is accused of murdering her 3-year-old son The...

Tulalip man still fuming over bank's denial of loan (May 29, 2009)

Bill Shelton, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, says a bank discriminated against him because he is American Indian and lives on a reservation. Shelton, who owns his...

Repeal of 1863 Dakota banishment law weighed (May 29, 2009)

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) might sponsor a bill to repeal an 1863 law that banished the Dakota people from Minnesota. Peterson is "gathering more information before he introduces any legislation,"...

Red Lake Nation to take over child protection cases (May 29, 2009)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota is moving to handle all child protection cases on the reservation. The tribe is acting under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes benefit from stimulus (May 29, 2009)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have received $1.3 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and are hoping to get more funds for projects on the Fort Hall...

Turtle Talk: Sovereignty Symposium in Oklahoma (May 29, 2009)

The Turtle Talk blog has posted a link to the agenda for the 22nd annual Sovereignty Symposium. The conference takes place June 3-4 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma...

Letter: Scalia called land-into-trust case a 'laugher' (May 29, 2009)

"Most recently, the Carcieri v. Salazar decision of Feb. 24 has been a recurrent topic of discussion within the Indian communities in D.C. I’ve heard it discussed amongst Indian lawyers...

NCAI leader blasts resurgence of 'Indian fighters' (May 29, 2009)

Tribes are worried about the resurgence of 'Indian fighters,' National Congress of American Indians Secretary Ron Allen said at a recent Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing. Allen, the chairman of...

Peter d'Errico: The answer is indigenous sovereignty (May 29, 2009)

"The core of federal Indian law is rooted in a legal doctrine that is not acceptable in American law, namely, religious supremacy – the so-called right of Christian Discovery. The...

Virginia Indian council rejects recognition for group (May 29, 2009)

The Virginia Council on Indians voted 6-3 against state recognition for the Nottoway Indian Tribe. Despite the loss, the tribe is pressing Gov. Tim Kaine (D) for recognition. The tribe...

North Dakota tribe partners with Census Bureau (May 29, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is signing a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. The tribe will emphasize the importance of taking part in the 2010...

San Manuel Band marks decade of Commerce pact (May 29, 2009)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians marked the 10-year anniversary of an agreement with the Department of Commerce. The tribe offered space to the department to open an export...

Blackfeet housing plaintiffs to continue lawsuit (May 29, 2009)

The plaintiffs in Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority will continue to press their case before the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. The...

Editorial: Obama's Cabinet meets Indian Country (May 29, 2009)

"Two members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet got a taste of rural and Native American culture this week. Their visit to Billings, Busby and Lame Deer showed the secretaries...

Crow Tribe holds primary for vice chairman's post (May 29, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana holds a primary election on Saturday for the post of vice chairman. Darrin Old Coyote, Newton "JR" Old Crow, Calvin "Coolidge" Jefferson Jr., and John...

Kevin Abourezk: When criticism borders on racism (May 29, 2009)

"The first salvo of public criticism directed at tribes receiving federal stimulus came recently when a South Dakota newspaper blasted the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for receiving funding for an airport....