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Public Radio: Saginaw Chippewa reservation case (June 4, 2009)

"The Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe won a victory last month in an ongoing lawsuit over the boundaries of Indian land in Isabella County. The suit has yet to go to trial,...

GAO reports little progress on Native village moves (June 4, 2009)

Alaska Native villages continue to face threats from erosion and flooding but the federal government has made little progress addressing the issue, the Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday. In...

Passenger charged for DUI death of Pueblo man (June 4, 2009)

A second man in New Mexico has been charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo. Alfred Lovato, a former state police officer, was...

Coburn holds Tompkins nomination at Interior (June 4, 2009)

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) is holding back the nomination of Hilary Tompkins to be Solicitor of the Interior Department, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Coburn wants to know whether Tompkins, as...

Shinnecock Nation meets with BIA over recognition (June 4, 2009)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York met with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to discuss the tribe's federal recognition petition. The meeting lasted two hours, Newsday reported. BIA researchers asked...

New members for residential school commission (June 4, 2009)

The Canadian government has chosen new members for the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The Globe and Mail reports. Justice Murray Sinclair, the first Native judge appointed to...

Jury gets case of Navajo man shot by police officer (June 4, 2009)

Testimony wrapped up in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Navajo Nation man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico....

Willie Kesoli Begay, Navajo Code Talker, passes on (June 4, 2009)

Willie Kesoli Begay, a member of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Monday. He was 88. Begay is the third Navajo...

Opinion: BIE leading Indian students to failure (June 4, 2009)

The federal Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) continues to promote the Bush administration’s Reading First program for its Indian schools in 23 states even after a Reading First Impact Study...

GAO releases second report on IHS property losses (June 4, 2009)

The Indian Health Service continues to lose property at an "alarming rate" despite agreeing to tackle the problem, the Government Accountability Office said in a report on Wednesday. IHS promised...

Column: Canada plans First Nations overhaul (June 4, 2009)

"The Conservative government is set to unveil a new approach to its relations with Canada’s First Nations that will see fresh money flowing to bands when Ottawa believes there...

DHS Secretary cites Mohawk protest at border (June 4, 2009)

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said changes at the U.S.-Canada border have been "going well" except for a protest involving Mohawks. Mohawks from New York and Canada are opposed to...

House once again passes Lumbee recognition bill (June 4, 2009)

The House voted 240-179 on Wednesday to pass H.R.31, a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The bill ensures the tribe can follow the land-into-trust process in...

Virginia tribes focus work on Senate after House win (June 4, 2009)

Six Virginia tribes are taking their efforts to the Senate after the House approved their federal recognition bill on Wednesday. H.R.1385 recognizes the Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe-Eastern Division, the...

DOJ extends deadline for Adam Walsh implementation (June 4, 2009)

The Obama administration has extended a deadline for tribal and state governments to comply with the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. Tribes and states were facing a July...

Muscogee chief worried about controversial bridge (June 4, 2009)

The leader of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation isn't convinced the tribe should build a bridge in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chief A.D. Ellis told The Tulsa World he "wasn't in favor of...

Another tribal recogntion bill introduced in House (June 4, 2009)

As the House was voting on bills to recognize seven tribes, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Washington) on Wednesday introduced one to recognize the Duwamish Tribe of Washington. The Bureau of Indian...

Oglala Sioux Tribe sued over $4.5M federal grant (June 4, 2009)

The federal government is suing the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota over a $4.5 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The tribe was to use...

Abramoff claims family nearly living in 'poverty' (June 4, 2009)

Jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff says his family is living "just above the poverty line" even though he bilked tribes out of millions of dollars. Abramoff received a $520,189 tax refund...