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FWS cites increase in demand for eagle feathers (June 8, 2009)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has seen a "significant demand" for eagle parts in the west, a special agent told The Denver Post. A whole eagle carcass might sell...

9th Circuit to consider injunction for sacred site (June 8, 2009)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Wednesday in a sacred site case. A group that includes the South Fork Band Council of Western Shoshone,...

10th Circuit backs UKB in housing fund dispute (June 8, 2009)

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals backed the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma in a funding dispute with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The tribe...

Supreme Court declines to hear sacred site case (June 8, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service. The justices, without comment, declined to accept the case. The order list was released this morning. The...

New Mexico panel votes to protect sacred site (June 8, 2009)

The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee voted unanimously to sacred Mount Taylor on the Register of Cultural Properties. Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe votes on key issues, chief post (June 8, 2009)

Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York went to the polls on Saturday to vote on two issues and choose a new chief. Voters approved the creation...

Jodi Gillette: In Alaska for HHS tribal consultation (June 8, 2009)

"Part of my job, as the Deputy Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate Director for the Office of Public Engagement, is to find ways to engage communities in...

Former Coushatta chairman loses bid to reclaim seat (June 8, 2009)

The former chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana lost his bid to reclaim his old seat. Lovelin Poncho stepped down after the Jack Abramoff scandal broke. He had supported...

Sunday Times: Notah Begay counts his blessings (June 8, 2009)

"Notah Begay III has always had a gift for the exceptional. In 1994, he shot a 62 in the second round of the national championships — the lowest score...

Tribal ID cards being accepted at US-Canada border (June 8, 2009)

Tribal identification cards will be accepted at the U.S.-Canada border for a "modest, but reasonable transition period," the Department of Homeland security said in a letter to the National Congress...

Jury clears police officer in Navajo shooting case (June 8, 2009)

A federal jury cleared a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico, for the fatal shooting of a Navajo Nation man. The family of Clint John, 21, sued officer Shawn Scott...

State court blocks sex offender law in Indian Country (June 8, 2009)

Three members of the Navajo Nation who live on the reservation and do not work or attend school outside reservation boundaries do not have to register as sex offenders in...

Citing economy, Mashantucket Tribe cancels powwow (June 8, 2009)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has canceled Schemitzun, its annual powwow and festival. Schemitzun is the largest tribal event on the East Coast, attracting thousands of dancers, drum...

Editorial: Lessons from Indian charter school failure (June 8, 2009)

"Early this week, the former director of a Minneapolis Native American charter school appeared in court, accused of embezzling $1.3 million from the program. Joel Pourier allegedly diverted public funds...

Column: Don't make Virginia tribes wait any longer (June 8, 2009)

"Six of Virginia's Indian tribes may - finally - get the federal recognition that should have been theirs decades ago. The House of Representatives this week passed a measure...

Charles Trimble: Black Hills return just a dream (June 8, 2009)

I’m not one to say “I told you so,” but that is what I would tell a certain person who totally ignored my advice 23 years ago. That person is...

Tim Giago: No more status quo for BIA education (June 8, 2009)

The Office of Indian Education became the Bureau of Indian Education on Aug. 29, 2006. There are those Indian educators who wonder whether changing the name also changed the direction...