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House committee takes up Interior appropriations (June 11, 2009)

The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies completed its markup on the fiscal year 2010 Interior appropriations bill on Wednesday. The bill provides $6.8 billion for the Bureau of...

Campo Band announces major wind power project (June 11, 2009)

The Campo Band of Mission Indians of the Kumeyaay Nation and San Diego Gas & Electric are building a major power plant on the tribe's reservation in southern California....

Economist: Recognition nears for Shinnecock Nation (June 11, 2009)

"Most New Yorkers are aware that Peter Minuit bought Manhattan from the local Indians for $24-worth of beads and trinkets in 1626. Some know Broadway is a former Indian...

Robert Coulter: An ugly and familiar story in Peru (June 11, 2009)

"The horrific killings of Indians – some report as many as 100 – by the Peruvian government has been carried out as President Alan Garcia thunders his determination to seize...

South Dakota group seeks money for cultural site (June 11, 2009)

The Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates is seeking the release of funds to continue work on an outdoor Native art market, living history village and powwow grounds and arena in...

New Mexico agency completes consultation plan (June 11, 2009)

The New Mexico Environment Department is seeking comments on the final draft on its tribal consultation plan. The department will consult with tribes to develop its tribal policy and will...

Canada names new residential school commission (June 11, 2009)

The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been revived with three new members. Justice Murray Sinclair, the first Native person appointed to the bench in Manitoba, will serve...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band to share police services (June 11, 2009)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians is offering to share its police services with the village of Athens, Michigan. The tribe started its police department in January with one...

Tribal justice conference wraps up in Colorado (June 11, 2009)

The American Indian Justice Conference was held this week on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado. About 140 participants, representing 40 tribes, attended the event. They discussed ways to improve...

Senate hearing on Indian health care reform (June 11, 2009)

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Chumash Tribe seeks changes in bank practices (June 11, 2009)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California is raising concerns about the operation of Pacific Capital Bancorp. The tribe owns 5 percent of shares in Pacific Capital Bancorp....

Puyallup Tribe aids crackdown on illegal fireworks (June 11, 2009)

The Puyallup Tribe is helping the city of Tacoma, Washington, crack down on illegal fireworks. The tribe used to send undercover officers to tribal fireworks stands to look for illegal...

Navajo Nation loses millions in coal royalties (June 11, 2009)

The Navajo Nation has lost one of its major revenue sources with the closing of a controversial coal mine in northeastern Arizona. The tribe received about $29 million in...

ACLU opposes Tohono O'odham Nation jail facility (June 11, 2009)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is asking the Obama administration to prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a jail facility on the reservation. The ACLU says the...

Oneida Nation welcomes Obama to Wisconsin (June 11, 2009)

President Barack Obama is headed to Wisconsin today to talk about health care reform and the Oneida Nation will be there to welcome him. After he holds a town hall...

Two dozen indicted for theft of Indian artifacts (June 11, 2009)

The Obama administration announced the indictments of 24 people in connection with the theft of Indian artifacts in the Four Corners. The bust was the result of a two-year...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe offers crime reward (June 11, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the stabbing of a man at the tribe's powwow...

House hearing on Native Hawaiian recognition (June 11, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing this morning on H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. The hearing starts at 10am and will be broadcast...