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Kim Teehee named as White House Indian advisor (June 15, 2009)

Kim Teehee, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named as senior policy advisor for Native American affairs at the White House. President Barack Obama, who promised...

Blog: No end to fight over San Francisco Peaks (June 15, 2009)

"Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, Arizona skiers may soon be spared the inconvenience of living in one of the Union’s warmest and driest states. Last week the high court...

Navajo Nation weighs support for Long Walk trail (June 15, 2009)

The National Park Service is holding public meetings on the Navajo Nation this week to discuss adding the Long Walk to the National Trails System. In 1864, the U.S. Army...

Hoh Tribe hoping for quick action on land bill (June 15, 2009)

The Hoh Tribe of Washington is hoping for speedy approval of a bill that would expand the reservation. The tribe wants to add 462 acres to the reservation. The tribe...

Gyasi Ross: Fancy Skins and non-fancy Skins (June 15, 2009)

"On the Blackfeet reservation, they call it “acting good.” Folks who act good – the fancy Skins – are on every rez and every city with a large Indian...

Alaska Native village lands first whale in 72 years (June 15, 2009)

The Alaska Native village of Point Lay is celebrating after landing its first whale in 72 years. The community will hold a Nalukataq blanket toss feast on June 26....

Gila River Tribe attracts business to reservation (June 15, 2009)

The economy has slowed development but the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is managing to attract new business to the reservation. The tribe has leased land for the first...

Utah GOP upset with Indian artifact theft case (June 15, 2009)

Republicans from Utah are upset with the way the Interior Department carried out an investigation of a major Indian artifact theft case. Sen. Bob Bennett (R) and Sen. Orrin Hatch...

Wisconsin court to rule in Ho-Chunk tobacco case (June 15, 2009)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in a tobacco tax case involving the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe is seeking a refund on cigarette taxes paid to...

Legal Times: Obama seeks to dismiss Geronimo suit (June 15, 2009)

"Justice Department lawyers have moved to dismiss claims against the government in a lawsuit over the remains of the legendary Apache warrior Geronimo. In February, a group of Native Americans...

Turtle Talk: Tribes worse off at Supreme Court (June 15, 2009)

"It’s time for a review of what the Supreme Court did in Indian law this Term, since the Term will end in a few weeks. Consistent with the last 15...

Videos: Lower Elwha Klallam journey of pain, healing (June 15, 2009)

"In August, 2003, state contractors building a dry dock on the Port Angeles waterfront inadvertently unearthed one of the largest, oldest Indian villages ever found in the Pacific Northwest....

Blackfeet Nation to develop enhanced ID cards (June 15, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana will be developing an enhanced identification card so tribal members can use it to cross the U.S.-Canada border. The tribe hopes to secure federal funds...

Indian Country still waiting for better health care (June 15, 2009)

Despite treaties, agreements and federal laws, most American Indians and Alaska Natives live without adequate health care. The Indian Health Service budget only meets about half of the need and...

Melvin Martin: So what else is new in Rapid City? (June 15, 2009)

I see that Rapid City, South Dakota, has once again outdone itself as the nation's capitol of not only the worst forms of racism towards American Indian people, but also...

Cherokee Freedmen bill introduced again (June 15, 2009)

Rep. Diane Watson (D-California) has once again introduced a bill to cut federal funds to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until the Freedmen are restored to citizenship. Watson and other...

DOJ to discuss Indian Country crime at NCAI (June 15, 2009)

Update: Text of Tom Perrelli Speech and DOJ Press Release. A top Department of Justice official will discuss Indian Country crime at the midyear conference of the National Congress of...

Opinion: End disparate treatment of Freedmen (June 15, 2009)

"The disparate racial treatment of Native American Freedmen began and must end with Congress, not the courts. Congress created the Dawes Rolls under the Allotment Act of 1887 to document...

The Guardian: Indigenous people fight for rights (June 15, 2009)

"It has been called the world's second "oil war", but the only similarity between Iraq and events in the jungles of northern Peru over the last few weeks has been...

Tim Giago: South Dakota restricts tribal growth (June 15, 2009)

Restricting economic growth on Indian reservations, whether in these very tough times of recession or in the past when the opportunity for such growth was formidable, is a crime...

Kevin Abourezk: Indian center resolving dispute (June 15, 2009)

"A dust-up between the city of Lincoln and the Indian Center over the removal of dirt behind the center appears headed toward resolution. City and center officials say they’re...

Letter: Standing Rock Sioux vote on UND nickname (June 15, 2009)

"I am writing because of my deep concern for all the Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The people have the right and need to know that...