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Deaths in Rapid City unsolved after a decade (June 22, 2009)

The deaths of eight homeless men -- six of them Native -- remain unsolved after a decade in Rapid City, South Dakota. All of the men died along Rapid Creek....

House committee passes Interior appropriations (June 22, 2009)

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2010 Interior appropriations bill last week. For Indian programs, the bill contains $6.8 billion, $654 million above the 2009 level and $39...

Gyasi Ross: Much love for Skins in movies (June 22, 2009)

"Another thing that my family absolutely loves – unabashedly – is seeing other Skins on television or in the movies. The Skin actor/actress doesn’t even have to be a...

Man apologizes to Indian vendor after 48 years (June 22, 2009)

A Democratic politician from New Hampshire who is considering a run for U.S. Senate is apologizing for haggling with an Indian vendor in New Mexico nearly a half-century ago. Burt...

Native woman in Manitoba dies after flu illness (June 22, 2009)

A woman from the St. Theresa Point First Nation of Manitoba died of a flu-like illness after she tested negative for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The...

Another defendant in artifact theft found dead (June 22, 2009)

A second defendant in the Indian artifact theft case was found dead last week. Steven L. Shrader lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was one of 24 people charged...

Men charged for Wampanoag vandalism, theft (June 22, 2009)

Two men were arrested and charged with vandalism and theft for an incident on the Wampanoag Reservation in Massachusetts. An unidentified Wampanoag man was camping at the Freetown-Fall River State...

Rescued eagle sent to Iowa Nation aviary (June 22, 2009)

An immature bald eagle that was rescued and rehabilitated in Michigan has a found a new home with the Iowa Nation of Oklahoma. The eagle, known as "Golda," spent...

Union wants tribal help on health care option (June 22, 2009)

The Service Employees International Union is recruiting tribes in Montana to press for a public health insurance plan, The Hill newspaper reports. The union is turning to tribes because of...

Crow chairman meets Obama at White House (June 22, 2009)

Cedric Black Eagle, the chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, had a private meeting with his adopted brother, President Barack Obama, at the White House last week. Black Eagle...

Jessica Yee: Being Native and pro-choice (June 22, 2009)

"I am Native. And I'm pro-choice. Many people seem to think this is an oxymoron - but to me, it makes perfect sense. I have unraveled much of the oppression...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Law and Order (June 22, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on S.797, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009. The bill encourages more prosecution of crime in Indian...

House Resources Committee hearing on IHCIA (June 22, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on H.R.2708, the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The hearing is the first on IHCIA in...

Editorial: Get started on Indian health care (June 22, 2009)

"Figuring out how to deliver efficient, effective health care throughout Indian Country is one of the most daunting challenges the U.S. government faces. The U.S. is obligated by treaty to...

Letter: GOP hypocrisy on artifact theft case (June 22, 2009)

"Once again Republicans reveal, through statements by Orrin Hatch and Bob Bennett, their outrageous hypocrisy by complaining about the police arrests of elderly white people, et al. for looting Indian...

Editorial: Money wins over sacred site in Arizona (June 22, 2009)

"Well, it appears as if the Almighty Dollar has won out once again and the religions of many Native Americans have been shoved to the wayside. Last Monday, the U.S....

Editorial: BIA falls short on Cayuga land-into-trust (June 22, 2009)

"The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Cayuga Indian Nation's of New York's application for trust status on roughly 130 acres of local land is...

Tim Giago: National health care debate and IHS (June 22, 2009)

Health care in America is a failing proposition. An estimated 47 million Americans do not have health insurance. And yet Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius calls the health...