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Witness: Turtle Mountain men killed over debt (June 23, 2009)

A father and son from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota were murdered over a debt, a witness in a double homicide trial said. Robert Belgarde,...

Paiute tribes in Utah plant trees for future (June 23, 2009)

The Paiute Tribe of Utah and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation have been busy planting trees. The Shivwitz Band of Paiute Indians planted 55 trees with the help of the...

First Native veterans day observed in Maine (June 23, 2009)

The first Native American Veterans Day was observed in Maine on June 21. The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and the Penobscot Nation hosted events to mark the new holiday....

Teen charged with fire on Saskatchewan reserve (June 23, 2009)

A 15-year-old has been charged in connection with a fire on the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan. The teen is accused of setting a fire that destroyed the building...

High school students attend health care camp (June 23, 2009)

Twenty-five Indian high school students are attending the Na-ha-shnee Native American Health Science Institute in Spokane, Washington, this week. The program encourages students to complete their education and consider careers...

Court hearing for Oneida Nation land-into-trust (June 23, 2009)

A federal judge in New York holds a hearing on Wednesday to discuss challenges to the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final environmental impact...

Rosebud council member pleads not guilty (June 23, 2009)

A suspended council member for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota pleaded not guilty to sex-related charges involving a minor. Michael J. Valandra, 49, is charged with three counts...

Pueblo man charged with killing grandmother (June 23, 2009)

A man from Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico has been charged with murder for the death of his 93-year-old grandmother and he faces other charged in connection with another death....

Review: Houser comes to life in documentary (June 23, 2009)

"People who enter the Oklahoma state capital building from the southern entrance pass a large statue of a Native American woman that is titled “As Long as the Waters Flow.”...

Chinook chair eyes recognition in three years (June 23, 2009)

Ray Gardner, the re-elected chairman of the Chinook Nation of Washington, hopes the tribe will gain recognition within three years. The tribe was denied recognition by the Bush administration. Supporters...

Shakopee Tribe runs biomass energy plant (June 23, 2009)

The Shakopee Mdewkanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is the joint operator of a biomass energy plant. The Koda Energy Plant generates heat and electricity by exclusively burning natural products such...

Blog: Apache family right to claim Geronimo (June 23, 2009)

"Imagine the scandal. A well known war leader’s body was taken from a cemetery on Federal land, and his skull used as an object of ridicule by the enemy....

Column: Put an end to Wampanoag land claim (June 23, 2009)

"I first met Amelia Bingham in the early 1970s when I was bringing my students to different historical sites around Cape Cod. The Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum had just opened...

Ute Tribe security guard charged with assault (June 23, 2009)

A security guard for the Ute Tribe of Utah has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Roger Uinta Reed, 31, works for the tribe's housing department. He...

High school won't ban Sherman Alexie's book (June 23, 2009)

Students at a public high school in Illinois will be allowed to read "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," the award winning-book from Spokane/Coeur d'Alene author Sherman Alexie....

Obama signs tobacco regulation bill into law (June 23, 2009)

President Barack Obama signed H.R.1256, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, into law on Monday. The bill authorizes the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco. Supporters say...

Supreme Court rules in Voting Rights Act case (June 23, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in the final Voting Rights Act case of the term. The justices sidestepped a major issue in the case. They declined to rule...