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Opinion: Judge heard early Native murder case (June 26, 2009)

"During the summer of 1912, President William Howard Taft appointed Frederick E. Fuller of Nome federal judge for Interior Alaska, headquarters Fairbanks. Fuller, a 44-year-old former Pennsylvanian, immediately faced a...

Native woman US Attorney nears end of service (June 26, 2009)

Diane Humetewa is near the end of her service as the first Native woman to serve as U.S. Attorney in Arizona and colleagues are sad to see her go....

Tribes unsure of IHS stake in national reform talks (June 26, 2009)

Tribes have spent the last decade advocating for health care reform and now that the rest of the nation is on the same page, they aren't sure where the Indian...

Swine flu among Natives worries prime minister (June 26, 2009)

Canada's top leader said he's concerned about the number of cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, among First Nations in Manitoba. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

Editorial: IHS gets some long-overdue attention (June 26, 2009)

"Indian Health Services is getting renewed attention. Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the government’s handling of Native American health care was a “historic failure” and...

Pueblo leader pleads not guilty for fatal accident (June 26, 2009)

A leader of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico pleaded not guilty in connection with a fatal hit and run on the reservation. Lt. Governor Linda Diaz was indicted with...

Spokane Tribe warned about old uranium mine (June 26, 2009)

A report from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry warns members of the Spokane Tribe of Washington not to hunt, fish or gather medicinal plants near a defunct...

Video: Larry EchoHawk speech at swearing-in (June 26, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, was sworn in as the 11th assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the Interior Department today. After being given the...

Young Cherokee bicyclists retrace Trail of Tears (June 26, 2009)

A group of young members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will be retracing the Trail of Tears. The group, whose ages range from 15 to 24, will bike 1,000...

Nebraska court backs Ponca Tribe in ICWA case (June 26, 2009)

The Ponca Tribe can intervene in child welfare proceedings without a state-recognized attorney, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled today. The tribe asked its child welfare specialist to file a motion...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe loses police officers (June 26, 2009)

Despite promises from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is down to just 13 police officers. As part of Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, the BIA increased its...

Peter d'Errico: Excising conquest from the law (June 26, 2009)

"An Indian Country Today interviewer (May 6) asked John Echohawk, executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, “Is anyone challenging Congress’ claim to plenary power over the nations?” He...

Navajo Nation to vote on reducing size of council (June 26, 2009)

Members of the Navajo Nation will vote on a proposal to reduce the size of the Navajo Nation Council. The council currently has 88 delegates. The proposal calls to reduce...

Public Radio: Burns Paiute Tribe goes with green (June 26, 2009)

"How many lightbulbs does it take to change a region’s energy efficiency? Over the next two weeks, workers with the Burns Paiute Tribe will screw in a historic lightbulb. And...

Column: Soboba Band leader gives to community (June 26, 2009)

"Rose Salgado is an extreme example of the adage that retirees are busier than when they worked. The member of the tribal council for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians...

Kevin Abourezk: The legend of Michael Jackson (June 26, 2009)

"I loved the music. I pitied the man. Now I mourn the legend. Michael Jackson's death Thursday rocked the world as fans from across the globe remembered the childhood pop...

Judge won't dismiss charges in Abramoff case (June 26, 2009)

A federal judge refused to dismiss charges against an associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Kevin Ring was indicted last September on bribery and corruption charges. He is accused...

BIA holds off on Keetoowah Band land-into-trust (June 26, 2009)

Citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delaying a decision on a land-into-trust application for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee...