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House Resources Committee markup on two bills (July 6, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a markup this Thursday. Two bills of note are on the agenda. They are: H.R.2314 - Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009...

Prairie Band Chair: Let's really do it and Buy Native (July 6, 2009)

"I have been honored to lead my tribe, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, as tribal chairwoman in our quest for true tribal gaming economic self-sufficiency, by transitioning our casino...

Editorial: Artifact return respects Aboriginal culture (July 6, 2009)

"An Aboriginal artifact headed to the National Museum of Australia is an illustration of the Seattle Art Museum's willingness to be honest and fair about its acquisitions. Experts in Australian...

BIA to hold final consultation on land-into-trust (July 6, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, will hold the final consultation session on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar this Wednesday. The session takes place from 1:30pm to...

Attacks on Native men linked to sacred site listing (July 6, 2009)

At least five Native men have been attacked and beaten in what officials in Grants, New Mexico, are calling a series of hate crimes. The men reported being attacked...

Blackfeet Nation goes after prescription drug abuse (July 6, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is holding a forum on Thursday to discuss prescription drug abuse in Indian Country. "In my opinion, it's literally destroying our community," council member Rodney...

Onondaga Nation teens arrested on arson charges (July 6, 2009)

Two teens from the Onondaga Nation of New York face felony arson and burglary charges in connection with fires at two churches. The teens, ages 16 and 17, are accused...

Standing Rock Sioux Reservation sees crime return (July 6, 2009)

Crime is returning to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has reduced its law enforcement presence, tribal leaders...

Obama opposes release of Indian prosecution data (July 6, 2009)

The Obama administration is taking the same position as the Bush administration on a controversial provision in S.797, the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009. The provision requires the...

Cochiti Pueblo life changed after creation of dam (July 6, 2009)

Leaders of Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico say their way of life changed after the federal government built a dam on the reservation. Tribal families spent the summer and...

Editorial: Solar power a promise for Navajo Nation (July 6, 2009)

"There is a great concern regarding the longterm future of the country's energy sources. Fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas, are finite resources. On a more...

Native skateboarders 'jam' at NMAI in Washington (July 6, 2009)

Skateboarders representing tribes across the nation participated in the first "Native Skate Jam" at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. The Agua...

Mohawks feel economic impact of border shutdown (July 6, 2009)

The closure of the Seaway International Bridge is having a negative economic impact on Mohawks in U.S. and Canada. Nearly 200 businesses -- smoke shops, gas stations, convenience stores, gaming...

Opinion: Musings on the Journey for Forgiveness (July 6, 2009)

"There was a lot of time to think during the White Bison's Wellbriety Journey to Forgiveness, the five-mile walk held at Mt. Pleasant on June 17. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian...

Cherokee Nation asserts hunting and fishing rights (July 6, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says its members can hunt and fish in tribal territory without a state license. The tribe says treaties guarantee its right to hunt and fish...

Weekend America: Native takes on independence (July 6, 2009)

"Charles Hudson is a member of the Mandan-Hidatsa tribe, born on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. But by the time he came along, in 1959, much of the...

Indian women hope to inspire future generations (July 6, 2009)

Three Indian women overcame hurdles to join the legal field and now they are serving as role models for younger generations. Danelle Smith, a member of the Winnebago Tribe...

Tim Giago: The execution of Lakota Chief Two Sticks (July 6, 2009)

Sherman Bear Ribs, Jr., stood at the counter in my office last week at the Native Sun News and we talked about one of the great Hunkpapa Chiefs, his...

Opinion: Don't wait on an apology to Indian people (July 6, 2009)

"Irene Eaves, great question, but don’t hold your breath waiting for an apology to Native Americans. Having ancestors of the Cherokee Tribe, I have never heard words of regret for...