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Agents remove artifacts from Utah family's home (July 8, 2009)

A team of federal agents removed an undisclosed number of Indian artifacts from the home of a family in Utah. Some of the items might be repatriated to tribes, a...

Yakama Nation holds ceremony to release salmon (July 8, 2009)

The Yakama Nation held a ceremony on Tuesday to release 100 sockeye salmon into a lake in Washington. The release is part of an effort to restore salmon in...

Winnebago man pleads guilty for brother's death (July 8, 2009)

Derrick Bass, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, pleaded guilty in connection with the death of his brother. Bass pleaded guilty to manslaughter and using a weapon to...

Editorial: Navajo elders share culture with youth (July 8, 2009)

"American Indians leaving the reservation all too often leave their culture behind and can become disconnected from their heritage. Likewise for those not interested in taking the time to learn...

Judge seeks settlement in discrimination lawsuit (July 8, 2009)

A federal judge has asked a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, to try and settle an employment discrimination lawsuit. Glen Yellow Robe...

House panel tackles more federal recognition bills (July 8, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on July 15 to consider federal recognition bills. The agenda includes: • H.R.2678 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act • H.R.1358 -...

Navajo president pushes vote on ballot initiatives (July 8, 2009)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says tribal members should be allowed to determine how their government works. Shirley is backing a ballot initiative that would reduce the size...

Saginaw Chippewa protesters oppose 'nepotism' (July 8, 2009)

Eight members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held a protest to decry what they say is nepotism. The protesters said Charmaine Benz shouldn't have been appointed to...

Mark Trahant: Indian health care at the local level (July 8, 2009)

Note: Follow Mark Trahant on Twitter. He is attending the Indian Health Service consultation in Denver, Colorado. "Health care reform (or any major policy shift) is one thing in Washington,...

Wife of ex-Wampanoag leader accused of assault (July 8, 2009)

The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says his wife struck him with her vehicle. Shawn Hendricks and Elizabeth Hendricks, who are going through a divorce, got...

With recognition, Wilton Rancheria looks to future (July 8, 2009)

Members and leaders of the newly restored Wilton Miwok Rancheria of California met on June 13 to discuss their future. The tribe's main goal is self-sufficiency. But details of...

City to consider resolution against land-into-trust (July 8, 2009)

The city council in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will consider a resolution to oppose all pending and future land-into-trust applications. City leaders are worried about a pending Muscogee (Creek) Nation application to...

Editorial: Finally, good riddance to Ward Churchill (July 8, 2009)

"Good riddance, Ward Churchill. Let's hope Tuesday's ruling definitively ends the troubling, if not tedious, Churchill era at the University of Colorado. A Denver District Court judge ruled Tuesday that...

Judge won't force reinstatement of Ward Churchill (July 8, 2009)

A judge won't force the University of Colorado to reinstate controversial former professor Ward Churchill or pay him wages. In April, a jury said Churchill was wrongfully fired and...

Plan suggests a ban on climbing at Aboriginal site (July 8, 2009)

A draft management plan for the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia proposes a ban on climbing Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site. The government already warns people not to...

House passes Tule River Tribe reservoir study bill (July 8, 2009)

The House passed H.R.1945, the Tule River Tribe Water Development Act, by a voice vote on Tuesday. The bill authorizes a study of a 5,000-acre reservoir for the Tule River...

Keweenaw Bay man sentenced for stealing trees (July 8, 2009)

Robert C. Genschow, a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan, was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for stealing trees from his tribe. Genschow, 60, arranged...