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Blackfeet Nation discusses prescription drug abuse (July 10, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana held a forum on prescription drug abuse, described by a substance abuse counselor as the "newest monster" In Indian Country. Health care practitioners say they...

Navajo farmers seek solutions to drought and heat (July 10, 2009)

Farmers from the Navajo Nation are searching for ways to deal with heat and water shortage problems on the reservation. Some farmers are being forced out of the field...

Kickapoo Tribe among winners of stimulus funds (July 10, 2009)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas will be using about $600,000 in stimulus funds to improve water services on the reservation. The tribe is among dozens in Indian Country to receive...

Dorgan seeks views on Indian health care reform (July 10, 2009)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is asking tribes for their views on Indian health care reform. The committee has held a series...

Heather Dawn Thompson leaves NCAI for law firm (July 10, 2009)

Heather Dawn Thompson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Thompson will be a partner...

Steven Newcomb: Putting Indian nations on maps (July 10, 2009)

"It is beyond dispute that American Indian nations were originally free and independent of the thoughts and ideas of Europeans. For thousands of years, Christian Europeans obviously had at that...

Linda Grover: Decisions and power from an apron (July 10, 2009)

"When I cook, I like to wear an apron. To me, aprons have always been more than a cover that protects the clothes from spills and smudges. When I put...

Mark Trahant: Lessons from Indian Country health (July 10, 2009)

"The last national health care reform conversation was one-sided when it involved Indian Country. The topic was simply how would change impact the Indian health system. That conversation remains critical....

San Manuel man testifies in officer extortion case (July 10, 2009)

A member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians testified in the extortion trial of a former sheriff's deputy in San Bernardino County, California. Ray Green, 46, said former...

Judge rejects Nisqually claim over Frank's Landing (July 10, 2009)

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which the Nisqually Tribe claimed jurisdiction over the Frank's Landing Indian Community in Washington. The Nisqually Tribe asserted control over Frank's Landing...

Commentary: 'Convoluted' federal Indian policies (July 10, 2009)

"During the mid-1800s, the United States government relocated certain tribes in an effort to reduce conflicts with the large numbers of immigrants moving westward. This dark period of relations with...

BIA hears from tribes on land-into-trust decision (July 10, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairson Wednesday held the final consultation on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to tribes that were...