Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP
ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

US Attorney in Montana seeks more crime data (July 13, 2009)

Bill Mercer, the outgoing U.S. Attorney for Montana, is seeking more data about crime in Indian Country. Mercer said he was surprised by a significant increase in crime on six...

Small earthquake reported on Navajo Nation (July 13, 2009)

A small earthquake was reported at a Navajo Nation community in Utah. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.0 magnitude quake hit Navajo Mountain on Sunday night. About 300 people...

Editorial: BIA must tackle Indian Country crime (July 13, 2009)

"There's no question that the police surge at the Standing Rock Reservation was an effective federal initiative. And there's no question that the Bureau of Indian Affairs needs to figure...

Onondaga Nation church holds service after fire (July 13, 2009)

Members of the Onondaga Nation of New York held a makeshift service on Sunday, vowing to rebuild a church that was destroyed by fire. Wesleyan Chapel lost everything in the...

Exhibit chronicles 100 years of Kiowa history (July 13, 2009)

A unique exhibit of Kiowa history is on display at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. "One Hundred Summers: A Kiowa Calendar Record" chronicles 100...

Three injured in shooting at Squamish powwow (July 13, 2009)

Three people were injured in a shooting on Saturday night at the Squamish Nation powwow in British Columbia. Chief Bill Williams said the shooting occurred after a group of people...

Oklahoma tribes seek child support agreement (July 13, 2009)

Eight Oklahoma tribes are negotiating agreements with the state to improve child support services. The agreements would allow the state to garnish state or federal tax refunds for parents who...

South Dakota worried about Indian health costs (July 13, 2009)

The state of South Dakota is spending at least $4 million a year to cover Medicaid costs forIndian Health Service patients. The state picks up the tab when the IHS...

Armed guards to staff temporary border station (July 13, 2009)

Armed guards are staffing a temporary border station at the Seaway International Bridge, the Canadian Border Services Agency said. The temporary station paved the way for today's reopening of...

House hearing on four federal recognition bills (July 13, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday, July 15, on four federal recognition bills. The bills are: • H.R.2678 - Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act• H.R.1358 -...

Cayuga Nation wins tobacco taxation decision (July 13, 2009)

The Cayuga Nation of New York resumed the sale of tobacco products after winning a decision from the state appellate court. The tribe operates two smoke shops on its...

Turtle Talk: Sen. Franken and federal Indian law (July 13, 2009)

"It looks like Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota is the only Democratic member of both the Judiciary and Indian Affairs committees. Sen. Franken, who visited Indian Country a few times...

Marc Simmons: Report looked at Apache culture (July 13, 2009)

"In our state's Spanish archives preserved at Santa Fe can be found a couple of documents signed by Antonio Cordero. At the time he wrote and sent them to...

Florida tribes start collecting state tobacco tax (July 13, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe and the Miccosukee Tribe have started collecting the state's tax on tobacco products for the first time in 66 years. The tax is $1.34 per pack of...

This Land: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's clinic (July 13, 2009)

"At the edge of the remote prairie town called Eagle Butte, just past a fireworks stand, there is construction. Where winter wheat once grew, workers in hard hats now...

Opinion: Let Standing Rock vote on 'Sioux' nick (July 13, 2009)

"We would like to take this opportunity to convey our thoughts and feelings to our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We support the right of...

Sonia Sotomayor set for confirmation hearing (July 13, 2009)

The Senate Judiciary Committee will start the confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court this morning. Sotomayor sits on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which...

Tim Giago: Frontier mentality still alive in 2009 (July 13, 2009)

Wednesday, July 8, was filled with ironies. I was seated at a table in my newspaper office answering questions fired at me by two television documentary specialists from Germany....