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Tulalip Tribes on the lookout for new police chief (July 16, 2009)

Scott Smith, the police chief of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, resigned last week after about 18 months on the job. Smith, who is non-Indian, said the tribal council...

Opinion: Forgotten uranium spill on Navajo Nation (July 16, 2009)

"July 16, 1979, just 14 weeks after the Three Mile Island reactor accident, and 34 years to the day after the Trinity atomic test, the small community of Church...

Guilty pleas for anti-Indian attacks in Rapid City (July 16, 2009)

Two women have agreed to plead guilty in connection with hate crimes against Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota. The women were accused of throwing eggs and rocks on Indian...

Editorial: Race issues surface again in Rapid City (July 16, 2009)

"Rapid City business owners found themselves in the middle of a festering issue in Rapid City and the Black Hills — racism — when they decided to put on...

Melvin Martin: Rapid City, you've done it again! (July 16, 2009)

When I read 'Offensive' souvenir figure pulled from store shelf in The Rapid City Journal, all I could say to myself was "Rapid City, you´ve done it again!" I may...

Canada names residential school group advisers (July 16, 2009)

The Canadian government named 10 people as advisers to the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Indian Residential School Survivor Committee represens seven First Nations, two Inuit nations...

Chinook Nation optimistic on federal recognition (July 16, 2009)

The Chinook Nationof Washington remains hopeful it might gain federal recognition during the 111th Congress. The Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to recognize the tribe in the final days of...

Mississippi Choctaws set another vote for council (July 16, 2009)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will hold another election to decide two seats on the tribal council. The tribe's election committee called for a new vote due to election...

Jobs stay local under Alaska Native ownership (July 16, 2009)

An Alaska Native regional corporation is making sure jobs stay local in Texas. Bristol Bay Native Corp. entered the state in 2001 with the purchase of a technology company. The...

Second county rejects Cayuga tobacco tax offer (July 16, 2009)

Lawmakers in Seneca County, New York, voted to appeal a decision that allows the Cayuga Nation to sell tax-free tobacco products. Seneca joins Cayuga County in pursuing the appeal. They...

New York courts busy with Indian law disputes (July 16, 2009)

Three Indian law cases were decided by the state appellate courts last week, the New York Law Journal reports. In Alexander v. Hart, an appellate court ruled that the state's...

Martha Berryhill, Muscogee enrollee, turns 109 (July 16, 2009)

Martha Berryhill, a member of Muscogee (Creek) Nation, celebrated her 109th birthday on Tuesday. Berryhill was born in Oklahoma in 1900. She is the last living tribal member who...

Puyallup Tribe objects to auction of historic items (July 16, 2009)

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is investigating the apparent theft of several historical items from the home of an elder. But with an auction house set to sell the...

Crow rancher seeks money for BIA bison roundup (July 16, 2009)

Nelvette Siemion, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, is seeking more than $133,000 from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Siemion says the BIA wrongfully rounded up 175 bison...

Letter: Keep fighting to keep 'Fighting Sioux' nick (July 16, 2009)

"North Dakota is the freedom state. North Dakota is holding the line. Our Legislature hasn’t let the federal government bully us into a primary seat-belt law. Our Legislature stood...

Editorial: Progress on Blackfeet law enforcement (July 16, 2009)

"Although it's taken six months since the issue came to light outside of Glacier County, it was good this week to see that the Blackfeet Tribe and the county have...

BIA near decision on Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (July 16, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is "weeks" away from a decision on the federal recognition petition of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana, a top official said on Wednesday....

Letter: Tribal opposition to wind energy project (July 16, 2009)

Rene Kokmeyer: "The Cape Wind project is trying to provide us with clean and natural electricity and is now delayed by a couple of tribes that say that Horseshoe Shoal...

Winnebago woman appointed to top USDA post (July 16, 2009)

Mary McNeil, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has been appointed to a post at the Department of Agriculture. McNeil will serve as deputy assistant secretary for...

Senate hearing on Native corporation contracts (July 16, 2009)

LIVE UPDATES AT TWITTER The Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight holds a hearing this afternoon to examine government contracting for Alaska Native corporations. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the...

James Abourezk: Restore Whiteclay buffer zone (July 16, 2009)

"Since taking office, President Obama has overturned several of George W. Bush’s executive orders. I would like to recommend he also overturn one of Theodore Roosevelt’s. Fourteen years after the...