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BIA confirms identity of woman found in river (July 17, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs confirmed the identify of a woman whose body was found in the Little Bighorn River on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Crystal Williamson-Little Light, 39,...

Pokagon Band elects new leaders for top spots (July 17, 2009)

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan has a new chairman and vice chairman. Matt Wesaw replaces John Miller as chairman. Wesaw most recently served as vice chairman and...

Cayuga Nation wants seized cigarettes back (July 17, 2009)

The Cayuga Nation was back in court to seek the return of 17,600 cartons of cigarettes and other property that were seized in an illegal raid of the tribe's two...

Protest greets guilty pleas in hate crime attackProtest greets guilty pleas in hate crime attack (July 17, 2009)

The Dakota, Lakota, Nakota Human Rights Advocacy Coalition held a protest on Thursday to call attention to the hate crime attacks against Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota. Theresa...

First Nations raising money to fight swine flu (July 17, 2009)

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is seeking to raise $1.5 million to buy medical kits to address the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Native leaders declared an emergency...

Blackfeet Nation reaches law enforcement deal (July 17, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation and Glacier County, Montana, reached a deal that officials said will improve law enforcement on the reservation. Tribal officers who are certified by the Montana Law Enforcement...

Senate hearing looks at Alaska Native contracts (July 17, 2009)

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Quileute Nation to host Native 'Twilight' actor (July 17, 2009)

The Quileute Nation of Washington is hosting "Twilight" actor Solomon Trimble for its annual Quileute Days festival. Trimble, who is Mescalero Apache and Lakota, played a Quileute boy in the...

Editorial: Bad move on Oneida Nation liquor bid (July 17, 2009)

"Again, a last-minute policy item crammed into Wisconsin's 2009-2011 budget is coming back to bite. The Village of Hobart near Green Bay discovered that a provision slipped into the budget...

Puyallup Tribe seizes items placed on auction (July 17, 2009)

Agents from the Puyallup Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs cooperated with the owner of an auction house that was set to sell several historic items. The tribe...

Navajo Nation marks date of big uranium spill (July 17, 2009)

The Navajo Nation marked the 30th anniversary of the largest uranium spill in U.S. history. On July 16, 1979, 94 million gallons of radioactive, acidic water poured into the...

Petition seeks another vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (July 17, 2009)

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are circulating a petition to force a vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Archie...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe warns of river dangers (July 17, 2009)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is warning swimmers to stay out of local rivers due to high levels of bacteria. The tribe tests the Spring River and Lost Creek...

Salt River Tribe wins bid for baseball stadium (July 17, 2009)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona will build a baseball stadium to host the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. The tribe won the bidding for the project....

Opinion: Sen. Tester not delivering to Montana (July 17, 2009)

"By only 3,562 votes state Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., was elected to serve in the U.S. Senate instead of sitting Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. In that campaign, Tester raised ethical...

Sotomayor set for Supreme Court confirmation (July 17, 2009)

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is set to become the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court after wrapping up her confirmation hearing on Thursday. Sotomayor faced some tough questions from Republicans...