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Museum accused of mistreating Indian workers (July 23, 2009)

The San Diego Museum of Man is investigating a complaint that three members of the Kumeyaay Nation were mistreated when some artifacts went missing last month. Clint Linton, the owner...

The Circle: Women of Nations director ousted (July 23, 2009)

"The controversial departure of the executive director of Women of Nations has sparked public outcry over the decline in American Indian representation within the organization. Activists supporting former executive...

Opinion: Contracts help Alaska Native people (July 23, 2009)

"I believe it when Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says her inquiry into the Alaska Native Corporations' (ANC) federal procurement preference is nothing personal. As a former state auditor, the senator...

Omaha woman tackles poverty on reservation (July 23, 2009)

Karen Hardenbrook, a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, didn't discover her Indian family until she was 21. Hardenbrook, 52, was adopted by a non-Indian couple. She eventually...

Probation requested for Rapid City hate crimes (July 23, 2009)

Two women who pleaded guilty for hate crime attacks on Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota, are likely to receive probation. Jenna Gitzke, 21, and Miranda Sheldon, 21, each admitted...

Judge rules Cherokee Nation not a part of suit (July 23, 2009)

The state of Oklahoma can't claim $600 million in damages on behalf of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge ruled. The state sued the poultry industry over pollution in the...

Trooper in Creek paramedic scuffle suspended (July 23, 2009)

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has suspended a trooper for five days without pay for an incident involving Muscogee (Creek) Nation paramedics. Trooper Daniel Martin must also undergo an anger...

Charges possible for removal of Puyallup items (July 23, 2009)

A non-Indian man could face charges for removing historic items from the home of a Puyallup Tribe in Washington. The man is reportedly the son of a legal guardian...

Blood Tribe in mourning after fatal car accident (July 23, 2009)

Five members, including two children, of the Blood Tribe of Alberta were killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Two others were hospitalized with injuries. A truck carrying the group...

Choctaw council member denies election claim (July 23, 2009)

An incumbent Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians council member denied any wrongdoing over an incident that led the tribe to schedule a new election. Tony Martin represents the Tucker community....

Activists pay tribute to Alison Gottfriedson, 57 (July 23, 2009)

Alison Bridges Gottfriedson an Indian rights advocate who worked on land claims, treaty and taxation issues, is being laid to rest in Washington today. Gottfriedson died unexpectedly last Saturday...

Nevada prisons allow tobacco for ceremonies (July 23, 2009)

The Nevada Department of Corrections will allow Indian inmates to use tobacco during religious ceremonies. The department banned the use of tobacco for inmates and staff on July 1. But...

Meskwaki Tribe completes acquisition of bank (July 23, 2009)

The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has completed the purchase of a bank. The tribe purchased the of Pinnacle Bank in Marshalltown for an undisclosed price The bank has $90 million...

Assembly of First Nations settles on new chief (July 23, 2009)

Shawn Atleo of British Columbia is the new chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Atleo, a vice chief of AFN, was leading as balloting entered an eighth round...

Utah tribes oppose train station at sacred site (July 23, 2009)

Video Courtesy of KSL.com Leaders of seven tribes asked the state to stop construction of a train station on a sacred site near Salt Lake City. The tribes said the...

Judge upholds conviction of Abramoff associate (July 23, 2009)

A federal judge refused to overturn the conviction of an associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. David Safavian, a former lobbyist for the National Indian Gaming Association, was convicted in...