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EchoHawk announces three members of DC team (July 31, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk, the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, announced three additions to his staff in Washington, D.C. Wizipan Garriott, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe...

The Guardian: Buffy Sainte-Marie still fabulous (July 31, 2009)

"All gushing jet black hair, radiant smiles and shining eyes, Buffy Sainte-Marie looks fabulous. "Do I? Why thank you …" She seems shocked. She's 67 and has dived into...

Interview with IHS director Yvette Roubideaux (July 31, 2009)

Indian Country Today interviewed Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who is the first woman to serve as director of the Indian...

Al Franken: Gangs and crime in Indian Country (July 31, 2009)

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) at SCIA hearing. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) on the left. "As most of you remember, a few years ago the Red Lake Reservation in...

Tribes seek more resources to combat gangs (July 31, 2009)

Tribal leaders told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee they need more resources to combat an increase in gang activity on their reservations. Four witnesses said gangs are getting more violent....

Medicine Crow 'humbled' by presidential honor (July 31, 2009)

Joe Medicine Crow, a historian and author from the Crow Tribe of Montana, said he was "humbled and honored" to be named as one of the recipient of the...

Census 2010 will start in Alaska Native village (July 31, 2009)

The 2010 Census will start in the remote Alaska Native village of Noorvik, The Anchorage Daily News reports. The Inupiat Eskimo village is home to about 640 people. Its official...

Editorial: No 'loophole' in Native contracts (July 31, 2009)

"For the past several years there has been considerable congressional and public attention paid to government contracts. Democratic congressional committees investigated possible abuses of sole-source contracting largely because they considered...

Steven Newcomb: The Christian invasion 'right' (July 31, 2009)

"At its 76th General Convention in Anaheim, Calif., July 8 – 17, the Episcopal Church adopted a resolution entitled, “Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.” I’d like to discuss the significance...

Lincoln Indian Club hosts powwow in Nebraska (July 31, 2009)

The Lincoln Indian Club hosts its 33rd annual powwow in Nebraska this weekend. The powwow starts today with a blessing from Omaha elder Clifford Wolfe Jr. Hand games and grand...

Mohawk First Nation meets with border agency (July 31, 2009)

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne met with the Canadian Border Services Agency to discuss issues affecting border crossings on the reserve. Mohawks are opposed to armed guards staffing a border...

Hualapai Tribe moves ahead with water project (July 31, 2009)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona is seeking $6 million in federal funds to build a water pipeline on the reservation. The Grand Canyon West area is serviced by a two-inch...

Oglala Sioux officers on leave after shootings (July 31, 2009)

Two police officers for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are on administrative leave following two shooting incidents on the Pine Ridge Reservation. An unidentified officer shot and killed...

New York tribes receive share of stimulus funds (July 31, 2009)

Two New York tribes are among the beneficiaries of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Oneida Nation is using $83,000 to install solar lights in a...

City opposes Muscogee Nation land-into-trust (July 31, 2009)

The city council in Tulsa, Oklahoma, voted unanimously on a resolution that opposes the land-into-trust application of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The tribe wants a total of 43 acres...

Lummi Nation to vote on waterfront agreement (July 31, 2009)

Leaders of the Lummi Nation of Washington will vote next week on an agreement with the Port of Bellingham. The deal resolves a number of issues affecting development on the...

Cheyenne man calls pizza workers 'prejudiced' (July 31, 2009)

Lou White Eagle, a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, says he was mistreated at a Little Caesars pizzeria in Tennessee. White Eagle, 63, says he was forced...

Navajo court allows vote on reform initiatives (July 31, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court won't stop tribal members from voting on two government reform initiatives. The first initiative reduces the size of the Navajo Nation Council from 88 delegates...

Kevin Abourezk: Police shootings at Pine Ridge (July 31, 2009)

"In the wake of a second officer-related shooting in less than a month, the Oglala Sioux Tribe police chief said little this week about the incident. Everett Little Whiteman told...