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Race-related attacks seen in Washington, Idaho (August 7, 2009)

Authorities in Washington and Idaho are seeking information about two race-related attacks. On July 22, two Native men were attacked in Spokane, Washington. They were beaten with bats by five...

Mark Anthony Rolo: Gangs in Indian Country (August 7, 2009)

"Indian Country is under a new threat: this time from gangs. While American Indian communities struggle to undo decades of devastating oppression, a surge of gang activity among their youth...

Editorial: Native apology a chance for healing (August 7, 2009)

"This isn't the first time the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee has passed a resolution apologizing to Native Americans for past injustices by the United States government. Last year, a...

Tunica-Biloxi man on Green Bay Packers team (August 7, 2009)

Allen Barbre, a member of the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, is starting his third year for the Green Bay Packers. Barbre, 25, recently switched positions. He hopes his...

9th Circuit rules in inter-tribal fishing dispute (August 7, 2009)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington in a fishing rights dispute. The Suquamish Tribe and the Upper Skagit Tribe disagreed about...

Former Coyote Valley chairwoman sentenced (August 7, 2009)

Priscilla Hunter, the former chairwoman of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California, was sentenced to four years of probation on tax charges. Hunter pleaded guilty to one...

Cherokee Nation provides $12M for road work (August 7, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation contributed $12 million to a major road project in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tribe provided a right-of-way and funding to the $45 million project. The contribution will speed...

Blackfeet Nation signs law enforcement deal (August 7, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation and Glacier County, Montana, signed a long-awaited law enforcement deal on Thursday. Tribal officers who are certified by the Montana Law Enforcement Academy will be cross-deputized to...

State opposes Alaska Native provisions in bill (August 7, 2009)

The state of Alaska doesn't want Alaska Native villages and tribes included in S.797, the Tribal Law and Order Act. Rick Svobodny, the state's deputy attorney general, said the bill...

Native language software available for iPhone (August 7, 2009)

Thornton Media Inc. has developed software to help people learn Native languages on the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the Nintendo DSi. A version available on the iTunes Store...

Charles Trimble: Lessons from Indian banking (August 7, 2009)

"In the final months of 2008, as I watched some of America’s largest financial institutions teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, and some of the financial giants fail, I thought...

Commentary: Expansion of tribal sovereignty (August 7, 2009)

"In 1919, in a little known case called Turner v. United States, the Supreme Court held that a tribal government could not be held liable when a mob tore down...

Editorial: Talk about Muscogee land-into-trust (August 7, 2009)

"Talk about unintended consequences. In response to city and county leaders' efforts to block the conversion of more local land to tribal trust status, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is asking...

Native man tied to artifact theft investigation (August 7, 2009)

A Native man who pleaded guilty in 2002 to illegal trafficking of Native American cultural items is connected to the Indian artifact theft case, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Thomas...

Karuk Tribe hails law that bans mining practice (August 7, 2009)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed into law a bill that places a moratorium on a controversial gold mining technique. The Karuk Tribe lobbied heavily for the bill, attributing a...

EchoHawk addresses attorneys general group (August 7, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk, the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, addressed the Conference of Western Attorneys General on Monday. EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, urged...

Obama supports Native Hawaiian recognition (August 7, 2009)

The Obama administration supports S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, a Department of Justice official said on Thursday. The bill extends the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians. President...

Indian Affairs Committee approves three bills (August 7, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a business meeting on Thursday to consider pending legislation. Three bills were on the agenda. All three were approved: • S.J. Res.14, the Native...

Senate panel backs Native apology resolution (August 7, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.J. Res.14, the Native American apology resolution, at a business meeting on Thursday. The resolution apologizes to Native people for "depredations and ill-conceived policies...

Senate confirms Sotomayor to Supreme Court (August 7, 2009)

The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. All Democrats voted to confirm Sotomayor, the first Hispanic person on the court. Only 9 Republicans...