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Urban Indian clinic dealing with budget cuts (August 10, 2009)

An urban Indian clinic in California has already cut hours and may be forced to reduce even more services due to budget cuts. The American Indian Healing Center in Whittier...

Mark Trahant: Duality in Indian health care (August 10, 2009)

"One of the most difficult elements in the health care reform debate is the philosophical notion of “dualism.” In order to reach consensus we, as a nation, have to balance...

Editorial: Cherokee Nation a big help for road (August 10, 2009)

"Thanks to a significant donation from the Cherokee Nation, work at the busy intersection of Interstate 44 and 193rd East Avenue will get started two years ahead of schedule,...

DOI to report regularly on Indian trust fund (August 10, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the Obama administration will provide regular updates on the status of the Indian trust fund. The Interior Department holds about $3.5 billion in trust for...

Eastern Cherokees open new school campus (August 10, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened a $140 million school campus in North Carolina. The 473,000 square-foot facility will house elementary, middle and high school students. It replaces...

Editorial: Special favors for Native hunters (August 10, 2009)

"The Point Hope residents charged in the infamous mass killing of caribou are of course innocent until proven guilty. They are entitled to mount a vigorous defense in court. But...

Melvin Martin: Diplomas and dog faces in Rapid City (August 10, 2009)

So, Rapid City schools this year are "enjoying" an increase in the number of Indian students graduating from school, according to an August 4th (2009) article in the Rapid City...

Sacred Breath Pow Wow focuses on tobacco (August 10, 2009)

Organizers of the Sacred Breath Pow Wow that was held in South Dakota over the weekend hope to steer Native people from non-traditional use of tobacco. "In our culture, the...

South Dakota governor calls IHS a 'disaster' (August 10, 2009)

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) says the Indian Health Service shows how the federal government shouldn't get involved in the health care business. "Right now in South Dakota, we've...

Crow Tribe lays off 200 full-time employees (August 10, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana laid off 200 full-time employees on Friday, citing budget restraints. Chairman Cedric Black Eagle hoped to avoid layoffs after learning of the shortfall. But he...

Eastern Pequot leader hopes for recognition (August 10, 2009)

The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut still hopes to gain federal recognition, newly elected chairman Jim Cunha said. The Bush administration issued a decision in the tribe's favor but...

San Manuel man plays for hometown crowd (August 10, 2009)

Raymond Galvan, a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, performed at the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival on Saturday. Galvan, whose stage name is Short Dawg...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files suit over treaty (August 10, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is suing Gov. David Paterson (D) and Franklin County over a treaty from 1796. The tribe says the Treaty with the Seven...

Arctic Slope Regional enters finance market (August 10, 2009)

Arctic Slope Regional Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is investing in a finance program that is designed to help recover the American economy. ASRC and partner Oaktree Capital Management...

Editorial: Native Hawaiians and Westerners (August 10, 2009)

"Endorsement of Hawaiian sovereignty by President Barack Obama's Justice Department came as no surprise, since Obama was co-sponsor of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's bill as a senator and voiced his...

Billy Frank: Management key to salmon recovery (August 10, 2009)

"We’re starting to see some light on the horizon when it comes to restoring salmon, and we have good management to thank for it. For the first time in nearly...

John Thune: Tribal dialogue in South Dakota (August 10, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). One of the most important aspects of my job as a Senator is to listen to the ideas of...

Tim Giago: Sotomayor puts dent in glass ceiling (August 10, 2009)

Sonia Sotomayor took the oath of office on Saturday. She became the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the U. S. Supreme Court. But will her presence...