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County warned against Blackfeet police deal (August 12, 2009)

Commissioners in Glacier County, Montana, ignored the advice of the county attorney when they approved a law enforcement deal with the Blackfeet Nation. The commissioners signed the deal on August...

HCN: Tribal tobacco tax wars in Washington (August 12, 2009)

"Alison Gottfriedson was no stranger to breaking state and federal laws. She was arrested repeatedly as a teenager in the 1960s and '70s for fishing in areas that were...

Insurance dispute for home on burial mound (August 12, 2009)

Finance and Commerce reports on an insurance dispute involving a Minnesota couple whose home is located on an Indian burial mound. The couple said Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation failed to...

Nine Natives on death row in North Carolina (August 12, 2009)

Of the 163 people on death row in North Carolina, nine are Native American, The Wilmington Star News reports. That means Native inmates account for 5.5 percent of the death...

Blog: Autry National Center drops expansion (August 12, 2009)

"In a move that concedes a measure of victory to long-term opponents, the Autry National Center has bowed out of a protracted battle for a $175-million expansion of its...

Suspended Seneca leader denies allegations (August 12, 2009)

Maurice A. John Sr., the immediate past president of the Seneca Nation of New York, says allegations that he misappropriated tribal funds are politically motivated. John says his family and...

Blog: Native youth explore heritage on stage (August 12, 2009)

"Rainier Valley Youth Theatre (RVYT) recently wrapped its SummerSTAGE 2009 season with the Northwest premiere of Pieces of Us: How the Lost Find Home. Written by American playwright William S....

Crow man made 'hard decision' to work in DC (August 12, 2009)

Del Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, said it wasn't easy for him to accept a top post at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Laverdure grew...

Former Onondaga Nation teacher sentenced (August 12, 2009)

A former teacher for the Onondaga Nation in New York was sentenced to 10 years probation and six months in jail for molesting a first-grade student. Albert Scerbo, 47,...

Interview: Dale Walker, Cherokee physician (August 12, 2009)

The Oregonian interviews R. Dale Walker, a member of the Cherokee Nation who was recently recognized as the physician of the year by the Association of American Indian Physicians....

Bois Forte Band starts work on new building (August 12, 2009)

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota broke ground on a new government and community services building that will replace the tribal headquarters that was destroyed by a...

Mohegan Tribe scales down cultural festival (August 12, 2009)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut hosts the annual Mohegan Wigwam Festival on Saturday. The event usually lasts two days but the tribe scaled it back in response to the economy....

HUD releases $132M in tribal stimulus funds (August 12, 2009)

Tribes will share in $132 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Tuesday. HUD Secretary Shaun...

Sycuan Band fire crew stays on the front line (August 12, 2009)

When a fire breaks out, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation sends a crew right to the front lines. The members of the Sycuan Golden Eagles Flycrew try...

Standing Rock Sioux leaders nix 'Sioux' vote (August 12, 2009)

Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe voted down a request to hold a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. But...

Letter: Setting back race relations in Bemidji (August 12, 2009)

"I’ve read Richard Peterson’s letter twice and each time I feel more anger. I’m going to write this letter and then let it go. Ultimately, I feel Peterson’s letter has...

Judge wants Abramoff to repay tribal victims (August 12, 2009)

A federal judge says jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff needs to start repaying his tribal victims for defrauding them out of millions of dollars. As part of his plea deal, Abramoff...

Airports for small Native villages questioned (August 12, 2009)

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded $28.6 million for two Alaska Native village airports even though the projects were low priority, the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation said...