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Parole commission won't grant Peltier request (August 24, 2009)

American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier won't be getting out of prison for the murders of two FBI agents. The U.S. Parole Commission rejected Peltier's request for parole. He won't...

Tribes hopeful for fix to land-into-trust ruling (August 24, 2009)

Tribes are hopeful the Obama administration will offer a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. A fix could come through an act of Congress or...

Melvin Martin: My own encounter with an Aryan (August 24, 2009)

"You seem...disturbed." My old friend Jacques, a Canadian Indian from Montreal remarked as we sat last week in one of the waiting areas at Albuquerque, New Mexico's, International Sunport. Jacque's...

Travel: New generation of reservation tourism (August 24, 2009)

"On the road through the tree-studded high desert toward the small town of Chinle, Ariz., the car radio was bringing in the local Navajo station, with a playlist heavy...

Column: EchoHawk's long run to Washington (August 24, 2009)

"It wasn't a homecoming, exactly; Larry EchoHawk grew up in Farmington, about 150 miles up the road from here. But it felt like coming home, especially when he drove past...

Pasatiempo: Killing the Indian in Western film (August 24, 2009)

"The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs this month passed a resolution apologizing to all Indian nations for violence perpetrated by citizens of the United States of America. The resolution...

Interview with IHS leader Yvette Roubideaux (August 24, 2009)

The Great Falls Tribune 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...

Opinion: Alaska must deal with its racist past (August 24, 2009)

"The decision to refer the recent attack on a Native man in downtown Anchorage to the FBI for consideration as a hate crime is the right decision. Two bullies are...

Marc Simmons: Assimilation at Indian schools (August 24, 2009)

"In the early 1880s, the federal government vigorously moved into the creating of off-reservation industrial boarding schools for Indian students around the country. With the Indian wars over, forced...

Steven Newcomb: Tricking Indians out of land (August 24, 2009)

"In an article published in “The Journal of Libertarian Studies” in 1983, Carl Watner examined the subject of American Indian land rights. He began with a quote from Rosalie Nichols,...

Peter d'Errico: The 'nasty' loophole in NAGPRA (August 24, 2009)

"When Congress passed the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act in 1990, four crucial definitions were enacted into law: (1) “‘burial site’ means any natural or prepared physical location, whether...

Tim Giago: Coffee and bagels with Tim Johnson (August 24, 2009)

He still has an open eye and ear for anything and everything happening in Indian Country. It is one of the main interests in his life and it shows. Senator...