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Tim Giago: Don't take IHS criticism at face value (August 31, 2009)

Let me define my position on health care for all Americans by saying that I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am instead a Conservative Independent with...

Mark Trahant: Ted Kennedy steps aside for health (August 31, 2009)

"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy jumped into American Indian issues with zeal after his brother, Bobby, was assassinated. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy had used the Indian Education Subcommittee as his...

CSKT Chairman: Straight talk and action on health (August 31, 2009)

"As I sit here in Pablo, 1,900 miles from Washington, D.C., I fear the debate on health care has gotten so mired in the weeds that the country has lost...

Opinion: Treat bears better at Eastern Cherokee (August 31, 2009)

"As a long time advocate for animal welfare and the rights of indigenous people I took special interest in the recent articles about Bob Barker and the Cherokee bear...

Turtle Talk: Oversimplifying Indian health system (August 31, 2009)

"I’m not surprised that the WSJ carries the material that Terry Anderson writes. The NYTs does, too. I know that Terry is a really nice guy, despite my reservations about...

Gyasi Ross: The heavy breathing Indian woman (August 31, 2009)

"Picture it, Sicily (ok, ok, “the Rez”) 2007: I sat in on a conference call – speakerphone on – slipping between a) playing Solitaire and b) falling asleep (I...

Laguna Pueblo without water for past four days (August 31, 2009)

Some residents of Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico entered their fourth day without water. The Laguna Development Corporation is working to fix the problem. But an unidentified leak has stymied...

FBI offers $50K reward for 1999 Whiteclay deaths (August 31, 2009)

Wilson Edison Black Elk, Jr. Ronald Owen Hard Heart The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information about the 1999 deaths of two members of the Oglala Sioux...

Sioux leaders hopeful for Black Hills settlement (August 31, 2009)

Leaders of Sioux tribes in North Dakota and South Dakota are hopeful President Barack Obama will live up to a campaign promise to settle the status of the Black Hills....

Obama declined Aquinnah Wampanoag meeting (August 31, 2009)

President Barack Obama went on vacation in the homeland of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts but turned down a meeting with tribal leaders. Obama and his family spent a...

White House hosts tribes for listening sessions (August 31, 2009)

Dozens of tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C., today for listening sessions at the White House. The meetings are billed as a way for tribes to talk to White...

Lummi Nation weighs development partnership (August 31, 2009)

The Lummi Nation and the Port of Bellingham, Washington, are considering a development partnership. The tribe and the port would acquire and develop as much as 100 acres, The Belingham...

Teen badly beaten to death on Manitoba reserve (August 31, 2009)

Two 16-year-olds have been arrested in connection with the beating death of another teen on the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Manitoba. Dakota Garth Hunter, 17, was found along the...

Four incumbents re-elected to Mohegan council (August 31, 2009)

Four out of five incumbents were re-elected to the council of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Chairman Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, Vice Chairwoman Lynn Malerba, Treasurer William Quidgeon Jr. and...

Felix Valencia: A map to the Pascua Reservation (August 31, 2009)

"The lines on the asphalt are fingers pointing to the people who live on my street. I trace the outlines with my toes and slump even further into Saturday...

Suzan Harjo: Appreciation for Sen. Ted Kennedy (August 31, 2009)

What a friend Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was to Native peoples. During a congressional career that spanned five decades, Kennedy never turned his back on Native people or issues, especially...

The Observer: Poverty among Native Americans (August 31, 2009)

"Dollar Trading and Pawn has something for everyone on the move around Arizona's badlands. Polished leather saddles with fine decorative carvings are racked up at the door for about $500...

Opinion: Indian health care and public insurance (August 31, 2009)

"Montana Sen. Max Baucus , a leading architect of national health-care reform, visited the Flathead Indian Reservation near Pablo, Mont., in May, and he was confronted with a surprising critique....

Editorial: Stimulus funds help tribes in Oklahoma (August 31, 2009)

"There undoubtedly will be criticism of the decisions to dedicate nearly $2 million in federal stimulus funds to programs that will help Oklahoma victims of domestic violence and sexual assault...

BIA to rule on Robinson Rancheria disenrollment (August 31, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is expected to rule on the disenrollment of dozens of members of the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California. Last December, the tribal council...

Chris Stearns: Ted Kennedy touched Indian lives (August 31, 2009)

"Sen. Edward M. Kennedy passed away at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. Aug. 26. He was 77. Kennedy was a larger than life political icon, the last...