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Blog: Suit over pipeline on Minnesota reservations (September 4, 2009)

"Less than two weeks after the State Department gave the go-ahead for a major new pipeline to carry Alberta oil sands crude into the United States, a network of...

Editorial: Extend deadline for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (September 4, 2009)

"Before the State Board of Higher Education decides the fate of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, there is one final chorus of important voices that should be heard. These are...

Editorial: Hate crime sentence sends a message (September 4, 2009)

"A stiff sentence in a Rapid City hate crime case won’t put an end to the city’s longstanding race relation issues, but the sentence will send a message: This can’t...

EchoHawk to visit Indian school in North Dakota (September 4, 2009)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk will visit an Indian school in North Dakota next week, the Bureau of Indian Affairs announced on Thursday. EchoHawk will join students and teachers at the...

Group seeks to protect Native women in Manitoba (September 4, 2009)

Native groups have formed a partnership with the government in Manitoba to protect women in the province. The Manitoba Action Group on Exploited and Vulnerable Women was already in the...

Native youth walk 2000 miles from Canada to DC (September 4, 2009)

Native youth from Canada are walking 3,000 miles from Manitoba to Washington, D.C., in hopes of meeting with President Barack Obama. Participants in the Run for Human Rights II...

Mohawk First Nation discusses more border issues (September 4, 2009)

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne met with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discuss border issues. U.S. officials have blocked two lanes on the Seaway International Bridge in response...

IHS starts work on Navajo Nation hospital complex (September 4, 2009)

The Indian Health Service broke ground on a $150 million hospital complex on the Navajo Nation. The 10-bed Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona, will provide short-stay medical treatments,...

Workshop focuses on suicide among Native youth (September 4, 2009)

The Native HOPE (Helping Our People Endure) program visited a high school on the Navajo Nation to help Native youth address suicide and related issues. Clayton Small, a member...

Editorial: Obama should back Tribal Law and Order (September 4, 2009)

"The high levels of violent crime on the nation’s Indian reservations are not acceptable. Action is necessary. The Obama administration last week announced a new effort to take on crime...

Editorial: North Dakota tribal refinery has promise (September 4, 2009)

"No new oil refineries have been approved in the United States since 1976. But last week, three federal agencies issued a final environment impact statement for a 13,000-barrel per day...

MPR: DOJ grant helps Native women flee violence (September 4, 2009)

"The federal government is giving economic stimulus funding to a Minneapolis program that helps American Indian women and their families flee domestic violence. The Department of Justice is awarding $500,000...

Editorial: Tribes use stimulus for justice programs (September 4, 2009)

"Some terrible statistics loom over the lives of indigenous women: They are more than twice as likely as non-Native women to be victims of sexual violence and domestic violence, and...

Former DOJ official tied to Abramoff investigation (September 4, 2009)

A former Department of Justice official accepted gifts from Jack Abramoff and his associates but is unlikely to face charges, according to attorneys for a lobbyist who is heading to...

Fort Mojave Tribe protects historic school grounds (September 4, 2009)

The Fort Mojave Tribe is taking steps to preserve an old boarding school. The tribe discovered dirt bike trails, tire marks and litter on and around the old Fort Mojave...

Utah tribes receive money for swine flu campaign (September 4, 2009)

Tribes in Utah are receiving money from the state to prepare for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The tribes have already received $10,000 each to pay for...

Cherokee Nation files motion to join poultry case (September 4, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation wants to join a lawsuit that the state of Oklahoma filed against the poultry industry. The tribe previously asked the state to represent its interests in the...

Group wants city to seize Muscogee Nation land (September 4, 2009)

A group called the South Tulsa Citizens Coalition wants the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to condemn land owned by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in order to stop the tribe from...