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Editorial: 'Racist' Native Hawaiian recognition (September 10, 2009)

"Imagine what would happen if Congress proposed setting up a special, sovereign government for any descendant, anywhere in the country, of the mix of Cajuns and American Indians who lived...

Court rejects challenge to tribal Clean Air rule (September 10, 2009)

The state of Michigan lacks standing to challenge Clean Air Act regulations benefiting the Forest County Potawatomi Community, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The state objected...

Trial scheduled for assault on Blackfeet man (September 10, 2009)

Three brothers who are accused of beating a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana will go to trial on October 28. Todd, Brian and Aaron Molenda are charged with...

Omaha man sentenced for assaulting woman (September 10, 2009)

A man from the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release for beating his wheelchair-bound wife. Roman Harlan, 24, pleaded...

Tribal tourism group discusses Rapid City plans (September 10, 2009)

The Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates held a public meeting to discuss plans for a Native art market, living history village and powwow grounds in Rapid City, South Dakota. Construction...

Fond du Lac college gets permanent president (September 10, 2009)

Larry Anderson has been named president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Minnesota. Anderson, 58, is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake...

Seminole Nation elects new chief and assistant (September 10, 2009)

The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma has a new principal chief and a new assistant chief. Leonard Harjo defeated Terry Spencer for the chief position. Ella Colman defeated Cynthia Yerby....

Driver to take stand over Pueblo man's death (September 10, 2009)

A man accused in the drunken-driving death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo plans to take the stand when his case goes to trial later this month. Carlos Fierro,...

Umatilla Tribes oppose interpretive center site (September 10, 2009)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation of Oregon met with officials in Richland, Washington, to discuss a proposed museum. The tribe supports the idea behind the $40 million...

BIA doesn't want to acquire tribal refinery site (September 10, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't want to acquire 469 acres in trust for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota because the tribe plans to use the...

Indian Affairs Committee meeting and hearing (September 10, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a business meeting and hearing this afternoon. Six bills are on the agenda for the meeting. They are: S.797, the Tribal Law and Order...

Aquash defendant to face state court charges (September 10, 2009)

John Graham, one of the men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, will apparently face charges in state court. Graham is Native from Canada. But...

Letter: Pregame video depicted 'savage' Indian (September 10, 2009)

"While all Cavalier fans were let down by the losing score of Saturday’s football game, I was disappointed by something else: the pregame video. A classic part of U.Va. football,...

Review: Native Music Rocks at Hard Rock Cafe (September 10, 2009)

"Things got promising Tuesday night at the Hard Rock Cafe when, midshow, some grips cleared the stage, pulled out a red rug on which a drum kit had already...

1st Circuit hears Narragansett raid case again (September 10, 2009)

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments for a second time in the case of a Rhode Island state trooper who is accused of using excessive force against a...