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Gyasi Ross: Some wisdom from Homer Simpson (September 14, 2009)

"Homer Simpson is my hero. Well, “hero” might be a bit much – but let’s just say that there are certain things that I admire about Homer. Bald-headed or...

Column: Media doesn't care about Peltier case (September 14, 2009)

"Saturday was Leonard Peltier's 65th birthday, and he has spent almost half his life in jail. Peltier, an American Indian Movement (AIM) activist, has been in prison since 1977, found...

Indian man charged with race-related attack (September 14, 2009)

Authorities in Wyoming say an Indian man attacked a non-Indian police officer who is dating an Indian woman. George Dewey, 52, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault...

First Nation offers $15K reward on missing teen (September 14, 2009)

The Eskinuopitijk First Nation of New Brunswick is offering a $15,000 reward for information about a missing teen. Hilary Bonnell, 16, was last seen on September 5 after attending...

Indian parents upset with student dress code (September 14, 2009)

Parents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say they weren't consulted before a student dress code went into effect in the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School District. The dress...

Mark Trahant: Revive the public health hospital (September 14, 2009)

"Seattle-based Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, will move into its new headquarters near Lake Union next year. Then Amazon will leave an old Art Deco building, once known as...

Editorial: Time to move on from 'Fighting Sioux' (September 14, 2009)

"To North Dakota American Indian tribe members who are continuing to stir the University of North Dakota Sioux nickname pot. The deal is done. UND has decided to move...

Editorial: Abramoff trial shows power corrupts (September 14, 2009)

"If Aesop were around, he’d find a way to use John Albaugh’s story as a teaching tool. The moral: power can corrupt. Albaugh is scheduled to testify in a Washington,...

HUD awards $7M to tribal and Native colleges (September 14, 2009)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $7 million to tribal, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian tribal colleges and universities. Five tribal colleges in Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and...

Column: The forgotten Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (September 14, 2009)

"Forced onto a reservation in the 1800s. Flooded by the federal government out of homes, businesses and even burial grounds in the 1960s. Harassed and persecuted. Stereotyped and caricatured. Plagued...

EchoHawk to attend school construction event (September 14, 2009)

Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk heads to the Navajo Nation on Wednesday to break ground on a school construction project. EchoHawk and Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. will break ground on...

IHS awards $90.5M contract for Alaska facility (September 14, 2009)

The Indian Health Service awarded a $90.5 million contract for a new facility in Nome, Alaska. Money for the Norton Sound Regional Hospital came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on tax issue (September 14, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this Thursday to examine a tax issue affecting tribes and health care. Some tribes have developed universal health care systems that are...

Editorial: Racism still a problem in Farmington (September 14, 2009)

"Trust is a tough thing to earn and although things are greatly improved, frankly speaking, the city of Farmington in its efforts to battle racism hasn't earned all the trust...

Robinson Leader: Evictions and disenrollment (September 14, 2009)

"I am writing in response to the article, “Tribal eviction efforts at Robinson Rancheria result in Saturday protest,” which was published in the Lake County News on Aug. 30. First,...

Tim Giago: Indian Reorganization Act turns 75 (September 14, 2009)

It was 75 years ago on June 18, 1934 when the Indian Reorganization Act became the law of the land. On the 50th anniversary of the IRA, a conference...