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First Nations receive body bags in swine flu kits (September 16, 2009)

Native leaders in Manitoba are furious after receiving body bags among supplies meant to combat the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. At least four First Nations received the...

Jackson's original 'Trail of Tears' letter located (September 16, 2009)

The letter that led to the removal of the Five Civilized Tribes from their homelands was recently located and sold to a private collector. The 1829 letter urged the...

Ken Bear Chief: Indian victims of Jesuit abuse (September 16, 2009)

As an investigator for Tamaki Law Offices I have been investigating the sexual abuse allegations against the NW Jesuits for the past two years. Since this investigation began I have...

Haskell president on SIPI detail until January (September 16, 2009)

Haskell Indian Nations University President Linda Sue Warner will be on detail at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico for three months. Warner, a member of the Comanche...

Melvin Martin: Denial and racism in border towns (September 16, 2009)

It's been brought to my attention recently through various emails from a portion of the readership of my op-eds here at Indianz.Com that there exists two other U.S. cities that...

North Dakota tribes support health care reform (September 16, 2009)

The United Tribes of North Dakota passed a resolution to support President Barack Obama and his efforts to reform the health care system in the U.S. The resolution cites health...

Three suicides seen on Mescalero Reservation (September 16, 2009)

The Mescalero Apache School has established a crisis center to address recent suicides among young people on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. A 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old...

Apology for video depiction of 'Indian' mascot (September 16, 2009)

The athletics director at the University of Virginia apologized for the use of an Indian image in a pre-game video. UVa played the College of William & Mary last...

Army Corps awards $13.5M for tribal hospital (September 16, 2009)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $13.5 million contract for the construction of a hospital on the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. Marion Trucking &...

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe debuts housing (September 16, 2009)

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is opening the doors to its new apartment complex. The Tatewin Apartments are named for the late Darlene Allen Bernard. Her...

Native officers file lawsuit over discrimination (September 16, 2009)

Two Native RCMP officers have filed lawsuits for what they said was discriminatory treatment on an assignment in Afghanistan. Cpl. Greg Blain, who is currently serving as chief of the...

Turtle Talk: Redskins has Supreme Court appeal (September 16, 2009)

"Or so says this IP firm’s website, which asserts that there is a trademark-related circuit split: We do not believe that the issues raised in this case are going away....

Column: Make Pequot chair 'disappear' forever (September 16, 2009)

"It's a good thing the fabled magician David Copperfield will be visiting the Mashantucket Pequots' MGM Grand next month. Maybe he can help them make Michael Thomas, their disgraced tribal...

Choctaw Nation and college form partnership (September 16, 2009)

The Choctaw Nation and the University of Tulsa formed a partnership to improve achievement levels of tribal members. The partnership will provide a four-year scholarship to certain Choctaw students, assistance...

Witness list for hearing on tribes and tax issue (September 16, 2009)

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

Treasury releases $1B in tribal bond authority (September 16, 2009)

The Department of Treasury announced $1 billion in tribal tax-exempt bonding authority under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A total of 58 tribes can issue tax-exempt bonds...

Cherokee Nation blocked from poultry lawsuit (September 16, 2009)

A federal judge said the Cherokee Nation waited too long to seek to join the state of Oklahoma's lawsuit against the poultry industry. The tribe wants to protect the waters...

Blog: Republican Party ignoring Native people (September 16, 2009)

"The Republican Party, at the local and national level - aided by conservative philosophy - should be doing more to develop solutions for the issues affecting Native Americans. That the...

Mark Trahant: Indian exemption and insurance (September 16, 2009)

"There is growing consensus about a key element of health care reform: a requirement that you must buy health insurance. The idea is that the insurance pools would be less...