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Mary Pember: Indian Country's gang problem (September 17, 2009)

"I recall my surprise at hearing hard-core rap music blaring from a reservation radio station as I drove through the rolling hills of the Dakotas several years ago. It...

Mark Trahant: Indian Health Service paradox (September 17, 2009)

"Call it the Indian Health Service paradox. The IHS is the largest direct provider of health care in the U.S. Public Health System. Yet it’s an agency either unfairly maligned...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing moved to Friday (September 17, 2009)

Today's hearing before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee has been moved to 10am on Friday, September 18, to account for votes on the Senate floor. The hearing focuses on the...

Family of late Mi'kmaq activist seeks payment (September 17, 2009)

The family of the Donald Marshall Jr., a Mi'kmaq activist who died in August, wants Native leaders to live up to their promise to compensate him for his efforts. Marshall...

Alaska Natives seek role in development talks (September 17, 2009)

Companies that want to do business in Alaska need to consult with Native villages and respect Native culture, speakers at the Alaska Oil & Gas Congress said. Jerry Isaac of...

Kevin Abourezk: Indian center marks 40 years (September 17, 2009)

"A $200 annual budget, a cramped office above a bar and a mission: to improve the lives of Native people in Lincoln and beyond. For a small but committed group...

Search intensifies for missing Native teen girl (September 17, 2009)

The RCMP has stepped up efforts to find a 16-year-old Native girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks. Hilary Bonnell was last seen on September 5 after...

Firm seeks to expand Navajo Internet service (September 17, 2009)

A company in Farmington, New Mexico, wants to expand Internet service on the Navajo Nation. Action Intelex is proposing to install satellite towers at Navajo Nation chapter houses. The towers...

Oneida Nation buys cigarette factory for $6.6M (September 17, 2009)

The Oneida Nation of New York purchased a cigarette manufacturing plant last year for $6.6 million, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports. The tribe bought Sovereign Tobacco in October 2008, two months...

Blog: Tribal history being erased in Southwest (September 17, 2009)

"So, while we are on the topic of looting, I’d like to switch to a different sort of loot. This is a legal gray area where ancient places can...

Defendants in Indian artifact theft avoid prison (September 17, 2009)

A mother and daughter who pleaded guilty for their roles in a growing Indian artifact theft case won't have to go to prison for their crimes. Jeanne Redd, 59,...

Spirit Lake Nation backs 'Fighting Sioux' vote (September 17, 2009)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation passed a resolution that acknowledges tribal member support for the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The resolution could...

Yellow Bird: It's time to retire 'Fighting Sioux' (September 17, 2009)

"Retire the “Fighting Sioux” nickname. Enough verbal stone throwing. American Indian people have a history of racial problems with our non-Indian neighbors. It wasn’t long ago when Indian people...

Ex-Interior Secretary Is under criminal investigation (September 17, 2009)

Former Interior secretary Gale Norton is the subject of a criminal corruption probe, The Los Angeles Times reports. The Department of Justice has assigned prosecutors to investigate whether Norton used...

Interior to phase out troubled royalty program (September 17, 2009)

The Interior Department will phase out a controversial oil and gas royalty program that has come under fire in recent years. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the royalty-in-kind program at...

Salt River Tribe uses stimulus loan for stadium (September 17, 2009)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is taking advantage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build a new baseball stadium on the reservation. The...

Four Arizona tribes ban uranium on their lands (September 17, 2009)

Four tribes in northern Arizona are united in their opposition to uranium mining. The Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, the Havasupai Tribe and the Hualapai Tribe have all banned uranium...

Fort Peck voters to weigh council, constitution (September 17, 2009)

Voters of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana will go the polls October 31 to elect new leaders and consider changes to their constitution. Chairman A.T. Rusty Stafne is running...

Indian parents in court over school dress code (September 17, 2009)

A federal judge holds a hearing today to determine whether to stop a school district on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from enforcing its dress code. The...