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Column: 'Redskins' is the equivalent to N-word (September 18, 2009)

"On a Saturday night in New York, the sports world vilifies Serena Williams for raining threats upon a line judge. Yet a day later across the river, the same sports...

Video: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing (September 18, 2009)

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EchoHawk promises support for Navajo project (September 18, 2009)

Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, wrapped up a three-day visit to the Navajo Nation. EchoHawk vowed support for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry,...

Indian parents plan to pursue dress code case (September 18, 2009)

Parents of students on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota plan to continue a lawsuit against a school district's dress code. The parents will find a new lawyer...

Column: Not all 'Indian' mascots are offensive (September 18, 2009)

"Mascots are supposed to inspire those who play for the team, but just as often they provide amusement for those who don’t. This otherwise silly subject takes a serious turn...

Opinion: Rancheria evictions and disenrollment (September 18, 2009)

"As an advocate for the Robinson Rancheria membership that protests the leadership Nicholas Medina attempts to defend, I can first and foremost state that it is a sad attempt to...

Suagee: Tribes and the green energy revolution (September 18, 2009)

"On Sept. 8, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., hosted a briefing for Senate staff on the inclusion of tribal governments in pending bills to deal with...

Body bag apology not enough for First Nations (September 18, 2009)

Native leaders in Manitoba aren't happy with the Canadian government's response to the shipment of body bags in supplies meant to combat the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu....

Washington court backs off-reservation pursuit (September 18, 2009)

Lummi Nation police officers retain "inherent sovereign authority" to pursue people off the reservation, the Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The court cited the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott,...

Cancer society won't deal with Oneida Nation (September 18, 2009)

The American Cancer Society has cut ties to the Oneida Nation of New York because the tribe purchased a cigarette manufacturing plant. "In our eyes, by purchasing a manufacturing plant...

Board asked to extend deadline on 'Sioux' nick (September 18, 2009)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota asked the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to extend an October 1 deadline on...

Column: Activists await last word on 'Redskins' (September 18, 2009)

"Court documents the past two decades, filed by lawyers representing the NFL and its franchise in Washington, have classified Suzan Harjo as a "militant." The 64-year-old American Indian writer, lecturer...

Body of Warm Springs fisherman found in river (September 18, 2009)

The body of a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation was recovered in the Columbia River on Thursday. Pete Goodlance, 22, fell into the river after his...

Ex-Justice official takes Fifth in Abramoff trial (September 18, 2009)

A former Department of Justice official invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when asked about his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. David Ayres, who served as chief of...

Norton reportedly discussed job opportunities (September 18, 2009)

Former Interior secretary Gale Norton reportedly discussed job prospects with Royal Dutch Shell PLC while the company was pursuing leases before the Interior Department. The leases were awarded to a...