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Umatilla Tribes first to comply with Adam Walsh (September 23, 2009)

The Department of Justice today announced the first two jurisdictions to implement the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act and one of them is the Confederated Tribes of the...

NPR: Recession affects Santa Fe Indian Market (September 23, 2009)

"Each year at the end of the summer, more than a thousand American Indian artists converge in Santa Fe, N.M., to sell their work at Indian Market. It's the largest...

Kevin Abourezk: Lawmakers to study Whiteclay (September 23, 2009)

"A trip to Whiteclay in March by two state senators, the attorney general and a state liquor control commissioner has led to hearings on whether more should be done to...

BIE schools to take part in new health program (September 23, 2009)

Students at five Bureau of Indian Education schools will participate in a new health program that was announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today. The "Our Way to Health" program...

Squamish Nation plans to erect electronic signs (September 23, 2009)

The Squamish Nation of British Columbia plans to erect seven electronic billboards on its land in the Vancouver area. The band is negotiating a multimillion-dollar multi-year deal with an...

Defense seeks mistrial over Pueblo man's death (September 23, 2009)

Attorneys for the man accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo filed a motion for a mistrial on Tuesday, citing alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorneys for Carlos Fierro, 36,...

Opinion: No 'absolute' right to study ancestors (September 23, 2009)

"ALAN Schneider and Cleone Hawkinson want us to believe the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers erred in its handling of a recently discovered human jawbone. Their misinformation and disinformation about...

Tulalip Tribes back away from enhanced ID card (September 23, 2009)

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington won't be developing a travel identification card, The Everett Herald reports. Tribal leaders had expressed interest in creating an enhanced card that complies with the...

Markers retrace the Potawatomi Trail of Death (September 23, 2009)

Markers for the Potawatomi Trail of Death have been placed along the route that Potawatomi ancestors were forced to walk in September 1838. In September 1863, more than 850...

Swine flu reported at Oglala Sioux Tribe school (September 23, 2009)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is urging people who are sick to stay home in order to stop the spread of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine...

School district cancels eagle feather ceremony (September 23, 2009)

A public school district in Oregon will no longer be hosting an eagle feather ceremony for Indian students. The Lincoln County School District presented participants in the Indian education program...

Western Shoshone professor joins Yale faculty (September 23, 2009)

Ned Blackhawk, a member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, is the second American Indian professor at Yale University in Connecticut. Blackhawk is a history professor in the...

Reporter removed from Little Traverse meeting (September 23, 2009)

The new leader of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan won't comment on a newspaper reporter's exclusion from a recent tribal council meeting during which he...

Turtle Talk: Indian status in criminal jurisdiction (September 23, 2009)

"The Eighth Circuit’s decision that Matthew Stymiest is an “Indian” under 18 U.S.C. 1153(a) raises possible constitutional questions about due process and vagueness of a criminal statute, and it may...

Louisiana tribe, battered by storms, may move (September 23, 2009)

The leader of a Louisiana tribe whose homeland has been battered by hurricanes and affected by oil and gas development is seeking to relocate his people. Chief Albert Naquin of...

Bill puts control of Navajo trust in Navajo hands (September 23, 2009)

Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) introduced a bill to put the control of the Utah Navajo Trust Fund in the hands of the Navajo people. In 1933, Congress created a trust...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe pushed on finances (September 23, 2009)

Members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts want more information about their finances but tribal leaders say they have been more open than prior administrations. Some members say they...

Grassley questions tribal provision in health bill (September 23, 2009)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, questioned a provision in America's Healthy Future Act puts tribes on equal footing with states. Under the...

BIA delays decision on Little Shell recognition (September 23, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed a decision on the federal recognition petition of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana. The tribe was supposed to receive an answer...

Courtland Milloy: It's time to release 'Redskins' (September 23, 2009)

"In response to widespread disagreement over the meaning of the name Redskins, I have crafted this interpretive totem pole of words, in lieu of a peace pipe, to help guide...