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Cole introduces fix to land-into-trust decision (October 2, 2009)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, introduced a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. H.R.3697 ensures that all tribes, regardless...

Book Review: Indian health issues in 'Broken' (October 2, 2009)

"Author Lisa Jones describes the postapocalyptic conditions in which Native Americans live today. Imagine a country owning the rights to the air we breathe, or the right to sleep. This...

Former Fort Peck officer convicted of murder (October 2, 2009)

A federal jury found Robert War Club, a former chief criminal investigator for the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana, guilty of first-degree murder. War Club, 49, was charged with killing...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' affects Chippewa too (October 2, 2009)

"I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and we have been left out of the nickname decision. That’s unfortunate because the logo is offensive to not...

Native man hired by anti-gang program killed (October 2, 2009)

A Native man who said he left a gang to provide a better life for his daughter was killed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday. Ken Catcheway, 34, worked Ogijiita...

House committee to hold hearing on NAGPRA (October 2, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on Wednesday, October 7. The hearing takes place at 10am in...

Schwarzenegger vetoes Indian health funds (October 2, 2009)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) has cut a $6.4 million program for urban Indian health clinics. Schwarzenegger vetoed the funds as part of a larger cut to the state's...

Brenda Norrell: Journalists and corporations (October 2, 2009)

"Lazy journalists are great friends of the corporations. They are known as "armchair journalists" because they sit in comfort and rewrite press releases from politicians and corporations. To spice it...

Editorial: Crow man brings poetry to Montana (October 2, 2009)

"A rancher, former rodeo cowboy and neighbor is Montana's newest poet laureate, a choice we applaud. Gov. Brian Schweitzer appointed Henry Real Bird of Garryowen as the state's third...

Boy, 11, held by BIA after high-speed chase (October 2, 2009)

Bureau of Indian Affairs police say an 11-year-old boy led them on a high-speed chase that ended on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. The chase started about 3am Tuesday....

New jury instructions for Pueblo man's death (October 2, 2009)

The jury deliberating the fate of the driver accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico was given new instructions on Thursday in a move that...

Steven Newcomb: How to rid Indians of land (October 2, 2009)

"Alpheus Snow, in his book “The Administration of Dependencies,” examined “the Evolution of the Federal Empire” of the United States, “with Special Reference to Colonial Problems.” How to get Indian...

Column: Code Talkers lack money for parade (October 2, 2009)

"The theme of the 2009 Navajo Shiprock Fair is "A salute to Diné Heritage." Yet, an unfortunate lack of communications may result in one of the Navajo Nation's most...

Cherokee Nation claims stake in poultry case (October 2, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma wants the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the tribe to intervene in the state of Oklahoma's lawsuit against the poultry industry. The tribe...

Another deadline set for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (October 2, 2009)

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a "drop-dead" deadline to gain tribal approval of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board said it would wait until...

Editorial: Waiting for tribe on 'Fighting Sioux' (October 2, 2009)

"As time passes, respect grows for the NCAA’s decision to let the use of tribal nicknames rest on the approval of the namesake tribes. This decision — at the...

Blog: Hearing set on New York tribal tobacco (October 2, 2009)

"This may have be an issue that upstate Republicans have historically taken a lead on but with un-taxed Native American tobacco sales now creating a stir on Long Island and...

Men win lawsuit over failed Fond du Lac deal (October 2, 2009)

A jury awarded two men in Minnesota about $300,000 in damages in a failed land deal with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Matthew Husnik and Greg...

Cabazon murders tied to corruption coverup (October 2, 2009)

The former vice chairman of the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and two friends were murdered in 1981 because they threatened to expose corrupt activities of a non-Indian financial adviser,...

Lumbee recognition bill introduced in Senate (October 2, 2009)

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The Lumbees were identified as...