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Ben Nuvamsa: Hopis and environmentalists (October 5, 2009)

I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the latest, unfortunate and embarrassing action of the “illegal council” of the Hopi Tribe. I say the “illegal council” because that is exactly...

Mark Trahant: Effortless Indian Country care (October 5, 2009)

"Indian country has a different financing mechanism. Plan A is, of course, the Indian health system, the combination of federally-run Indian Health Service facilities plus those health care programs managed...

Witness list for oversight hearing on NAGPRA (October 5, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds an oversight hearing this Wednesday on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of...

Interview: Sherman Alexie looking for trouble (October 5, 2009)

The Oregonian asks author, poet, director comedian and basketball fan Sherman Alexie (Spokane / Coeur d'Alene) about his penchant for stirring up trouble on just about any issue. "If...

NMAI hosts Indian law meeting in November (October 5, 2009)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will host an Indian law conference on Friday, November 13. The agenda includes sessions on land-into-trust, criminal and civil jurisdiction...

Tribes affected by criminal registry measure (October 5, 2009)

The House passed a bill last week requires tribes to participate in a national criminal registry for arsonists and bombers. H.R.1727, the Managing Arson Through Criminal History Act, allows...

Column: Tribes in spotlight for 'Fighting Sioux' (October 5, 2009)

"Recent votes and elections at Spirit Lake and Standing Rock re-affirm what has long been obvious: the controversy over the logo is as disruptively divisive in tribal communities as...

Monitor sought at Cheyenne Arapaho election (October 5, 2009)

Some candidates for office with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma say someone needs to monitor a primary election tomorrow. Amber Bighorse, the lead attorney for the tribal legislature,...

Jury finds driver guilty in Pueblo man's death (October 5, 2009)

A jury in New Mexico found a driver accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo guilty of vehicular homicide after a high-profile and controversial trial. Carlos Fierro, 36,...

Indian doctor backs Obama on health reform (October 5, 2009)

Dr. Biron Baker, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, is at the White House today to support President Barack Obama on health care reform....

CMU Dean: Respect Chippewa name and tribe (October 5, 2009)

"“Chippewa” is the official nickname adopted by Central Michigan University in 1942. Since that time there have been periodic affirmations by the university’s administration of that decision and statements by...

Arapaho court to handle eagle shooting case (October 5, 2009)

A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming who shot a bald eagle without a federal permit will be tried in tribal court. Winslow Friday was scheduled to go...

Massachusetts tribes fight wind farm project (October 5, 2009)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are fighting federal approval of a wind energy project in Massachusetts. The tribes say the 440-foot-tall turbines planned by Cape Wind...

New York Mag: Mayor's war on Indian tobacco (October 5, 2009)

"When Thomas Jefferson visited the “Unquachog Indians,” in June 1791, he noted that the tribe “constitute the Pufspatock Settlement in the town of Brookhaven, South Side of Long Island.”...

Tribes give $30K for gym on Blackfeet Nation (October 5, 2009)

Two tribes donated $30,000 for a new gym at a public school on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California donated $20,000...

Column: Navajo Code Talkers get parade spot (October 5, 2009)

"Semper Fi. That is the United States Marine Corps slogan, which in Latin means, "always faithful." Many of you get a big "Semper Fi!" salute today. Forgotten as of Thursday...

Editorial: Huge loss in closing of Indian paper (October 5, 2009)

"Many Minnesota journalists were introduced to the unique challenges of reporting on Native American life, culture and reservation politics after the Red Lake school shooting in 2005. One Star Tribune...

Editorial: A win for tribes in Klamath River war (October 5, 2009)

"The announcement that four dams on the Klamath River will be removed to restore imperiled salmon runs is a victory for fish, farmers, Indian tribes and the much-maligned Endangered Species...

Charles Trimble: Victimhood and 'Fighting Sioux' (October 5, 2009)

As I get old, I am learning that age doesn’t give people wisdom as much as it gives them courage to say things that need to be said, no matter...

Tim Giago: Racism against Native Americans (October 5, 2009)

A column by Raina Kelley, an African American lady, in Newsweek Magazine, caught my eye this week. She wrote about the code words used to hide the unvarnished racism that...