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Senate passes Native apology resolution (October 7, 2009)

The Senate has passed S.J.Res.14, the Native apology resolution as part of H.R.3326, the fiscal year 2010 Defense appropriations bill. The resolution apologizes to Native people for "official depredations and...

S'Klallam chief's name submitted for ferry (October 7, 2009)

The Washington State Transportation Commission will consider a proposal to name a new ferry for Chetzemoka, a chief of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe who lived in the 1800s. Todd...

Indian population growing in North Dakota (October 7, 2009)

North Dakota's American Indian population has grown by 13.4 percent since 2000, the North Dakota State Data Center reported. American Indians make up 5.56 percent of the state population That...

Yellow Bird: UND's legacy of Indian nurses (October 7, 2009)

"I’ve followed the nurses in the RAIN program for as long as I’ve been around the campus at UND. I’ve followed the careers of women from reservations who came...

Suspect in Navajo killing just out of prison (October 7, 2009)

A man suspected in the death of Bryanna Antone, a member of the Navajo Nation, had just been released from federal jail, The Honolulu Advertiser reported. Aaron M. Susa,...

Another suicide on Mescalero Reservation (October 7, 2009)

The Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. has seen its fourth suicide in two months, The Ruidoso News reports. A 14-year-old girl died on Sunday. Students at Ruidoso High School...

Editorial: Casual disrespect of tribal culture (October 7, 2009)

"Where does archaeology end and grave robbing begin? Don't ask that question in Blanding, Utah. The town has been the focal point for a federal investigation into the buying and...

County seeks rehearing over Yankton land (October 7, 2009)

Commissioners in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, voted to ask the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case over the status of the Yankton Sioux Reservation. In August,...

Off-reserve Natives eye flu vaccine priority (October 7, 2009)

Off-reserve Natives in Prince Edward Island say they should be a priority to receive a vaccine for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The province has already included...

Oneida veterans receive top French honor (October 7, 2009)

Three members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin have received France's highest honor for their military service in World War II. . Allen Green, Edmund Powless and Warren Skenadore...

Pequots sued by tribe over medical claims (October 7, 2009)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona is suing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut over an estimated $6 million in medical claims. The Apaches hired Pequot Plus Health...

Blackfeet firm to receive Defense earmark (October 7, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is set to receive a $4 million earmark under the fiscal year 2010 Defense Appropriations Act. Pikuni Industries will use the money to develop and...

Shakopee Tribe ready to run wind turbine (October 7, 2009)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota has installed a $1.8 million wind turbine on the reservation. The turbine will provide up to 1.5-megawatts of power. It is expected to...

Editorial: Eagle case belongs in tribal court (October 7, 2009)

"The federal government's four-year effort to prosecute an Ethete man, Winslow Friday, for killing a bald eagle for use in his Northern Arapaho tribe's religious Sun Dance ceremony may be...

NCAI heads to Palm Springs for conference (October 7, 2009)

The National Congress of American Indians hosts its 66th annual conference in Palm Springs, California, next week. Upwards of 3,000 people are expected to attend the event. Participants will hear...

Effort to combat Turtle Mountain poverty (October 7, 2009)

A community leadership program in North Dakota is aimed at reducing poverty among members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Dunseith Horizons is based in Dunseith, an off-reservation...

Coquille Tribe wants case in federal court (October 7, 2009)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon wants a lawsuit over a municipal services agreement moved to federal court. The city of North Bend filed the lawsuit in state court. But tribe...

Obamas select Indian art for White House (October 7, 2009)

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama selected works by four Native artists and 12 Indian paintings by George Catlin to display in the White House. The works...

Gyasi Ross: Resolution for getting unstuck (October 7, 2009)

"It’s kind of funny – some of the kids that used to beat me up and make fun of me are my close friends today. After I initially moved...

Resources Committee hearing on NAGPRA (October 7, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing this morning on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The hearing lasted about 90 minutes. Tribal witnesses discussed the...