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Judge dismisses Indian Country lawsuit (October 8, 2009)

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to determine whether parts of Fremont County, Wyoming, are Indian Country. The Northern Arapaho Tribe said parts of the county are part...

Daniel Lewis: Get tribal finances in order (October 8, 2009)

"If one good thing comes out of these challenging economic times I hope every tribe would take some time to conduct a thorough assessment of its financial standing. Imagine...

Johnson and Thune cool to Black Hills talk (October 8, 2009)

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) and Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) aren't eager to talk about the Black Hills even as Sioux tribes have been holding historic meetings to discuss...

Apology included in Defense spending bill (October 8, 2009)

Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) said he is working to ensure the Native apology resolution remains a part of the fiscal year 2010 Defense appropriations bill. Boren introduced the House version...

Hundreds at memorial for Navajo woman (October 8, 2009)

An estimated 300 people attended a memorial service for Bryanna Antone, a member of the Navajo Nation who was killed in Hawaii last week. The The Visitor Aloha Society...

Another hearing over Pueblo man's death (October 8, 2009)

A former New Mexico state police officer faces a trial for his role in the death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo. Alfred Lovato, 38, is charged with vehicular...

Poll shows lack of support for Pueblo deal (October 8, 2009)

A poll commissioned by Santa Fe County, New Mexico, found little support for a Pueblo water rights settlement. According to Research and Polling, Inc., 59 percent of non-Indian residents have...

Navajo president a target of email hoax (October 8, 2009)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. is the apparent victim of an Internet hoax. Someone sent a message from Shirley's Yahoo mail account on Monday, falsely telling everyone in his...

Swine flu probe links nurse to body bags (October 8, 2009)

A report from Health Canada appears to clear the government of wrongdoing for sending body bags to the Wasagamack First Nation in Manitoba. The report said a nurse on the...

Editorial: Don't dump trash at Navajo fair (October 8, 2009)

"Any form of fair or public festival is a great time to both enjoy oneself and to bring attention and economic development to your hometown. The Shiprock Fair has filled...

Book describes journey of Alutiiq masks (October 8, 2009)

Giinaquq (Like A Face), the University of Alaska Press best-selling book of 2009, describes how the Alutiiq people on Kodiak Island reconnected with ceremonial masks that were taken from...

Olympic team gear called Native knockoff (October 8, 2009)

Native artisans in British Columbia say their heritage is being ripped off as part of the 2010 Winter Games. The Cowichan Tribes placed a bid to produce the Cowichan...

Column: Preventing Indian youth suicide (October 8, 2009)

"Within the past two months, four young people on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in southern New Mexico have taken their own lives. One was a 25-year-old man; another man was...

Aroostook Band uses stimulus for home (October 8, 2009)

The Aroostook Band of Micmas in Maine is taking advantage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The tribe used $251,000 in stimulus funds to build a duplex...

Cherokee group optimistic on recognition (October 8, 2009)

The leader of a group called the Cherokees of Alabama says its federal recognition effort is going "extra good" and that an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is...

Prairie Band crew cleans up lake Illinois pond (October 8, 2009)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas sent a crew to Illinois to clean up a fish-rearing pond in Shabbona Lake State Park. The six-member crew will dredge the...

Port Gamble police incident under review (October 8, 2009)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are investigating an incident in which three non-Indian men say they were detained by officers from the...

Editorial: Say thanks for Oneida veterans (October 8, 2009)

"A ceremony Tuesday afternoon at Thornberry Creek at Oneida golf course marked an opportunity to recognize the lifetime contributions of three men who served the cause of freedom nearly...

Montana shares $4.3M grants with tribes (October 8, 2009)

The Montana State Tribal Economic Development Commission announced $4.3 million in grants to seven tribes. Each tribe will receive $617,937. The money came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

Deron Marquez: New effort builds bridges (October 8, 2009)

Note: The Academy of Tribal & Local Government will be exhibiting in Booth #418 at the 66th annual National Congress of American Indians conference next week. We seem to see...

Shakopee Tribe donates $86K to powwows (October 8, 2009)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota donated a total of $86,000 to 67 powwows in fiscal year 2009. Most of the donations went to powwows in Minnesota, North Dakota,...

Kevin Abourezk: Apology does little good (October 8, 2009)

"Each year, we watch the health, safety and education of our children erode like the sandy banks of a raging river. But rather than improved health care or justice programs,...

Column: Supreme Court hears cross case (October 8, 2009)

"Question: If a cross rises in the desert and no one knows about it, does it make a sound? Answer: Only in Washington. In 1934, veterans erected a cross...