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EchoHawk heads to Oklahoma for tribal session (October 15, 2009)

Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, will participate in a tribal listening session in Oklahoma on October 23. The event takes place at the...

Dorgan introduces updated version of health bill (October 15, 2009)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced a new version of the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act of 2009 in...

Labor Secretary Solis to host tribal leaders in DC (October 15, 2009)

Labor Department Secretary Hilda L. Solis will host tribal leaders on Wednesday, November 4, prior to the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. Solis will discuss her priorities...

Valerie Taliman: Selling the sacred for a big price (October 15, 2009)

"The Oct. 9 headlines read: “Sweat lodge disaster” and “2 dead, 19 taken to hospitals, 64 people in sweat lodge.” Except that it wasn’t a real sweat lodge. It was...

Steve Russell: Women behind all life's successes (October 15, 2009)

"Women were behind everything I’ve ever accomplished in my life. I was married to some of them, some worked for me, and some just helped me for their own reasons,...

Judge rejects challenge to Oneida policing deal (October 15, 2009)

A judge in Wisconsin said Oneida Nation police can be dispatched on emergency calls in the village of Hobart as part of a law enforcement agreement with Brown County. The...

Onondaga Nation teen sentenced in arson case (October 15, 2009)

A 17-year-old from the Onondaga Nation in New York was sentenced for setting fire to two churches on the reservation. Dylan Antone pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree...

Wind River Reservation schools closed due to flu (October 15, 2009)

The Wind River Reservation in Wyoming has been hit hard by the flu. The Fremont County School District closed all seven schools on the reservation after nearly a quarter of...

DOI distributes $47M to tribes for water projects (October 15, 2009)

The Interior Department announced another $47 million in tribal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Bureau of Reclamation awarded the money to five tribes in...

Willard Varnell Oliver, Code Talker, passes at 88 (October 15, 2009)

Willard Varnell Oliver, a member of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Wednesday. He was 88. Oliver used the Navajo...

Judge rejects mistrial in Abramoff figure's case (October 15, 2009)

A federal judge refused to declare a mistrial in the case against Kevin Ring, a former associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Jurors reached a verdict on one of the...

Cocopah Tribe's police chief receives top honor (October 15, 2009)

The head of law enforcement for the Cocopah Tribe of Arizona was named Police Chief of the Year by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association. Chief James Spurgeon...

Ute members protest tribe's work at sacred site (October 15, 2009)

The Ute Tribe of Utah will move forward with a hatchery project over protests that the work is harming a sacred site. The tribe is building a pipeline to a...

NCAI to hold election for executive board spots (October 15, 2009)

UPDATE: Jefferson Keel elected president. Juana Majel-Dixon elected first vice president. National Congress of American Indians holds an election this morning for the top two positions on its executive board....

EchoHawk pulls back reorganization of DC office (October 15, 2009)

Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has pulled back a reorganization of his office in Washington, D.C. In September, EchoHawk approved a number of...