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BIA fills law enforcement positions in Montana (October 19, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has hired police chiefs for the Crow Reservation and the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Willard Michael Cuny, 45, a member of the Oglala Sioux...

Opinion: 'Appalled' at Alaska Native leadership (October 19, 2009)

"To make it clear up front, I am an enrolled tribal member who grew up in Southeast Alaska, and I am appalled at our Native leadership and their absence of...

Opinion: Hope for tribes with alternative energy (October 19, 2009)

"We agree with Hopi and Navajo concerns over economic development and job creation and their right to speak out. We also stand united in encouraging tribal leaders to embrace prosperity...

Pavement Pieces: Coal mining on Navajo Nation (October 19, 2009)

"Since the mid-20th century, coal has been the primary source of energy for electricity-generating power plants around the world. Regardless of how it is measured, coal mining, and the...

New Mexico tribes set dates for 2010 art show (October 19, 2009)

The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show in New Mexico is back on for 2010. The show was canceled this year for the first time in its 38-year...

Dorgan renews push for Indian health care bill (October 19, 2009)

With health care reform on the national agenda, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, hopes to include Indian Country in the debate. Dorgan...

Treatment center opens doors to Native youth (October 19, 2009)

A residential treatment center in Oregon is working closely with the Native community as it provides services to Native youth. ChristieCare formed an advisory board that meets monthly. The...

Upper Sioux woman proud to represent in Army (October 19, 2009)

Lisa Marie "Sherman" Smith, a member of the Upper Sioux Community of Minnesota, is one of the few women in the U.S. Army to serve as a Chinook Crew...

Maine Tribes: Ditch politics for health overhaul (October 19, 2009)

"While we sit in our offices in Penobscot and Washington counties, we may be hundreds of miles from Washington, D.C., but we can read and we can see what is...

Opinion: Native apology resolution a good step (October 19, 2009)

"It's hard for a country to change its founding mythology, but the U.S. Senate has taken an important step towards accomplishing that. The Senate approved an apology to Native Americans...

Gyasi Ross: Roles of tribal leaders and citizens (October 19, 2009)

"A strong man, whose name roughly translated into English was “Smashes Rock,” led his village, named “Little Tree,” with a firm hand. Little Tree was prosperous and safe, even though...

Mark Trahant: Guaranteed rights to health care (October 19, 2009)

"The idea that American Indians should be exempted from any mandate to purchase health insurance has almost become a given in the debate about health care reform. Last week Speaker...

Editorial: The right time for Lumbee recognition (October 19, 2009)

"North Carolina's two U.S. senators have teamed up on a bill to finally give this state's Lumbee Indian tribe the full federal recognition for which it has long fought. Let's...

Tim Giago: Can ceremonies save Sioux people? (October 19, 2009)

The outrage about the sweat lodge deaths reverberates around the country as everyone seeks an answer to questions they don’t even know how to pose. Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th...