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Gyasi Ross: What's the proper role of tribal elders? (October 26, 2009)

"She was born 65 years ago today, in a cold, long winter in the year 1928. She didn’t feel “old,” yet she was now considered by everyone around to...

Mark Trahant: Health care debate drags on and... (October 26, 2009)

"How long will the health care reform debate drag on? The Hill newspaper says “deep into December and possibly beyond by a lengthy floor debate.” If that seems like a...

Tim Giago: Airing allegations of tribal corruption (October 26, 2009)

Casinos have proven to be a tremendous asset to the Indian nations, but it seems they have also served as one of the greatest sources of temptation to tribal leaders...

Column: Highway patrol logo honors Lakota man (October 26, 2009)

"The American Indian symbol of the North Dakota Highway Department is the profile of an actual Lakota Indian. Marcellus Red Tomahawk was a warrior who actively fought against the...

Editorial: Generating station vital for Indian jobs (October 26, 2009)

"Haze will always be an occasional problem at the Grand Canyon, whether or not the nearby Navajo Generating Station is forced to install expensive equipment to reduce emissions. Since there...

Artist Michael Kabotie dies from flu complications (October 26, 2009)

Michael Kabotie, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, died on Friday due to complications from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. He was 67. Kabotie...

NPR: Jobs are still scarce on Navajo Reservation (October 26, 2009)

"Like thousands of Navajos on the reservation, where jobs are scarce, artist Elizabeth Whitethorne-Benally makes a living selling arts and crafts. But now her living room in the little...

Editorial: Overdue recognition for Virginia tribes (October 26, 2009)

"The news that Congress is moving toward official federal recognition of Virginia's Indian tribes is welcome, albeit woefully overdue. Rep. Jim Moran and Sen. Jim Webb deserve credit for carrying...

Schwarzenegger opposes Lytton land-into-trust (October 26, 2009)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) says the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians from following the land-into-trust process. The tribe was...

Editorial: Salazar's measured approach in Arctic (October 26, 2009)

"The Obama administration’s proposed designation of 200,000 square miles of Alaskan waters and sea ice as critical habitat for the polar bear is not just encouraging news for the bear....

Opinion: Questions for Saginaw Chippewa police (October 26, 2009)

"It's been two years since we publicly lauded the hiring of Dave Crockett to head the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's Police Department. Crockett came at a time when the Tribe...

Soboba Band leader accused of accepting bribes (October 26, 2009)

Robert Salgado, the chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, was indicted on 36 bribery and income tax charges. Salgado, 67, is accused of soliciting more...