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Editorial: Alaska Natives and subsistence rights (October 27, 2009)

"Ten years ago the state Legislature was the pivotal player in determining the future of subsistence hunting and fishing management in Alaska. Now, as the Department of the Interior begins...

Editorial: Tohono O'odham Nation opposes mine (October 27, 2009)

"The feds got an earful this weekend from opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine — and it appears that they are listening. That's a good development. We have argued repeatedly...

Editorial: Collect tobacco tax in Indian Country (October 27, 2009)

"The state Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations on Tuesday is holding a hearing in New York City on the state's failure to collect taxes on sales of...

OPB: Coeur d'Alene Tribe marks potato harvest (October 27, 2009)

"On the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Water Potato Day is a holiday, celebrated with singing and drumming. While tribal members have the day off, a hundred children and their teachers...

Narragansett Tribe cites immunity in ICWA case (October 27, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island says its leaders cannot be forced to testify in an Indian Child Welfare Act case. The tribe wants a federal judge to prevent council...

North Dakota tribe apologizes for finance mishap (October 27, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota apologized to employees and members for a finance mishap that affected payroll and tribal government services. The tribe's bank accounts were...

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe loses recognition bid (October 27, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has denied federal recognition petition to the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana. The Clinton administration issued a proposed finding in favor of the tribe...

Navajo Nation Council places president on leave (October 27, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council voted 48-22 on Monday to place President Joe Shirley Jr. on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation into the tribe's dealings with two companies. At...

Coyhis of White Bison wins $100K Purpose Prize (October 27, 2009)

Don Coyhis, the founder of the White Bison wellness and sobriety group, was announced as a winner of the $100,000 Purpose Prize. Coyhis, 66, is a member of the...