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Audio: White House Tribal Nations Conference call (November 3, 2009)

You can listen to an unedited recording of a media call regarding the White House Tribal Nations Conference, which takes place on Thursday, November 5, at the Interior Department in...

Witness list: SCIA hearing on federal recognition (November 3, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow to examine the federal recognition process. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm on Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building....

Editorial: Native voice missing from parole board (November 3, 2009)

"In South Dakota, 8 percent of the population is Native American. However, 25 percent of the male prison population is Native. Given that, the state's Parole Board lacks adequate representation...

Editorial: A new chairman for Mashancuket Tribe (November 3, 2009)

"Congratulations to Rodney A. Butler, the chairman-elect of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe. A six-year incumbent and current treasurer of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, Mr. Butler is getting a...

Murder charges for death of Rosebud Sioux man (November 3, 2009)

The owner of a sushi bar in Denver, Colorado, has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree assault in connection with the death of 29-year-old Lloyd Running Bear II, who...

FBI investigates death of nun on Navajo Nation (November 3, 2009)

The FBI is investigating the death of a Roman Catholic nun on the Navajo Nation. Authorities say Sister Marguerite Bartz, 64, was murdered in her home at St. Bernard Convent...

Editorial: No 'sovereignty' in tribal tobacco sales (November 3, 2009)

"Looks like Gov. Paterson was just blowing smoke when he asked the feds to assess the risk of violence from attempts to collect cigarette taxes from state Indian reservations. At...

Interior promises action on wind turbine project (November 3, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he expects to make a decision on a controversial wind turbine project in Massachusetts by the end of the year. The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe...

Standing Rock chair open to 'Fighting Sioux' talk (November 3, 2009)

Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he is open to discussing the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota...

Editorial: Virginia tribes get closer to recognition (November 3, 2009)

"The long journey on the road to federal recognition of Virginia’s Indian tribes may be nearing its end. After 10 years of legislation that has been submitted and resubmitted in...

'Tribal Justice News' from Department of Justice (November 3, 2009)

Every week, the Department of Justice compiles a list of recent federal activity in Indian Country. Here is the latest "Tribal Justice News" for the week of November 2. Attorney...

Joe Medicine Crow to speak at NWC buffalo feast (November 3, 2009)

Joe Medicine Crow, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, will speak at the annual Native Ways Buffalo Feast at Northwest College on November 20. Medicine Crow, 97, is...

Cobell remains hopeful with Obama on trust fund (November 3, 2009)

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, said she remains hopeful with President Barack Obama in the White House. "This administration seems to care more than...

Rosebud President: Take action for Indian health (November 3, 2009)

"The Sioux Nation has prepaid for our health care. In our treaties, our Indian nations ceded millions of acres of land; land that America now calls home. In exchange, we...

Witness list for House hearing on land-into-trust (November 3, 2009)

Note: Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, will be at tomorrow's hearing. The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on...

Dorgan praises Obama support on Law and Order (November 3, 2009)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, welcomed the Obama administration's support for S.797, the Tribal Law and Order Act. Dorgan introduced the bill...

Yellow Bird: Clearing up some Giago allegations (November 3, 2009)

A column by my friend, Tim Giago, has prompted me to write, perhaps to clear away smoke that has gotten into his eyes from alleged fires. I, too, have...

The Native Voice: Tribal nations meet for summit (November 3, 2009)

"They have come by horse, train, car and bus, wagons and airplanes. They have swallowed pride and accepted harsh realities…and in the name of the very survival of their people,...