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Audio: House Resources hearing on land-into-trust (November 4, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning to discuss a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe gets $940K Shakopee grant (November 4, 2009)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received $940,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The majority of the grant, $790,000, will fund a new...

Senate committee to look at Indian veteran care (November 4, 2009)

The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on cooperation between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indian Health Service. The VA and the IHS have been...

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe takes bid to Congress (November 4, 2009)

The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana is taking its bid for federal recognition to Congress after losing a decision before the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe...

Plea deal possible over beating of Blackfeet man (November 4, 2009)

Three brothers who are accused of beating a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana might get off without serving jail time. Todd, Brian and Aron Molenda are "close" to...

NAIHC to host briefing with UN special rapporteur (November 4, 2009)

The National American Indian Housing Council is hosting a special briefing on the housing conditions in Indian Country for Raquel Rolnik, who serves as the United Nations Commission on...

Column: A step forward and back on FSIN election (November 4, 2009)

"The Saskatchewan Federation of Indian Nations (FSIN) elections last week could probably best be categorized as one small step back, but hopefully one big step forward. The election of Dutch...

Drinking at issue for Pueblo leader's hit-run case (November 4, 2009)

A leader of Pojoaque Pueblo is scheduled to go to trial in January 2010 on hit-and-run charges Lt. Governor Linda Diaz, 52, is accused of striking Phillip Espinosa, 31,...

Mashpee Wampanoag elders demand new election (November 4, 2009)

Elders of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts called for a new election, saying they need an entirely new slate of leaders. The elders are upset with Chairman Cedric...

Reznet: NCAI opens tribal embassy in Washington (November 4, 2009)

"As the sun rose in the nation's capital, more than 70 tribal leaders from around the country stood in the rear parking lot of a Washington townhouse-turned-office building and...

Blog: Cherokee woman's DOJ nomination delayed (November 4, 2009)

"Democrats and American Indian leaders are pushing the Senate to move on the nomination of Mary L. Smith to head the Justice Department’s Tax Division, despite lingering questions about...

Opinion: Big stakes in Tennessee tribal recognition (November 4, 2009)

"Given the limited number of Native Americans, it would be natural to expect that today’s tribes would welcome the recognition of any new group with a proper claim to Indian...

Opinion: Native businesses can make a big impact (November 4, 2009)

"As nearly everyone is aware, there are sobering economic statistics facing our country at the present time. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current unemployment rate in...

Blog: Native Americans and environmental issues (November 4, 2009)

"At the committee hearings on the Kerry-Boxer Bill last week, Democrats dutifully trotted out Fawn Sharp, president of the Quinault Indian Nation of Alaska, who assured us that climate change...

Obama administration supports land-into-trust fix (November 4, 2009)

Note: The committee went into recess at about 11:17am for votes on the House floor. The hearing should resume in about an hour. The Obama administration supports a fix to...

Hundreds of tribes head to DC for Obama summit (November 4, 2009)

Over 400 tribes will attend the White House Tribal Nations Conference with President Barack Obama, officials said on Tuesday. Tribes from Utah, South Dakota, Montana, California, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and New...

Soboba chair pleads not guilty to bribery charges (November 4, 2009)

Robert Salgado has been placed on leave as the chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California after pleading not guilty to bribery charges. Salgado, 67, is...

Tim Giago: Tribe replies to corruption allegations (November 4, 2009)

In response to the comments by Doreen Yellowbird, I must remind her as a former journalist that it is often impossible to get responses to accusations from tribal officials on...