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Navajo weavers report fewer sales at rug market (November 9, 2009)

Weavers from the Navajo Nation have been hit hard by the recession. Traffic at the annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale in Utah was strong. But weavers said fewer...

Gitxsan treaty team calls for end of Indian status (November 9, 2009)

The treaty negotiating team for the Gitxsan First Nation of British Columbia is seeking to relinquish the band's Indian status in order to gain more control of its traditional territory....

Teen accused of murdering nun on Navajo Nation (November 9, 2009)

An 18-year-old has been charged in federal and tribal court in connection with the death of a nun on the Navajo Nation. The FBI wouldn't name the individual but newspapers...

BIA announces initiative to target drunk driving (November 9, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding a press conference tomorrow in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discuss efforts to target drunken driving. According to the BIA, 3,262 American Indians and...

Mark Trahant: OMB poses a challenge for Obama (November 9, 2009)

"Every president is challenged by the nature of bureaucracy, and the agency that best reflects that power is the Office of Management and Budget. OMB is where many good ideas...

Tom Coburn: Substandard, rationed care at IHS (November 9, 2009)

""Don't get sick after June" is a well known saying in Indian Country. It refers to the month when the federally managed Indian Health Service (IHS) program runs out of...

IHCIA passes House as part of health reform bill (November 9, 2009)

The House voted 220 to 215 to pass H.R.3692, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. The bill includes the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, which tribes have been pushing...

Column: Pueblo students learn to fight diabetes (November 9, 2009)

"The diabetes curriculum being presented in teacher Ricardo Cate's social studies class on this sunny afternoon has yet to mention diabetes. The 10 seventh-graders have talked about communities and...

Editorial: Only action can change 'Chippewa' nick (November 9, 2009)

"At Thursday’s “Chippewa” nickname forum, all the panelists agreed that Central Michigan University’s nickname, used for all athletics teams, needs to change. They cited that the nickname is offensive to...

Billy Frank: Tribes restoring salmon at hatcheries (November 9, 2009)

"If you caught a fish this fall, chances are you have a salmon hatchery to thank. Salmon hatcheries provide most of the salmon for harvest in western Washington. That’s...

Opinion: Nothing scary about land-into-trust fix (November 9, 2009)

"Recent newspaper reports suggest that there is concern in Rhode Island, and perhaps elsewhere, that a Carcieri fix to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 will allow tribes to acquire...

Hopi Leader: Council working to protect the tribe (November 9, 2009)

"The Hopi Tribe is struggling to protect its homeland and sovereignty against attacks by local and national environmental groups seeking to force their political agendas on the tribe. In opposing...

BIA official in Eastern Oklahoma placed on leave (November 9, 2009)

Jeanette Hanna, the director of the Eastern Oklahoma region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has been placed on leave due to "an ongoing personnel matter," The Tulsa World Reports....

John Thune: Honoring legacy of Indian veterans (November 9, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). There are few South Dakotans who do not have a friend of family member who is a veteran of...

Charles Trimble: Down from the summit: What now? (November 9, 2009)

As I read accounts of the now-historic Nations-to-Nation Summit I can’t even imagine the excitement and power that filled the air at the meeting. With the gala opening of NCAI’s...

Tim Giago: The mysterious deaths at Wind River (November 9, 2009)

Who are Ohetica Win Elyxis Gardner, 13; Alexandria White Plume, 14; and Winter Rose Thomas, 15? If you don’t know you are not alone. Millions of people may never know...