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BIA to consult tribes on changes drafted in 1992 (November 10, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will consult tribes on draft regulations that were first proposed nearly 20 years ago, according to notice that will be published in the Federal Register...

Editorial: No purpose for Indian Country funding (November 10, 2009)

"In recent news, the ever-popular President Barack Obama has addressed the issue of Native American underrepresentation. This focus on American Indians was made a priority on Thursday at the White...

Lance Morgan: An award for Winnebago parents (November 10, 2009)

Lance Morgan, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, serves as CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation. Ho-Chunk Inc owns Indianz.Com and AllNative.Com The Best Laid...

Tribal jurisdiction, Redskins cases up for review (November 10, 2009)

The Supreme Court will consider petitions in two cases of note, Turtle Talk reports. The first is Elliott v. White Mountain Apache Tribal Court. Valinda Jo Elliott, a non-Indian, is...

Groups sue over slaughter of Yellowstone bison (November 10, 2009)

A coalition of environmental and Indian groups filed suit against the National Park Service to stop the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park. The plaintiffs include Tatanka Oyate, a...

New Mexico tribe recognized for housing project (November 10, 2009)

Ohkay Owingeh in New Mexico won a $10,000 award from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development for a housing project. The tribe utilized low-income tax credits, loans...

Navajo Nation holds onto suspect in nun's murder (November 10, 2009)

The top prosecutor for the Navajo Nation says federal authorities will have to follow extradition procedures or seek a court order if they want to obtain an 18-year-old accused...

Navajo Code Talkers walk in Veterans Day parade (November 10, 2009)

A group of Navajo Code Talkers will walk in the Veterans Day parade in New York City on Wednesday. Keith Little, 85, and Samuel Tom Holiday, 85, are among...

Newspaper covers Little Traverse council session (November 10, 2009)

The Petoskey News-Review was able to cover a council meeting of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan without being removed. The paper was barred from...

Opinion: Creation story from the Iroquois people (November 10, 2009)

"Some of the tribes that are in New York include the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and more. Each Native American tribe has their own creation story, just like how...

Salon: Johnny Cash took up Indian protest songs (November 10, 2009)

"In July 1972, musician Johnny Cash sat opposite President Richard Nixon in the White House's Blue Room. As a horde of media huddled a few feet away, the country...

Editorial: Try a new solution for the First Nations (November 10, 2009)

"Since the late 1960s, aboriginal leaders have asked for more money and less accountability, and politically correct politicians have been only too willing to oblige. Less than $500-million in federal...

Editorial: Wampanoags blowing smoke on wind (November 10, 2009)

"Let’s see if we have this straight: The Wampanoag tribe is claiming the construction of the Cape Wind project would threaten or destroy their religion by impeding sacred rituals...

Mohawks polled on guards at US-Canada border (November 10, 2009)

Mohawks in the United States and Canada are being polled on the presence of armed guards on the Canadian side of the border. The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne in Ontario...

Judge orders delay on 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (November 10, 2009)

A judge ordered the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to delay a decision on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The decision...

Herseth Sandlin: Health care reform that's right (November 10, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota). This weekend, the House took one of the most important votes of the year, on an issue that...