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Column: Navajo Code Talkers honored for efforts (November 12, 2009)

"America's veterans have given life and limb in the service of freedom. A dwindling band of World War II vets -- honored this morning at New York's Veterans Day...

Ex-Well Nations publisher sentenced for crimes (November 12, 2009)

Kevin Peniska, the former publisher of Well Nations Magazine, was sentenced to 110 years on rape and child abuse charges. Peniska, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, pleaded...

Fort Belknap man shoots mountain lion at home (November 12, 2009)

A man from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana shot and killed a mountain lion that was sitting in a tree in his front yard. Frank Weigand feared for the...

Groups battle BIA over Chumash land-into-trust (November 12, 2009)

Two California groups who are fighting a land-into-trust application by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians were recently awarded $250,000 for winning a lawsuit. Preservation of Los Olivos (POLO)...

John Thune: Native heritage vital in South Dakota (November 12, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). Every November, our nation recognizes American Indian Heritage Month. This celebration has special significance for all South Dakotans given...

Navajo teen earns spot on Youth Olympic team (November 12, 2009)

Jessie Bates, a 13-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, has her eyes on the first ever 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Bates, earned one of six spots on the U.S....

Tribes ready for action after meeting with Obama (November 12, 2009)

Tribal leaders say the White House Tribal Nations Conference that President Barack Obama held on November 5 was a success. About 400 tribes attended the meeting at the Interior Department...

Opinion: Tribal rivalry in boarding school football (November 12, 2009)

"Last week I wrote about Indian boarding schools and mentioned that one aspect of Anglo culture that appealed to the boys was football. Problems often developed, however, that the coaches...

Mohawk veterans awarded high school diplomas (November 12, 2009)

More than 40 veterans from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York received their high school diplomas at a ceremony on the reservation on Wednesday. The 45 veterans...

Senate Indian Affairs meeting, hearing next week (November 12, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and an oversight hearing next Thursday, November 19. The meeting will focus on pending committee matters. An agenda hasn't been...

Eastern Cherokees in plans for detention facility (November 12, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will use an $18 million Department of Justice grant to build a detention facility on the North Carolina reservation. The tribe is putting $2...

Column: Honoring the fallen Sheldon Hawk Eagle (November 12, 2009)

"One of the most memorably touching moments from my four decades of reporting news in South Dakota took place on the main street of Eagle Butte on a chilly...

Editorial: A bizarre delay for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (November 12, 2009)

"The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education was being kind when he said a judge’s edict regarding the University of North Dakota Sioux logo was “bizarre.” Richie...

Opinion: Don't put gravel mine at Pechanga site (November 12, 2009)

"The spectacular Santa Margarita River dips and winds, docile in the summer, raging in the winter, flowing through the gorge on its voyage to the sea. The scent of wildflowers...

Redskins case a Supreme Court petition to watch (November 12, 2009)

SCOTUSBlog has listed Harjo v. Pro-Football as one of its petitions to watch. Indian activists, led by Suzan Shown Harjo, are challenging the federal approval of the trademarks used by...

Figure in Abramoff scandal to appeal conviction (November 12, 2009)

David Safavian, a former Bush administration official, will once again appeal his conviction for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Safavian, a former lobbyist for the National Indian Gaming...

Nez Perce Tribe to distribute stimulus payments (November 12, 2009)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho will distribute $1,000 to tribal members as part of an economic stimulus package. Tribal members voted to create the payments. Initially, the money was...

Gyasi Ross: Still learning the ropes of fatherhood (November 12, 2009)

"With every day that passes, I realize more and more that I have absolutely no clue how to be a dad. I act like I know though. I try...