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Oneida Nation returns to corn farming tradition (November 17, 2009)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is returning to its corn farming tradition with the hopes of improving tribal members' health and preserving tribal culture. The Oneidas went to their...

Oglala Sioux man sentenced for drug conspiracy (November 17, 2009)

Brandon Ecoffey, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who is the son of a prominent Bureau of Indian Affairs official, was sentenced to five years for...

Column: Powwow makes impact on school district (November 17, 2009)

"Sometimes event promoters talk about economic impact and how a dollar invested can "turn over” several times. For some reason that scenario came to mind as Star Yellowfish told...

Driver gets seven years for Pueblo man's death (November 17, 2009)

The driver who struck and killed William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo was sentenced to seven years after reaching a plea deal in a controversial case. Carlos Fierro, 36, an...

Public Radio: Toxic dump near Coeur d'Alene site (November 17, 2009)

"Every fall, a few hundred Gonzaga University students and faculty members make a religious pilgrimage. They ride buses to a valley just beyond the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in north...

Voice of America: Prized Tohono O'odham baskets (November 17, 2009)

"Native Americans in the United States have been weaving baskets for centuries. Archeologists have discovered baskets that are thousands of years old. They were used to hold food and...

Yaquis rebury ancestors killed in 1902 massacre (November 17, 2009)

The Yaquis of Mexico and the U.S. reburied 12 sets of remains in a ceremony in Mexico on Monday. The ancestors were the victims of a 1902 massacre in Mexico....

Supreme Court declines Redskins trademark case (November 17, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Harjo v. Pro-Football , the case over the Washington Redskins trademarks. Indian activists, led by Suzan Shown Harjo, are challenging...

NPR: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe a Wall Street player (November 17, 2009)

"The Lower Brule Sioux tribe, based in Lower Brule, S.D., just bought the Westrock Group, making the company the first fully Native American-owned investment firm. As a result, Westrock, which...

New chair for DOJ's Native issues subcommittee (November 17, 2009)

Brendan Johnson, the U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, has been named the new chair of the Native American Issues Subcommittee at the Department of Justice. The subcommittee advises Attorney...

Melvin Martin: A taboo subject in Indian Country (November 17, 2009)

I was quite surprised that there was so very little commentary coming from South Dakota's Indian community after the following article appeared on November 10, 2009, in the online version...

Charlene Avery: Lessons from diabetes programs (November 17, 2009)

"After more than a decade of intense attention to diabetes, including funding for new programs and services, what have we learned? We have learned the risk factors associated with...

Mark Trahant: Health care reform dead in Senate (November 17, 2009)

"I’d love to be wrong, but health care reform is dead. I know, I know, the process is not over. In a week or so there will be a flurry...