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Senate Indian Affairs hearing on drugs and gangs (November 19, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing this afternoon to discuss drug smuggling and gang activity in Indian Country. The hearing takes place at 2pm in Room 628...

Standing Rock chairman not pushing 'Sioux' vote (November 19, 2009)

Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he won't be pushing for a vote "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North...

Senate Indian Affairs action on IHCIA postponed (November 19, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee won't be taking action on S.1790, the Indian Health Care Improvement Reauthorization and Extension Act of 2009, today. The committee was going to consider the...

Cherokee Nation to contribute $54K to politicians (November 19, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma approved $54,000 in contributions to political candidates and political action committees. The tribe's Executive Finance Subcommittee will donate $2,400 to Democrat Felton Newell and $5,000...

Group fights sacred site protection in New Mexico (November 19, 2009)

A group of landowners and energy companies is challenging the placement of sacred Mount Taylor on the Register of Cultural Properties in New Mexico. The group filed suit against the...

DOI disbursed $765M to Indian trust beneficiaries (November 19, 2009)

The Interior Department said it disbursed $765 million to tribal and individual Indian beneficiaries in fiscal year 2009. According to an independent audit, $414 million was disbursed to tribal governments...

Suspect in custody as First Nation mourns death (November 19, 2009)

The Esgenoopetitj First Nation in New Brunswick is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Hilary Bonnell, whose body was found last week after having been missing for two months. Native...

Navajo woman killed in accident at Southern Ute (November 19, 2009)

Cassandra Yazzie-Hotchkiss, a member of the Navajo Nation, was killed in an accident on the Southern Ute Reservation in Colorado on Monday. She was 30. Yazzie-Hotchkiss and three of...

BIA goes after drunk driving on reservation roads (November 19, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is deploying four BATmobiles in Indian Country to keep drunk drivers off reservation roads. The blood alcohol testing vehicles allow reservation law enforcement to measure...

Native Sun: Indian gaming and tribal sovereignty (November 19, 2009)

The following editorial by Tim Giago and cartoon appeared in The Native Sun News. There have been gala celebrations in and around Deadwood to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the...

Max Baucus: A promising future in Indian Country (November 19, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. I am proud to recognize and share my appreciation for Montana's first residents...

Arizona tribes welcome business to reservations (November 19, 2009)

The Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Tohono O'odham Nation met with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Phoenix to promote their...

Column: Readers offer more names for 'Redskins' (November 19, 2009)

"The Redskins beat Denver. The FedEx Field sign ban was overturned. All is right with the world. I mean, as long as you ignore that name. Despite the recent Landover...