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VOA: Tohono O'odham turns to traditional foods (November 25, 2009)

"The second largest Native American tribe, Tohono O'odham, has the highest rate of adult onset diabetes in the world. Many of the tribe's 28,000 members live on a reservation...

Yellow Bird: Changes on Fort Berthold Reservation (November 25, 2009)

"It has been six months since I moved back to the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota. It’s not as I expected. I didn’t expect the sky to...

Indian man requested help early on during jail stay (November 25, 2009)

A standout Indian basketball player notified jail guards in Montana of medical concerns two days before he was finally taken to a hospital, another inmate told The Great Falls...

Mayor among group arrested in Fort Peck drug ring (November 25, 2009)

The mayor of a town on the Fort Peck Reservation. was among the 32 people arrested in a major prescription drug sweep on Monday. Brockton Mayor Benjamin "Benny" Johnson faces...

Editorial: Where's the money from Shiprock Fair? (November 25, 2009)

"What do you get when you add together the revenue gained from $8 tickets ($4 for children and seniors) for 100,000 people, about 200 parade entries at $250 to $500...

Editorial: Wampanoags helped the Pilgrims survive (November 25, 2009)

"The American Indians originally celebrated what has become Thanksgiving as a harvest festival long before Europe’s emigrants first landed upon the shores of North America. When the Pilgrims of the...

Satire: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe attacks Wall Street (November 25, 2009)

"It has recently been reported that the Lower Brule Sioux tribe of South Dakota has purchased the Wall Street investment firm Westrock Group. This marks the first instance of a...

NCAI president issues statement for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2009)

National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel released the following statement on the eve of Thanksgiving Day. Indian Country was here at the beginning of our first national holiday,...

President Obama: Native American Heritage Day (November 25, 2009)

The following is a statement from President Barack Obama on the observance of Native American Heritage Day, Friday November 27. Tomorrow, Americans everywhere will observe our National Day of Thanksgiving....

Mexican gangs blamed for crime on reservations (November 25, 2009)

Mexican drug gangs are contributing to a rise in crime on reservations in the West, tribal leaders and federal authorities said at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in dispute over lease (November 25, 2009)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says the owner of a deli on the reservation owes money after abruptly closing up shop earlier this month. The tribe leased land...

Interior to meet with tribes on consultation policy (November 25, 2009)

The Interior Department will hold a series of meetings across the country as part of an effort to develop a new tribal consultation policy. The meetings start next week, on...

WaPo Blog: Virginia tribes mark Thanksgiving Day (November 25, 2009)

"Virginia's outgoing governor, Tim Kaine, presided over his final Thanksgiving ceremony this morning on Capitol Square in downtown Richmond. And this one -- like all the ones before it --...

Opinion: Obama should issue apology to Natives (November 25, 2009)

"President Obama recently signed a proclamation making November Native American Heritage Month. Addressing some 500 leaders from federally recognized Native American tribes, he committed the United States to fulfilling its...

Melvin Martin: An overwhelming response to taboo (November 25, 2009)

I must make a clarification in that I have been a regularly featured op-ed columnist here at Indianz.com since the end of March of this year (and not since May...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band agrees to policing deal (November 25, 2009)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians finalized a police services agreement with the village of Athens, Michigan. The tribe will provide a police officer for the village for about...

Young Menominee man charged for driving death (November 25, 2009)

Willie Hayes, an 18-year-old member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Hayes was allegedly driving drunk when his vehicle veered off the road and...

Figure in Abramoff probe won't serve prison time (November 25, 2009)

Robert Coughlin, a former Department of Justice official, was sentenced to month in a halfway house, three years probation, a $2,000 fine and 200 hours of community service in connection...

President Obama: Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (November 25, 2009)

The following was released by the White House. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION What began as a harvest celebration between European settlers and indigenous...

Rep. Joe Baca: Paying tribute to Native Americans (November 25, 2009)

"This Friday, November 27, we celebrate the second ever national Native American Heritage Day, to honor the original native residents of this great land of ours. American families gather together...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe pushes for land payout (November 25, 2009)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas hopes it can finally receive payment for millions of acres of stolen lands. The tribe lost about 5.5 million acres when the state of Texas...

Tim Giago: The final showdown with Chuck Trimble (November 25, 2009)

The latest diatribe against me by Chuck “Wobbie” Trimble is more of the same. A mixture of lies and half-truths disguised as fact. It is too bad that a man...