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Johnny Flynn: Confessions from an Indian militant (November 30, 2009)

"I am an Indian militant. It is a name I wear with some ambivalence—like “Indian”—not my choice, but the alternatives for the sake of political correctness do not have the...

Quileute Nation won't translate phrase in 'Twilight' (November 30, 2009)

Members of the Quileute Nation of Washington won't translate a key phrase in the latest "Twilight" film. Actor Taylor Lautner, who is not Indian, spoke in the Quileute language that...

Comanche Nation agency preserves sacred eagle (November 30, 2009)

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma is helping tribal members obtain eagle feathers and parts without going through the long federal process. Sia, the tribe's Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, raises and maintains eagles....

Bill helps public schools get rid of Indian mascots (November 30, 2009)

On November 19, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) introduced H.R.4152, the Native Act to Transform Imagery in Various Environments. The bill encourages public schools to discontinue the use of Indian...

Alaska Natives hospitalized for flu at highest rate (November 30, 2009)

Alaska Natives in Anchorage are more likely to be hospitalized for H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, than any other group, according to a federal-state study. Of the 59...

Mark Trahant: Health reform bill tests democracy (November 30, 2009)

"The month of December promises to be full of drama: Will the Senate pass health care reform? Is there enough time to debate the hundreds of expected amendments before Christmas?...

Maliseet Chief: Address Maine settlement issues (November 30, 2009)

"I commend President Barack Obama for recently holding an important meeting with the nation’s tribal leaders. As chief executives of our respective governments, we both took oaths of office. While...

Tracey Fischer: Superheroes and tribal leadership (November 30, 2009)

"Tribal leaders hear all about how they should run their governments to achieve economic success: “Separate business from politics.” “Seek out and form partnerships with the federal government and...

Mary Annette Pember: Obama meets tribes in DC (November 30, 2009)

"I noted that President Obama had a little trouble getting the last pen out of the box when he signed a presidential memorandum on tribal consultation during the Tribal...

Democracy Now: An hour with Buffy Sainte-Marie (November 30, 2009)

"AMY GOODMAN: Today an hour of conversation and song with award-winning folk icon, Buffy Sainte-Marie. In the turbulent 1960s, she was just out of college but already famous for...

Editorial: IHS hospital risks shutdown over money (November 30, 2009)

"Pine Ridge Indian Health Service has its work cut out for it. Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) told IHS they had only weeks to improve...

Lynne Harlan: Eastern Cherokees fight for culture (November 30, 2009)

"This week, several members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians faced federal charges for poaching plants in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They were not the first tribal...

Column: Native language revived on city's streets (November 30, 2009)

"On the south side of King Street, between the Caltrain station and AT&T Park, are 104 small brass plaques embedded in the sidewalk. On them are engraved all of...

Interview: Amanda Blackhorse, 'Redskins' plaintiff (November 30, 2009)

Above The Law, a blog that focus on the legal industry, interviewed Amanda Blackhorse, a member of the Navajo Nation who is the lead plaintiff in a new complaint against...

DOI changes location of Alaska tribal consultation (November 30, 2009)

The Interior Department has moved this week's tribal consultation session to a new location. The session will take place Wednesday, December 2, at the Hilton Hotel Anchorage Alaska from 9...

NMAI hosts holiday art market in DC and New York (November 30, 2009)

The National Museum of the American Indian is hosting the annual Holiday Art Market this weekend. Over 60 Native artists will be showcasing their works at the NMAI in Washington,...

House Resources hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts (November 30, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing this Wednesday on H.R. 725, the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990...

Senate Indian Affairs meeting, hearing this week (November 30, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and oversight hearing this Thursday. The meeting will focus on pending business. The committee is expected to take up on...