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Navajo Nation set to vote on government initiatives (December 7, 2009)

Members of the Navajo Nation will vote December 15 on two government reform initiatives. The first reduces the size of the Navajo Nation Council from 88 delegates to 24 delegates....

New Mexico refunds tax refunds to Indian veterans (December 7, 2009)

The state of New Mexico is refunding income taxes to Indian veterans that were illegally withheld for 30 years. Indian veterans who live on reservations and served in the military...

Billy Frank: Sense of place and treaty fishing rights (December 7, 2009)

"Our five senses combine in another sense that is important to all of us as human beings: a sense of place. It is a powerful sense, it takes time to...

Column: Redskins owner should know better by now (December 7, 2009)

"I had a rather enlightening conversation with a friend who is on the board of UNITY, the organization of journalists of color. We spoke of our childhoods and I mentioned...

Michael Eshkibok: Colonization and 'Fighting Sioux' (December 7, 2009)

"Why are Indian sports logos still are at UND and so hard to get rid of? The best way to explain this is what’s known as the “process of colonization.”...

Delvin Cree: Corruption and theft in Indian Country (December 7, 2009)

"Since the birth of tribal reservations created by our ancestors and the U.S. government, these same land boundaries have been a safe haven for many criminals who have at times...

Andy Joseph: Speak up to Indian children about sex (December 7, 2009)

"If you look back at the history and traditions of just about any tribe in America you will find coming of age ceremonies that mark an important passage for young...

Tim Giago: A place for Indian time in this busy world (December 7, 2009)

"When we are young it seems that time is either too short or too long. Summer vacations are much too fast and it seems like the school year is forever....

Indian Affairs Committee meeting and two hearings (December 7, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and two hearings this Wednesday, December 9. The meeting focuses on pending issues. An agenda hasn't been posted online but...

Native women's organization loses funding sources (December 7, 2009)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Department of Health and Human Services have suspended funds to Cangleska amid a financial review. Cangleska operates a shelter on the...

Column: Church apology comes late for the Lenape (December 7, 2009)

"Well, it's about time . . . Eight days ago, members of New York's Lenape tribe joined with representatives of one of America's oldest Protestant Churches, the Collegiate Church, for...

Mark Trahant: Health care system tied to economy (December 7, 2009)

"There is much talk about the recession reaching bottom. The economy at a turning point. Again. The proof, at least this time, was the drop in the national unemployment rate...