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January 6, 2010
Navajos in Utah reach settlement for trust fund case
Members of the Navajo Nation who live in Utah reached a $33 million settlement with the state over the management of the Utah Navajo Trust Fund. The deal provides...

Congress gets more time to act on Cobell settlement
February 28 is the new deadline for Congress to take action on the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement. The Cobell plaintiffs and the Department of Justice agreed to an extension after...

Salazar sets deadline on wind project and sacred site
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set a March 1 deadline for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to reach an agreement with the developer of a proposed...

Melvin Martin: Gangs a big problem in Indian Country
The setting for this short tale of extreme woe: my Uncle Vernon's house at the "Indian Ghetto" (a district of subsidized housing units) in North Rapid City, South Dakota, mid-February...

Mark Trahant: Some resoluting on Indian tobacco use
"A story in Indian Country Today reported about the Tulalip Tribe’s tobacco cessation effort. “Here at Tulalip and throughout Indian country we face an uphill battle in addressing use of...

Tim Giago: Addressing misconceptions about Indians
It is always something special to start a new column in a new year. Many of us just assume that the New Year will be better than the old year....

Gavin Clarkson: Alabama-Coushattas wait for payout
"In a nation where a trillion dollars can be earmarked for Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of billions of dollars can be quickly approved for bank bailouts, it's easy to...

Editorial: A long overdue settlement to Cobell lawsuit
"It took nearly 14 years of litigation, three administrations and two contempt citations against Cabinet secretaries, but Native Americans are finally poised to receive some measure of restitution from the...

Tribal foe from Connecticut a possible Senate hopeful
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D), a noted critic of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and of federal Indian policy, could launch a campaign for the U.S. Senate in the...

Dorgan announces plans to retire after 30 years in DC
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee,announced his plans to retire after 30 years of service in the nation's capitol. Dorgan became chairman of...

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