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January 7, 2010
Pine Ridge woman gets $650K settlement for assault
The federal government has agreed to pay $650,000 to a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who was sexually assaulted by a military recruiter who came to...

Arrests of Taos Pueblo members expunged by court
The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday expunged the arrests of 32 people -- most from Taos Pueblo -- who were jailed after a judge said they became too unruly...

Lawmakers meet over Haskell University leadership
Staffers for Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas) met with Bureau of Indian Education to discuss leadership issues at Haskell Indian Nations University,...

Judge rules in Yakama Nation tobacco taxation case
Sales of tobacco to non-Indians can be taxed by the state of Washington, a federal judge ruled in a case involving the Yakama Nation. The judge said a 9th Circuit...

Millions coming to Montana under Cobell settlement
Tribal members in Montana could receive at least $14.4 million or as much as $43.2 million under the Cobell settlement. The Great Falls Tribune reports. Montana is home to 28,805...

BIA opens applications for energy internship program
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications for the Tribal Energy Student Internship Program. Twelve post-secondary students will be selected for the program, which runs May 25 through August...

Court calls for new trial in Kickapoo corruption case
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday lifted the convictions of three people who are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas....

Interior plans stricter process for oil and gas leases
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced reforms to the oil and gas leasing process that he said will reverse the Bush administration's "anywhere, anyhow" view of drilling. Salazar said the Bureau...

Editorial: Resolve tribal objections over wind project
"The Obama administration will risk forfeiting any claim to leadership in green energy if Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar does not quickly resolve the last sticking point in the...

White House won't object to Salazar leaving Interior
Update: Ken Salazar will not be leaving the Obama administration to run for governor of Colorado. White House officials are encouraging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to continue working for...

Yellow Bird: Reflecting on changes in tribal traditions
"Indian culture and identity make important contributions, not only to our people but also to the rest of the nation and world. But when you look back down history’s...

North Dakota tribe thanks Dorgan for years of service
Sen. Byron Dorgan with Marcus D. Levings (seated) and former council member Malcolm Wolf during a visit to the Fort Berthold Reservation in September 2008. Photo © Three Affiliated...

Charles Trimble: Some thoughts on Lakota spirituality
The reader response to my recent column published in Indian Country Today and indianz.com, “On Being a Nobody,” was mostly positive. Actually, I didn’t really expect any response, since it...

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