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January 8, 2010
Yvette Roubideaux: The real meessage about H1N1 flu
"This week, my colleagues in the Department of Health and Human Services and I will be reaching out to Americans across the country to amplify a message we’ve been delivering...

Judge to proceed with trial over Crow Creek auction
A federal judge will go ahead with a trial over an Internal Revenue Service auction of 7,100 acres owned by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The IRS...

Redding Rancheria purchase ranch property for $4M
The Redding Rancheria of California purchased a 64-acre ranch for $4 million. The Lowry Ranch sits adjacent to the reservation. The tribe hasn't decided what do with the land, although...

Tom Goldtooth: Native people seek action on climate
"The Indigenous Environmental Network took a delegation of 12 Native people from the United States and Canada to the 15th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Conference...

Former Fort Peck investigator sentenced for murder
Robert War Club, a former criminal investigator for the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana, was sentenced to life in prison on a first-degree murder charge. War Club, 49, was convicted...

Elise Patkotak: Booze wars in Alaska Native villages
"As a veteran of the Barrow Booze Wars, my heart goes out to the good people of the Bethel region as they wrestle with a problem that seems all too...

Boy's death in fire on reserve treated as a homicide
An 11-year-old boy who was in foster care died in a house fire on the Shamattawa First Nation in Manitoba last weekend. The boy's death is being treated as...

Donald Pelotte, first Indian bishop, dies after illness
Donald Pelotte, an Abenaki man from Maine who was the first Native American Roman Catholic bishop, died in Florida on Thursday after being hospitalized for an apparent stroke. He was...

Salazar to meet with tribes over wind energy project
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet with the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe next Wednesday as part of an effort to address their concerns about a...

Tribes oppose transfer of bison to Ted Turner's ranch
The InterTribal Bison Cooperative opposes a plan to transfer up to 74 bison from Yellowstone National Park to a ranch owned by media mogul Ted Turner. The Fort Belknap...

Obama to re-nominate Cherokee woman for DOJ post
President Barack Obama will re-nominate Mary L. Smith, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, to a top Department of Justice post, according to news reports. Smith, an...

Report points to high rate of abuse at juvenile centers
In the first study of its kind, the Department of Justice said 12 percent of incarcerated juveniles have been raped or sexually abused at juvenile centers in the past year....

Former Congressman Pombo makes return to politics
Former Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), who made Indian issues a priority in his final years in Congress, is planning a return to Capitol Hill. Pombo will seek the Republican...

Delvin Cree: Indian Country affected by Dorgan's exit
"What a surprising blow to Indian Country. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., announced he will not seek another term as senator. As chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, he has...

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