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January 11, 2010
Editorial: Congress must address land-into-trust ruling
"A controversial Supreme Court ruling last year blocks many American Indian tribes recognized by the U.S. Interior Secretary after 1934 from making more land-to-trust applications. The high court's Carcieri vs....

Quileute Nation upset with MSN.Com 'Twilight' feature
The Quileute Nation of Washington is expecting a public apology today from MSN.Com for an unauthorized video that was shot on the reservation as part of the Twilight saga. MSN...

IHS pushing for H1N1 flu vaccinations in Indian Country
The Indian Health Service is unveiling a public service announcement campaign to encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives to get vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu....

10th Circuit hears arguments over status of Osage land
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing arguments today in a case that will essentially determine whether the Osage Reservation still exists. Citing an act of Congress and actions...

Opinion: Tribal sovereignty and Cloverdale smoke shop
"Complaints about the American Indian run tobacco shop in Cloverdale have added fuel to a national controversy over the operation of smoke shops by Indian tribes and the taxes that...

Column: Rep. Honda drawn into tribal recognition mess
"On Highway 101 south of Gilroy, not far from the Pajaro River, a gently curving overpass lifts traffic above the railroad tracks as an expanse of land opens to the...

Steven Newcomb: Uncomfortable truth about Indian law
"For some 40 years now, Indian people have been attending law schools, getting their law degrees, passing bar exams, and entering the non-Indian legal profession. Federal Indian law attorneys are...

Guardian: Obama faces big problems in Indian Country
"Indian country begins where the serene prairie of Custer county gives way to the formidable rock spires marking out South Dakota's rugged Badlands. The road runs straight until the indistinguishable,...

Editorial: Approve wind farm over sacred site concerns
"Ken Salazar, the interior secretary, has decided that nine years of wrangling over a proposed wind farm off the Massachusetts coast must come to an end — even if...

Opinion: Sale of Crow Creek Sioux land affects all tribes
"On Dec. 4 an action was taken against Crow Creek tribal land near my district that shook the absolute foundations of Indian law all the way back to the 1800s....

Editorial: Richard Pombo a comeback voters don't need
"Here's one thing we don't have against the idea of Richard W. Pombo returning to Congress: He'll be a carpetbagger in the Central Valley district where he's planning a...

Tim Giago: Support for Oglala Sioux President Two Bulls
There are those who choose to take jobs that almost immediately make them unpopular, at least unpopular to those factions that are always on the opposing side. Theresa “Huck” Two...

Charles Trimble: Frontier mentality continues with guns
As a well-worn cliché has it, there is a frontier mentality in America that has not advanced much beyond its early years. This is much in evidence in the ongoing...

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