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January 14, 2010
Native corporations to help Shell with off-shore drilling
Two Alaska Native village corporations have entered into a partnership with Shell to provide services for off-shore drilling operations. Olgoonik Corp., the corporation for the village of Wainwright, will serve...

Scott Bear Don't Walk: Being the 'Indian Rhodes Scholar'
"“Weren’t you the Indian Rhodes Scholar?” she said, as I shivered in her doorway holding my pizza delivery bag, wearing my “Red Pies Over Montana” polyester shirt and ball...

Minnesota gubernatorial candidates attend Indian forum
All 10 Democratic candidates for governor of Minnesota are scheduled to attend a forum on Indian issues tonight. Several groups, including the Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota and the Wellstone...

Family seeks apology for 1869 conviction of Native chief
The descendants of Anyitzachist, a chief of the Hesquiaht First Nation of British Columbia, is seeking an apology for the 1869 conviction and hanging of their ancestor. Anyitzachist was accused...

Former Indian center director seeks to avoid time in jail
Edward Smiley, the former director of the Farmington Indian Center in Farmington, New Mexico, has asked to enter a pre-prosecution diversion program on charges that he stole more than...

Opinion: American Indian wisdom and the environment
"It was encouraging news recently from the EPA that they intend to tighten the laws pertaining to air pollution. To bring the matter close to home, Sumter's increasingly smoke-laden air...

Column: Haskell offers haven for Indian basketball stars
"The bus bounced along the highway from Eagle Butte, S.D., to Lawrence, Kan., covering the almost 700-mile trip in about 16 hours. Folded into one of the seats, 6-foot-10...

Editorial: Osage Nation Chief Gray a 'radical' tribal leader
"Osage Chief Jim Gray believes his tribe has a reservation and that its boundaries are the same as Osage County’s. This means Pawhuska and even parts of Tulsa are in...

Massachusetts tribes discuss concerns about wind farm
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe were cautious after meeting with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about a controversial wind farm in Massachusetts. The tribes met with...

Cedar Band plans to start construction on travel center
The Cedar Band of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah plans to break ground this summer on a travel center. The $9 million Wai’ani Eagle Travel Center would be located...

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe says officers acted illegally
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington admitted two officers acted outside of their authority when they stopped and detained three non-Indian men off the reservation. The tribe fired Gus...

Nearly third of Native female teens involved in violence
Nearly a third of American Indian and Alaska Native teens were involved in serious fights or attacks in the past year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported....

White House silent on official apology to Native peoples
President Barack Obama has yet to acknowledge the federal government's official apology to Native peoples, which was signed into law late last year with little fanfare or public notice. Obama...

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