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January 18, 2010
MinnPost: Indian woman's fight to escape prostitution
"After losing her house and kids in 1996, Denise Ellis resorted to prostitution to support her crack habit. For 12 years, Ellis worked the streets, mostly around Bloomington Avenue in...

Doug George-Kanentiio: A Mohawk's review of 'Avatar'
The movie Avatar is a painful experience for Native people because we know the ending after the first minutes of the film. The plot describes the attempt by humans...

Mark Trahant: IHS Director Roubideaux on passing IHCIA
"The Indian health system is stuck in a world of conditional sentences. That’s a sentence with the phrase, “if … then.” If Congress passes health care reform, then …...

Interview with Elliott Levitas, attorney for Cobell case
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviews Elliott Levitas, a former U.S. Congressman from Georgia, about the Cobell Indian trust fund lawsuit. "Q: What is the significance of the Cobell case? A: This...

Robert Salgado, Soboba leader, placed in intensive care
Robert Salgado, a longtime leader of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, was placed in intensive care at the Loma Linda University Medical Center for an undisclosed ailment,...

Colorado lawmakers seek cut in Native tuition program
Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado are sponsoring a bill to cut the Native student tuition program at Fort Lewis College. The state currently covers the full tuition of every Native...

Editorial: Saginaw Chippewa land-into-trust a big issue
"The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is following the lead of many other Tribes across the country by purchasing land, then asking that the land be put into trust by the...

Sen. Dorgan describes priorities for last year in office
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) said he will continue an "aggressive fight" in his last year in the Senate and as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. In a...

North Dakota tribes commend Sen. Dorgan for service
News from the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota. The tribes of North Dakota will miss Sen. Byron Dorgan's leadership on policy and legislation affecting Native Americans when he...

Charles Trimble: Dreaming of a new Oglala Sioux empire
The following story came to me in an email, and I imagine it’s making the rounds through the entire Indian Internet circuit even as I write this. I’m told the...

Tim Giago: No honor in 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee
The United States Army has a flag with battle streamers that it breaks out for important parades and celebrations. One streamer is inscribed, “Pine Ridge 1890 – 1891.” The battle...

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