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January 19, 2010
New York governor puts Indian tobacco tax in new budget
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is proposing to collect taxes on the sale of tobacco to non-Indians. Paterson and his predecessors have declined to issue regulations that would force...

Salish Kootenai College chooses professor as president
Luana K. Ross will take over as president of Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana on July 1. Ross is a member of the Confederated Salish and...

New Native American $1 coin goes on sale at end of week
The new 2010 Native American $1 coin goes on sale this Friday at noon Eastern Time. A roll of 25 coins will cost $35.95 through the U.S. Mint. The theme...

Yurok Tribe receives $1M for Early Head Start program
The Yurok Tribe of California received a $1 million grant to start an Early Head Start program. The grant came from the Department of Health and Human Services. The tribe...

Editorial: Pass legislation for Cedar Band tax exemption
"Representatives of the Cedar Band of the Paiute Tribe gave an informational presentation to the Iron County Commission recently about its pursuit of its own tax code. The main purpose...

Shunned Mashpee Wampanoags welcomed back to tribe
Four members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts who were shunned after questioning tribal leaders have been welcomed back into the tribe. Michelle Hughes Fernandes, Stephanie Tobey-Roderick, Amelia Bingham...

Editorial: Navajo Code Talkers pass on military tradition
"Once a Marine, always a Marine. That certainly held true recently when two Bloomfield Marines being recognized by family for their military service in Iraq and Afghanistan were surprised...

Natives in Saskatchewan suffer highest rate of diabetes
Native women and Native men in Saskatchewan suffer from the highest rates of diabetes in the province, according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The incidence...

Two tribes pursuing plants to convert waste into energy
Two tribes, one in South Dakota and another in Wisconsin, are looking to develop plants that will convert waste into energy. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe signed a memorandum of...

White House: Demanding some justice for Native women
"All Americans should be heartened by the recent announcement that the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Eric Holder, is strengthening its commitment to fighting crimes of...

Tule River Tribe goes to polls to choose council members
Members of the Tule River Tribe of California went to the polls on Saturday to choose four council members. Ryan Garfield and Nacho James Diaz were re-elected to the...

Cherokee deputy chief Grayson won't seek another term
Joe Grayson, the deputy principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, won't run for another term. Grayson was first elected to the post in 2003 and was re-elected...

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