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January 20, 2010
Soo Tribe's former police chief charged with 15 counts
Correction: Fred Paquin was NOT hired as police chief by the city of St. Ignace. According to a local news report, he was among four candidates who were narrowed down...

School points to improvements among Indian students
A public school district in California says test scores among Indian students are improving, along with relations between Indian and Hispanic students. About 75 percent of the student body...

Tribal college on Crow Reservation celebrates 30 years
Little Big Horn College, a tribal college on the Crow Reservation in Montana, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The Crow Tribe chartered the college in 1980. The school had...

Little Traverse Bay Bands pursues energy development
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan will use a $80,200 stimulus grant to pursue two energy projects. One is a wind project. The tribe will purchase...

Colorado lawmaker defends Indian tuition program bill
A Colorado lawmaker says her bill would not eliminate the Native student tuition program at Fort Lewis College. Rep. Karen Middleton (D) says the bill will cut $1.8 million from...

Editorial: Congress should investigate tribal TANF now
"Congress and the California Legislature must immediately investigate the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program for Native American tribes that has served the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians since 2002. Actually,...

Turtle Talk: Supreme Court discusses tribal sovereigns
"Today, the Supreme Court held that two non-sovereign entities may intervene in an original jurisdiction case. Of note, it appears that for the first time, the Court allowed a non-sovereign...

Opinion: Chinook Nation deserving of federal recognition
"Anyone who has traveled the 152-mile stretch of the Columbia in a small boat or canoe from Bonneville Dam to Fort Clatsop knows of the dangers at any time of...

Bill seeks to regulate 'ceremonies' off the reservation
Three Indian lawmakers in Arizona are sponsoring a bill that would regulate sweat lodges and other "ceremonies" that take place off the reservation. Last year, three people died after...

Opinion: Indian trust beneficiaries finally getting paid?
"It’s not true that every Native American gets a fat check each month. It's definitely myth that the government pays them a monthly allotment for land White people took from...

Mark Trahant: Starting over on Indian health reform bill
"Did health care reform die at the ballot box? I’ve been reading on Twitter how pleased Republicans are with Scott Brown’s win for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. It’s a game...

Seneca Nation prepares for battle over cigarette taxes
The Seneca Nation isn't surprised by the state's latest attempt to impose tobacco taxes on the reservation, a tribal leader said. J.C. Seneca, the chair of the tribe's foreign relations...

Champion boxer to train youth on Flathead Reservation
Marvin Camel, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana, returned home to the Flathead Reservation on Tuesday. Camel, a two-time world champion boxer, said he...

Obama nominates two tribal members to key positions
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate two tribal members to posts within his administration. Michael F. Tillman, a member of the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska, was nominated to...

Lac du Flambeau Band without president for two months
The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin has gone without a president for two months. Carl Edwards abruptly resigned on November 23, 2009. But the...

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