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January 21, 2010
Sophie Pierre: Series on treaties in British Columbia
"In British Columbia, treaty making is unfinished business that is costing the provincial economy billions of dollars because of continuing uncertainty over ownership of millions of acres of land. This...

Chickasaw firm secures land consolidation contract
Chickasaw Nations Industries, the economic development corporation of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, has landed a contract for the Indian land consolidation program for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. CNI...

Oneida Nation to help launch Native American $1 coin
The Oneida Nation of New York will help launch the new 2010 Native American $1 coin at an event next week. Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter and officials from...

Cook Inlet Tribal Council shares donated Ugg boots
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc., the social services arm of Cook Inlet Region Inc., will share about 2.900 pairs of Ugg boots with needy families. Cook Inlet is working...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on tribal unemployment
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee. will hold an oversight hearing next Thursday on unemployment in Indian Country. The hearing will take place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate...

Jim Kent: An Oglala Sioux takeover in January 2000
"Chief Red Cloud once said "we do not want riches, but we do want to teach our children well." I thought of those words last week while visiting Lakota elder...

Three Affiliated Tribes chairman seeks second term
Marcus Levings, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, will seek a second term in office. Levings, 43, was elected in November 2006. So...

Agua Caliente Band gets $1.8M grant for road work
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will use a $1.8 million stimulus grant for road work in California. The tribe will pay for widening, realigning and other work on...

Gyasi Ross's Rez Rules #1: Growing up with Journey
"In order to live/appreciate/know the Rez, you have to live/appreciate/know Journey. All you Santa Fe weirdos dying your hair black and figuring out your Cherokee grandma stories (or keeping...

MPR: Study examines Ojibwe artisans in Minnesota
"A new University of Minnesota study suggests that if helped, Native American artists could become a major economic asset to the state. Demographer Ann Markusen and writer Marcie Rendon,...

Mississippi Choctaw business cuts over half of staff
IKBI, Inc., a general contracting firm owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has eliminated over half of its workforce. The firm laid off 47 people last week. That...

Interview with Cherokee actor Wes Studi of 'Avatar'
Brad Balfour interviews Wes Studi, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma who stars in the award-winning hit Avatar. "Q: Avatar's native characters have some characteristics like indigenous...

House due to consider three Indian water rights bills
The House is due to consider three Indian water rights bills today. The bills are: • H.R.1065, the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act, affecting the White Mountain...

House approves update to Indian Arts and Crafts Act
The House passed H.R. 725, the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009, by a voice vote on Wednesday. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 requires products...

Tracey Fischer: A tax opportunity for Indian Country
"The Internal Revenue Service has designated Jan. 29 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. At Oweesta we work with Native communities to help them build financial assets, and...

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