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February 1, 2010
Mark Trahant: Transparency and Indian Health Service
"Paul Levy’s Running A Hospital “is a blog started by a CEO of a large Boston hospital to share thoughts about hospitals, medicine, and health care issues.” The postings started...

Charles Trimble: Victimhood and a young Indian writer
There is a younger columnist whose writing has caught my attention in recent times. I have been greatly impressed by, first of all, his good writing style. He talks to...

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 20
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will be observed March 20 for the fourth year. Ti-chee, a non-profit, is organizing a series of events on the Lummi Nation in Washington. Organizer...

Boy killed by pack of dogs on Canoe Lake First Nation
A boy on the Canoe Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan died after being attacked by a pack of dogs. The boy was walking from his home to his cousin's...

Obama seeks $4.4B for Indian Health Service budget
President Barack Obama is proposing a $4.4 billion budget for the Indian Health Service. According to a fact sheet just posted by the White House Office of Management and Budget,...

Architect files lawsuit against Navajo council speaker
An Arizona architect has filed a lawsuit against Navajo Nation Council Speaker Lawrence Morgan and the speaker's chief of staff in Navajo Nation court. Will Graven, the owner of North...

Secretary Salazar to announce fiscal year 2011 budget
Secretary Ken Salazar will announce the Interior Department budget at 1pm EST today. The presentation will be webcast. Visit for the link. Budget documents will be available at...

Power returning to Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
Power is being restored to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, which was hit by a major winter storm on January 21. Most people have electricity again...

Opinion: Cobell trust settlement addresses land issues
"The close of 2009 saw resolution of a nearly invisible but monumental problem facing America’s first, and one of its most disadvantaged, populations. The settlement of Cobell v. Salazar, a...

Marc Simmons: Clothing of the Pueblos of New Mexico
"I was reading an article recently by Marian Rodee, a noted expert on Pueblo textiles and clothing. She described a prehistoric shirt found intact in a cliff dwelling and compared...

Deadline approaches to approve trust fund settlement
February 28 is the deadline for Congress to approve the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement but attorneys for the plaintiffs and the Obama administration remain hopeful. The original deadline...

Delvin Cree: Census counts especially on reservations
"A new motto should encourage American Indians to complete the U.S. Census and the updating of tribal enrollments. The slogan, “Do the Indian Census Roll” should be the mind-catching phrase...

Editorial: It's time to get rid of offensive 'Reds' mascot
"It's time for the Reds to go. The Eaton High School mascot — a cartoon figure of a shirtless, scowling American Indian in a loin cloth and leather pants...

Tim Giago: Natives finding true voice as Independents
Like millions of other Americans I watched the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama almost as a moth drawn to a flame. I saw something afoot that...

Yakama Nation chooses new chairman of tribal council
The Yakama Nation of Washington named Harry Smiskin as chairman of the tribal council. Smiskin, 57, is a former tribal police chief. He was recently acquitted of all charges in...

Kevin Abourezk: The search for solutions at Whiteclay
"Bruce BonFleur sees more than desperation, more than sadness in the eyes of the men and women he meets every day on the dusty streets of Whiteclay. He sees...

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