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February 4, 2010
Little Shell council member resigns in protest of chair
A council member for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana resigned in protest of President John Sinclair. John LaSalle said Sinclair has turned the tribe into the...

Bill supports nursing home on Pine Ridge Reservation
The South Dakota Senate Health Committee voted unanimously on a bill that would authorize a nursing home on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The state has banned new nursing homes over...

No charges for Navajo teen killed in Target parking lot
Police in Farmington, New Mexico, won't lay charges against a man who was driving a pickup truck that ran over and killed a teen from the Navajo Nation. Darius Lee,...

Man in border town wants to celebrate 'white' history
A man in Farmington, New Mexico, says the city's Community Relations Commission is excluding whites from its mission. Zang Wood complained that the commission has celebrated Indian, Hispanic and African-American...

Canada suspends funding over Blood Tribe police chief
The Canadian government has suspended law enforcement funding to the Blood Tribe of Alberta. The tribal police commission hired Allen Eli-Wolf Tail as chief of the Blood Tribe Police Service....

Oglala Sioux Tribe supports detox center in Whiteclay
Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls testified in support of a bill that would set aside alcohol tax revenue for health facilities, economic development and law enforcement near...

Colorado lawmaker withdraws anti-Indian mascot bill
A Colorado lawmaker will withdraw a bill that would have required schools with Indian mascots to gain state approval. Sen. Suzanne Williams (D) is Comanche and the only American...

Factions at Klamath battle for control of tribal council
State police in Oregon have intervened twice in recent months in response to an ongoing leadership dispute within the Klamath Tribes. Two factions are vying for control of the tribal...

Augustine Band contributes $20K towards Haiti relief
The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians of California is donated $20,000 for relief efforts in Haiti. The tribe is making the donation to the Salvation Army. The money will go...

Self-help guru indicted for deaths inside 'sweat lodge'
Self-help guru James Arthur Ray was indicted on three counts of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of three people at a "sweat lodge" he organized. Ray is accused...

McCain faces serious primary challenge for Senate bid
  Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Arizona), in various National Congress of American Indians appearances. Photos © Indianz.Com For the first time since joining the...

Phillip Martin, ex-Choctaw chief, taken off life support
Phillip Martin, the former longtime chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, was taken off life support and remained in critical condition as of this morning. Martin, 83,...

Coquille Tribe settles dispute over municipal services
The Coquille Tribe and the city of North Bend, Oregon, settled a dispute over municipal services. The tribe agreed to pay the city $275,000 for police, fire and sewer services...

Judge dismisses indictment against Aquash defendant
A Canadian man who is accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash will no longer face charges in federal court but a case in South Dakota...

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