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February 11, 2010
Agencies miss deadline for tribal consultation plans
Several federal agencies failed to complete their tribal consultation policies despite given 90 days by President Barack Obama, Indian Country Today reports. The Departments of the Interior, Justice, Treasury and...

Adam Beach to make film about revered Native vet
Adam Beach announced plans to star in a film about Tommy Prince, Canada's most decorated Native veteran. Prince (1915-1977) was a member of the Brokenhead First Nation in Manitoba....

City residents oppose Northern Arapaho agreement
A cooperative agreement between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the city of Riverton, Wyoming, is running into local opposition. Every resident who spoke at a special meeting on Tuesday...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk firm on member rules
"Native people, like all Canadians, have been, in this generation, caught up in a whirl of social, economic, ecological and political changes over which we have only marginal influence. We...

Shoshone leader's domestic violence case dropped
A domestic violence case against Bruce Parry, a leader of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, has been dropped, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Bruce Grant Parry, 70,...

Pojoaque Pueblo claims tax exemption for property
Pojoaque Pueblo and the state of New Mexico appear to be headed towards resolution of a property tax dispute. The tribe bought the 139-acre La Mesita Ranch in 2008. The...

Phillip Martin, former Choctaw chief, hailed as Moses
Over 1,000 people attended funeral services for Phillip Martin, the former longtime chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Martin died February 4 at the age of 83....

Coeur d'Alene Tribe at odds with county over police
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Benewah County, Idaho, are providing different accounts of law enforcement on the reservation. The tribe had a cross-deputization agreement with the county. Sheriff Bob Kirts...

Hoopa Valley Tribe votes against Klamath dam deal
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California won't be signing the Klamath Hydropower Settlement Agreement or the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. The Interior Department announced a settlement last year that would...

Obesity in Indian youth linked to death by age of 55
Indian children who are obese or have high blood sugar levels are more than twice as likely to die before the age of 55 than others, according to a study...

Inquest set for Indian man who died in Montana jail
An inquest into the death of A.J. LongSoldier at a jail in Hill County, Montana, will be held March 18. LongSoldier, 18, died last November after complaining of feeling...

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe stands to lose big grant
The state of Montana is proposing to cut a $417,000 grant to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The state received $4.9 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Oglala Sioux Tribe amends employee drug test plan
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota amended its plans to test all employees for drugs. Employees with hair too short for a follicle test will have to submit to...

USA Today Blog: World ignoring South Dakota tribes
"No photos or video of sweet suffering faces. No popular vacation landscape for a backdrop. No personal connective ties. Are those the reasons the natural disaster in the Great...

Eastern Cherokees oppose building near sacred site
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina says a proposed Duke Energy electrical station will harm Kituwah, the tribe's ancestral home. Kituwah is the birthplace of the...

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