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February 18, 2010
Ho-Chunk Nation discusses gang activity at forum
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin held a forum to discuss what officials said is an increase in gang activity. Authorities said a female Native gang called Llama Mafia has about...

Trial continues for Pueblo leader's hit and run case
Testimony continued in the trial of a leader of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico who is accused in a fatal hit and run on the reservation. Lt. Governor Linda...

Column: Native woman's killer weeped only for self
"It wasn't until Wednesday that I realized I had sympathy for Joshua Wade. He was a murderer. A brutal, sloppy one. But as he told his story in an...

Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws city agreement
The Northern Arapaho Tribe has withdrawn a cooperative agreement with the city of Riverton, Wyoming, due to opposition from residents. The agreement would have addressed zoning, land-use planning, economic development...

Whiteclay bill headed for floor debate in Nebraska
A bill that would set aside $250,000 a year for health facilities, economic development and law enforcement near Whiteclay is headed for a debate on the floor of the Nebraska...

Pueblo woman facing DUI and child abuse charges
A woman from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico faces numerous charges for causing a head-on collision that injured her 3-year-old daughter and another person, state police said. Tyanne Ghahate, 28,...

Editorial: Find money for Oglala Sioux drug testing
"We were heartened by the Oglala Sioux Tribe's plan to perform hair follicle drug testing of all employees. In January, the tribal council approved an ordinance that would require everyone...

Cheyenne River Sioux eyes water system upgrade
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes the recent winter storm crisis on the reservation will lead to upgrades in the water system that serves the reservation. The...

British woman sells big Native collection for $44K
A British woman has sold large collection of Native paraphenalia for US$44,000, The Westmoreland Gazette reports. Irene Thompson inherited the items from her friend Charlie Clayton, who died in...

Inupiat youth on cultural exchange in Connecticut
Two young people from the Inupiat village of Point Lay, Alaska, are on a cultural exchange with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. Leslie...

Board takes no action on status of 'Fighting Sioux'
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education took no action on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota at a meeting today, The...

Navajo president vetoes changes to traditional law
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. vetoed a bill that would have changed the way disputes are handled under Dine Fundamental Law. The bill would have required Dine Fundamental Law...

Coast Miwok Tribe stands by ancestry of chairman
Members of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also known as the Coast Miwok Tribe, say their leader's ancestry is legitimate. Chairman Greg Sarris has led the tribe since...

Delvin Cree: Tribes endorsed candidate too quickly
"Before any other candidates can lick their lips and announce their candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., three chairperson's of North Dakota's Sioux...

Swinomish man dies during ceremony in longhouse
A 28-year-old member of the Swinomish Tribe of Washington died on Tuesday while participating in a ceremony at a longhouse. According to news reports, Romain James died of hyperthermia, or...

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