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February 19, 2010
Job Ad: Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe Legislative Associate
JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 9, 2010 JOB TITLE: SELF-GOVERNANCE LEGISLATIVE ASSOCIATE REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe STATUS: Exempt, Full Time with Benefits JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for...

Quileute Tribe mourns loss of carver and weaver
The Quileute Tribe of Washington is mourning the loss of two important elders. Terry Jones, 54, was a carver and fisherman who was well liked on the reservation. He died...

Northern Cheyenne man admits to killing daughter
A man from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the death of his 6-year-old daughter. Adrian Gary Goodbear, 34, admitted he severely...

Editorial: Actions must come with words of 'unity'
"This morning, during a ceremony at the South Dakota Capitol, officials from state government and the nine Native American tribes in South Dakota will gather to proclaim the 2010 Year...

Pueblo leader takes the stand in hit and run case
Lt. Governor Linda Diaz of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico testified in her hit and run trial on Thursday. Diaz, 52, repeatedly denied knowing that she struck someone with...

Paper gets 1948 arrest log of border town mayor
The Gallup Independent recently obtained an arrest log that shows Gallup, New Mexico, Mayor Harry Mendoza was arrested for "aiding and abetting" the sexual assault of a Zuni Pueblo...

St. Regis Mohawk senior housing units already full
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has yet to break ground on a senior housing project but all of the units are already filled. The tribe will add...

Notah Begay joins golfer Tiger Woods for apology
"Tiger Woods’ good friend, Navajo golfer Notah Begay III, was in the front row as his friend apologized for his well-publicized infidelities just minutes ago. “I think Tiger really...

Tribal leaders await Year of Unity in South Dakota
Tribal leaders in South Dakota are waiting to see what the "Year of Unity" means for tribal-state relations. Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Chairman Michael Jandreau is pleased Gov. Mike Rounds...

Column: Lawmaker offers to sue Whiteclay stores
"Omaha Sen. Tom White has offered his solution to the Whiteclay alcohol problem: Sue the beer distributors. There is so much alcohol sold by four businesses -- the equivalent of...

Wampanoag man hired by wind farm developers
A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has been hired by the developers of the controversial Cape Wind. Jeffrey Madison, an attorney and former tribal council member,...

Harold Monteau: Indian preference for sovereignty
"I recently had to help head off an attempt by a misguided non-Indian tribal attorney who told the tribe their tribal preference law was adverse to federal law and would...

BIA ordered to pay $400K to former police officer
A former Bureau of Indian Affairs officer won a $400,000 judgment against the agency for malicious prosecution Judge Justin Quackenbush said the BIA fired Duane Garvais because he investigated...

VOA News: First Nations represented at Olympics
"One of the Inuit people's native symbols is being used as the the logo for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Members of the indigenous tribe live in some of the...

Young Navajo soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan
Alejandro Yazzie, a 23-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, died while serving in Afghanistan. Yazzie served in the U.S. Marines. He died on February 16 while supporting a combat operation,...

GOP lawmaker expects vote on Native Hawaiians
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, said the House might vote next week on H.R.2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009....

Cherokee tribes discuss sacred site with company
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians met with Duke Energy to discuss an electrical station near Kituwah, the ancestral Cherokee home....

Death of Puyallup man in smokehouse an accident
The death of a member of the Puyallup Tribe of Washington in a traditional smokehouse has been ruled an accident. Romain James was 29, not 28 as earlier reported. He...

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