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February 22, 2010
Elouise Cobell answers questions about settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

Indian Country losing more Capitol Hill advocates
Indian Country is losing some of its strongest advocates on Capitol Hill this year. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Rep. Patrick Kennedy...

US Attorney in Arizona to discuss reservation crime
Dennis Burke, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona, will discuss crime and public safety in Indian Country at a media briefing tomorrow. Burke will be joined by tribal leaders at the...

Interior announces action plan on tribal consultation
The Interior Department announced plans to develop a new consultation policy, saying it will support self-determination and self-governance by giving tribes a greater voice in shaping federal policies. Interior will...

Witness List: SCIA hearing on tribal budget priorities
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to examine tribal programs and initiatives in the fiscal year 2011 budget. The committee will hear from Obama administration...

Mark Trahant: Reaching consensus on Indian health
"President Barack Obama is hosting a health care summit Thursday at the Blair House. It will be televised live. We can all watch and judge the proposals for ourselves. That...

Groups file first brief over Chumash land-into-trust
Two groups filed their opening brief in a challenge to the land-into-trust application of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California. Preservation of Los Olivos (POLO) and Preservation...

Alaska Native village lifts ban on traditional dance
The Alaska Native village of Noorvik has lifted a longtime ban on ceremonial dancing. The ban was put in place when the Inupiat village was established in 1914. Quaker...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' not honoring Indian people
"As an English instructor at the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal College in Sisseton, S.D., I collected from a young Dakota woman a paper that mused on the collective virtue of...

Little Traverse chairman targeted in recall petition
The two top leaders of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan are the target of recall petition. Chairman Ken Harrington and vice chairman Dexter McNamara...

Derek Bailey: Tribes a part of Great Lakes solution
"Three decades ago many thought that the Great Lakes fisheries resources would be ruined by American Indian tribes exercising "treaty-fishing" rights. After the federal courts confirmed these treaty-reserved rights, the...

HuffPo: Palin's grandson receives care through IHS
Tripp Palin, the grandson of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), receives the "majority" of his health care through the Indian Health Service, according to court documents. Tripp is a...

Sokaogon Chippewa chair hospitalized for accident
Aryln Ackley, the chairman of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Wisconsin, has been hospitalized. Ackley, 59, was involved in a serious accident over the weekend, News of the North reported....

Editorial: Cayuga Nation tobacco battle a big issue
"The Cayuga County Legislature will vote Tuesday night on a resolution that asks state officials to pick up the legal bill for its fight against the Cayuga Indian Nation over...

Editorial: America slow to assist South Dakota tribe
"Americans’ response to natural disasters has been valiant. America has given nearly $2 billion to Haiti since their earthquake, which is just one of countless acts of international goodwill. Domestically...

Pueblo leader found guilty in fatal hit and run case
Lt. Governor Linda Diaz of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico was found guilty on Friday in connection with a fatal hit and run on the reservation. Jurors convicted Diaz,...

Laura Spurr, Nottawaseppi leader, passes on at 64
Laura Spurr, the chairwoman for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan, died on Friday. She was 64. Spurr was making a presentation at the casino owned...

Opinion: Tribes must make decisions on labor laws
"There’s an old adage that law professors like to use: Bad facts make bad law; in the area of tribal labor and employment law, watch out – if the facts...

Tim Giago: Sunday night movies at boarding school
There is a lot of power in a song. When all of your memories have nearly faded, it is surprising how a song can take you back in time and...

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