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February 24, 2010
Native Hawaiian recognition bill clears vote in House
The House voted 254-164 to approve H.R.2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. The vote fell along party lines. Among Democrats, 239 voted for the bill while only...

Editorial: Village won't recognize Oneida sovereignty
"Until the village of Hobart recognizes the sovereignty of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, we can expect a seemingly endless cycle of litigation. In the latest installment of...

Seattle Weekly: Native victims sue over priest abuse
"In a remote corner of Eastern Washington's Colville Indian Reservation, up a road that winds through sharp-edged, scrub-covered mountains to a plateau, sits a cluster of long, rectangular buildings. The...

North Dakota tribe benefits from energy development
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is benefiting from a boom in energy development on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The million-acre reservation sits atop a portion...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe opposes tower at sacred site
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says a television station shouldn't rebuild a broadcast tower on sacred Medicine Butte. KELO-TV built the tower 50 years ago, when...

Klamath Tribes close to deal to buy land near Portland
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon are close to a deal to purchase 385 acres near Portland. The tribe has been negotiating with Tom and Chris Maletis for six years. A...

Navajo council overrides veto of fundamental law bill
The Navajo Nation Council voted 67-11 to override a veto of a bill that addresses how disputes are handled under Dine Fundamental Law. The bill bars tribal court judges from...

Six people charged for stealing from Fort Peck Tribes
Six people pleaded not guilty in connection with the theft of $1 million from the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana. Two Interior Department employee and four tribal employees are accused...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe asserts control over school
A dispute over the firing of a school administrator on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana is getting thornier. The Northern Cheyenne Tribal School board trustees fired principal/superintendent Elberta Monroe...

New York governor proposes tobacco tax regulations
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) proposed regulations that would prevent cigarette manufacturers from selling products to tribal retailers. The regulations require manufacturers to limit sales to retailers that certify...

Cherokee Nation breaks ground on sixth dental clinic
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground on a dental clinic on Tuesday. The clinic in Salina will be the sixth in the tribe's system. It's an addition to...

GOP lawmaker delays Indian mascot bill in Wisconsin
A Republican lawmaker prevented the Wisconsin Assembly from passing a bill that bars schools from using Indian mascots. Rep. Stephen Nass objected to a final reading of the bill on...

BIA backs return of surplus land to Fond du Lac Band
The Bureau of Indian Affairs says 18 acres of surplus U.S. Coast Guard land should be returned to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota. Tribal...

BIA changes stance on Narragansett land acquisition
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has shifted its stance on a land acquisition for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island. In December, the BIA said it wouldn't try to obtain...

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