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February 25, 2010
Opinion: Hope flows again through Klamath River deal
"The river rose last night. Three inches of rain in 36 hours, a neighbor reported. Hopefully, somewhere in the high country that translates into the beginnings of an ample...

North Dakota tribe sees $1M a month in oil production
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota has hit an oil production benchmark, The Bismarck Tribune reports. The tribe and its members are receiving more than $1 million...

Maine tribes welcome executive order on consultation
Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) signed an executive order that directs state agencies to consult with tribes before developing legislation, rules or policies that affect them. The order directs agencies...

Commerce secretary addresses Indian business meet
Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke spoke at the 2010 Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas on Monday. Locke told attendees that tribes will be included in the jobs...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raised $400K after storm
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has raised about $400,000 to help its members recover from a severe winter storm. About 14,000 people on the reservation lost power...

DOJ brief backs Cayuga Nation in tobacco tax dispute
The Department of Justice has submitted an amicus brief in a tobacco tax case involving the Cayuga Nation of New York, The Auburn Citizen reports. Authorities in Cayuga and Seneca...

DOI solicitor hosts meeting for Indian law practitioners
Hilary Tompkins, the Solicitor at the Department of the Interior, is reaching out to Indian law practitioners. Tompkins, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native person and...

Students donned headdresses and warpaint at games
Indian students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln say the school was slow to address two incidents in which football fans wore "headdresses" and donned "warpaint" at tames last November. Members...

EarthTalk: Update on nuclear waste storage and tribes
"Dear EarthTalk: Some time ago there were issues with Native American tribes storing nuclear waste on their land, something that was both unhealthy to the communities and caused considerable controversy...

Editorial: Potawatomi leader supports school's mascot
"Critics say Indian mascots and logos negatively stereotype Native Americans. Proponents, like those in Mishicot, say retaining the logos shows respect to Native American tradition and culture. Mishicot was named...

Wind farm company offered $1M in sacred site dispute
The developers of the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts offered $1 million to the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe, The Martha's Vineyard Times reports. A tribal member told the paper that the...

Aquinnah Wampanoag health director recalled to duty
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is saying goodbye to its health director. Ron MacLaren started working for the tribe in February 2006. He is leaving because he was recalled...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds budget hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing this afternoon to examine tribal programs and initiatives in the fiscal year 2011 budget. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm. The witness...

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