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February 26, 2010
School on Fort Belknap Reservation rebuilds after fire
A Catholic school on the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana reopened the doors to its new facility last month. The St. Paul's Catholic Mission School in Hays was...

Rosebud Sioux woman on trial for murdering boyfriend
Jennifer Ladd, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, went on trial this week on charges that she murdered a boyfriend she described as abusive Ladd, 37,...

Tribes: Hunting rights and the Treaty of Point No Point
"Now that the new year is under way, we, the elected leaders of the Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribes, would like to offer some perspective,...

Man accused of 'sweat lodge' deaths released from jail
James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru accused in connection with the deaths of three people at a "sweat lodge" in Arizona, was released from jail today after his bond...

Opinion: Native community depends on future of mine
"My Inupiaq family has lived in the northwest Arctic for generations. I am a NANA shareholder and I am employed by Teck Alaska at Red Dog zinc and lead...

Editorial: Concrete leadership needed for Year of Unity
"Gov. Mike Rounds certainly meant well when, in a nod to the 20th anniversary of the state's Year of Reconciliation, he proclaimed a Year of Unity that began a week...

Deadline approaches for Salazar in sacred site dispute
The deadline that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set for the controversial Cape Wind energy project in Massachusetts is approaching with no agreement in sight. Salazar hoped the developers, two tribes...

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation launches web site
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut finally has its own web site. Treasurer James Jackson told The New London Day that the tribe "has been a little behind...

Navajo chapter president signs deal to end ethics flap
The president of the Shiprock Chapter on the Navajo Nation resolved an ethics complaint that accused him of using $8,500 to buy a motorcycle for personal use. William Lee agreed...

Stillaguamish Tribe names former leaders in theft suit
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington says two former leaders cheated the tribe out of millions of dollars. A lawsuit in federal court says Edward L. Goodridge and his son Edward...

Wisconsin Assembly backs bill against Indian mascots
Public schools that use offensive Indian mascots, nicknames and imagery face fines under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly on Thursday. The bill sets up a process for people...

EchoHawk admits 'no way' to clear BIA school backlog
Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk acknowledged on Thursday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs won't ever clear a $1.3 billion backlog in school construction at the current rate of funding.

MinnPost: Red Lake facility sits unused after five years
Five years ago, construction was completed on a juvenile detention facility built on Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. It has never housed a single young person, and remains empty to this day.

Column: It's past time to get rid of 'Fighting Sioux' nick
"A year ago, my high school did what every school should do when cursed with a racially insensitive logo. It dropped it. In one sweet day last February, Denver...

Indian farmers wait on settlement over discrimination
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case continue to negotiate a potential settlement with the Department of Agriculture under Secretary Tom Vilsack. The class action lawsuit represents Indian farmers who were...

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