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March 1, 2010
Mark Trahant: IHS not mentioned at Blair House summit
"I didn’t figure the Indian health system would be a huge agenda item at the Blair House bipartisan meeting last week. On paper, at least, the Indian Health Care Improvement...

Ex-boyfriend charged with murdering Native teen girl
The ex-boyfriend of a 17-year-old Native girl has been charged with her murder. Ronald Joseph Racette Jr., 19, is accused of stabbing Sandi Lynn Malcolm on the Ebb and Flow...

First Nation moves closer to recovering land in dispute
The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation is moving closer to reclaiming the Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario. The park was the site of a high profile dispute...

Young Navajo soldier killed in Afghanistan laid to rest
Family and friends paid tribute to Alejandro J. Yazzie, a member of the Navajo Nation, who was killed in Afghanistan on February 16. He was 23. Yazzie grew up...

Investigation into vandalism of Nez Perce pictographs
Tribal, local and federal authorities are investigating the vandalism of pictographs on the Nez Perce Reservation in Idaho. Based on the initials and markings left on the rocks, authorities...

Hundreds celebrate late Potawatomi chair Laura Spurr
About 450 people paid tribute to Laura Spurr, the late chairwoman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan. Spurr died on February 19 at the age...

Editorial: Follow through on New York tobacco tax plan
"New York state has failed to implement a system that would preserve the rights of Indian nation members to obtain tax-free cigarettes while sales to non-Indians are taxed. For many...

Deadline in Cobell trust fund case extended to April 16
The deadline for Congress to pass the Cobell trust fund lawsuit has been extended to April 16, 2010. The plaintiffs and the Obama administration originally hoped Congress would act by...

Salt River Tribe building first Marriott in Indian Country
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona will be home to the first Marriott hotel property in Indian Country. The 156-room Courtyard by Marriott is scheduled to open in...

CSKT Chair: Changing climate a threat to Native people
"The history of American Indians is varied and each tribe has its own customs, but one belief that binds us all is our deep respect for the earth and the...

NCAI hosts winter legislative summit in Washington, DC
The National Congress of American Indians kicks off its 2010 winter session in Washington, D.C., today. Tribal leaders will hear from top Obama administration officials and key members of Congress...

Opinion: Offensive mascots hurt learning environment
"A bill passed in the Wisconsin State Assembly this week would allow community members the right to file complaints against school districts that promote discrimination or stereotyping through racially-based school...

Editorial: Reject recognition for Native Hawaiian entity
"As farewell presents go, few lawmakers get to redistribute an entire state's wealth based on race. That was the send-off for Representative Neil Abercrombie, who is retiring this week to...

Tim Giago: Indigenous in America, Australia share paths
There is a colonization connection the indigenous people of Australia and America share. Both were driven to the brink of annihilation by invaders. Both had their children ripped from their...

Charles Trimble: Confessions of wannabe Roger Welsch
A new book will come out over the coming months with an interim title “Confessions of a Wannabe.” Its author is Roger Welsch of Dannebrog, Nebraska. The town is predominantly...

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