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March 3, 2010
Tanana Chiefs Conference to build $75M health center
The Tanana Chiefs Conference will move forward with a $75 million health center after purchasing land from the city of Fairbanks, Alaska. TCC bought 9.5 acres for the new Chief...

Yellow Bird: Those missing millionaires at Fort Berthold
"The Feb. 24 story by The Associated Press about the millionaires on the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota was a surprise to many of us who live here....

Source in Indian artifact theft case found dead in Utah
The source in the major Indian artifact theft case was found dead on Tuesday in what authorities in Utah said was an apparent suicide. Ted Dan Gardiner, 52, went undercover...

Tribes not rushing to share genetic data with scientists
Ed. Note: This story is actually from December 2006 and we ran it back then! Deja vu. Tribes in Alaska and the lower 48 states aren't eager to share...

Student proud to represent Soboba Band on ball court
Joe Burton, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California, is proud to represent his tribe on the basketball court. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound freshman at Oregon State...

Recall election set for two Little Traverse Band leaders
Recall petitions against the top two leaders of the the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan have been approved. Chairman Ken Harrington and vice chairman Dexter...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes take bison in Wyoming hunt
Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho participated in a ceremonial hunt on the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. About 60 tribal members participated, the Associated Press reported. Four bison...

Smoke shops on Agua Caliente land close for business
Four smoke shops that were operating on the Agua Caliente Reservation in California have closed for business, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports. Black Hawk Tobacco Shop Inc. was...

Warm Springs company recovers after near shutdown
A company owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Spring Reservation of Oregon is bouncing back after nearly shutting down two years ago. Warm Springs Forest Products Industries had...

White Earth Band looks to expand health care services
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota is reportedly interested in acquiring a former state health center. The tribe is impressed with the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center,...

Lawmakers concerned about Haskell leadership issues
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kansas) and Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas) are asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for answers about Haskell Indian Nations University....

Family of slain Native teen speaks out against violence
The family of a Native girl who was stabbed to death on the Ebb and Flow First Nation in Manitoba held a vigil in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Sandi Lynn...

Senate committee hosts listening session on education
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is hosting a listening session this afternoon on Indian education. Congress is due to consider the the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act....

San Manuel Band welcomes 2010 count on reservation
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California will welcome the 2010 Census to the reservation on Friday. A tribal elder will have the honor of being the "First...

Opinion: Say 'aloha' to Native Hawaiian recognition bill
"What's the worst piece of legislation before Congress associated with the letter H? Most conservatives and Republicans, many moderates and Independents and even some liberals and Democrats would answer: one...

Standing Rock petition calls for vote on 'Fighting Sioux'
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota say the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe should hold a referendum on the issue. Supporters...

House subcommittee sets hearing on BIA, OST budgets
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior will hold a hearing on Thursday to examine the fiscal year 2011 budget request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of...

Former Cherokee chief Mankiller diagnosed with cancer
Wilma Mankiller, a former chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer. In 1987, Mankiller became the first woman elected as chief...

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