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March 8, 2010
BLT: New challenge filed against 'Redskins' trademarks
"The latest effort to strip trademark protection from the name of the Washington Redskins is now before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Native Americans, represented by Philip Mause, of...

Rob Capriccioso: McCain claims ad insulting to Indians
"J.D. Hayworth, Sen. John McCain’s challenger for his Arizona seat, released the following image in a fundraising appeal today, depicting the past presidential candidate in Avatar-like war paint: The image...

PRI: Mohawk First Nation evicts non-Natives from land
"A Mohawk community near Montreal, Canada, is divided over the basic question of who is allowed to live in their community. Last month, Mohawk leaders of the Kahnawake Reservation...

Innu leader plans to reverse ban on alcohol on reserve
The newly elected leader of the Mushuau Innu First Nation in Labrador says he will reverse a ban on alcohol on the reserve. Simeon Tshakapesh says a 2008 referendum on...

Marc Simmons: Discovering what Indians already knew
"In the wake of the Haitian earthquake, one of my fellow columnists wrote an excellent summary on that country's history. Therein, he noted that Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola...

Driver charged for deaths of Navajo sisters in Santa Fe
A man with a prior DWI conviction has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of driving with a revoked or suspended license in connection with...

Charles Trimble: Fiction and myth surrounding the IRA
Around Indian Country and in the general public some people – perhaps many – see the Oglala Sioux Tribe as a failure in tribal self-government. Indeed, some people on the...

Mark Trahant: Facebook group gathers IHS war stories
"How does a health agency listen to patient complaints in the era of social media? Each unit, clinic or hospital has a formal process, but most complaints aren’t filed, they...

Blackfeet police officers on hold for background check
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has furloughed all 11 police officers for the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. The BIA said the tribe failed to conduct in-depth background checks on the...

Court rejects Osage Nation over status of reservation
Congress disestablished the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma over 100 years ago, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. The reservation was created for the Osage Nation in...

Seneca Nation lobbies against cigarette trafficking bill
The Seneca Nation of New York has mounted a lobbying campaign in hopes of stopping the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act. The tribe spent over $300,000 last year on lobbying...

Birth a family affair at Navajo Nation facility in Arizona
Bringing newborn into the world is a major life event at a Navajo Nation health care facility in Tuba City, Arizona. Women who give birth at the Tuba City...

Editorial: Women play important role in Mohegan Tribe
"Women have always played an important role in the Mohegan Tribe. So news last week that Lynn Malerba will be inducted as the Mohegan's new chief for life later...

Remains of 14-year-old girl found on Pala Reservation
The remains of a 14-year-old girl who went missing over a year ago were found on the Pala Reservation in southern California. Amber Dubois was last seen on February 2009...

Editorial: More than tribal rights at stake for wind farm
"After nearly a decade of acrimonious debate, there are those who think that the fate of the proposed wind factory on Nantucket Sound now hinges on one crucial point: Does...

Letter: Ask Chippewa tribes to use name for UND teams
"It’s getting so old reading and hearing about all the steps regarding the UND Fighting Sioux nickname change; it’s every day. I have an idea: Have UND go to...

Tim Giago: Statistics and health care in Indian Country
The British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli, purportedly said, “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies and statistics.” Native Americans have been the guinea pigs of statistics since the politicians...

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