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March 9, 2010
Osage Nation eyes rehearing in reservation status case
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma will ask the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case over the status of its reservation, Chief Jim Gray said. Gray said the...

Alcohol blamed for crash that killed two Navajo sisters
A New Mexico man accused in connection with an accident that killed two sisters from the Navajo Nation has a long history of drunk-driving, according to court documents, and a...

Taos Pueblo man filed suit over tribal court proceedings
A Taos Pueblo man says his tribe's court violated the Indian Civil Rights Act and tribal law by convicting him and sentencing him without a trial and without an attorney....

California names first official for Native veterans affairs
California appears to be the first state in the nation with a post dedicated to Native American veterans affairs. Pedro Molina, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of...

10th Circuit split on uranium activity on Navajo Nation
A split decision of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a federal permit for uranium activity on land held in trust for the Navajo Nation and on...

Navajo man declares candidacy for Arizona Legislature
Jack C. Jackson, Jr., a member of the Navajo Nation, announced his candidacy for the Arizona Legislature on Monday. Jackson wants to represent Legislative District 2 in the state Senate....

Obama administration eyes compromise on sacred site
The Obama administration disappointed tribes last year when it asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a sacred site case involving the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. The...

Rob Capriccioso: Indian actor needed in DC for film role
"I just received an announcement that a producer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is currently in production on 16 videos to be viewed by probation and pretrial...

Opinion: Wampanoag leaders speak with forked tongue
"My satiric headline is a paraphrase of the phrase from a thousand western movies of our unenlightened past, always spoken in the films by a Native American after being...

Billy Frank: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe restores fishery
"I am excited that those two Elwha River dams will begin to come down next year, and you should be excited too. It’s been a long time coming. After...

Sen. Schumer warns DOI against land-into-trust action
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) says the Obama administration shouldn't take action to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricts the land-into-trust process to...

Soo Tribe's former police chief and daughter set for trial
Fred Paquin, the former police chief for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, and his daughter, Mary Cullen, are scheduled to go trial on April 27...

Lummi Nation helps youth with $1.2M 'Youthbuild' grant
The Lummi Nation of Washington is using a $1.2 million Youthbuild grant to provide opportunities for young people on the reservation. The program helps youth with training, GEDs, certifications...

Little Traverse Bay Bands weighs open meeting statute
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan is reportedly considering a new open meetings policy. The tribal council at one point barred non-members from council meetings. The...

Witness list for House hearing on trust fund settlement
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow to examine the Cobell trust fund settlement. The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office...

Death of informant in artifact case raises legal question
Attorneys for defendants in a major Indian artifact case are challenging the work of a federal government informant who died last week. Ted Dan Gardiner, 52, went undercover to buy...

Hoh Tribe awaits vote on measure to acquire park lands
Congress has yet to take approve a bill that would allow the Hoh Tribe of Washington to acquire land within Olympic National Park. The tribe needs the land in order...

Elouise Cobell responds to questions about settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

Baby girl dies after being attacked by dog on Iowa land
An infant died on Monday after being attacked by a dog on Iowa Tribe land in Oklahoma. A relative said the girl was less than a year old. The family...

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