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March 10, 2010
Hoopa Valley Tribe loses trust fund distribution lawsuit
The Hoopa Valley Tribe lacks standing to challenge the distribution of a trust fund to the Yurok Tribe, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. In 1988, Congress...

Audio: House Resources hearing on Cobell settlement
The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning to examine the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The hearing lasted about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The committee...

Police: Stabbing stemmed from Indian rights argument
Police in Santa Fe, New Mexico, say someone was brutally stabbed over an argument about Indian land rights and tourists. Authorities said Tim Herrera, who was charged with attempted murder...

More charges considered over deaths of Navajo sisters
Authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are considering more charges in connection with the deaths of two sisters from the Navajo Nation. Deshauna Peshlakai , 17, and Del Lynn Peshlakai,...

Column: Indian lawmaker spends funds on entertaining
"State Rep. Sandra Jeff is a first-term lawmaker from Crownpoint on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. Her district is about 130 miles from Albuquerque. But her most...

CBC News: Canada to expand definition of Indian status
The Canadian government will allow more people to be registered as Status Indians, CBC News reports. The government lost a case in which Native women who married non-Natives were treated...

First class set to graduate from Indian welding program
The first class of 10 students is set to graduate from an Indian welding school on the Lummi Nation of Washington. Art George, a welder and former chairman of...

Editorial: Little Traverse meetings should be open to all
"The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian’s government needs to learn the definition of an open government. Recently, the tribe’s elections board released an opinion from its attorney that...

Another New Mexico Pueblo returns to traditional name
Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico is now officially using its traditional name. The tribe changed its seal to read Kewa Pueblo. "Historically, that's our name," Everett Chavez, the...

University of Montana nears completion of Indian center
The University of Montana is set to dedicate the Payne Family Native American Center on May 13. The building was designed around a 12-sided rotunda. Each side represents the...

Suquamish Tribe got good price on golf course, property
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington paid $4.65 million for a golf course and land, far below the assessed value, The Kitsap Sun reports. The White Horse Golf Course and...

Little Traverse Bay Bands chairman objects to recall bid
At a tribal council meeting, the leader of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan confronted critics who have called for his removal from office. Chairman...

EchoHawk: Generational trauma haunts Indian Country
High rates of child abuse, crime and other violence on reservations stem from the federal government's historical mistreatment of American Indians, Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk said on Tuesday....

Baby killed in dog attack on Iowa land was 8 months old
Authorities identified the infant who was killed after being attacked by a dog on Iowa Tribe land in Oklahoma as Justin Lopez. Lopez was 8 months old, The Oklahoman reported....

Lobbying firm presses government on tribal trust funds
Sixteen tribes with trust fund management lawsuits have hired Quinn Gillespie & Associates to lobby the Obama administration to settle their cases, Roll Call reports. Jack Quinn and Manuel Ortiz...

Congress slow to move on Cobell trust fund settlement
It's been three months since the plaintiffs in the Cobell trust fund settlement and the Obama administration announced a $3.4 billion settlement to the case. But even though key lawmakers...

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