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Mark Trahant: Health care reform vote as a litmus test (March 15, 2010)

"Depending on where you live, you might be seeing TV commercials every few hours warning about the dangers of health care reform. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spending millions...

Charles Trimble: Tribes reclaim their traditional names (March 15, 2010)

The tribal council of the Pueblo Santo Domingo in New Mexico recently decided unanimously to change the tribe’s name back to that by which they identified themselves for centuries. They...

Cobell team in Arizona, New Mexico to brief settlement (March 15, 2010)

Members of the litigation team for the Cobell trust fund lawsuit will be in Arizona and New Mexico this week to discuss the $3.4 billion settlement in the case. On...

City plans to remove what's remaining of sacred mound (March 15, 2010)

After calling it the "ugliest old hill in the world," the mayor of Oxford, Alabama, plans to remove what's remaining of a sacred mound that has been the subject...

Quapaw chairman named to panel in sacred site dispute (March 15, 2010)

John Berrey, the chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, has been named to a panel that will study the impacts of the controversial Cape Wind energy project in Massachusetts....

Kevin Abourezk: Panel focuses on problems at Whiteclay (March 15, 2010)

"A tribal president, a religious leader, an author and a filmmaker are among those invited to take part in an April 7 panel discussion at Bellevue University on alcohol sales...

Eric Hemenway: Cultural preservation at Little Traverse (March 15, 2010)

"My name is Eric Hemenway and I am an Anishnaabe/Odawa from Cross Village. I work in the Archive/Records and Cultural Preservation Department for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa...

Delvin Cree: Bill Lawrence a huge influence in Minnesota (March 15, 2010)

"It was in the early 1990s and I was involved in city politics in Minneapolis. Earlier, I moved from a small township in north central North Dakota almost a decade...

Seneca Nation blasts passage of cigarette trafficking bill (March 15, 2010)

The Seneca Nation of New York blasted the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act as an attack on tribal sovereignty after the bill cleared the Senate last week. The tribe says...

Tim Giago: Urban relocation another failed Indian policy (March 15, 2010)

In 1952 the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a subsidiary of the U. S. Department of the Interior, initiated a program for Indians living on reservations that sounded a heck...

Opinion: Native Hawaiian bill creates race-based entity (March 15, 2010)

"Hawaii, the 50th state will become the 49.6th state if U. S.1011, a bill creating the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, passes the Senate. Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) has introduced...

Editorial: It's time to settle the Cobell trust fund lawsuit (March 15, 2010)

"It’s true that $1.4 billion is a long way from $50 billion. It’s true that $50 million to $100 million for legal fees is a chunk of change by anyone’s...