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March 18, 2010
Indian legislation moving in Vermont, New Hampshire
Lawmakers in Vermont and New Hampshire are considering two Indian bills. In Vermont, the Senate passed S.222, which clarifies that the Abenaki Nation and its four bands are tribes...

Quechan Nation observes Native HIV/AIDS Awareness
The Quechan Nation is observing the fourth annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this week. The tribe will host a wellness walk, a candlelight vigil and other events to raise...

Jury clears detention officers in Indian athlete's death
A coroner's jury cleared detention officers in Hill County, Montana, of the death of A.J. LongSoldier. LongSoldier, 18, died last November after complaining of feeling sick. According to a...

BIA adds land to Chehalis Reservation amid tax battle
The Bureau of Indian Affairs added 213 acres to the Chehalis Reservation but officials in Thurston County, Washington, say that won't stop them from trying to assess taxes on a...

Cigarette trafficking bill sent to White House for review
The House passed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act on Wednesday, sending the bill to President Barack Obama for his review. The bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from delivering...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe, county agree on law enforcement
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe reached a law enforcement agreement in principle with Benewah County, Idaho. The deal will allow tribal officers to enforce state law and county officers to enforce...

Saginaw Chippewa man sentenced for another assault
A member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan was sentenced for an assault that he committed while he was out on parole for a prior assault charge. Antonio Hernandez...

Chumash chairman wins tribal leader award at NAFOA
Vincent Armenta, the chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians in California, was named Tribal Leader of the Year by the Native American Finance Officers Association. Armenta was...

NARF gets $1.5M grant from Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
The Native American Rights Fund announced a $1.5 million donation from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California. The tribe will donate $500,000 a year for three years. The money...

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