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March 25, 2010
Yakama Nation teen killed by train on Umatilla Reservation
Police on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon said a teen died after being struck by a train. The teen was a member of the Yakama...

Montana tribe welcomes review of bison range agreement
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes welcomes a review of its management agreement at the National Bison Range, Chairman E.T. "Bud" Moran said. The tribe entered into an annual funding...

Column: A miraculous story of fish and the Klamath Basin
"Last week, I listened to a story that is nothing short of miraculous. The tale was of the Klamath River Project and the restoration agreements signed last month by tribal,...

Video: Indian Affairs Committee hearing on youth suicide
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing and listening session this morning to discuss youth suicide and mental health resources in Indian Country.

Column: Debate over 'Fighting Sioux' all about the money
"The story brings to the forefront the crucial legal question in this case: Who owns the UND logo and nickname? The answer to that question is simple: the people...

Lawmakers advance bill to start $100K fund for Whiteclay
Lawmakers in Nebraska voted 25-15 to advance a bill that would create a $100,000 fund to address problems in and around Whiteclay. Four liquor stores in the town sell 4.1...

Saskatchewan to restrict tax-free cigarettes on reserves
The Saskatchewan government plans to limit the sale of tax-free cigarettes on reserves in the province. Currently, First Nations people can buy up to three cartons of cigarettes a week...

Police call halt to search for missing First Nations teen
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police has called off a search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing on the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. Tyler Arkinson was last seen...

New York court hears Cayuga Nation tobacco tax lawsuit
The New York Court of Appeals met today to hear the Cayuga Nation tobacco case. In November 2008, authorities in Cayuga and Seneca counties seized cigarettes and property owned...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe a 'champion' for minority business
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has been hailed as a "champion" for minority-owned businesses. The tribe's Office of Economic Development received the 2010 Minority Small Business Champion...

Salish Kootenai College prepares for its second president
Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana has only seen one president since its inception in 1978. That changes come July, when Luana K. Ross takes over the...

Bond Buyer: House jobs bill includes tribal bond provision
The Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010 that passed the House on Wednesday contains a provision that would benefit tribes under the Build America Bonds program. According...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe raises treaty in poaching case
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington says the 1855 Treaty of Point No Point reserved its right to hunt on traditional lands. The tribe issued a license to Levi...

7th Circuit subjects Menominee Nation business to OSHA
A business owned and operated by the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin must comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday....

Judge will make decision on Chehalis Tribe taxation case
A taxation dispute between Chehalis Tribe and Thurston County, Washington, won't be going to trial. Judge Benjamin Settle said he will make a decision in the case on his own....

Cobell team to discuss trust fund settlement in Wyoming
Two meetings have been scheduled in Wyoming to discuss the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Geoffrey Rempel and Alex Pearl, members of the litigation team, will...

California tribes ban free tobacco samples on reservations
Four tribes in northern California have barred tobacco companies from giving away free tobacco samples on their reservations. The Yurok Tribe, the Resighini Rancheria, the Wiyot Tribe and the Blue...

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