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March 26, 2010
Peter d'Errico: On Vine Deloria, tribes and corporations
"Vine Deloria Jr., once wrote, “The corporation forms the closest attempt of the white man to socialize his individualism and become a tribal man” (“Custer Died for Your Sins,” 1969)....

Letter: Leadership turmoil within Little Shell Chippewa Tribe
"It's sad the so-called standing council is a collection of people who will do as John Sinclair, who in my opinion acts like a dictator, says. I used to attend...

Blog: Navajo Nation deals with toxic uranium legacy
"Earlier this month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals approved a controversial permit for uranium mining operations at sites in Church Rock, New Mexico. The operation includes a site associated...

Interior to set up consultation team from 12 BIA regions
The Interior Department will set up tribal consultation team to represent the 12 regions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tribes are asked to submit three people to serve their...

Lawmakers still looking at Torres Martinez TANF program
Lawmakers in California are still investigating Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program operated by the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. Lawmakers are concerned about misuse of funds by the...

Guardian Angels starts chapter on Fort Peck Reservation
The first Guardian Angels chapter in Indian Country is starting on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Chauncey Whitwright III is starting the chapter because he is tired of crime....

Cheyenne River Sioux man charged with abuse of minors
Jerry Farlee, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of sexual contact with...

Mashpee Wampanoag elder hailed as 'pioneering woman'
Amelia Bingham, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, has received the Pioneering Women Award from Cape Cod Community College. Bingham, 89, has a long history in...

Stimulus funds to aid Navajo Nation with Internet service
The Department of Commerce announced a $32.2 million grant to help the Navajo Nation bring high-speed Internet to its members in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. The money comes from...

Narragansett Tribe wants to attain surplus Navy property
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is hoping to acquire 260 acres of surplus U.S. Navy property. The tribe sees the property on Aquidneck Island as a way improve its...

South Dakota tribes upset by lawsuit over health care bill
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association criticized South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley for joining a lawsuit against the national health reform bill that includes the Indian Health Care Improvement...

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