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March 30, 2010
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe removes leaders after guilty pleas
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is removing three council members from office after they pleaded guilty to federal crimes. Vice Chairman Randy Shields, Treasurer Norman Thompson Sr.,...

Marine from Alaska Native village found dead in California
Police in California are investigating the death of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jason Kameroff, who was from the Alaska Native village of Aniak. Kameroff, 21, was found dead at...

Opinion: Alaska Natives denied chance to develop resource
"At the urging of the Corps, Conoco Phillips labored over a decade-long process to engage local, regional and statewide stakeholders to secure a bridge permit to access the western portion...

Blackfeet students spend week teaching Dominican youth
Nine students from the Blackfeet Nation in Montana spent a week in the Dominican Republic, where they taught English at an orphanage and helped out the local community. The...

Fort Peck Reservation man sentenced for sexual assault
A man from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana was sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault. Robert Glenn Longee, 32, was found guilty of raping a woman on...

Women arrested for protesting against Native budget cut
Six women were arrested in Ottawa on Monday for protesting the end of federal funding to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The women, who are part of a group called Missing...

Gang member sentenced for shooting toddler on reserve
A man from the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta was sentenced to 13 years in prison for shooting a toddler on the reserve in April 2008. Christopher Crane, 20,...

Midwestern tribes hail permanent IHCIA reauthorization
The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes welcomed passage of the national health care reform bill, which includes a permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. MAST President Michele...

Charles Trimble: Guardian Angels come to Indian Country
When I read the article that the first Guardian Angels chapter in Indian Country is starting on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana, my reaction was, “How appropriate; a...

Job Ad: Education Research Analyst, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
DOI-Bureau of Indian Education Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute POB 10146-Albuquerque, NM 87184 9169 Coors Blvd. NW – Albuquerque, NM 87120 How To Apply: Go to for job qualifications and...

Mark Trahant: Obama's exciting pick for Medicaid agency
"Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said: “If you’ve been in government a long time, as I have been, then the most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence. Why is...

Gary Cunningham: Seeing hope on Pine Ridge Reservation
"Standing on a hill overlooking a vast prairie on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is a tall, lone, leafless cottonwood tree, encircled by a man-made wooded corral and...

Doctor convicted of abuse at Indian village in Guatemala
An American doctor was convicted in Guatemala for sexually abusing boys in a Mayan village. Joshua T. Kotouc was sentenced to six years in prison. The prosecutor wanted more time...

Sarah Eagle Heart: Making Natives count on Census 2010
"U.S. Census 2010 forms are zipping through the mail system, yet many people have no idea how crucial an accurate count is for Americans, especially American Indians and Alaskan...

Nebraska lawmakers reduce allocation for Whiteclay fund
Nebraska lawmakers cut down a proposed $250,000 fund for projects in the Whiteclay area down to just $25,000. The $25,000 will be used for grants to address health, social and...

Winnebago Tribe closes down Iowa gas station and store
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has closed one of its gas stations and convenience stores. The Heritage Express was operating in Sioux City, Iowa. The Sioux City Journal said it...

Agua Caliente Band announces results of recent election
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California announced the results of its recent election. Chairman Richard M. Milanovich won re-election to another term. He has served as chairman...

Dean Chavers: How to get a scholarship and go to college
"I need an Indian scholarship to go to college? No, you don’t. Fastweb has 1.5 million entries in its database; fewer than 100 of those are Indian scholarships. Only seven...

Shinnecock Nation nears final decision on recognition bid
The Shinnecock Nation of New York should gain federal recognition in the next few months. The tribe won a preliminary determination from the Bureau of Indian Affairs last December. No...

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