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April 1, 2010
Rep. Don Young: Earmarks level the playing field for Alaska
"It's that time of year again; the time of year where communities from around the state submit requests for federal funding for their projects of interest and I, in turn,...

Opinion: Alaska Native corporation about culture not greed
"As a tribal member of Sealaska, I can no longer stand by while people like him take advantage of the anti-corporation sentiment of the day to denigrate Alaska Natives, simply...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes back settlement to Cobell case
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho passed a resolution in support of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. About 2,500 tribal members should be eligible for the...

Man sentenced for distributing meth on Crow Reservation
A federal judge sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for distributing meth on the Crow Reservation and other parts of Montana. Jim Stone, 56, was also ordered to...

Women in hate crime case sentenced for another violation
Two women who were sentenced to probation in hate crime attacks on Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota, were back before a judge on Wednesday. Jenna Gitzke and Miranda Sheldon,...

Workers World: Fire Thunder fights for equality for women
"The National Museum of the American Indian celebrated Women’s History Month by paying tribute to the first woman to become president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Cecelia...

EchoHawk at Haskell University amid leadership concerns
Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is visiting Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas today. The visit comes amid concerns about leadership at the...

Osage Nation asks 10th Circuit to rehear reservation case
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma is asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case over the status of its reservation. The tribe's reservation was created by an...

Native gangs find new members at powwows, ceremonies
Native gangs use powwows and ceremonies to recruit new members, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The gangs are typically involved in drugs, theft, and prostitution in urban areas...

Editorial: Obama strikes sensible ground in drilling debate
"For years, the debate over offshore drilling for gas and oil has been a war of sound bites between the “drill now, drill everywhere” crowd that dominated the Bush administration...

Amnesty International supports First Nations in land case
Amnesty International is backing a group of First Nations in a treaty dispute. Amnesty says the Canadian government is being unfair to the Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group of British Columbia. The...

Ute tribes from Colorado and Utah meet for annual council
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado and the Ute Tribe of Utah held their annual Tri-Ute spring meeting in March. The tribes...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe seeks to control non-Indian fishing
In an effort to control non-Indian fishing on the reservation, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has implemented fishing regulations for the first time. The tribe's regulations are...

Decision backs Miccosukee Tribe in battle over Everglades
A federal judge sided with the Miccosukee Tribe and ordered the state of Florida to resume construction of a reservoir in the Everglades. The state spent $280 million on the...

Museum land swap requires consultation with three tribes
A land swap that would pave the way for a new museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, requires consultation with three Delaware tribes. The National Park Service has agreed to give up...

Petition takes aim at development by Cherokee birthplace
The North Carolina Utilities Commission is being asked to stop an energy project near Kituwah, the ancestral Cherokee home. Citizens to Protect Kituwah Valley and Swain County say Duke Energy...

Group aims to take disenrollment issues to United Nations
The American Indian Rights and Resources Organization is hosting two meetings in California to discuss disenrollment issues. The April 17 meeting in Sacramento and the April 24 meeting in Temecula...

BIA renews MOU for land-into-trust consortium in California
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has renewed a memorandum of understanding for the California Fee to Trust Consortium, Capitol Weekly reports. The agreement allows the BIA to accept money from...

TMZ: Rosebud Sioux Tribe upset by celebrity Indian names
"Running Bear and White Wolf aren't exactly being embraced by the community they hoped to join ... in fact, several Native American groups are lashing out at the reality...

North Dakota tribes welcome Indian health care reform act
North Dakota tribes celebrated the permanent reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Tribal leaders said the bill will make a difference for their members. It gives tribes more...

Obama signs cigarette trafficking bill over tribal objections
President Barack Obama signed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act into law on Wednesday. The bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service from delivering cigarettes and certain tobacco products. It effectively...

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