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April 13, 2010
Editorial: Support for annual Time-Out and Wacipi at UND
"Time out for an important announcement: The 40th Annual Time-Out and Wacipi began Monday at UND. It will continue through Sunday, six more days of celebrating American Indian life...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on energy draft
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next Thursday, April 22, to discuss an Indian energy bill. Sen. Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee, released a...

Navajo Nation kicks off $29M water project in New Mexico
The Navajo Nation kicked off another phase of the $870 million Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project in New Mexico. The Eastern Navajo Waterline Project will provide water to more than...

Opinion: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fails on Fighting Sioux
"Congratulations to the Tribal Council of the Standing Rock Reservation for its decision to violate the will of its enrolled members by denying the efforts for a referendum to determine...

Lumbee leaders threatened with recall over lobbying deal
Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are threatening to recall their leaders unless a contract with a lobbying firm is canceled. About 100 people attended a meeting of...

Couple charged with murder of Lac du Flambeau woman
A couple in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, were charged in connection with the brutal murder of Emily Wayman, who was a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe blasts Salazar for wind farm
Leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe are preparing for a lawsuit after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar refused to discuss a controversial wind farm with them. The tribe wanted to discuss...

Alaska Native corporation land bill generates controversy
A bill that would transfer land to the Sealaska, an Alaska Native regional corporation, has generated controversy among environmental groups and local officials. Sealaska is entitled to land under the...

Group uses state money to start Whiteclay cleanup effort
A Christian group will use $10,000 in state funds to start a cleanup project in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The ABOUT group has enlisted youth volunteers from area high schools to plant...

First Nations University nears shutdown after funding cut
The First Nations University of Canada has begun staff layoffs after losing federal funding and faculty cuts are expected soon. Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl cut $7 million to...

Shakopee Tribe to provide health services at mobile clinic
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will be sending its mobile health clinic to communities across Minnesota. The SMSC Mobile Unit provides health screening, mammograms, prevention and education, and treatment services....

Opinion: Saginaw Chippewa prepares for tribal court fight
"Gary Sprague, the brother of the Saginaw Chippewa SubChief, who provided false testimony against superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, faces more legal hurdles ahead as he prepares for court over 12 counts...

Osage Nation garners support in reservation status case
Indian Country is supporting the Osage Nation of Oklahoma in a case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The tribe's reservation was created by an act of Congress. But...

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe hopes iPad draws more tourists
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada hopes a photo of the reservation that's featured on the Apple iPad brings more tourists, Chairman Mervin Wright said. The photo, "Pyramid...

Trial set for man accused of murdering Anna Mae Aquash
Richard Marshall, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is set to go to trial in federal court this week for the murder of American Indian Movement...

La Jolla Band hosts walk for awareness of sexual assault
The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians of California hosts a walk this Saturday, April 17, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Walk for Honor, Walk for Justice...

Gerard Baker named to National Park Service Indian post
Gerard Baker, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, has been named assistant director of American Indian Relations for the National Park Service, a...

Turtle Talk: Indian law and potential Supreme Court picks
"As we did after Justice Souter’s retirement, we’ll profile a few of the possible nominees to replace Justice Stevens. We’ll focus on the short-list supplied recently by the NYTs. Today...

Elouise Cobell answers questions about trust settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

Charles Trimble: Decolonization and Native communities
I had long viewed decolonization, as a wish for an atavistic return to long-gone tribal societies of our ancestors – societies we tend to view as gentle and gracious, and...

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