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April 23, 2010
Secretary Salazar issues statement on indigenous rights
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar released a statement today in response to the Obama administration's decision to review the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The United States was one...

Photos: Native Youth Olympics underway in Anchorage
The Anchorage Daily News has photos and a story from the opening day of the Native Youth Olympics. The Cook Inlet Tribal Council sponsors the event. It attracts hundreds...

Leech Lake Band won't take part in treaty rights protest
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota said the tribe will not take part in a fishing rights protest. A tribal attorney said the May 14 protest was...

Harry Reid: Senate needs to act on trust fund settlement
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, released the following statement today, calling on the Senate to take action on the Indian trust fund settlement. He also called for...

Tim Johnson: Health reform law responds to tribal needs
The following is the opinion of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota). As a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I have worked tirelessly to help improve health care across...

Six Pine Ridge school students earn Gates scholarships
Six students from the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have earned Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarships. Jeremy Blacksmith, Sarah Herman, Blaine Leftwich,...

Editorial: Native teens learn journalism at Crazy Horse
"Every April for the past 11 years, the grounds surrounding the Crazy Horse Monument have come alive with promise. It's the promise of an inspired and fulfilling career that attracts...

Mary Cain, Santa Clara Pueblo potter, passes away at 95
Mary G. Cain, a woman from Santa Clara Pueblo who came from a long line of traditional potters, died on Thursday. She was 95. Cain learned how to make...

Nearly two dozen busted in meth ring on Navajo Nation
Tribal, federal and state authorities announced charges against 22 people in connection with a methamphetamine ring on the Navajo Nation. Authorities said the ring was connected to Mexican drug cartels...

Jury acquits Oglala Sioux man for role in Aquash murder
A jury in federal court deliberated for less than two hours before delivering a not guilty verdict against Richard Marshall, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who was...

Peter d’Errico: Equal footing for indigenous people at UN
"The Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened in New York April 19 with remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Indigenous peoples often live in...

Comanche Nation chairman wins reelection by one vote
The chairman of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma won his bid for re-election by one vote. Willie Nelson defeated Johnnie Waqua by a vote of 220-219. Turnout was reported to...

Hoh Tribe confronts loss of reservation without new land
The Hoh Tribe of Washington is ready to move to higher ground in order to escape constant flooding and threats of a tsunami. The tribe already purchased 420 acres for...

Coast Guard investigates crash involving Mohawk boat
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a crash in which two Mohawk men were injured after they allegedly fled in a boat on the St. Lawrence River. The Indian Time...

Iowa Tribe celebrates Earth Day with bald eagle release
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated Earth Day with the release of a bald eagle into the wild. The eagle was found earlier this month with an injured wing....

Southern Ute recall effort focuses on tribal investments
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado met on Thursday to discuss a potential recall of Chairman Matthew Box. Organizers James Jefferson, Orville Hood and Kevin Frost are concerned...

Ousted Crow Creek Sioux chairman challenges election
Brandon Sazue camped in the freezing cold to protest an Internal Revenue Service auction of tribal land, wore a wire as part of bribery and corruption probe and was the...

Chickasaw Nation weighs management at national park
The Chickasaw Nation is considering a management role at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma. The tribe is negotiating with the National Park Service for a potential self-governance...

Opinion: Havasupai blood case marks a loss for science
"The compensation awarded to the Havasupai Indians is a victory for an isolated ethnic tribe. Its impact on medical research is harder to discern at this early stage but...

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