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May 5, 2010
Turtle Talk: Indian law record of a potential high court pick
"Judge Thomas, a 1995 Clinton appointee and U of Montana Law School grad, sits on the Ninth Circuit and has an extensive Indian law track record. His record is very...

8th Circuit reverses victory in Indian voting rights lawsuit
An en banc panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a victory in an Indian voting rights lawsuit from South Dakota. Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe...

Editorial: Incident shows need to learn about Indian people
"It seems as though overreaction successfully was avoided last weekend after a controversy at the Wounded Knee memorial. The Colorado Army National Guard unit seeking to land its helicopters at...

Shadow Wolves find $192K worth of marijuana on one day
The Shadow Wolves, an all-Native unit of border trackers, found $192,000 worth of marijuana on a single day, KPHO-TV reported. The unit found six bundles of marijuana hidden beneath plants...

Haskell president stuck on detail after nearly eight months
Linda Sue Warner, the president of the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, has been on detail for nearly eight months. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma,...

Two Washington tribes sign Boeing settlement agreement
The Suquamish Tribe and the Muckleshoot Tribe signed an agreement for Boeing to clean up and restore the Duwamish Waterway in Washington. The tribes, the state and the federal government...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe delays action on 'Fighting Sioux'
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe declined to take action on a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North...

Hannahville Indian Community re-elects four tribal leaders
Members of the Hannahville Indian Community, a Potawatomi tribe in Wisconsin, went to the polls on Monday and re-elected four incumbents. Kenneth Meshigaud won re-election as chairman. He has served...

New US Attorney in New Mexico puts focus on tribal issues
The new U.S. Attorney for New Mexico says he will work with tribes on a nation-to-nation basis. "They expect and they are entitled to a government-to-government relationship with the...

Osage Nation wins big ruling in trust mismanagement case
The federal government owes the Osage Nation of Oklahoma at least $250 million for trust asset mismanagement, a judge with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled. Judge Emily Hewitt...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe inaugurates leader after close vote
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota inaugurated a new chairman and tribal council members on Tuesday. Chairman Duane Big Eagle, 60, won the race by just 11...

Joe Shirley to make a third run for Navajo Nation president
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. is announcing a third run to lead the largest tribe in the U.S. Shirley has already served two terms, the limit set by the...

Wal-Mart drops store bid on Eastern Cherokee Reservation
Wal-Mart won't be bringing a store to the Eastern Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina. The tribal council approved a deal to build a $25 million storefront for a Walmart Supercenter....

Charles Trimble: Keeping a close watch on the Tea Partiers
Last week I was having lunch with the head of one of the Nebraska cultural councils. At one point in a lively conversation she abruptly stopped what she had started...

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...

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