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May 6, 2010
Opinion: Hearts torn again at Wounded Knee massacre site
"The only thing worse than poor communication is no communication. That's what happened on the Pine Ridge Reservation this weekend at Wounded Knee - where, perhaps, the greatest miscommunication and,...

Native Sun News: Deputy shoots and kills Lakota man, 22
This story was written by Randall Howell and is copyright Native Sun News. A 22-year-old Oglala Lakota man has died of wounds after being shot several times at close range...

Johnny Flynn: Oil development one of the most dangerous
"There are five generations in our family who worked in the exploration and production of oil and all of us started out as “roughnecks” working rig floors. Our great-grandparents and...

Hannahville Tribe donates $20K to fund lifeguards at beach
A donation from the Hannahville Indian Community, a Potawatomi Tribe in Wisconsin. will help keep swimmer safe at the beach in Gladstone. The tribe donated $20,000 to the city. The...

Blog: Keith Moore, Rosebud, selected as new BIE director
Keith Moore, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is expected to be named the new director of the Bureau of Indian Education, Haskellnews blog reported....

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on school safety
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing on Indian school safety next Thursday, May 13. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has a $1.3 billion backlog in construction,...

Navajo teen from New Mexico survives rare form of cancer
Jarrad Keeswood, a member of the Navajo Nation, was given a 20 percent chance of living after being told he had a rare form of muscle cancer. Jarrad, 16,...

Quileute Nation leader attends Oprah episode on 'Twilight'
Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer, the chairwoman of the Quileute Nation of Washington, attended a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show that focused on the Twilight series of movies and books. Counsell-Geyer...

Ten men and two women seek Navajo Nation presidency
Twelve people -- 10 men and 2 women -- filed to run for president of the Navajo Nation, the largest tribe in the U.S., by Wednesday's deadline. The field...

Blog: Catholic Radio Association opposes tribal set-aside
"The Catholic Radio Association has a serious problem with the Federal Communications Commission helping Native American tribes get more radio stations. That’s putting it mildly. As we’ve reported, in Febuary...

Wisconsin governor signs anti-Indian mascot bill into law
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle (D) signed a bill targeting Indian mascots at public schools into law. The bill sets up a process by which a resident of a school district...

Spokane Tribe's youth director arrested for sexual assault
Rod McCoy, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. McCoy, 42, the director of the tribe's youth center, allegedly abused...

Editorial: No more controversy for Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
"Elections on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation tend to be accompanied by controversy, and it has happened again. Duane Big Eagle recently was elected tribal chairman in a close race...

Soo Tribe uses $5.1M in stimulus funds to improve housing
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan used $5.1 million in stimulus funds to improve housing on the reservation. The tribe used the money from the American...

Paiute Tribe finds success with substance abuse program
The Paiute Tribe of Utah says its Prime for Life drug and alcohol education program has been a success. The tribe began offering the program two years ago. Everyone who...

Rep. Lujan set to join House Natural Resources Committee
Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-New Mexico), a first-term member of Congress, will join the House Natural Resources Committee. Luján said he will focus on Indian issues. His district includes 15...

Grand Traverse student accepts scholarship for basketball
Dwaun Anderson, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, has already been offered a basketball scholarship at Michigan State University. Anderson, a junior at...

Opinion: 'Casino Jack' an inaccurate account of Abramoff
"Alex Gibney's new film, “Casino Jack” is a hopelessly inaccurate account of Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff's life. That Gibney was not able to capture the essence of Abramoff is not...

Cobell attorney says Congress can't change terms of deal
Dennis Gingold, an attorney for the Indian trust fund lawsuit, said Congress can't change the terms of the $3.4 billion settlement to the case. The plaintiffs and the Obama administration...

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