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May 7, 2010
Column: Elders from Peruvian tribe battle oil development
"The journey from their Amazonian home to Calgary’s concrete jungle took them 12 days, half of that on riverboats. But masking the fatigue on the faces of the two Peruvian...

Crosscut: Working to preserve the Lushootseed language
"The notion that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but rather, we borrow it from our children, has become a cliché of the environmental movement. But could...

Oneida Nation woman is Haskell's oldest living graduate
Maria Hinton, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is the oldest living graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Hinton, 99, earned her diploma in 1929,...

Mayor of British town seeks DNA tests to confirm tribal tie
The mayor of a town in England says DNA testing will confirm a link with Native Americans in present-day North Carolina. Bideford Mayor Andy Powell is raising money to conduct...

Three weeks before end of last Cobell settlement deadline
Congress has until May 28 to approve a $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit before the judge overseeing the case takes matters into his own hands. The...

Cities propose to add Coquille Tribe to area tourism board
Two Oregon cities agreed to add one slot to the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau for the Coquille Tribe. The tribe proposed two slots on the board in...

Washington tribes continue search for missing fisherman
Several Washington tribes are helping the Yakama Nation search for a missing fisherman who is presumed to have drowned. Over 100 people from the Yakama, Quinault, Puyallup, Umatilla and Tulalip...

Smoke shop licensed by Yakama Nation resolves lawsuit
A smoke shop that is licensed by the Yakama Nation of Washington reached a settlement with the state of Idaho over tobacco sales in that state. The Lil' Brown Smoke...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gets boost in law enforcement
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will see a boost in law enforcement with 20 new police officers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been sending more officers to patrol the...

Choctaw woman hired for county assistant manager post
Penny Postoak Ferguson, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been hired as the new assistant manager for the Johnson County Government in Kansas. Postoak Ferguson was...

Piñon Management: Executive Director/Nursing Home Administrator
Piñon Management, Inc. Executive Director/Nursing Home Administrator Piñon Management, Inc. is seeking an Executive Director/Nursing Home Administrator to successfully direct the overall operation of Laguna Rainbow Corporation located on the...

Editorial: Taking a stance against state's immigration law
"It’s unfortunate when economic considerations outweigh moral ones. Of course, economic problems can have disastrous consequences and can even harm long-term efforts to fight moral battles. This is where the...

Dying for a Drink: Alaska Native youth hit hard by alcohol
KTUU-TV ran a series on a growing problem among Alaska Natives: their youth are going to jail and dying in greater numbers than their counterparts. The problem is linked to...

Review: Abramoff film can't make 'pond scum' interesting
"Convicted super lobbyist Jack Abramoff was so corrupt, there's no easy summary of his crimes. He and his cronies were masters of "astroturfing" -- creating phony grass-roots campaigns to...

Lumbee Tribe holds meeting to discuss lobbying contract
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina holds a meeting tonight to discuss a lobbying contract. The tribal council signed a contract with Lewin International to push for federal recognition. The...

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