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May 12, 2010
Crow Reservation landowners not happy with BNSF fences
Landowners on the Crow Reservation in Montana say BNSF Railway Co. is doing a poor job at maintaining railroad fences. Montana law requires railroads to build and maintain fences along...

Editorial: Putting off shore drilling in Alaska on hold for now
"The Department of the Interior last week asked Shell Alaska to report by May 18 on what additional safety precautions it will take for drilling off Alaska's Arctic shore this...

Alaska lawmakers fail to act on Native verse in state song
For the third time, Alaska lawmakers have failed to act on a bill to add a verse to the state song that would recognize Alaska Natives. “Alaska’s Flag” by Marie...

Colorado River Indian Tribes treasurer faces second recall
The treasurer of the Colorado River Indian Tribes is facing another recall effort. Dennis Welsh Jr. was recalled in an election on December 31, 2009. He was re-elected in March...

Lawsuit filed over Native man who died in detention facility
The daughter of a Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation man who died in police custody has filed a lawsuit against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Yukon. Raymond...

County settles lawsuit for Rosebud Sioux inmate's suicide
Sheridan County in South Dakota settled a lawsuit over the suicide of Jay Spotted Elk, who was a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Spotted Elk was an inmate at...

Interior plans to create separate royalty collection agency
The Obama administration plans to split the Minerals Management Service into two separate agencies. One agency will handle royalty collection on federal and Indian lands. The change will impact billions...

Tobacco shops on Seneca Nation put 1,000 people to work
Tobacco is big business on the Seneca Nation in New York, where about 1,000 people are employed by smoke shops like the one owned by J. Conrad Seneca. Seneca,...

University of Montana to dedicate Native American Center
The University of Montana will dedicate the Payne Family Native American Center on Thursday. The dedication ceremony features Crow Tribe author and historian Joe Medicine Crow, Elouise Cobell of...

Native men to make canoe trip along historic trading route
Two men from the Rama First Nation of Ontario will make canoe trip along a historic Native trading route. Keesic Douglas, 36, and Kory Snache, 26, will leave the reserve...

Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on school safety
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on Indian school safety. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness...

Elem Pomo Tribe seeks study of housing at ancestral site
The Elem Pomo Tribe of California might file a lawsuit if a housing project on Rattlesnake Island, the ancestral Pomo village, wins approval. The tribe opposes development at the...

Duke Energy wants to restart work by Cherokee birthplace
Duke Energy says it needs to restart work near Kituwah, the ancestral Cherokee birthplace in North Carolina. Duke halted work after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation...

Southern Ute Tribe signs agreement for reservation roads
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will take the lead under a new agreement designed to improve the quality of roads on the reservation. The tribe signed an agreement with...

Cayuga Nation to sue two counties for raid on smoke shops
The Cayuga Nation plans to sue two New York counties for raiding the tribe's smoke shops and seizing tribal property. The tribe always contended that Cayuga and Seneca counties...

Two more inmates escape from Shoshone-Bannock facility
Two more inmates have escaped from a jail on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, bringing the total of escapees in the last month to eight. Joseph Deluna, 20, and...

Man arrested for nuclear protest wants to be tried by tribe
A non-Indian man who was arrested for holding a protest at a U.S. military missile site in North Dakota wants to be tried by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara...

Job Ad: AISES Program/Deputy Director
Program/Deputy Director The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is seeking to hire a Program/Deputy Director for the Albuquerque, NM based national non-profit headquarters office, www.aises.org. Responsibilities include overall...

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