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May 13, 2010
Job Ad: National Indian Gaming Commission Tribal Affairs Coordinator
Tribal Affairs Coordinator The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) a federal regulatory agency seeks to a Tribal Affairs Coordinator for the Headquarters offices. Closing 06/06/10. GS12/13 equivalent: For more info...

Job Ad: National Indian Gaming Commission Field Investigators
Field Investigator The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) a federal regulatory agency seeks to hire 6 Field Investigators, 1 for offices in Portland, OR; Sacramento, CA; Phoenix, AZ; St. Paul,...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux family sends son to the spirit world
This story was written by Randall Howell and is copyright Native Sun News. Grief was palpable. The tears, pervasive. Hurt, there was. Anger, too. It wracked their hearts – young...

Opinion: Chumash Tribe works to preserve Native languages
"Last week the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians hosted a special symposium focused on discussing ways to implement AB 544, the American Indian Language Credentialing law. Meeting at our...

Indian candidates seek Democratic nod for Montana Senate
Two Indian candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination for Montana Senate District 8. Shannon James Augare is a member of the Blackfeet Nation. He will face Joey Jayne, a member...

Video: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Indian school safety
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on Indian school safety.

Manslaughter charge for Native woman's death after attack
The owner of a convenience store has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Geraldine Beardy, who was from the Garden Hill First Nation in Manitoba....

Lena Landry, oldest member of Puyallup Tribe, passes at 91
Lena Landry, who was the oldest member of the Puyuallup Tribe of Washington, died on May 4. She was 91. Landry outlived all 13 of her siblings, survived a...

San Manuel Band to donate $2.5M for Sherman Indian School
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will make a $2.5 million donation to help students at Sherman Indian High School in California. The tribe is donating the money to...

Montana tribe announces policy on state medical marijuana
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana won't be adopting the state's new medical marijuana law. Initiative 148 allows state registered caregivers and patients to grow and possess a...

Mary Lembcke, elder of Peoria Tribe, passes on at age of 95
Mary Lembcke, an elder of the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma, died on April 30. She was 95. Lembcke, whose father was Peoria Chief Willis McNaughton, was born on her...

Letter: Put tribal governments in charge of immigration laws
"Once upon a time, the white people from Europe sailed to the shores of America with the stated purpose of practicing freedom of their several different interpretations of the Christian...

Gas terminal company plans appeal over BIA lease decision
Quoddy Bay LNG plans to appeal a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to cancel a lease for a liquefied natural gas terminal with the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point. The...

Muscogee Nation weighs stance on Arizona immigration law
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation council is considering a resolution that condemns Arizona's new anti-immigration law. The resolution states that the tribe "opposes laws and policies that unfairly target minorities and...

MPR: Breaking the cycle of domestic violence at White Earth
"Police and advocates for women on the White Earth Indian Reservation are trying to break the cycle of domestic violence. A $700,000 federal grant will pay for a domestic violence...

Notice: BIA to accept 360 acres in trust for Fond du Lac Band
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will take 360 acres in trust for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Minnesota, according to a notice published in The...

Paul Moorehead: Indian Country an untapped energy source
"Sen. Byron Dorgan, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has been waging a lonely battle to enable Indian tribes across the country to develop what could be...

Kimberly Craven: Transparency needed for trust settlement
"Like many of the 384,000 federally recognized tribal members who are certified members of the class-action lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar, I was pleased when I learned the Obama administration and...

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