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May 14, 2010
Rep. Hastings insists Congress not on 'deadline' over Cobell
Congress doesn't face a "deadline" to settle the Indian trust fund lawsuit, according to Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the top Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee. In a letter...

Chickasaw Nation opens compressed natural gas fuel station
The Chickasaw Nation opened a compressed natural gas fueling station in Ada, Oklahoma. The Oklahoman said the Ada Travel Plaza is the first tribally-owned CNG station in the state....

Ojibwe fishermen stage protest to support 1855 treaty rights
Members of the Leech Lake Band and the White Earth Band began a treaty rights protest today on Lake Bemidji. The tribes say they have fishing rights off the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe looking at 'Fighting Sioux' petition
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has begun looking at a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota....

Police probe officer's response to swastika-branding incident
Police in Farmington, New Mexico, are conducting an internal investigation into an incident in which a mentally challenged man from the Navajo Nation was branded with a swastika. An...

Seneca Nation man loses online tobacco sale case in Oregon
Scott Maybee, a member of the Seneca Nation in New York, lost an Internet tobacco sales case in Oregon. Maybee operates a business on his tribe's reservation and sells cigarettes...

Couple sentenced for stealing Yakama artifacts from US land
Two people were sentenced for stealing Yakama Nation artifacts from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site in Washington. Devin Prouty, 27 and Tiffany E. Larson, 24, admitted they stole...

Court bars Washington from applying state law at treaty site
The state of Washington can't enforce its criminal laws against tribal members at a treaty site on the Columbia River, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. The state...

Supreme Court nominee never filled Harvard Indian law post
Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama's nominee to the to the U.S. Supreme Court, never filled an Indian law post at Harvard Law School, where she served as dean. The Oneida...

Senate Judiciary Committee supports nominee to 9th Circuit
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-7 along party lines to approve the nomination of Goodwin Liu to be a judge on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Liu's nomination has...

Medical students reused needles during diabetes screenings
The University of New Mexico wants to get in contact with people who underwent diabetes screenings at the the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque on April 24. Medical students...

Obama appoints six to Advisory Council on Indian Education
President Barack Obama has appointed six people to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education. The council advises the Department of Education about Indian education issues. It has 16 members....

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