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May 18, 2010
BIA signs agreement with Nike to promote healthy lifestyles
The Bureau of Indian Affairs signed an agreement with Nike to promote healthy lifestyles in Indian Country. Under the agreement, the Bureau of Indian Education and Nike will develop a...

Teen accused in race related shooting says he's part Native
A 17-year-old male who is on trial for shooting a Hispanic teenager is claiming to be part Native as part of his hate crime case in Montana. Allen Goff...

Pine Ridge woman gets prison for retaliating against victim
A woman from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for retaliating against a victim of another crime. Alexis Exendine, 18, admitted...

Native teen, 14, dies after sniffing propane in Saskatchewan
A 14-year-old Native girl died after sniffing propane on a reserve in Saskatchewan. The girl and a group of teens were seen huddling around the propane take near the tribal...

Red Earth readies for 24th annual festival in Oklahoma City
The 24th annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival takes place June 18-20 in Oklahoma City. The event features a powwow, parade, art market and run. About 25,000 people are...

Chumash Tribe presents plans for gas station and car wash
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians outlined plans for a gas station and car wash in Santa Barbara County. The tribe plans a gas station with five pumps, a...

Panel hosts special meeting over swastika branding incident
The Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico, is holding a special meeting today to discuss an incident in which a mentally challenged man from the Navajo Nation was...

Vincent Craig, Navajo Nation humorist, passes on at age 59
Vincent Craig, a Navajo Nation comedian, singer, songwriter, actor and creator of the Mutton Man cartoon strip, died on Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 59. Craig...

Letter: Support traditional clothing at graduation ceremony
"Wearing tribal regalia at high school graduations has been done in the past. It is a high honor for students when an assignment is accomplished. They are presented an eagle...

Torres Martinez Chair: Tribe makes strides on TANF program
"There are many difficulties Torres-Martinez Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) faces in taking America's native families from survival to success. The common factors of poverty, poor education and...

Oneida Nation calls county settlement talks a publicity stunt
The Oneida Nation isn't reacting kindly to "principles of settlement" that were offered by Madison County, New York. The county identified nine issues that it wants to discuss with the...

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes hire new editor for newspaper
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma have a new editor for the tribal paper and the former editor said she was fired for running an opinion that angered tribal...

Editorial: Indian Country deserves settlement to Cobell case
The following is the opinion of Indianz.Com. What happens if Congress doesn't approve the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit? Nothing. No one gets any money. Litigation...

White House press secretary mentions Cobell during briefing
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mentioned the Indian trust fund lawsuit at a briefing on Monday but appears to have described it incorrectly. Gibbs brought up the case when...

MMS official in charge of offshore drilling to retire on May 31
Chris Oynes, the Minerals Management Service official in charge of offshore drilling, will retire on May 31, the Associated Press reported. Oynes was planning to retire but moved up the...

Senate candidate, a critic of tribes, never served in Vietnam
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D), long seen as a foe in Indian Country, never served in Vietnam despite having claimed otherwise, The New York Times reports. Blumenthal, the...

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