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May 24, 2010
Ousted Dry Creek Rancheria leader to challenge recall vote
Harvey Hopkins is expected to challenge his removal as chairman of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California. Tribal members voted 165-85 to recall Hopkins, The...

Pawnee and Arikara ready for reunion powwow in Nebraska
Members of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota are getting ready for a reunion powwow in Nebraska. The Pawnee and...

Charles Trimble: Manifest destiny continues in nation's laws
The term manifest destiny has become so embedded in the language of Indian affairs that many of us think somehow that it is a doctrine, or national Indian policy. Although...

Editorial: Screen 'Casino Jack' for Saginaw Chippewa Tribe
"A check of the Magnolia Pictures website shows that the new documentary film "Casino Jack and the United States of Money" is in very limited release. It's playing only...

Alutiiq community celebrates 15th anniversary of museum
The Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska, celebrated its 15th anniversary on May 15. The museum was originally funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill...

GOP candidates in South Dakota promise to work with tribes
All five Republican candidates for governor in South Dakota say they will work closely with tribes and Native Americans. Scott Munsterman promises to consult. "The key is for the state...

Sac and Fox Nation objections affect proposed interchange
The Sac and Fox Nation is opposed to a proposed highway interchange that is generating controversy in Oklahoma. The tribe is worried that the interchange will affect cultural events and...

Mark Trahant: Questions about tribes and health reform law
"Of course the story in Indian Country is not exactly a topic on cable. It’s also practically a non-story in daily newspapers, on TV and radio news programs or even...

Commentary: A good case for returning Thorpe to Oklahoma
"For the last quarter-century, the sons of the great Native American athlete Jim Thorpe have tried to persuade the picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania town bearing their father's name to return...

10th Circuit hears Northern Arapaho man's jurisdiction case
Correction: The state courts have ruled that Riverton is not Indian Country. The first version of this post left out of the word "not." The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Opinion: Bigger battles than traditional dress for graduation
"A 19-year-old Native American high school senior attempted to sue his school board because it wouldn’t let him exchange the traditional cap and gown for his graduation ceremony for what...

Susan Bradford: Delores Jackson, ex-SagChip leader, passes away
"Yesterday Delores Jackson, a Saginaw Chippewa Council Member who had defended super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff against the false allegations being lodged against him by fellow tribal members, succumbed to cancer....

Steve Russell: Brown people should stay away from Arizona
"When Americans, including even marginally assimilated Natives, see something they don’t like, the reaction is “there oughta be a law.” By “law” they normally mean a criminal law. Hence, we...

Cobell trust fund settlement a part of jobs and tax measure
The $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit has been included in the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, a bill that is expected to pass to...

Prosecutor won't drop tobacco case against Cayuga Nation
The district attorney in Cayuga County, New York, plans to bring criminal charges against the Cayuga Nation despite a court ruling that supported the tribe's rights. On May 11, the...

Seneca Nation defends tobacco sales on treaty anniversary
The Seneca Nation of New York commemorated the Treaty of Buffalo Creek of 1842 last week, using the occasion to criticize the state and federal government for trying to...

Tim Giago: Cobell trust fund settlement insults land holders
An editorial by on asks, “What happens if Congress doesn’t approve the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit? It answers its own question with, “Nothing....

Indian community in Ecuador won't carry out death penalty
After threats from the country's attorney general, an Indian community in Ecuador won't carry out the death penalty against a man who was convicted of murder. Orlando Quishpe, 21, had...

Oklahoma politicians balk at Indian nominee for 10th Circuit
Politicians in Oklahoma from both parties say Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation, should not be nominated for a spot on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals....

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