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May 25, 2010
Blog: Scientists upset about new NAGPRA rule on ancestors
"Science Insider reports that the Department of the Interior has issued an updated rule to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, created in 1990 under the purview of...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe prepares for third annual powwow
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan will hold the third annual Honoring Saganing Powow on June 5-6. The powwow takes place at the Saganing Tribal Center in Standish. Veterans will...

Tribal courts and state courts create coalition in California
Tribal courts and state courts have formed a new coalition in California. The California Tribal Court/State Court Coalition will focus on improving the relationship between tribal and state courts. The...

Five Civilized Freedmen seek a share of Cobell settlement
Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes say they deserve a share of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. The Freedmen are descendants of slaves that were...

Indian school alumni start campaign to save amphitheater
Alumni at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico are worried about the potential loss of the historic Paolo Soleri Amphitheater. The school hasn't said what will happen to...

Native gang member a suspect in woman's death in Alberta
Police in Edmonton, Alberta, made an arrest in connection with the death of a 23-year-old woman. The shooter may have connections to Redd Alert, a Native gang, CJOB reported....

Editorial: Navajo Nation deserves big change in leadership
"The Navajo Nation needs new leadership, and the old leadership just doesn't seem to get it. The real question is, will Navajo voters finally send a message by electing that...

Lobbyist accuses Tennessee Indian panel of making threats
A lobbyist for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says members of the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs are out of control. Mark Greene claims that commissioner Jimmy Thigpen threatened to...

Harold Monteau: Tribes shouldn't cede sovereignty to state
"I read in a recent news article that a tribe that has been a major fighter for upholding Tribal Sovereignty in many areas of the law had settled its differences...

Tribal Leaders Forum scheduled for June 9-10 in California
The American Indian Resources Institute is hosting the Tribal Leaders Forum on June 9-10 on the Pechanga Reservation in California. Tribal leaders will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court, land-into-trust, the...

White House statement supports bill with trust settlement
The White House Office of Management and Budget issued a statement of administration policy in support of a bill that includes the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund...

Editorial: Obama snubs Oklahoma on pick for appeals court
"Why are we not surprised that President Barack Obama has (a) apparently chosen not to follow long-standing tradition and nominate an Oklahoman to the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

County to fight Meskwaki Tribe's land-into-trust application
The board of supervisors in Tama County, Iowa, is appealing the Meskwaki Tribe's latest land-into-trust application. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has reportedly agreed to acquire 258 acres in trust...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes finally use new detention facility
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are finally making use of a new detention facility on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho. The tribe transferred 42 inmates from the Old Fort Hall...

Votes expected this week on bill with trust fund settlement
The House could vote as early as today on a bill that includes the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. The Senate is expected to take action...

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