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May 26, 2010
Chicago Bears: Draft pick proud to be a Northern Cheyenne
"The main reason that Native American children look up to Bears rookie Levi Horn has little to do with the fact that the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle towers over them....

Elise Patkotak: A young Alaska Native male face of suicide
"Death in Bush Alaska overwhelmingly has a young face to it. And even more overwhelmingly, suicide in the Bush has a young Native male face to it. Going to the...

Mary Pember: Indian people always carry bit of reservation
"Summer is almost here, which means it’s time for Ojibwe travelers to pass through. They will be on their way to powwows and other destinations for our most beloved activity:...

Teen charged for fatal shooting of Native woman in Alberta
A 19-year-old was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Heather Rae Thurier, a Native woman who lived in Edmonton. Colton Barry Ferguson is accused...

Haskell students upset about work in wetlands by campus
Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas are upset about work in the Haskell/Baker Wetlands. The northern part of the wetlands are on the Haskell campus. The southern part...

New Mexico tribes silent on future of school amphitheater
The All Indian Pueblo Council hasn't said what will happen to the historic Paolo Soleri Amphitheater at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. The tribes own and operate...

Two charged for rape and murder of Navajo Nation woman
  Two men have been charged in connection with the rape and murder of a Navajo Nation woman. Marvin Williams, 36, and Herman Tsosie, 33, are accused of attacking...

Turtle Talk: Elena Kagan's 2006 speech on Navajo judiciary
"Very nice. I imagine soon-to-be-Justice Kagan’s words will be quoted time and again by tribal advocates: At about four minutes in she describes the Navajo Judiciary and caseload, and then...

Seminole Nation man hopes to regain custody of daughter
Jeff Larney, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, is closer to regaining full custody of his daughter. Larney said he was granted temporary custody of his six-year-old daughter....

Bad River Band accepts apology for cemetery disturbance
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offered an apology to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians for disturbing a tribal cemetery in 1960. The state and the tribe...

Rick Green: May 26, 1673, the day of the Pequot Massacre
"The surprise attack by Capt. John Mason, along with Mohegan warriors, began before dawn on May 26, 1637. Mason set fire to an Indian village along the Mystic River killing...

Investigation turns up more problems at oil royalty agency
A report from the Inspector General at the Interior Department has uncovered more problems at the Minerals Management Service, the agency responsible for the collection of royalties on federal and...

Appeals court upholds 10-year sentence for infant's death
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a 10-year sentence for a woman from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota who admitted she left her...

Editorial: Cobell settlement brings hope for Indian Country
"Sometimes it seems that all we ever report about American Indians in the media is bad. The problems of poverty, alcoholism, joblessness and general despair on this state’s Indian reservations,...

Larry Baca: Confirm Mary Smith, Cherokee, to DOJ position
"Mary L. Smith has been nominated to be the assistant attorney general for the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice. Having been nominated April 20, 2009,...

Court leaves door open for Stockbridge-Munsee land claim
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals left the door open for the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin to pursue a land claim in New Jersey. The tribe attempted to intervene in...

Appeals court won't rehear Osage Reservation status case
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals won't rehear the Osage Nation's reservation status case. A three-judge panel in March ruled that an act of Congress diminished the reservation. The tribe...

Justice Department adds 33 prosecutors for Indian Country
The Department of Justice has money to hire 30 prosecutors to focus on Indian Country. The prosecutors will focus on crime. DOJ studies show American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer...

No word of settlement in Indian farmers discrimination suit
The Obama administration has reached settlements in two more discrimination lawsuits against the Department of Agriculture but there's no word of a deal with Indian farmers and ranchers. The administration...

Science: Thank indigenous people for cultivating first corn
"It is now growing season across the Corn Belt of the United States. Seeds that have just been sown will, with the right mixture of sunshine and rain, be...

Editorial: Withhold off-shore drilling leases in Arctic Ocean
"There is an important way for President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to show they are absorbing the lessons of the gulf oil spill and to reaffirm their pledge...

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