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June 2, 2010
Grace: Mohegan chairwoman transitions to tribal chief post
"Lynn Malerba had a "little" announcement for her best friend over dinner recently. She had just been selected as the next chief for life of the Mohegan Tribe. "She...

Absentee Shawnee day care director fired on grand opening
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma fired the director of its new day center right before the grand opening. Alecia Onzahwah, a representative on the tribal executive committee, would not...

Gay man cites homophobia for arson on Peguis First Nation
A man from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba says his house was torched because he is gay. Raymond Michell moved back to the reserve two years ago and...

Navajo candidates face off over seat on county commission
Two members of the Navajo Nation will face each other for a seat on the San Juan County Commission in New Mexico. GloJean Todacheene defeated five other tribal members to...

NRDC: Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico threatens tribes in Louisiana
"The Philippe family has called Louisiana's Grand Bayou home for “centuries upon centuries." As part of the Native American Atakapa-Ishak tribe, the family has relied on the land and...

DOJ grant to fund two officers for Round Valley Reservation
The Department of Justice awarded a $500,000 grant to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office to fund two deputies on the Round Valley Reservation. The money comes from DOJ's Office of...

Cobell suit handed to new judge after Robertson retirement
A new judge has been assigned to Cobell v. Salazar, the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Chief Judge Thomas Hogan will handle the case, The Blog of Legal Times reports. He...

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate puts up reward over missing man
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota is offering a $7,500 reward for information about a missing tribal member. Andrew Lufkins, 23, also known as A.J. Lufkins, was last...

Adam Beach to play 'half-Apache' character in western flick
Actor Adam Beach has joined the cast of Cowboy and Aliens, a film based on the graphic novel. Beach will play a "half-Apache" character who works for Colonel Woodrow Dollarhyde,...

Stillaguamish Tribe acquires land to protect salmon habitat
The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington has purchased 77 acres along the Stillaguamish River. The tribe will rehabilitate the land as part of its effort to protect the salmon habitat. “For...

Cobell speaks to graduates from Menominee Nation college
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, is bringing a message to graduates of the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. Cobell encourages young tribal...

Native Sun: Marchers protest police shooting of Oglala man
This story was written by Estella Claymore and is copyright Native Sun News. Photo by Estella Claymore/ Native Sun News. RAPID CITY—“No Justice, No Peace”. “Unity and Justice go...

Charles Trimble: Just because you wannabee / A Lakota just like me
Back in the early 1970s, my friend and super journalist, the late Richard LaCourse, Yakama, unearthed and brought to public attention a racist, anti-Indian editorial by South Dakota’s own L....

Editorial: Improving odds for Indian students in South Dakota
"For quite a few years now, schools across South Dakota have sought ways to address the lower average test scores of Native American students. The Sioux Falls district has the...

Column: Why does 'Wealthy' Mohegan Tribe get $54M loan?
"It turns out that, for the purpose of funneling $54 million in federal stimulus money to the sovereign Mohegan Indians, you have to first define the tribe's reservation, which, on...

Tonto Apache Tribe celebrates big expansion of reservation
The Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona is celebrating a big expansion of its reservation. The federal government set aside 85 acres for the tribe in 1972. The tribe quickly outgrew...

Parade: Q&A with Kim Teehee, White House's Indian adviser
"Why did President Obama create your position? Indian Country suffers from so many socioeconomic challenges: the unemployment rate, infrastructure needs, health care, a high crime rate. Those things were...

Indian cultural center in Oklahoma faces construction delay
Construction on the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma could stop in a few months, according to a state lawmaker. Sen. Harry Coates (R) said the center needs...

Tom Cole, Chickasaw citizen, seeks re-election to Congress
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is seeking a fifth term in office. Cole is the only Native American in Congress. He has consistently supported tribes...

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