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June 8, 2010
Witness List: House committee hearing on self-governance
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on a self-governance bill. H.R.4347 addresses a wide range of issues in the self-determination and self-governance program at the Interior Department....

Montana attorney general won't probe athlete's death at jail
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock won't investigate the death of A.J. Long Soldier at the Hill County jail. Long Soldier, 18, died last November after complaining of feeling sick. According...

Indian Affairs Committee business meeting set for Thursday
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting this Thursday. The time of the meeting has not been finalized. An agenda hasn't been published either but it is...

10th Circuit rejects challenge to Wyandotte land-into-trust
The federal government can't be sued for taking land into trust for the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. In 1996, the Bureau...

Trial for Pueblo woman accused of mudering son is delayed
A woman from Zia Pueblo in New Mexico won't go to trial until spring 2011 after attorneys on both sides of the case agreed to delay it. Tiffany Toribio...

Indian school official confirms razing of famed amphitheater
The superintendent of Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico confirmed the razing of the revered Paolo Soleri Amphitheater. Superintendent Everett Chavez said the venue will be torn down...

Judge allows lawsuit for former residential school students
A judge says former students at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador can proceed with a class action, CBC News reported. An estimated 5,000 Inuit, and some Metis, attended five...

Viejas Band wins injunction to block reservoir at sacred site
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians won a restraining order that prevents the Padre Dam Municipal Water District in California from further work at a sacred site. The tribe went...

Judge questions evidence in Eastern Cherokee murder case
A member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina is set to go to trial on a murder charge but a federal judge says the man might...

Creek chief fires enterprise executives and board members
A.D. Ellis, the chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, recently fired the top two executives at the tribe's economic development enterprise and dismissed four board members. Ellis took...

Osage Nation ousts incumbent chief and prepares for runoff
Voters of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma ousted incumbent chief Jim Gray on Monday. Gray came in third out of a field of five candidates. That means he will step...

Mark Trahant: Indian Country deals with shortage of doctors
"A generation ago about half of all medical students picked general medicine over a specialty practice; today’s it’s only about 30 percent. In the larger health care system the main...

BIA officer dies while responding to call on Utah reservation
A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer was killed while responding to a call for assistance on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. Josh Yazzie, 33, was only a...

Lobbying firm sought to end relationship with Lumbee Tribe
A lobbying firm sought to end its relationship with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina as early as May 19, The Fayetteville Observer reports. Lewin International said negative publicity about...

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