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June 14, 2010
New Mexico panel urges Indian school to save famed venue
The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee unanimously passed a resolution calling on Santa Fe Indian School to save the famed Paolo Soleri Amphitheater. The state doesn't have jurisdiction...

Teach For America aims to boost number of Indian teachers
Teach For America is seeking to boost the number of American Indian and Alaska Native teachers. The group is on track to place a record 24 Indian teachers in schools...

Charles Trimble: The Indian Holocaust is over, or it should be
Following publication of a column I wrote two years ago titled “Let go the Chains of Victimhood,” I received many e-mails agreeing with my comments and others disagreeing with me....

Mark Trahant: Sometimes less is more in health care system
"A family member and I visited a clinic over weekend. First, a nurse, then the doctor, then X-ray, back to the nurse and finally back to the doctor. The patient...

First Nation seeks inquiry after another death in foster care
The Sturgeon Lake First Nation of Saskatchewan is seeking a public inquiry after a second child died in foster care. Evander Lee Daniels, who was 22 months old, was...

Wyoming tribes lose decision in trust mismanagement case
Two Wyoming tribes waited too long to sue the federal government for trust mismanagement, the chief judge with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled on May 27. The Eastern...

Supreme Court rules against Apache man in restitution case
In a close decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that a member of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico must pay restitution for his crime even though a...

Tulalip Tribes threaten recall of public school board member
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are threatening a recall against a public school board member who said some students perform poorly on standardized tests due to their race. The...

DOJ tribal justice, safety and wellness meet in South Dakota
The Department of Justice will host a tribal justice, safety and wellness session in Rapid City, South Dakota, this week. The session will focus on detention facilities, tribal youth programs,...

NCAI president writes letter on changes in Cobell settlement
National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel says Congress should be able to make "modest and reasonable adjustments" to the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit....

Opinion: Republican Senator threatens trust fund settlement
"In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, launched a lawsuit against the federal government. The charge? That the federal government has stolen billions of dollars from up...

NPR: Churro sheep remain sacred to Navajo Nation weavers
"For as long as anyone can remember, Churro sheep have been central to Navajo life and spirituality, yet the animal was nearly exterminated in modern times by outside forces...

Editorial: Moving forward together to address race relations
"The purpose of Farmington's volunteer-filled Community Relations Commission is to seek and implement ways to improve race relations. The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is partnering with its Farmington counterpart...

John EchoHawk: Keith Harper a strong choice on 10th Circuit
"At the Native American Rights Fund, we have always hired the best and the brightest to advocate for Indian rights and the orderly development of Indian law. One of the...

Tim Giago: Indian vote could sway South Dakota House race
For the first time in history two women will be competing for South Dakota’s lone Congressional seat. Kristi Noem entered the Republican primary late, but outdistanced her male opponents in...

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sues to stop trust fund distribution
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of Nevada filed a lawsuit on Friday in hopes of stopping the distribution of a $185 million trust fund. Congress passed a law in 2004 to...

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