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June 16, 2010
Water district threatens to cut service to Cabazon business
Correction: The business is located on the Morongo Reservation. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians entered into the partnership. The first version of the post incorrectly stated it was the...

Village approves liquor license Oneida Nation doesn't need
The village of Hobart, Wisconsin, approved a liquor license for a golf course owned by the Oneida Nation. The tribe doesn't need the license for the Thornberry Creek at Oneida...

Standing Rock Sioux man in another bid for attorney general
Perennial political candidate Ron Volesky, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is making another bid for South Dakota attorney general. Volesky, a former state lawmaker, lost to Republican...

Report faults Miccosukee tribal police over fatal car accident
A report from a state prosecutor in Florida says police officers from the Miccosukee Tribe prevented authorities from determining who was at a fault in a fatal accident. Tatiana Furry,...

Opinion: Face to face with More Indian Than Thou Syndrome
"During this past week I came face to face with what I've heard called "MITT" Syndrome, or "More Indian Than Thou" Syndrome, a term discussed by Joseph Gone in...

New BIE director to testify at Senate panel hearing on NCLB
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing tomorrow on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Keith Moore, the new director of the Bureau of Indian...

Cherokee Nation council backs Keith Harper for 10th Circuit
The Cherokee Nation council passed a resolution in support of Keith Harper for a spot on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Harper, a tribal member, is reportedly under consideration...

Harold Monteau: Age, race discrimination in Indian Country
"Age discrimination in Indian Country? Isn’t that an oxymoron. Sad to say, it is not. The traditional teachings of “respect for elders” and “ listen to your elders” are falling...

New Minerals Management Service head to oversee reform
The new director of the Minerals Management Service will oversee reform efforts at the agency, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a press release. Michael R. Bromwich, is a former...

Teen from Saginaw Chippewa Tribe jailed on assault charge
A teen from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is being held without bond on a federal assault charge. Lyle J. Pego, 19, was indicted on a charge of...

Ute Tribe votes to terminate director of energy department
The Ute Tribe of Utah voted to fire the director of its Energy and Minerals Department. Chairman Curtis Cesspooch abstained from the vote to fire Larry Love. But he said...

Parties agree to extend deadline over trust fund settlement
The plaintiffs in the Indian trust fund lawsuit and the Obama administration agreed to a July 9 deadline to await Congressional authorization of the $3.4 billion settlement. The parties have...

Robert C: Guidelines for giving an 'authentic' Indian speech
"From time to time, a news article will appear and report public speaking to be a fear which ranks right up there with death. The article may quote a...

Bradford: A cast of characters in 'Casino Jack' documentary
"It is not surprising that Alex Gibney's documentary on Jack Abramoff is not doing well at the box office, by the director's own accounts. I have not seen the...

House Resources Committee markup for Indian, Native bills
The House Natural Resources Committee holds an open markup session this morning. The session takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building and will be...

Elouise Cobell responds to questions about trust settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

Appeals court reverses stance in Indian Country status case
A proposed uranium mine in New Mexico is not located in Indian Country, a divided en banc panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. Hydro Resources...

County sues to block Yankton Sioux land-into-trust approval
Charles Mix County in South Dakota filed a lawsuit to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from acquiring land in trust for the Yankton Sioux Tribe. The lawsuit says the...

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