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June 17, 2010
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on NCLB Act
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing this afternoon on the No Child Left Behind Act and its impact on Indian students. The hearing lasted about 90 minutes....

First Nations plan protests over national sales tax initiative
First Nations in Ontario are planning protests during the G8 and G20 summits next week unless a deal is reached over Canada's Harmonized Sales Tax. News reports indicate an agreement...

Review: A Comanche battle in 'Empire of the Summer Moon'
"All American schoolchildren learn of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn, in which General George Custer and the federal cavalry got trounced by Indians in present-day Montana. Far fewer...

Notah Begay gives commentary at US Open for Golf Channel
Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III has found a new calling as a sports commentator. Begay, 37, is providing commentary at the U.S. Open for the Golf Channel....

Raid on Indian land leads to $3.5M worth of marijuana plants
A tip led to the seizure of $3.5 million worth of marijuana plants that were grown on a Indian allotment in Oklahoma. The exact location was not specified but Kiowa...

Drug smugglers go through Mohawk and Tohono reservations
Federal authorities say two reservations are among the main entry points for drugs into the United States. As much as 20 percent of the high-potency marijuana grown in Canada comes...

Pueblo leaders support demolition of venue at Indian school
Tribal leaders in New Mexico say the famed Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre at the Santa Fe Indian School must go. The governors of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and chairman...

San Manuel Band donates $6M to start US Indian TV channel
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California donated $6 million to KVCR-TV, a public broadcasting station, to start the first Indian television channel in the United States....

Supreme Court bars two-member NLRB from making rulings
The National Labor Relations Board can't make decisions with just two members, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled today. The NLRB operated with only two members for more than two...

KUOW Radio: Drug traffickers target Washington reservations
"Federal policies isolated the Lummi from their culture. But geography plugged them into the drug trade. The Lummi reservation is a few miles off I–5 and less than 30 miles...

Editorial: Only a 'miracle' can rescue Lumbee recognition bill
"This might have been one of the biggest years in Lumbee tribal history. It still might be. But it seems the longest of long shots that the tribe will win...

Business as usual for bottling plant after losing local service
A water bottling plant on the Morongo Reservation in California hasn't been affected by a cut in service from a local water district. Nestle Waters North America said it will...

Column: Let First Nations take control of their own destinies
"First nations are increasingly taking control of their economic and social destiny. As populations have grown and cities have expanded, most urban reserve land has become incredibly valuable. It has...

Tribes complain about NCAI letter on Cobell trust settlement
The National Congress of American Indians is facing some backlash over a letter that President Jefferson Keel wrote about the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. NCAI's...

Peter d'Errico: Exploring the origins of 'Tea Party' movement
"One way to assess the historical significance of the new Tea Party, in comparison to the original, is to look at a wider context. The people in 1773 Boston were...

Opinion: Ethnic cleansing of tribes through economic warfare
"This is not another column longing for the day when the United States comes to the realization federal recognition is a bogus, unilateral stamp of approval for a gaming license...

Johnny Flynn: Not so helpless when it comes to environment
"The environmental movement was a whisper after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, but when the oil blowout happened in Santa Barbara in 1969, politicians in California and Washington...

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