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June 21, 2010
Salon: Miley Cyrus race-baiting with wild 'tribal' performance
"This just in -- Miley Cyrus still cannot be tamed. And she's starting to freak us out a little. Appearing in angelic pure white, Cyrus writhed around a tribe...

Delvin Cree: Turtle Mountain Band takes on toxic time bombs
"It was almost five years ago that Hurricane Katrina took the lives of 1,836 people. Many of the survivors were given temporary housing to live in while permanent housing was...

Powwow helps kickoff NCAI mid-year conference in Rapid City
The Sacred Sovereignty Pow Wow on Sunday, organized by the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, helped kick off the National Congress of American Indians mid-year conference in Rapid City, South...

Mark Trahant: Expanding oral health access in Indian Country
"A philosophical question: How much medical training is needed to treat patients? Some say it’s the full course as proscribed by existing medical, nursing or dental schools. But when...

Harold Jacobs: Another unfulfilled promise for Alaska Natives
"I remember hearing the following phrase repeated by my father, Mark Jacobs Jr., numerous times: "When a white man fights for his land he is called a patriot. When an...

Dorothy Webster, Onondaga Nation clan mother, passes at 81
Dorothy Webster, a clan mother of the Onondaga Nation of New York, died on Friday. She was 81. Webster held her longhouse position for more than 60 years. She...

School board meets to consider fate of controversial member
A public school board in Washington meets tonight to consider the fate of a member whose comments have angered the Tulalip Tribes and other groups. Michael Kundu of the...

Kevin Abourezk: Omaha language professor draws complaints
"To some, Mark Awakuni-Swetland is a culture thief, a non-Native who has built a career and benefited financially from fictitious affiliations with the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. To others, he...

Sen. Barrasso hopes for vote on changes to Cobell settlement
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is still pushing to change the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit even as...

Chippewa Cree Tribe evacuates homes over flood emergency
The Chippewa Cree Tribe evacuated about 30 families and declared a flood emergency on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. A heavy rain storm on Friday damaged roads and...

Small tribe in Ecuador thriving with help of the 'Gringo Chief'
The Cofan people of Ecuador are creating a new future with the help of the "Gringo Chief," the son of white missionaries who has become the tribe's most prominent...

Brenda Golden: Tribes still here in spite of Great White Father
"Father ’s Day – a time to reflect and remember one’s father with sadness, gratefulness, sorrow, happiness or even soul searching. For the Native American, we will never forget what...

Rodriguez: Anti-immigration law spurred by manifest insanity
"As a result of several recent draconian laws, Arizona’s image has taken a drubbing internationally. And yet, Arizona is but the spear. In reality, its politics are not that dramatically...

Review: A history of Indian relations in 'Making of Minnesota'
"Mary Lethert Wingerd's "North Country: The Making of Minnesota" is a history of the Indian experience in Minnesota, from the first encounters with Europeans to the removal of tribes...

Editorial: Fix problems in Seattle's Indian education program
"Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson must redirect her laserlike focus and ability to make tough decisions and address problems in the Indian Education Program. Native American students in Seattle...

Charles Trimble: Can't really get excited about those mascots
College World Series time is upon us here in Omaha, and we will have gone three years now without any offending mascots among the competing teams. This year’s team mascots...

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