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June 22, 2010
Another man sentenced over Wind River Reservation murder
A second man was sentenced for the death of a 19-year-old on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Mark James Sonnip, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with...

Quileute Nation members headed to LA for 'Twilight' premiere
About 15 members of the Quileute Nation of Washington will attend the premier of the latest Twilight movie. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse debuts in Los Angeles on Thursday. "The movie...

DOI officials tell NCAI land-into-trust applications are moving
There is no land-into-trust moratorium at the Interior Department, officials said at the National Congress of American Indians mid-year conference on Monday. Tribes have complained that their applications went nowhere...

Editorial: Court made right call on pursuits onto reservations
"The New Mexico State Supreme Court made the right decision earlier this month when it ruled that law enforcement officers can pursue and question suspects of a crime onto reservation...

HUD reportedly investigating Warm Springs housing program
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is reportedly investigating the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Former tribal CEO Ray Potter told The Bend Bulletin he was...

WPR: New Wisconsin law targets race-based school mascots
"School team nicknames like the Chieftains and Braves may soon be a thing of the past in Wisconsin, where a new law allows the state to ban race-based mascots and...

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe uses stimulus fund to build lake fence
The Weeminuche Construction Authority, a business owned by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado, is using $442,000 in stimulus funds to build a fence around Lake Nighthorse. The fence...

Greenville Rancheria finishes work on health clinic expansion
The Greenville Rancheria of California completed work on a $1.6 million expansion of its health clinic. Construction began in June 2009. The expanded facility will house new services and...

FBI looking into offers of Gulf Coast jobs to Yakama members
The FBI is looking into offers of high-paying Gulf Coast jobs to members of the Yakama Nation. "We are aware of it; that's all I'm going to be able to...

Kim Teehee: New White House Tribal Nations progress report
"Today, we are releasing the White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report. This report, which was developed by the participating agencies, provides a summary of the feedback we received about...

Some Indian retailers in New York offer tax-free candy online
Some Indian retailers in New York are offering tax-free candy products on their websites. Smokes-Sprits.Com, based on the Seneca Nation, offers a wide range of candy bars, chewing gum and...

Cherokee Nation upset by recognition of groups in Tennessee
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is weighing legal action after the Tennessee Commission of Indian Affairs granted state recognition to six groups. The tribe says the commission, which is due...

New York tribes vow to fight attempt to collect tobacco taxes
The New York Legislature passed a bill that requires tribes to collect the state's tobacco tax on their reservations. The bill also raises the state tax by $1.60 to $4.35...

Settlement was drafted in Oneida Nation land-into-trust case
A settlement was reportedly drafted in the state of New York's suit against the Oneida Nation land-into-trust application. The settlement would have allowed up to 30,000 acres to be placed...

NCAI weighs position on amendment to trust fund settlement
Tribal leaders are debating whether the National Congress of American Indians should take a position on a controversial amendment to the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit....

Tim Giago: Science getting closer to solving multiple sclerosis
It contributed to the death of the black comedian, Richard Pryor. Actresses Annette Funicello, formerly of the Mickey Mouse Club and Beach Blanket movies, and Terri Garr, Young Frankenstein and...

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