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June 25, 2010
Wyoming county submits plans in Indian voting rights lawsuit
Officials in Fremont County in Wyoming submitted two proposals in response to an Indian voting rights lawsuit. The first plan calls for creating one district in which Indian voters are...

Jim Kent: Native people still fight to protect their sacred places
"The whole country was outraged when New York, Pennsylvania and the nation's capital were attacked on 9/11. How would you feel if they'd just kept going, hitting every city and...

Cherokee Nation group back home after Trail of Tears journey
Ten members of the Cherokee Nation completed the Remember the Removal 2010, a 950-mile bicycle ride that retraces a part of the Trail of Tears, on Wednesday. The group started...

Crow Tribe uses local materials for new housing development
The Crow Tribe of Montana celebrated the launch of a new housing program that will utilize materials produced on the reservation. The Good Earth Lodges program will put up 27...

Lumbee Tribe maintains Senate support despite lobbying flap
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) still support a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The tribe came under scrutiny over a...

Lummi Nation receives $11.5M loan to upgrade water system
The Lummi Nation of Washington has received an $11.5 million loan from the Department of Agriculture. The money will be used to upgrade the water system on the reservation. Much...

Jim Thorpe's son sues to have remains returned to Oklahoma
The son of legendary athlete Jim Thorpe filed a lawsuit to have his father's remains reburied in Oklahoma. Jack Thorpe, 72, a past chief of the Sac and Fox...

Supporters expect House passage of Tribal Law and Order Act
The Senate passed the Tribal Law and Order Act as part of another bill on Wednesday and supporters said they expected passage in the House. The Tribal Law and Order...

Cherokee Nation judge calls for a redrawing of council districts
A judge with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says the tribe must redraw its council districts. Judge Bart Fite said the tribe's nine districts should be drawn up based on...

Chippewa Cree Tribe waits for FEMA flood damage assessment
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is awaiting a preliminary flood damage assessment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The tribe hopes to secure federal funds to recover and rebuild...

BIA investigates death of bicyclist on New Mexico reservation
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is investigating an accident that led to the death of a young man who was cycling across the country to raise money for breast cancer....

Series: Bad River Band suffers from very high rate of diabetes
"Helen “Frannie” Shinaway carefully spritzes hair gel into her tidy black mullet. She'd already squeezed on her jeans, tucked in a salmon pink T-shirt and put on a gold necklace...

Eugene Culbertson, longtime Fort Peck leader, passes on at 71
Eugene Culbertson, a longtime leader of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana, died on Thursday. He was 71. Culbertson served on the tribal council for 28 years. His main...

Museum puts US flag found at Little Bighorn site up for auction
A museum in Michigan will auction a U.S. flag that was found at the Battle of the Little Bighorn site in Montana. The flag was carried by Lt. Col....

Mary Pember: Havasupai blood case raises concerns for tribes
"The much-publicized settlement between Arizona State University (ASU) and the Havasupai tribe over alleged misuse of DNA samples collected from tribal members sheds light on the often-uneasy relationship between indigenous...

Senate Republicans block passage of bill with trust settlement
Republicans in the Senate voted together to block passage of a bill that includes the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. H.R.4213, the American Jobs and Closing...

APR: Navajo Nation families maintain connections to park land
"Every spring and summer, after the winter thaw allows, about a dozen Navajo families still return to their old homesteads at the bottom of Arizona's Canyon de Chelly. The canyon...

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