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June 28, 2010
Editorial: Barrasso should listen to tribes on Cobell settlement
"It's hard to understand why U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is working to make changes in a $3.4 billion federal settlement with American Indians. The agreement would resolve a class-action...

BIA names permanent regional director for Great Plains office
The Bureau of Indian Affairs named Weldon “Bruce” Loudermilk as the permanent director for the Great Plains Regional Office. Loudermilk, a member of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana,...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation elder works to save language
Cecelia Jackson, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas, is the last fluent speaker of Potawatomi on he reservation. But Jackson, 87, doesn't want to be...

Alaska Native leaders ready for meeting with Larry Echo Hawk
Alaska Native leaders are meeting with Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in Fairbanks today. The tribes plan to discuss sovereignty, subsistence and...

Blackfeet Nation heads to the polls to fill five council positions
Members of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana will vote tomorrow in a general election to fill five council seats. Willie Sharp Jr., who currently serves as chairman, will face former...

Navajo community moves to address suicide among its youth
A small community on the Navajo Nation is hosting training sessions and other events in hopes of preventing youth suicide. Five youth between the ages of 13 and 16 took...

Mark Trahant: Community health centers and Indian health funding
This past weekend the Coeur d’Alene Tribe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Benewah Medical Center in Plummer, Idaho. “In 1987, the BMC Web site reports, “the Coeur d’Alene Tribe...

Restaurant group changes alcohol policy after fatal accidents
A restaurant group in New Mexico has changed its alcohol serving policy after being linked to two fatal cases in which Indian people were killed by drunken drivers. In March,...

Omaha Tribe seeks compensation for use of cultural property
The Omaha Tribal Historical Research Project is asking the University of Nebraska Foundation to set aside money to compensate the Omaha Tribe for the use of its cultural property. Dennis...

Dozens of officers respond to shooting on Soboba Reservation
Dozens of local and state officers responded to the fatal shooting of a man on the Soboba Reservation in California, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. William Dusty Rhodes, a 21-year-old tribal...

Libby Washburn: Remembering Udall legacy in Indian Country
"On June 20, more than 500 people gathered for a touching tribute to Stewart L. Udall, who passed away March 20, 2010. At the “Celebration of Life” memorial service held...

Supreme Court dismisses petition in Cobell accounting appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a petition in Cobell v. Salazar, the Indian trust fund lawsuit last Thursday at the request of the plaintiffs and with the consent of the...

Witness list for Indian Affairs Committee hearing on diabetes
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and oversight hearing this Wednesday, June 30. The hearing will focus on diabetes. The witness list follows: Panel # 1...

Opinion: Recognize achievements of Maine Native Americans
"While I was pleased to learn of the effort to increase access to and success of native Americans in higher education, reading it reminded me that there are many embedded...

Brent Wesley: An Indian within the meaning of the Indian Act
"Well, we still have point-of-sale tax exemption when the new HST takes effect. A nice victory. Although it won’t happen until September as a process is figured out. It all...

NPR: Obama opens Promise Neighborhoods program to tribes
"When community activist Diana Buza read about plans to clone the Harlem Children's Zone with government funding, she said, "Count me in." But she's far from Manhattan; Buza lives in...

Editorial: Interior Department can't be trusted to handle cash
"Maybe the federal Interior Department should stick to managing land and natural resources and let someone else handle the cash. Montanans are well aware of the agency's long history of...

Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Elena Kagan nomination
The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at 12:30pm today. Kagan is the former dean at Harvard Law School. During her...

Sen. Byrd, longest serving member of Congress, passes at 92
Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), the longest-serving member of Congress, died on Sunday. He was 92. Byrd joined the Senate in 1958. He was re-elected a record nine times. Gov....

Tim Giago: A Native American newspaper was born on July 1, 1981
On July 1, 1981, a small, weekly newspaper was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The paper was named The Lakota Times for the people it would...

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