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June 29, 2010
Agua Caliente Band dedicates sculpture at heart of reservation
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians dedicated the first of four sculpture on its reservation in Palm Springs, California. The sculpture was placed at a corner of Section...

State Department schedules consultation on indigenous rights
The Department of State will hold another tribal consultation to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The session will take place at 1pm on July 7 at...

Separate stabbing incidents reported on Fort Peck Reservation
Two people died in connection with two separate stabbing incidents on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Charles Crazy Bull, 49, died on Saturday after suffering a stab wound in...

Body of missing First Nations teen believed to have been found
The family of a missing 14-year-old boy from the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba believes his body has been found. Tyler Arkinson went missing on March 21. A search...

Echo Hawk on a weeklong tour of Alaska to meet tribal leaders
Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, began a weeklong tour of Alaska on Monday by hearing from tribal leaders about a wide...

Seneca Nation smoke shop gets restraining order for PACT Act
A smoke shop on the Seneca Nation of New York won a temporary restraining order to prevent the federal government from enforcing the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act. Aaron J....

Judge dismisses county's tobacco case against Cayuga Nation
A judge in New York dismissed indictments against the Cayuga Nation and ordered Seneca County to return $375,000 worth of cigarette to the tribe. The tribe won a decision from...

FEMA finds at least $6M in damage on Rocky Boy's Reservation
The Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana suffered at least $6 million in damage from recent flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said in a preliminary assessment. The Chippewa Cree...

Supreme Court asked to hear Schaghticoke recognition lawsuit
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its federal recognition lawsuit. The Bureau of Indian Affairs initially backed the tribe by relying, in...

Lumbee group starts recall petition over lobbying contract flap
Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina have launched a petition drive to oust chairman Purnell Swett and other council members. The Lumbee Sovereignty Coalition says Swett and council...

Yakama Nation members stranded in Alabama in hopes of jobs
About 20 members of the Yakama Nation of Washington are stranded in Alabama after being lured by the promise of high-paying Gulf Coast jobs. The group drove to the gulf...

Review: Washington politics and the 'Wounded Knee' massacre
"Leaders on the Sioux reservations in South Dakota heard reports in early 1890 of an Indian prophet who foretold of the potential for renewal of their world — a...

Column: Republicans slam Thurgood Marshall in Kagan hearing
"Oppo researchers digging into Elena Kagan's past didn't get the goods on the Supreme Court nominee -- but they did get the Thurgood. As confirmation hearings opened Monday afternoon, Republicans...

Navajo Nation president loses ruling in campaign for third term
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. can't seek a third term, the tribe's Office of Hearings and Appeals ruled. Tribal election law imposes a two-term limit for the president. Shirley...

Agenda for Senate Indian Affairs Committee business meeting
Update: An agreement has been reached on the IHS subpoena so it has been taken off the agenda. The agreement will be discussed at the business meeting tomorrow. The Senate...

Editorial: Cobell settlement hits partisan roadblock in Senate
"A $3.4 billion government settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians is tied up in a Senate filibuster over whether to extend unemployment benefits. One has nothing to do...

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