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July 6, 2010
Editorial: Bill brings boost to Indian Country law enforcement
"In late June, the Senate passed a bill passed that could lower the crime rate on Indian reservations, some of which rank among the most dangerous places in America. But...

New Mexico tribe set to break ground on $5M housing project
Ohkay Owingeh in New Mexico will break ground on a $5 million housing project. The tribe plans to renovate 22 neglected homes in its main village. Youth from the pueblo...

New Mexico governor appoints Navajo woman to state panel
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) appointed Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, a member of the Navajo Nation, to the state Public Regulation Commission. Becenti-Aguilar serves as the Native American liaison for the...

History: When the Pueblos of New Mexico booted the Spanish
"By the opening of the summer in 1680, a precarious peace lingered in New Mexico. A long drought eradicated crops and livestock. Apaches raided and stole what little food remained...

Kimberly Craven: Obama not transparent on Cobell settlement
"Like many Native people, I campaigned for President Barack Obama, did voter registration, and maxed out in my campaign contributions. I anticipated an administration that was transparent and open. Instead,...

Chippewa Cree Tribe waits on disaster declaration after floods
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is waiting for President Barack Obama to declare a disaster on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Flooding and heavy rains caused at least $6 million...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe celebrates first West Point graduate
Micah Highwalking is the first member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Highwalking, 23, was one of only...

Army Corps reviews landfill project near California sacred site
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a controversial landfill in Gregory Canyon, a sacred site for the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California. The tribe wants to...

USDA backs snowmaking plan for sacred San Francisco Peaks
The Department of Agriculture approved the use of reclaimed waste water to make snow in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. Secretary Tom Vilsack said the Arizona Snowbowl could...

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation looks into struggling D-Q University
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation might revive D-Q University, which was the only tribal college in California, The Davis Enterprise reports. The tribe wants to talk with college trustees about...

Mark Trahant: Indian health caught in middle of budget debate
"“Democrats are leaving Washington for the July 4 recess without passing key parts of their health care agenda,” writes Andrew Villegas for Kaiser Health News. “…with states hit hard by...

Column: Agriculture can help reservations pull out of poverty
"Agriculture remains critical to economic and human development, as recently affirmed in two very distant parts of the world. Last month, at a meeting in Rapid City, S.D., the National...

Bradford: Kagan fought Potawatomi chairman's taxation case
"As Solicitor General, Elena Kagan rejected a petition for a Writ of Certiorari filed by a tribal chairman after the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered him to pay federal taxes...

Charles Trimble: Caleb Shields dedicated to tribal sovereignty
Caleb Shields, past Chairman of the Sioux/Assiniboine Nation on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and longtime Indian rights activist, has recently been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree...

Tim Giago: Speaking on unity at the Mount Rushmore Memorial
It was shoulder to shoulder and hip to hip this weekend at Mount Rushmore Memorial where tourists flocked to the He’ Sapa (Black Hills) to celebrate the 234th birthday of...

Blog: Elouise Cobell never backed down from Indian trust battle
"Late in 2009, it appeared that Elouise Cobell’s famous struggle had finally ended. For 13 years, she battled to hold the federal government accountable for mismanaging billions of dollars’ worth...

Elouise Cobell: Sen. Barrasso wrong about trust fund settlement
"A lot has happened since 1887 when Sen. Henry Dawes of Massachusetts got Congress to pass a law to break up Indian lands across the country. Congress then did not...

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