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July 7, 2010
Washington tribes share in $30M in EPA grants for Puget Sound
The Environmental Protection Agency announced nearly $30 million in grants to restore and protect Puget Sound in Washington. A total of 11 tribes and tribal groups were awarded grants. They...

First Nation prepares for 2011 removal of dam in New Brunswick
The Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick anxiously awaiting the removal of a dam. Band leaders and members say the Eel River Dam destroyed their way of life....

Chippewa Cree Tribe frustrated by wait for disaster declaration
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana still hasn't heard whether President Barack Obama will declare a disaster on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. About 40 percent of the homes on the...

Former director of Indian charter school pleads guilty over theft
Joel Pourier, the former executive director of a shuttered Indian charter school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million. Pourier, 40, admitted to all eight counts...

Job Ad; Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians Tribal Court Clerk
SHINGLE SPRINGS RANCHERIA BAND OF MIWOK INDIANS JOB VACANCY Position Title: Tribal Court Clerk Job Summary: The Tribal Court Clerk shall be responsible for the administration of the Trial Court...

Indian school in Wisconsin faces new future without tribal funds
The Indian Community School in Wisconsin was brought back to life in the 1990s thanks to the Forest County Potawatomi Community. The school had made numerous cuts until the tribe...

'Twilight' actor, Oglala Sioux, vows to use fame for good causes
Chaske Spencer, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is putting his Twilight fame to good use. Spencer, 35, volunteered for a United Blood Services promotion in Billings, Montana. His...

Man pleads guilty to distributing meth on Montana reservations
A man from Montana admitted to a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on two reservations. George Victor Morris, 59, received meth at his home in Billings, off the reservation. He admitted...

Man who claimed Apache ancestry guilty of immigration charge
A man who said he is a member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas was convicted of violating federal immigration law. Erick R. Bonilla, 32, was born in Mexico...

Obama administration sues to block Arizona anti-immigrant law
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Arizona over SB1070, the state's controversial anti-immigration law. The lawsuit contends the law, which allows state police officers to ask about a...

Losing It With Jillian heads to Yavapai-Apache Nation in Arizona
Losing It With Jillian Video "Jillian’s in Arizona this week to visit the Plunkett-Marquez family -- mom Dolores, daughters Delight and Cora-Lei, Cora-Lei’s husband Brian and their son Brandon....

Lumbee chairman calls for unity in quest for federal recognition
The leader of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina called for unity after a lobbying controversy threatened efforts to gain federal recognition. Chairman Purnell Swett said he has reached out...

Judge transfers Cherokee Nation's Freedmen suit to court in DC
A lawsuit filed by Cherokee Nation against the Freedmen will be heard in federal court in Washington, D.C., a judge ruled last week. The tribe sued the Interior Department and...

NCAI and USET schedule land-into-trust summit in DC on July 13
The National Congress of American Indians and the United South and Eastern Tribes are hosting a land-into-trust summit in Washington, D.C., on July 13. Tribal leaders will discuss the U.S....

Doug George-Kanentiio: Era of big Indian tobacco comes to end
The era of big time tobacco sales is coming to an end. There are simply too many forces now aligned against the Iroquois to win this fight. With the recent...

CNC: Washington politics delaying passage of Cobell settlement
"A Wyoming Senator wants changes to a major court settlement between Indian Country and the United States. His intentions – open to very different interpretations. According to Senator John Barrasso…...

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