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July 8, 2010
Editorial: Youth suicide puts focus on Navajo Nation community
"There is no such thing as an easy suicide. Every time a person takes his or her own life, it has a ripple effect of sorrow on the communities to...

Book Review: Demonization of Indian tribes in 'The Blue Tattoo'
"I just read a book called “The Blue Tattoo” by Margot Mifflin. As I am in Island Park, Idaho, at a remote family-owned cabin (built 1953), reading is about my...

Tribal police meet with federal prosecutors for law enforcement
Tribal police chiefs in Wisconsin met with federal prosecutors on Wednesday to discuss law enforcement issues in Indian Country. Tribal police need help combating a rise in gangs and drugs...

New Mexico man in court for crash that killed two Navajo sisters
A New Mexico man faces numerous charges for a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two Navajo Nation sisters and resulted in serious injuries to their parents. James Ruiz,...

Editorial: BP's troubled record includes underpaid Colorado tribe
"Sure, it could have happened to anyone. BP certainly is not the only company drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Or in La Plata County. Or on tribal...

8th Circuit backs Meskwaki jurisdiction over non-Indian business
The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa can assert jurisdiction over a non-Indian business, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. Generally, tribes lack jurisdiction over non-Indians. But the U.S....

Reward for missing Sisseton Wahpeton man boosted to $10,000
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota has increased the reward in connection with a tribal member who went missing more than three months ago. The tribe is offering...

Quileute Nation group responds to Coast Guard helicopter crash
A group of quick-thinking members of the Quileute Nation of Washington responded to a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crash on Wednesday morning. The tribal members were on Quillayute River near...

Deal paves way for Senate vote on Native Hawaiian recognition
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) said she will write members of the Senate to urge passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. The House passed the bill in February....

Judge extends PACT Act restraining order for Seneca businesses
A federal judge extended a restraining order that bars the federal government from enforcing the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act against businesses on the Seneca Nation in New York. The...

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