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July 9, 2010
Editorial: Groups in Tennessee lack the heritage for recognition
"In Ten­nessee, six groups were recently acknowl­edged by the Ten­nessee Com­mis­sion of Indian Affairs as hav­ing tribe sta­tus. They range from the Chero­kee Wolf Clan near Jack­son to the Cen­tral...

Alaska Native corporation announces two changes in leadership
Arctic Slope Regional Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, has made changes in its top two leadership positions. Jacob Adams, a former president of the corporation, will now serve as...

Man pleads not guilty over death of Fort Peck soldier on leave
fort peck, montana, crime, ryan buckles, military

Senate Budget Committee looks at safety of reservation roads
The Senate Budget Committee held a field hearing on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota on Thursday to examine road safety issues. Traffic has increased on a state highway...

Navajo Nation Supreme Court hears president's term limit case
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a case over President Joe Shirley Jr.'s bid for a third term in office. Navajo election law limits the...

Expansion of ski resort at sacred San Francisco Peaks delayed
Work on an expansion of a ski resort at the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona has been delayed. The Coconino National Forest hasn't given approval for construction to begin....

Yakama Nation woman donates most of savings to build school
A member of the Yakama Nation of Washington has donated most of her retirement savings -- about $1.5 million -- for a new school building on the reservation. Judy Hunter,...

Cheyenne and Arapaho leader defends herself at impeachment
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes began impeachment proceedings against Gov. Janice Boswell on Thursday. Boswell is accused of 12 counts of violating the tribal constitution. Among other charges, she allegedly...

Jeannette Prieto-Dodd, Agua Caliente leader, dies unexpectedly
Jeannette Prieto-Dodd, a former council member for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California, died unexpectedly on Thursday. She was 43. Prieto-Dodd began serving as a proxy...

Native Sun News: Gerard Baker, top Indian official at NPS, retires
This story was written by Estella Claymore and is copyright Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA — “After 34 years of working for the National Parks Service, it really...

Elouise Cobell responds to questions about trust fund settlement
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

Peace pipe used by President Fillmore in 1852 returned to tribe
A peace pipe that was used in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore and Ojibwe Chief Buffalo, or Kechewaishke, has been recovered. Buffalo and other tribal leaders went to Washington, D.C.,...

County battles BIA ruling on Coeur d'Alene Tribe land-into-trust
Officials in Kootenai County, Idaho, are fighting the Bureau of Indian Affairs over a decision to acquire 142.6 acres in trust for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The land is within...

Picayune Rancheria gets ready to break ground on retail center
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is diversifying its economy with a new retail center. The tribe will break ground on the Chukchansi Crossing in August. The...

Editorial: It's do-or-die time for Native Hawaiian recognition bill
"Congressional passage of the Hawaiian sovereignty bill has become possible with yesterday's dropping of controversial alterations of the legislation that were made in December. Those changes had cost the support...

Linda Grover: Students have a lot to learn from speaking Ojibwe
"Several years ago, Ojibwemowin, the language of the Native people of this part of North America, was added to the curriculum. This coming fall, Ojibwe Language, Culture and History I...

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