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July 21, 2010
Colorado River council member faces a third attempt to recall him
Two leaders of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are facing recall efforts and for one of them, it's his third time on the block. Dennis Welsh Jr., who serves as...

10-year-old cited for damage to Indian sculpture in North Dakota
A 10-year-old boy has been cited after allegedly damaging the "Rising Eagle” sculpture in Pioneer Park in Bismarck, North Dakota. The boy and his family were visiting the park...

Navajo Nation lowers flags for soldier who served in Afghanistan
The Navajo Nation has lowered its flags in honor of Chris Moon, a tribal member who died last week after suffering injuries in Afghanistan. Moon, 20, was injured after...

Lawsuit over snowmaking in sacred San Francisco Peaks in court
The battle over snowmaking in the sacred San Francisco Peaks in Arizona returned to court on Tuesday. The Save the Peaks Coalition opposes the use of reclaimed sewage to make...

County lawmaker eyes support on tax free Seneca Nation tobacco
A lawmaker in Erie County, New York, who supports smoke shops on the Seneca Nation has received about $27,000 in donations from tribal members and leaders, The Buffalo News reports....

Page Six: MTV pulls 'Cowboys and Findians' episode after protest
"MTV has pulled a controversial episode of "The Dudesons" off its Web site after the American Indian Movement of Santa Barbara called for a boycott. The episode showed the...

Opinion: British Columbia losing money due to unfinished treaties
"In British Columbia, treaty making is unfinished business that is costing the provincial economy billions of dollars because of continuing uncertainty over ownership of millions of acres of land. This...

County official upset about Red Lake land-into-trust applications
An official in Beltrami County, Minnesota, said the Red Lake Nation is being secretive about its land-into-trust applications. The tribe wants an 11-acre site and a 1-acre site placed in...

Nature: GAO about to release report on NAGPRA office at Interior
"To scientists, ancient human bones and artefacts from Native American burial sites can offer a unique window onto history. But to some modern Native American tribes, allowing researchers to study...

Land-into-trust fix still faces major obstacles in House and Senate
Tribes and the Obama administration are united in their support for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar but Congress isn't rushing towards a solution....

FEMA opens office to support Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a new office in Montana to support the Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery efforts. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration to cover...

Museum in Michigan to repatriate 59 ancestors to tribal coalition
The Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan is preparing to repatriate 59 ancestors to a group of tribes. The 13 tribes requested the ancestors in 2008. The museum's board of...

Sault Tribe opens first smoke-free Indian housing units in Michigan
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan opened its first smoke-free housing development on Monday. The four duplex units will house eight families. The tribe said they...

Incoming Osage chief promises action on reservation status case
John D. Red Eagle, the newly-elected chief of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, says litigation will be a priority under his administration. The biggest case is the tribe's lawsuit over...

County votes to pass resolution to recognize Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe
The board of supervisors in Yuba County, California, passed a resolution to recognize the Tsi-Akim Maidu Tribe. The tribe is seeking federal recognition. At least three other counties have voted...

House Resources Committee sets hearing next week on three bills
The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing next week on three bills. The hearing takes place on Wednesday, July 28, at 10am in Room 1324 of the Longworth...

Former US Attorneys support passage of Tribal Law and Order Act
Update: The House today passed the Tribal Law and Order Act as part of the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act. “I introduced this bipartisan bill because of the urgent...

Column: Texas law helps protect Native American religious rights
"After a yearlong legal battle, Adriel Arocha has finally won the right to attend public school wearing his hair in traditional braids — a practice his family believes is essential...

Letter: Congress doesn't want individual Indians to get their funds
"In the modern day and age, the Native Americans are getting the shaft again. This is about the Cobell case. Not only are they taking it out on the Sioux...

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