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July 28, 2010
GOP claims Tribal Law and Order Act process showed 'disrespect'
A Republican who voted against the Tribal Law and Order Act says Democrats insulted Indian Country by refusing to allow debate on the bill. Tribal leaders, law enforcement authorities and...

Sen. Reid hopes to take action on trust fund settlement this week
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, is looking to add the Indian trust fund settlement to a small business bill, The Hill reports. The $3.4 billion settlement would...

WashTimes: Navajo man a front for minority government contracts
A member of the Navajo Nation was used as front for a company in order to obtain minority government contracts, The Washington Times reports. Ambrose Oliver left the reservation and...

County returns seized cigarettes and property to Cayuga Nation
Seneca County in New York finally returned tobacco products and property to the Cayuga Nation, 18 months after conducting an illegal raid on tribal land. The county returned 12,628...

MPR: NMAI director consults tribes about new exhibit on treaties
"It's Kevin Gover's job to tell the story of American Indians to the world. It's a daunting task and as director of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian,...

Column: First Nations man looks to bridge the off-reserve divide
"Mark Podlasly complains of aboriginal stereotypes: poverty, crime, poor education, unemployment. All are present to varying extents in aboriginal Canada, but there are lots of Mark Podlaslys, too: well-educated, articulate,...

President Obama to sign Tribal Law and Order Act at White House
President Barack Obama will sign the Tribal Law and Order Act into law at a ceremony at the White House tomorrow. Congress passed the Tribal Law and Order Act as...

Navajo Nation man appears in court on murder, assault charges
A man from the Navajo Nation faces murder and assault charges in connection with a shooting incident on the reservation. Clay Mann, 25, is charged with murder in the second...

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians updates county police agreement
The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has updated its law enforcement agreement with Mendocino County in California. The agreement allows tribal officers to "cite and release" people who allegedly violate...

Keweenaw Bay man upset after family's grave site desecrated
A member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan is looking for answers after his family's grave site was desecrated. Glen Bressette Jr. went to his great grandparents' grave...

Ho-Chunk Nation to establish law enforcement agency this year
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is starting its own law enforcement agency. The tribe hopes to hire a police chief sometime next month. The chief will oversee law enforcement for...

Judge promises ruling in Indian voting rights lawsuit in Wyoming
A federal judge held another hearing in a voting rights lawsuit affecting members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming. Judge Alan B. Johnson already...

Cheyenne-Arapaho man leads Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation
Harvey Pratt, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, has been named interim director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Pratt, 69, is a widely-recognized forensic artist. He...

Politicians promise battle on Goshute Band nuclear waste facility
All five members of Utah's Congressional delegation said they will do whatever it takes to stop the the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians from storing nuclear waste on the...

County won't intervene in Colorado River Indian Tribes lease flap
Officials in Riverside County, California, won't interfere in a lease dispute between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and non-Indians. Assistant County Counsel Katherine Lind said the Water Wheel Camp Recreation...

Tex Hall runs for chairman of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Tex Hall, a former president of the National Congress of American Indians, is running for chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. Hall previously led the...

Charles Trimble: Working to eliminate the poverty-stricken Indian
In the 1920s and 1930s, members of the Native American intellectual community would often use the term “Lo” to describe what would today be called the grass roots Indian. These...

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