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August 9, 2010
Chocolate company to produce sweets based on Pueblo pottery
A chocolate company has teamed up with the organization that puts on the Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest Indian arts fair in the world, to produce a line of...

Chickasaw Nation opens $40M cultural center after years of work
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma opened the $40 million Chickasaw Cultural Center in July. The project was conceived more than two decades ago. Construction began six years ago on...

WPR: NATHPO starts off annual meeting in Green Bay, Wisconsin
"The federal government’s handling of Native American remains and artifacts is being discussed at a week-long conference that starts today in Green Bay. Tribal historians have much to say on...

FBI looks for man charged with assault on Wyoming reservation
The FBI is searching for a man who has been indicted for assaulting a federal officer on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Ethan Wade Surrell, 24, also goes by...

2nd Circuit rules against Oneida Nation in long running land case
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has essentially barred the Oneida Nation from pursuing its long-running land claim against two counties in New York. The 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua set...

Mark Trahant: Just who is an Indian for purposes of health care?
"Every agency that serves American Indians and Alaska Natives must answer these questions in order to fuel the decision-making process: How much will it cost? How many people are served?...

California tribes donate to both candidates in gubernatorial race
Tribes in California have donated to the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, The Sacramento Bee reports. Tribes and related gaming interests donated $715,000 to Democrat Jerry Brown, who has...

Julia Kabance, oldest Prairie Band member, celebrates 100 years
Julia Kabance, the oldest member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas, turns 100 on Tuesday. Kabance was born on August 10, 1910, on the reservation. Her Potawatomi...

NRDC: Pala Band scores in battle against landfill near sacred site
"Last Thursday, the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill endured yet another setback when the County of San Diego rescinded its determination that a key permit application for the dump was "complete...

Column: Inquiry needed into deaths of women from First Nations
"A habitue of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a sometime prostitute and longtime drug abuser, Rebecca Guno disappeared in June 1983. She was named the first potential victim -- the first...

Harlan McKosato: Taking action to address suicide among youth
"I'm sure you've heard suicide among young people in America is endemic. It's widespread. New Mexico is no exception to this rampant act. Certainly it's not just an Indian issue,...

Crime statistics difficult to locate for Indian Country in California
The Lake County News tried to obtain crime statistics for Indian Country in California but neither the state nor the federal government collect any. California falls under Public Law...

Interview: Jake Williams, Potawatomi, runs for office in Colorado
Indian Country Today interviews, Jake Williams, a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians who is running for the Colorado House as a Democrat. "Indian Country Today: Some...

Opinion: Jim Thorpe a victim of 'begrudgery' despite Olympic win
"Almost a century after Jim Thorpe demonstrated in the Stockholm Olympics of 1912 that he was the greatest all-round athlete of all time, his family are striving to have him...

Letter: Be respectful in debate over Eastern Cherokee bear parks
"For 20 years, various tradition-minded Cherokee have asked for the bear exhibits to close. Bear is a relative of the Cherokee and captivity is disrespectful. But, as in all cultures...

Cobell attorney calls on Obama to lobby stronger for settlement
The plaintiffs in the Indian trust fund lawsuit are open to an extension to await Congressional authorization of a settlement to the case but an attorney said the Obama administration...

ICT Series: Native women and girls exploited throughout Canada
"Convicted sexual predator Martin Tremblay is still roaming free after two teenage girls died in March – one at his home – after being given a lethal mix of alcohol...

Dan Lewis: Tribes face tough decisions as they prepare for future
"Everywhere you turn – radio, television, Internet or the newspaper – the debate continues about whether we have come through the worst of the recession, or will we enter a...

Editorial: Tribal Law and Order Act boosts law enforcement effort
"The Tribal Law and Order Act gives tribes and the federal government more authority to fight crimes committed on Indian land. Supporters of the law pointed out that the crime...

Tim Giago: Remembering the lives of great Native news reporters
Many Native Americans that have spent their lives as newspaper reporters, editors or publishers, whether in the mainstream or at Native-owned newspapers, are wondering where the world of journalism is...

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