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August 10, 2010
S.E. Ruckman: So close, yet so far from a trust fund settlement
"The Cobell case is one of those instances in history where the offense is so incredible as to be unbelievable. The very idea that a trust responsibility was so openly...

Former Sen. Ted Stevens among five people dead in plane crash
Former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) was among five people who died in a plane cash in Alaska on Monday night. He was 86. Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in the...

Opposition halts plans for Native treatment center in Manitoba
The Native Addictions Council of Manitoba has withdrawn plans for a treatment center amid opposition in Winnipeg. The group planned a 50,000 square-foot facility near a family fun park and...

First Indian sign language conference taking place in Montana
The first Plains Indian sign language conference in 80 years is taking place this week on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Indian sign was used as a method of...

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking return of Geronimo's remains
A federal judge last month dismissed a lawsuit that sought the remains of Apache warrior Geronimo. Geronimo was buried in Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, and some of his descendants want...

Seneca Nation business owner blasts state seizure of tobacco
The state of New York seized a truck that was headed towards a smoke shop on the Seneca Nation. Aaron J. Pierce owns the truck. He is the plaintiff in...

Veterans group refuses to display memorial at Indian meeting
Attendees of the 79th annual American Indian Exposition in Oklahoma arranged to host the The Moving Wall, but the veterans group pulled out at the last minute, citing problems with...

Oglala Sioux Tribe accepted as petitioner in uranium mine case
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is allowing the Oglala Sioux Tribe to participate in a challenge to a proposed uranium mine in South Dakota. The board determined that the...

Florida prosecutor releases report in fatal Miccosukee accident
A state prosecutor in Florida released a report on a fatal accident that involved members of the Miccosukee Tribe. The report places the blame for the January 2009 accident on...

Border town commission supports pact that cites past racism
The Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico, voted 5-0 on an agreement with the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission. The agreement outlines ways the city and the Navajo Nation...

Navajo Nation candidates for president choose running mates
The two candidates for Navajo Nation president announced their running mates on Monday. Lynda Lovejoy picked Earl Tulley, the vice president of vice president of Dine CARE, an environmental group,...

Steven Newcomb: Word reality and rights of indigenous people
"When we, as Indian people, grapple with the meaning of U.S. federal Indian law and policy, we are grappling with the nature of the “word-reality” that the officials of the...

New York counties celebrate ruling in Oneida Nation land claim
Two counties in New York celebrated a ruling from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that essentially killed the Oneida Nation land claim. "This is a great day for the...

Turtle Talk: Oneida Nation ruling kills Eastern tribal land claims
"First, it is all but certain that the once mighty Eastern land claims based on the Non-Intercourse Act violations of the late 18th century are all but dead. There may...

Siletz Tribes question 'Latgawa' group's claims for sovereignty
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon says a group is making false claims about its heritage and sovereignty. The Siletz Tribes are a federally-recognized confederation of tribes and...

Inter-tribal group completes motorcyle ride thru South Dakota
Participants in the first annual Iron Pony Inter-Tribal Honor Run are expected to complete their motorcycle ride through South Dakota today. The ride began on Saturday at Wounded Knee, on...

Man from France heads to Alaska to preserve Native language
Guillaume Leduey was 12 years old when he read an online dictionary that said the Eyak language had only one fluent speaker left. The speaker, Marie Smith Jones, died in...

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