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August 11, 2010
Mayor faces with recall for negotiating with Coeur d'Alene Tribe
An anti-Indian group is threatening to recall the mayor of St. Maries, Idaho. The North Idaho Citizens’ Alliance says Mayor Tami Holdahl is pushing the city to sign a law...

Quileute Nation inspired by 'Twilight' to create museum exhibit
The Quileute Nation of Washington is fictionalized in the Twilight series of books and movies and the tribe wants the world to know its true story. The tribe is collaborating...

Column: Effort to save birthplace of Cherokee people succeeds
"In this business of covering the news, we often bear witness as apathy wins the day. Citizens sit back and let elected leaders, powerful corporations or a boisterous minority get...

Yankton Sioux woman drops tribal lawsuit against BIA officers
A member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe has withdrawn a lawsuit that she filed in tribal court against two Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers. Gail Hubbeling sued after she...

Little Traverse Bay Bands woman receives Michigan arts award
Renee Wasson Dillard, a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, is one of four recipients of the 2010 Michigan Heritage Award. Dillard is being honored for...

Colvile Tribes praise enhanced court sentencing under new law
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington will be able to impose longer sentences on offenders under the new Tribal Law and Order Act. The Indian Civil Rights...

White Earth Band votes to name Ojibwe as its official language
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota has declared Ojibwe as the official language on the reservation. Fewer than 10 first generation speakers of the language are left...

MinnPost: Ojibwe man devoted to health care with aunt's death
"Micah Treuer had just come off 30 hours on call at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, where patient need was great and sleep was in short supply one day recently. Yet,...

Tribal retailers see business boost after New York tobacco hike
Indian smoke shops are seeing a surge in business since the state of New York has raised its tobacco tax on July 1. The parking lots at Cayuga Nation, Onondaga...

Wyoming county ordered to draw districts in Indian voting case
A federal judge has ordered Fremont County in Wyoming to change to a district system for its county commissioners. Judge Alan B. Johnson previously ruled that the county's at-large system...

Geromino's descendants won't give up battle to rebury remains
Descendants of the Apache warrior Geronimo still want to rebury his remains in New Mexico, an attorney for the group said. Harlyn Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe...

Muscogee Nation ready to register offenders within jurisdiction
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma plans to have its sex offender registration system up and running within the next month or so. The tribe will register offenders who live on...

Dennis Gingold: Critic of settlement needs to get facts straight
"The burden of great leaders throughout history has always been that they not only have to struggle against their principal adversary, but must also contend with those in their ranks...

OPB: County seeks back taxes from Chehalis Tribe's water park
"It's a destination water park for families from across the Northwest: Great Wolf Lodge in Southwest Washington. Because it's affiliated with the Chehalis Indian tribe, the facility doesn't pay state...

MPR: Minnesota tribes meet for economic development summit
"Drive down Highway 1 in Red Lake and you'll see lots of government buildings and a tribally owned grocery store. But there are no coffee shops or clothing stores. No...

Oglala Sioux man chosen to run Indian office for health system
Donald Warne, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will be in charge of Indian health for the Sanford Health system. Warne is the director of the new Office of...

Judge to issue ruling in fight between Miccosukee Tribe and IRS
A federal judge plans to issue a decision today in a dispute between the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida and the Internal Revenue Service. The tribe is refusing to turn over...

Oneida Nation 'of course' plans to appeal decision on land claim
The Oneida Nation of New York will continue to fight for its land claim, tribal representative Raymond Halbritter said. The tribe filed the lawsuit over its 250,000-acre reservation in 1974....

Elouise Cobell provides update about status of trust 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...

IHS employee, member of Navajo Nation, fatally stabbed in DC
Delando King, a member of the Navajo Nation who worked for the Indian Health Service, was fatally stabbed at his apartment in Washington, D.C. King, 35, was killed sometime over...

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