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August 12, 2010
North Dakota tribes receive $1.8M in grants to battle diabetes
North Dakota tribes and the Indian Health Service received $1.8 million in grants to treat and prevent diabetes. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received $729,226. The Standing Rock... Yakama Nation lawsuit blocks shipment of waste from Hawaii
"The Yakama Nation has blocked a Seattle–based company from shipping 20,000 tons of trash from Hawaii to a landfill in south central Washington. The tribe is worried the garbage may... WyoFile: Voting rights a case of discrimination on reservation
"In an important Wyoming civil rights case, a federal judge rejected two voting schemes proposed by Fremont County as perpetuating “separation, isolation, and racial polarization in the county.” Instead, U.S.... Two former Navajo Nation officers charged for beating of man
Two former Navajo Nation police officers have been indicted in federal court in connection with the beating of a man on the reservation. Former Officer Christine Thinn and former Sgt.... In the Archives: The role of boarding schools and assimilation
"Eighteen-year-old George Moore boarded the eastbound train on a chill November day in 1898. Several of his schoolmates climbed on. The boys sat near Mrs. Lizzie McDonald, their guardian.... State to return tobacco products and truck to Seneca retailer
The state of New York said it will return tobacco products and a truck that it seized from a Seneca Nation business owner. The state took Aaron J. Pierce's property... Standing Rock Sioux woman pleads guilty over assault on son
A woman from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation pleaded guilty to an assault on her 23-year-old son. Arletta Stretches admitted to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. She... Judge allows Peltier-related evidence for Aquash murder trial
A judge in South Dakota says state prosecutors can introduce evidence about Leonard Peltier in the trial of two people accused of the December 1975 murder of American Indian Movement... Letter: Europeans didn't enter Indian Country as 'immigrants'
"A letter to the editor of July 28 needs to get its facts right. The Europeans who came to North America in previous centuries were not illegal immigrants. They came... PRI: Hamac Caziim uses punk music to preserve tribal culture
"When the members of Hamac Caziim don their guitars, tassels and face paint, their aim is about more than just putting on a great show. They're also trying to... Podcast: Author examines Indian land ownership in Oklahoma
"David A. Chang teaches history at the University of Minnesota and is the author of The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma,... Osage Nation asks Supreme Court to review reservation case
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case over the status of its reservation, recently elected Chief John Red Eagle said. Congress created... Judge orders Miccosukee Tribe to turn over documents to IRS
A federal judge ordered the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida to turn over financial records to the Internal Revenue Service. The tribe asserted a sovereign immunity defense to an IRS summons... Mary Pember: Tribal Law and Order Act helps address violence
"July 29, 2010 was a special day for American Indian people. President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act, which will provide tribes with greater authority to prosecute crimes... VOA News: Author of best-selling book on 'Fierce Comanches'
"In the 19th century, U.S. settlement of the western plains was held back for decades primarily by one Native American Indian tribe, the Comanches, who ranged over an area...
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