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August 25, 2010
Editorial: No justice in refusal to pursue abuse case of Native girl
"Local police felt they had a good sexual-abuse case against Bill Allen, the former president of Veco already convicted on corruption charges. So did a thorough federal prosecutor who...

Sen. Dorgan threatens subpoena of IHS for ongoing investigation
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is again threatening to subpoena the Indian Health Service as part of an ongoing investigation. Dorgan wanted...

New York tribes continue meetings over state tobacco tax efforts
Tribal leaders in New York will ask President Barack Obama to prevent the state from imposing a cigarette tax on the reservation. The state plans to start collecting taxes...

Column: Mayor alienates Indians who helped build New York City
"Even by cell phone, you could hear the dry laugh from Oren Lyons. The Onondaga Nation faithkeeper was a passenger in a car rolling toward the Seneca Allegany Territory, where...

Editorial: New York City mayor must apologize for cowboy remark
"You know what would make a great video? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issuing a formal apology to the Native American community for his racially insensitive remarks. It’s been...

Menominee Nation man still hoping for return of his stolen regalia
Michael Pamonicutt, a member of the Menominee Nation of Wisconsin, is hoping someone comes forward and returns his ceremonial regalia, including a cache of eagle feathers. Pamonicutt was traveling between...

Mohegan Tribe names acting chairman in preparation for election
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut will hold a special election in October to choose a new member of the council. The council needs a new member to replace Lynn Malerba....

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux advocate won't remain silenced
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. © Native Sun News. ST. FRANCIS, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Tillie Black Bear is tired. But, that fatigue will not stop...

Oneida Nation moves tobacco manufacturing plant to reservation
The Oneida Nation of New York is moving its cigarette manufacturing operation to the reservation. The tribe bought Sovereign Tobacco about two years ago. The operation was located in Buffalo...

San Carlos Apache Chairman: Work goes on amid election season
"This is the time when the political process in our government has many twist and turns. It may appear at times that some of the wrangling by candidates would...

Authorities find huge marijuana farm at Santa Ysabel Reservation
Federal and state authorities seized an estimated 25,000 marijuana plants that were found on a large farm on the Santa Ysabel Reservation in southern California. Authorities suspect the farm was...

Yakama Nation group back home after being stranded in Alabama
A group of members of the Yakama Nation of Washington who were lured to the Gulf in hopes of gainful employment are back at home. About 20 members drove to...

Washington Sketch: Judge Lamberth once again makes the news
"In barring the Obama administration from funding human embryonic stem cell research, U.S. District Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth this week added to a 23-year history of confounding presidents of...

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