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August 26, 2010
Wyoming county to appeal decision in Indian voting rights lawsuit
Commissioners in Fremont County in Wyoming voted to appeal a decision in an Indian voting rights lawsuit. Judge Alan B. Johnson ordered the county to change to a district system....

Last member of family sentenced for death of Navajo Nation man
The last of four defendants was sentenced in connection with the death of Garrett Joe, who was a member of the Navajo Nation. Joe, 22, was a student at New...

Slate: Man is last surviving member of uncontacted tribe in Brazil
"The most isolated man on the planet will spend tonight inside a leafy palm-thatch hut in the Brazilian Amazon. As always, insects will darn the air. Spider monkeys will patrol...

Oneida Nation drops name brand tobacco in favor of own product
The Oneida Nation of New York will no longer sell "name brand" tobacco products at its convenience stores and other establishments. The tribe will stick to the Niagara and Bishop...

Oglala Sioux county commissioners face lawsuit over sheriff fight
Three members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who serve as commissioners in Shannon County, South Dakota, face a lawsuit for trying to fire the sheriff. Connie Whirlwind Horse, Wendell Yellow...

New York governor condemns 'inappropriate' remark about tribes
Gov. David Paterson (D) said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) made "inappropriate" remarks about the state's tribes. Paterson said it was "dangerous" for Bloomberg to suggest a confrontation...

County seeks BIA's assistance in negotiations with Lummi Nation
Officials in Whatcom County, Washington, are asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs for assistance in negotiating with the Lummi Nation. The tribe presented what it said was a final offer...

White Earth attorney appointed a federal magistrate in Minnesota
Leo Brisbois, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians, has been appointed as a federal magistrate in Michigan. Brisbois is an attorney in private practice. He...

Roger Fernandes: Center presents tribal viewpoint in Washington
"Recently, a group of Native and non-Native community members submitted a proposal for a Northwest Native Cultural Center (NNCC) at Seattle Center. The revitalization of the Fun Forest site is...

Interview: Chuck Billy, Testament singer, appears in NMAI exhibit
The San Francisco Examiner interviews Chuck Billy, the lead singer of Testament. Billy, a member of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, is featured in the Up Where We...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe files lawsuit against state taxation efforts
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court in hopes of preventing the state of New York from imposing a tobacco tax on the reservation. The tribe...

Chickasaw Nation starts work on tourism center in Oklahoma City
The Chickasaw Nation has begun work on a tourism center in Oklahoma City. The tribe is building offices, an information center and a retail outlet in the historic Bunte Candy...

Federal Diary: Interior still has a long way to go on diversity plan
"When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued an "Inclusive Workplace Statement" to his employees last week, there was little indication of the pressure his department has been under on the diversity...

Sen. Bingaman to discuss Tribal Law and Order Act in New Mexico
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) will discuss the Tribal Law and Order Act at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, this morning. Bingaman co-sponsored the new law. It encourages...

Modoc Nation seeks federal recognition outside of Klamath Tribes
About 100 members of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon as seeking federal recognition as the Modoc Nation. The Modocs say they have been living under the "oppressive yoke of the...

Sen. Murkowski faces loss of seat in close primary vote in Alaska
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is trailing in the Republican primary in Alaska. Murkowski faces a loss of her seat to Joe Miller,...

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