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August 31, 2010
Tribes in California join county's request for long-promised water
The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe are supporting Humboldt County's request for water that was promised by an act of Congress in 1955. The tribes say the county...

Tohono O'odham Nation reported 44 migrant deaths last month
A near-record 59 people died in July while crossing from Mexico into the United States. Of the deaths, 44 occurred on the Tohono O'odham Nation. The reservation shares 75 miles...

Long-running Indian public affairs television program cancelled
Inside Native America, the longest-running Indian public affairs television program in the nation, has been canceled. George Tiger, a member of the Muscogee Nation, hosted the show for more than...

Deadline looms for tribes in New York over state tobacco taxes
Starting on Wednesday, the state of New York will impose a tobacco tax on reservations unless a federal judge takes action. Wholesalers that sell tobacco to tribal retailers must prepay...

Judge who jailed Taos Pueblo group for contempt faces sanction
A judge in New Mexico who wrongly sent a group of people from Taos Pueblo to jail on contempt charges faces punishment for his actions. Judge Sam Sanchez jailed the...

Museum in Kansas agrees to repatriate property to Wichita Tribe
A museum in Kansas will repatriate a replica of a grass lodge and 5 painted clay figurines to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma. The Towanda Historical Museum doesn't...

Suspect accused of killing two officers in custody after stand-off
A man who is accused of shooting two police officers was arrested after a two-day standoff in Hoonah, the largest Tlingit village in Alaska. John Marvin Jr., 45, has been...

City considers sale of water to ski resort in San Francisco Peaks
The city council in Flagstaff, Arizona, held a seven-hour meeting on Monday but didn't come to a decision about the sale of water to a ski resort in the sacred...

OPB: Yakama Nation wins preliminary injunction against landfill
"A federal judge in Richland has imposed a temporary injunction that prevents Hawaii from importing garbage to Washington. The City of Honolulu asked the federal government for permission to barge...

ICT Series: Native women and girls exploited throughout Canada
"The “Missing Women Investigation Review” released by the Vancouver Police Department Aug. 20 documented widespread deficiencies in investigations of missing and murdered women – no surprise to families who’d been...

Guitarist from Indigenous raises money for Marty Indian School
Mato Nanji, the guitarist for Indigenous, will perform at a fundraiser for the Marty Indian School in South Dakota, his alma mater. Nanji is raising funds for the school's sports...

KUOW: Fisherman from Lummi Nation preserves tribal traditions
"Cliff Cultee is a commercial fisherman and a member of the Lummi Tribal Council. I caught up with him on the Lummi Reservation dock after he'd spent the day patching...

Three children died in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation
Three children died in a car accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Friday. Crystal Reyes, 11, Suhaul Reyes, 9, and Maria Reyes, 1, were riding in...

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation receives fire department accreditation
The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California has received a national accreditation for its fire department. The tribe is the first in Indian Country to be recognized by the Commission...

Jicarilla Apache family thanks officer who saved young girl's life
A family from the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico credits a police officer with saving a young girl's life. Eloisa Lucero, 7, and her mother were on their way...

Lawsuit alleges abuse at Cheyenne River Sioux detention center
A lawsuit against the federal government alleges a 12-year-old boy was abused at a juvenile detention center on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The boy was allegedly...

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