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September 3, 2010
GOP candidate takes hard stance with Seneca Nation over taxes
A Republican candidate for governor of New York said he will stand up to the Seneca Nationon tobacco taxation. Carl P. Paladino said he wouldn't be afraid to force the...

MPR: Housing project for Indian elders secures $8M federal grant
"Developers have won a federal grant for a Native American elders housing project in Minneapolis, a development American Indian planners say will provide much-needed housing. As many as a half...

First Nations in mourning after fatal shooting of traditional carver
The Dididaht First Nation of British Columbia is in shock after one of its traditional carvers, John T. Williams, was fatally shot by a police officer in Seattle, Washington....

Recognition of six groups in Tennessee declared 'null and void'
Less than three months after gaining state recognition, six groups in Tennessee lost their status as part of a settlement in a lawsuit that was funded by the Cherokee Nation...

Pueblo man convicted of assaulting prison guard in tribal facility
A man from Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico was convicted of assaulting a federal officer at a tribal detention facility in Colorado. Ronald Romero, 46, was serving time in a...

Chad Smith campaigns for fourth term as Cherokee Nation chief
Chad Smith officially kicked off his campaign for a fourth term as the leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Smith, who was first elected in 1999, is serving...

City council won't sell drinking water for ski resort at sacred site
The city council in Flagstaff, Arizona, voted 5-2 against selling drinking water to a ski resort in the sacred San Francisco Peaks. The vote means the city's original contract to...

Book Review: The Lakotas and their struggle for 'The Black Hills'
"The legendary Black Hills encompass an area about 120 miles long and between 40 and 50 miles wide. Most of this often wild and beautiful terrain lies in southwestern...

Editorial: City faces a hard decision on water use and sacred site
"It's been said that having choices can make life more interesting but also more difficult. And thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's handling of the Snowbowl snowmaking permit, the...

Editorial: Government fails to live up to promises to Indian people
"Native Americans have had an even tougher time securing remuneration for past injustices. Native American landowners have been cheated out of billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties by...

Gyasi Ross: What are we doing about the shooting of Native man?
Once again, Native blood has been spilled at the hands of Seattle's authorities. On August 30th, 2010, Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk shot and killed a 50 year-old Native...

Editorial: Implementing Tribal Law and Order Act needs our input
"On July 29, President Barack Obama signed into law the Tribal Law and Order Act. The act is a comprehensive piece of legislation that covers a wide range of pressing...

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