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September 6, 2010
Los Coyotes Band staffs police department with only one officer
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians of California started its own police department three years ago. David Sossaman is the department's only employee. He serves as a...

Yvette Roubideaux: Reform a top priority for Indian Health Service
"Since I was appointed as the IHS Director in May 2009, I have responded to a call from tribal leaders, staff, and patients to change and improve the IHS. I...

Tim Giago: Indian journalist group owes big debt to one professor
I was rewarded with a lost art form this week: I got a real life, as I live and breathe; letter. That’s right. It was a letter that came in...

Race an issue when it comes to law enforcement on reservations
The new Tribal Law and Order Act will boost law enforcement efforts in Indian Country but it won't change how race plays a role in jurisdiction. Depending on the race...

Ken Bear Chief: Victims of sex abuse must be able to share stories
I wish we lived in a perfect world where every Indian child has felt loved, valued and accepted; and where they could have all been safe from harm and abuse...

Chumash Chair: Forum helps lawmakers learn about tribal issues
"Last month our tribal leadership group, known as the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Business Committee, hosted the 2010 Chumash Legislative Forum at Hotel Corque. Organized by our government...

Art Review: Native and American artists engage in 'Nature' exhibit
"Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live peacefully on this continent, engaging with nature in our myriad ways? History has not unfolded that way, of course. But...

NYT Blog: Interview with Edward Itta on offshore drilling in Alaska
"The energy industry centered in Prudhoe Bay is the economic engine of the North Slope, helping preserve the Inupiat culture, but it also presents a potential threat to that culture....

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't have it both ways on tobacco taxes
"We find it curious that the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York has joined in the legal fight against the implementation of a system that would allow the state to...

Editorial: Deal with Seneca Nation 'threat' on state tobacco taxes
"So much for the rule of law. State and federal judges have once more blocked New York from taxing cigarettes sold by Indian tribes, extending the endless hiatus that has...

Peter d'Errico: National strategy for protecting tribal sovereignty
"Charles Trimble and Sam Deloria recently called on American Indians across the land to begin coordinated discussions about sovereignty. Trimble’s column, “Pushing the envelope of sovereignty” [Vol. 30, No. 13],...

Steve Russell: Iroquois Nationals took one for all of Indian Country
"It’s hard to predict what the media will notice. Which brings me to the gang that recently took a big hit for the Indian team: The Iroquois Nationals. As readers...

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