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September 8, 2010
Native leaders seek inquiry of police shooting of traditional carver
Native leaders in Washington and in British Columbia, Canada, are calling for an inquiry into the fatal shooting of a traditional carver by a police officer in Seattle. John T....

At least three candidates run for principal chief of Cherokee Nation
Three candidates so far are running to lead the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Incumbent chief Chad Smith is seeking a fourth term in office. Council member Bill John Baker and...

Blood Tribe receives $50M in royalties for oil and gas development
The Blood Tribe of Alberta will receive $50 million for oil and gas development on its reserve. Murphy Oil paid the tribe $38,076,800 and Bowood Energy Ltd paid the tribe...

Researchers win grant to study Indian genetics and cancer drugs
Researchers in Montana have won a $1.4 million to study how Indian genetics interact with cancer drugs. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Montana Cancer Institute and the University...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets field hearing on BIE schools
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will host a field hearing on Indian education this Saturday, September 11. The hearing focuses on conditions at Bureau of Indian Education schools. Assistant Secretary...

Discrimination commission clears restaurant of alleged Indian bias
The Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico, cleared a restaurant of alleged discrimination against a Navajo Nation family. The commission unanimously ruled that an incident in which the family...

Two entities competing to host big Shiprock Fair on Navajo Nation
The 99th annual Shiprock Navajo Fair is quickly approaching and it looks this year's event will be controversial as usual. The Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation says it is...

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe set to open $1.7M convenience center
The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of Washington is getting ready to open a $1.7 million gas station and convenience store. The station will have 6 bays and the 3,000 square-foot...

United Tribes of North Dakota ready to begin 14th annual meeting
The United Tribes of North Dakota are hosting their 14th annual summit this week in Bismarck. The event kicks off today with speeches from Gov. John Hoeven (R) and Rep....

Group makes plans for center to serve Santa Fe Indian community
The Santa Fe Indian Center is looking for a home to serve more than 6,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Organizers envision the center as...

New Mexico tribes get $610K grants for Special Diabetes program
Two New Mexico tribes have received grants from the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. Laguna Pueblo received $346,228 and the Mescalero Apache Nation received $263,950. The tribes will use the...

Poarch Creek council incumbents hang onto seats in runoff election
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama held its first-ever runoff election on Saturday, with both incumbents winning their races. Secretary David Gehman defeated William Bailey and Treasurer Robby...

Suspended chairman of Ute Tribe narrowly survives recall election
Members of the Ute Tribe of Utah almost recalled Chairman Curtis Cesspooch from office. The vote was 88 to recall Cesspooch versus 30 to keep him. But the total...

Federal judge extends order against state tobacco taxation effort
A federal judge gave the Seneca Nation and the Cayuga Nation another two weeks to sell tax-free cigarettes in New York. Judge Richard Arcara scheduled a September 14 hearing to...

NPR: New York tribes battle to protect tobacco industry from taxes
"New York has the highest cigarette tax in the nation, but about a third of the cigarettes sold in the state aren’t taxed at all — they’re purchased over the...

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