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September 9, 2010
White House official discusses FY2011 budget at tribal summit
Update/Correction: According to the White House, Jodi Gillette said President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget proposes a five percent increase for all Indian programs. The proposed increase is not...

Montana and Wyoming tribes host first summit to discuss cancer
The Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council is holding its first summit on cancer this week. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Native Americans older than 45, The Great...

State authorities looking into charges for sex abuse of Native girl
Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan is looking into possible charges against a prominent political and business figure who is accused of sexually abusing a Native girl. Paula Roberds, who...

MPR: Michigan tribes seek to preserve wild rice harvest tradition
"For thousands of years, Native American tribes in the Great Lakes region have been harvesting wild rice. They call it manoomin. But over the past few centuries, this tradition...

Indian teen enters guilty plea on a charge of first-degree murder
An Indian teenager pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the home-invasion killing of a businessman in Sheridan, Wyoming. Wyatt Bear Cloud, 17, was due to...

Native Sun News: Date for Crazy Horse's death an issue of debate
© Native Sun News. CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, SOUTH DAKOTA –– There is an erroneous date of death for Crazy Horse to be found at Crazy Horse Memorial according to...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux elders seek news coverage on KILI
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. © Native Sun News. PORCUPINE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Hunger for more local news and less entertainment is part of...

Navajo Nation college files lawsuit to remove president from post
A college on the Navajo Nation is seeking to remove its president from office. The regents of Dine College suspended Ferlin Clark with pay in January. A lawsuit filed in...

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community re-elects president
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona re-elected Diane Enos as its president. Enos defeated Delbert Ray Sr., Joan Ramos and Sterling Manuel Sr. for the spot. She won...

Cow Creek Band chooses leader to replace longtime chairwoman
The Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians of Oregon has a new chairman. Dan Courtney, 56, was chosen by the tribe's board of directors. He replaces Sue...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe leaves community center unfinished
A community center for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts remains unfinished and unused, six years after construction began. The U.S. Air Force sent reservists to the reservation to build...

Lummi Nation agrees to enter into mediation for ferry agreement
The Lummi Nation agreed to enter into mediation with Whatcom County, Washington, over a ferry agreement. The tribe owns the land where the Lummi Island ferry docks. A prior agreement...

Police promise better outreach after fatal shooting of Native man
Police officials in Seattle, Washington, say they want to build a better relationship with the Native community after John T. Williams, a traditional carver, was fatally shot by an officer...

Maine tribes make 100-mile spiritual journey to sacred mountain
About 100 people took part in the annual Katahdin Spiritual Run, a 100-mile journey to the sacred Mount Katahdin. Participants make the journey by canoe, bike and foot. The trip...

ColorLines: Tribal Law and Order Act might not be enough reform
"The recent enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act could be a watershed for Native American communities beset with crime and dysfunctional legal systems. By giving tribal governments more...

Lac Vieux Desert council members arrested in leadership dispute
All nine council members for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan were arrested on Wednesday, Fox News reports. The council members refused to swear...

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