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September 15, 2010
Lumbee Tribe sends chairman to DC to make push for federal recognition
The leader of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is taking a more prominent role in lobbying for federal recognition after a setback over the summer raised doubts about the...

Editorial: Law enforcement in Indian Country a 'mockery of justice'
"The tale of unsolved serial rapes on the Fort Apache Reservation shows justice in chains. Something has to change. Those who live on the reservations cannot be quiet about delayed...

Muscogee Nation cites long history with U.S. Marshals Service
The Muscogee Nation has been cooperating with the U.S. Marshals Service since the 1800s, a tribal official said. The tribe brought its law enforcement agency to Oklahoma during the forced...

Editorial: Blood Run an ideal site for state park in South Dakota
"Among common side effects of community growth and development often is the loss of local treasures such as beloved buildings or historic lands. Blood Run, home to the Oneota indigenous...

FBI report lists crime data from tribal law enforcement agencies
The 2009 Uniform Crime Report from the FBI includes data from tribal law enforcement agencies. Tribes in nearly every state submitted data on violent crime, rape, murder and other offenses...

VOA: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe sees removal of dams realized
"In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the biggest dam removal in U.S. history is under way. Tearing down a pair of tall hydropower dams along the river has been talked...

Navajo Nation Supreme Court bars college president from post
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has barred the president of Dine College from taking any actions pending resolution of a lawsuit. But turmoil continues at the institution, The Farmington Daily...

Tulalip Tribes introduce wild turkeys to reservation for hunting
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington introduced wild turkeys to the reservation last month. The tribe released about 170 turkeys in hopes of developing a harvestable population. The first hunt could...

Steven Newcomb: Taos Pueblo prevailed in fight for sacred lake
"On Sept. 17 and 18, Taos Pueblo will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the United States government’s “return” of the sacred Blue Lake to the Taos people, in December 1970....

Yakama Nation collaborates closely with local law enforcement
Cooperation is key for successful law enforcement on the reservation, Yakama Nation Chairman Harry Smiskin said. The tribe works closely with local, state and federal authorities to determine who can...

Column: Tribal sovereignty and mixed martial arts competition
"Half an hour before stepping into a cage against Tommy Morrison, the famed boxer who on this June evening in 2007 could not prove for certain he was HIV-negative, John...

Tribal spiritual leaders oppose solar energy plant at sacred site
Two tribal spiritual leaders joined a protest against a proposed solar energy plant at a sacred site in California. Phillip Smith, an elder from the Colorado River Indian Tribes, and...

New York court lifts injunction against state's tobacco tax effort
A court in New York cleared the way for the state to impose a tobacco tax on the reservation as litigation continued in federal court. The state did not say...

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