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September 16, 2010
Police department makes changes after First Nations man's death
The police department in Seattle, Washington, announced an overhaul in response to the fatal shooting of John T. Williams. Chief John Diaz said the department will complete its investigation into...

Navajo Nation wants entities to work together over Shiprock Fair
The Navajo Nation Department of Justice wants to entities to work together on the upcoming Shiprock Fair. The tribe said the Shiprock Chapter has the authority to run the annual...

Sprint rejects Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's offer over telecom dispute
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is heading back to court after telecommunications giant Sprint rejected an offer to settle a dispute. The tribe's Native American Telecom is...

OSHA investigates workplace death at Yakama Nation's business
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of an employee at a sawmill owned by the Yakama Nation of Washington. James Espinoza, 62, died on September 9....

Editorial: Encouraging proposal for first tribal national park in US
"The first Tribal National Park is a welcome and real possibility. We want to encourage that initiative, a separate proposal to create a National Historical Park in the Panhandle and...

White House asks Congress to fund $3.4B Cobell trust settlement
The White House is asking Congress to include the $3.4 billion Indian trust fund settlement in a "stopgap" appropriations measure, the Associated Press reports. The Obama administration reached the settlement...

11th Circuit rejects Miccosukee Tribe's challenge to bridge project
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday said the Miccosukee Tribe cannot challenge a bridge project in the Everglades of Florida. Congress passed an appropriations bill with a rider...

Cabazon Band commits to three-year sponsorship for county fair
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians committed to another three year sponsorship for the annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival. The tribe will spend $500,000 on the fair...

Native Sun News: Candidates in line for Oglala Sioux Tribe primary
All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA–– The list for the office of OST tribal president and vice president are lengthy for the October 5 Primary Election....

Native Sun News: Grasshoppers invade the Pine Ridge Reservation
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Twostripes, you’re out: Out chewing on the Pine Ridge...

DOJ releases $127M in grants for Indian Country law enforcement
The Department of Justice announced $127 million in grants for law enforcement in Indian Country. The grants are the first under Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation, a new process that combines...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe obtains $12.7M loan for headquarters
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will use a $12.7 million loan from the Department of Agriculture to build a new headquarters. The 40,000-square-foot building will house administrative offices, a...

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