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September 21, 2010
California tribes address reauthorization of Older Americans Act
Tribes need more flexibility and resources under the Older Americans Act, speakers at a forum in California said at a forum. Title VI addresses American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on probe into IHS
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an investigative hearing into the Indian Health Service next Tuesday, September 28. The committee has been looking into allegations of mismanagement within...

9th Circuit concludes Navajo offenders must register with state
Two sex offenders from the Navajo Nation who failed to update their registration information with the state of Arizona lost their appeal on Monday. Bandon Dineshu Begay and Ozzy Carl...

Discovery News: Evidence of 'genocide' among Southwest tribes
"Crushed leg bones, battered skulls and other mutilated human remains are likely all that's left of a Native American population destroyed by genocide that took place circa 800 A.D., suggests...

Eastern Cherokees host first Alzheimer's office in Indian Country
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is home to the first Alzheimer's Association office in Indian Country. The tribe held ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday and a walk...

Justice Department monitors probe into shooting of Native man
The Department of Justice is monitoring the investigation into the fatal shooting of John T. Williams, a traditional woodcarver. Williams, who was a member of the Dididaht First Nation of...

School prepares to retire controversial 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
The University of North Dakota will officially retire its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo by August 15, 2011. The school entered into a settlement with the NCAA to eliminate...

Navajo Nation works on five-year plan to address uranium sites
The Navajo Nation continues work on a five-year plan to address uranium contamination on the reservation. Along with the Environmental Protection Agency, the tribe has assessed 199 structures, completed 14...

Judge finds First Nations man guilty of forcing woman out in cold
A man from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation of Saskatchewan was found guilty of an assault against his common-law wife. Clifford Arnold Daniels repeatedly forced his wife to stand outside...

Series: The 'underground' tobacco industry on Mohawk reserves
"Tucked away at the end of a narrow driveway, the factory is easy to miss, an anonymous blue metal box ringed by a towering green fence. Inside, however, a handful...

New York governor defends efforts to push tobacco tax on tribes
New York Gov. David Paterson (D) says his plan to impose a tobacco tax on reservations doesn't violate treaty rights. The state requires wholesalers to supply tobacco to tribes...

Gawker: Offensive winner of New Yorker cartoon caption contest
"Look, we're all post-racial liberal elites here who love us some New Yorker cartoons. But we can't help but think this week's winner of the cartoon caption contest is...

Analysis: Tribes emerge as players in renewable energy industry
"It's a seventeen square mile parcel of dry, windswept land in the Navajo Nation that isn't near very much. Unless you count the transmission lines connecting to a nearby coal-burning...

White Mountain Apache Tribe cites economy for resort cutbacks
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona says a poor economy is to blame for cutbacks at its ski resort. The tribe will only open one mountain at the Sunrise...

Opinion: Indian voting rights at risk in South Dakota county feud
"Native Americans have long faced police harassment, illegal voter challenges, and election-day chaos on the way to the polls in South Dakota. Those problems may soon be over on the...

Another complaint filed in Grand Traverse Band election dispute
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan won't be able to swear in three council members today. The tribe held a general election on August 26....

FDA holds public hearing on plan for genetically modified salmon
The Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing on Monday on a request to market and sell genetically modified salmon in the U.S. A Massachusetts company called AquaBounty takes...

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe wins approval to redevelop site
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe won approval for a $29 million development plan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plans call for tribal offices, a cultural center, an indoor recreational building and officers...

Tribes contribute $815K to gubernatorial candidates in California
Tribes in California have donated over $815,000 to the candidates for governor. More than $625,00 has gone to Democrat Democrat Jerry Brown. Tribes remember his record as governor, including a...

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