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September 22, 2010
Obama administration supports tribe in ICWA case from Alaska
The Obama administration is supporting an Alaska tribe in an Indian Child Welfare Act case. The Department of Justice submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of...

Archaeologists uncover Hidatsa village at North Dakota worksite
Archaeologists in North Dakota are excavating a Hidatsa village that dates back 300 to 500 years. So far, workers have uncovered human remains, bison skulls and other items at the...

More and more tribes participating in FBI data reporting program
More and more tribes are participating in the FBI's crime reporting program. In fiscal year 2008, only 25 tribes submitted data. That number grew to 130 in fiscal year 2010....

Shinnecock Nation revives lawsuit over federal recognition delay
The Shinnecock Nation of New York is reviving its federal recognition lawsuit amid additional delays at the Interior Department. The tribe was one of the first to file a petition...

Opinion: Native corporations seek reforms in federal contracting
"The Small Business Administration 8(a) program is a valuable tool for Alaska Native corporations fulfilling the mission of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) to be engines of economic...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe worried about AT&T cell plan
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– The Oglala Sioux Tribe has “grave concerns” about AT&T’s...

Native Sun News: Volesky stakes himself to state's Indian issues
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Sometimes, political candidates do everything right and still lose...

Series: The 'underground' tobacco industry on Mohawk reserves
"Father Jacques Labelle spies them at night from his rectory window, and later often has to fix the damage they leave behind. Perched on the edge of the St. Lawrence...

Native Sun News: Disenfranchisement looming for Indian voters
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA – Shannon County’s commissioners have extended something of an olive...

Morongo Band proposes agreement with city for imported water
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians wants to store water with the city of Beaumont, California. The tribe plans to import water from northern California and store up to 50,000...

Authorities probe woman's death at Turtle Mountain Reservation
Tribal and federal authorities are investigating the death of a woman on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota. The body of Stella Marie Trottier-Graves, 40, was found in...

Four Native candidates campaign for public office in Washington
All four Native American candidates who are seeking public office in Washington have advanced to the general election. Jeff Morris (D), who is Tsimshian, is seeking an eighth term in...

First woman leader of Yavapai Prescott Tribe honored in Arizona
The Prescott Meals on Wheel named its dining room in honor of Viola Jimulla, the first woman to lead the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of Arizona. Jimulla was born in 1878....

Makah Nation receives $50K grant for study of marine mammals
The Makah Nation of Washington has received a $50,868 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study stranded marine mammals. The tribe started an office after noticing a...

10th Circuit won't let Cherokee Nation intervene in poultry case
A divided panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Cherokee Nation can't intervene in a lawsuit against the poultry industry. The court said the tribe waited too...

Steve Russell: Intellectual property under Indian Arts and Crafts
"I’ve been having conversations with an Indian who is rightly concerned about a self-identified “Mohawk” with no tribal ties making a career out of selling fake indigenous artistic sensibility. I...

Navajo Nation ready to break ground on a new detention facility
The Navajo Nation will break ground on a new detention facility in Tuba City, Arizona. The tribe closed the old jail due to environmental and safety issues. Local inmates are...

African-American farmers don't want settlement linked to Cobell
The National Black Farmers Association is calling on Congress to separate the African-American farmers discrimination lawsuit from the Indian trust fund lawsuit. The Obama administration and key members of Congress...

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