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September 28, 2010
Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act heads to White House
A bill to help Indian veterans with housing is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature. The Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act ensures that Indian veterans who...

Manitoba Metis family suffers another tragedy with man's death
A 47-year-old Metis man died on Monday from injuries he suffered after being set on fire in an alley in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Gerald Dumas suffered serious burns on his body...

Accident claims lives of three youth from Saskatchewan reserve
Three young people died in a single-vehicle accident on the Muskowekwan First Nation in Saskatchewan on Sunday. Four people were in the car when it flipped and landed upside down...

Campo youth stopped and searched by county sheriff's deputies
Two young members of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation were stopped and searched by sheriff's deputies in San Diego County, California, in what parents are calling an incident of racial profiling....

No new Indian law cases in Supreme Court's latest docket sheet
The U.S. Supreme Court did not include any Indian law cases in its latest docket sheet. A slew of petitions were up for consideration. They were: • Hogan v. Kaltag...

DOI won't appeal decision over Skull Valley Goshute waste dump
The Obama administration won't appeal a decision over a nuclear waste facility on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah. On July 26, Judge David M. Ebel ruled that the...

Dean Chavers: Indian Country not receiving a fair share of funds
"Indian Country does not get its fair share of private funding. That is a theme that has been playing in my head for almost 40 years. I wrote my first...

NPR: Program in Oregon encourages Indians to join teaching field
"MICHEL MARTIN, host: I'm Michel Martin and this TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, I'll share my thoughts about what we too often keep to ourselves. But first,...

Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee investigation of IHS
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning as part of its investigation into the Indian Health Service Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the committee chairman, launched the...

Yavapai-Apache Nation reports record turnout in council election
The Yavapai-Apache Nation of Arizona held a general election on Saturday. Tribal members elected David Kwail as chairman in what was reported to be a record turnout. Robert Jackson Sr....

Caleen Sisk-Franco: Don't tamper with Creator's plan for salmon
"My tribe, the Winnemem Wintu, is a traditional salmon people that come from Mount Shasta in California, and we learned long ago from coyote it’s dangerous to mimic the Creator....

Suzanne Jasper: U.S. voted against indigenous rights resolution
"Recently the government of the United States fulfilled a duty as a member of the United Nations to issue a report of the human rights situation in this country, as...

Harold Monteau: 'Wealthy' tribes need to help the less fortunate
"I believe that Indian Country is developing an attitude of “I have mine, the rest of you are on your own”. I’m not saying it runs to every tribe, every...

Sen. Murkowski wrong on claim about Aleut word for 'impossible'
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has a lot of Alaska Native support but her command of the Aleut language isn't necessarily one of her selling points. In a speech to...

Government's handling of Gulf oil spill compared to Little Bighorn
The Obama administration's handling of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico is being compared to George Armstrong Custer and Little Big Horn. "It's a little bit like...

Cobell probably not included in stopgap appropriations measure
The $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit probably won't be included in the stopgap appropriations measure that is due to pass Congress this week. The White House...

ACLU: Cheyenne River Sioux women treated just like guinea pigs
""They treat us just like guinea pigs when it comes to Indian Health Services." That's how one woman on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation described the birth of her second...

IHS to face scrutiny at Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing
The Indian Health Service will be asked to respond to the preliminary results of an ongoing investigation at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing this morning. The committee has reviewed...

Mashpee Wampanoag linguist receives MacArthur 'genius grant'
Jessie Little Doe Baird, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, has received a prestigious "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Baird, who...

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