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September 29, 2010
Steve Russell: No spot for Indian Country in Tea party movement
"Cousin Ray Sixkiller came in and announced that he is beginning to think about giving up coffee. Now, that is about as likely as a Cherokee turning down an invitation...

Victim testifies about shooting at Lakota basketball tournament
A trial opened into a shooting during last year's Lakota Nation Invitational in South Dakota. Shane Bordeaux, 20, was shot three times outside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena...

Native Sun News: County back to normal after uncertain summer
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. Francis Pumpkin Seed. HOT SPRINGS, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Early voting for the general election...

IHS deputy director draws $125K salary on administrative leave
A deputy director for the Indian Health Service continues to draw a $125,109 annual salary despite being under an internal investigation. Shelly R. Harris was placed on leave over a...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearings in October
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold two field hearings next month. The first one takes place October 2 in Reno, Nevada. It will focus on contract health services and...

First Nation seeks James Cameron's assistance in oilsands fight
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta says film director James Cameron will lend his support to possible litigation over oilsands development. Chief Allan Adam met with the Avatar director...

Suspect hit with murder charge after Metis man dies from attack
A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Gerald Dumas, who was Metis. Dumas, 47, died on Monday from injuries he suffered...

Sentencing delayed for former Pueblo leader in hit-and-run case
Sentencing has been rescheduled in the fatal hit-and-run case of Linda Diaz, the former lieutenant governor of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico. Diaz was convicted of leaving the scene...

Supreme Court sets November 1 hearing for first Indian law case
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear its first Indian law case on November 1 but its newest member won't be there. Justice Elena Kagan is recused from US v. Tohono...

Podcast: Tribal Law and Order Act addresses longstanding issues
"Many people may not fully understand the complicated relationship that exists between federal, state and tribal jurisdictions in the United States, but the recent signing of the Tribal Law and...

Judge ends Montana tribe's agreement for National Bison Range
A federal judge ended a controversial self-governance agreement that allowed the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to handle certain functions at the National Bison Range in Montana. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly...

County waits for Supreme Court over Oneida Nation foreclosures
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't added any new Indian law cases to its docket but Madison County hopes its foreclosure case against the Oneida Nation will be one of them....

County pursuing action against Cayuga Nation for tobacco sales
Despite losing a court case, the Cayuga County District Attorney is still trying to go after the Cayuga Nation of New York for selling tobacco. The state's highest court ruled...

Judge orders former Mashantucket Pequot chairman to pay debt
A judge in Connecticut ordered the former chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to pay more than $6.5 million to a bank. Michael Thomas defaulted on a $5.2 million...

Utah Supreme Court rules in dispute on Indian Child Welfare Act
The Utah Supreme Court said the Navajo Nation waited too long to assert its rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act. The tribe missed a deadline under state law to...

Mohawk woman charged with accessory to murder after the fact
A 19-year-old Mohawk woman has been charged in connection with a murder in Cornwall, Ontario. Amanda Marie Tryon was charged with accessory after the fact to murder. She is accused...

Agreement reached over popular Shiprock Fair on Navajo Nation
After 72 hours of negotiations, the two groups vying to control the 99th annual Shiprock Navajo Fair reached an agreement. The Northern Navajo Nation Fair Board will run the parade...

Column: Morongo Band still interested in purchasing golf course
"The Morongo Band of Mission Indians did not purchase the two-course East Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, contrary to chatter around the San Gorgonio Pass. "It's a big, big rumor,"...

Five tribes in Oklahoma awarded $720K in environmental grants
Five tribes in Oklahoma have been awarded a total of $720,000 in grants from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Miami Nation, the Modoc Tribe, the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Wyandotte...

Opinion: Tribal Law and Order Act will help protect Indian women
"In 2007, Amnesty International issued a report that included shocking statistics about sexual assault among these communities: Native American women are rape victims 2.5 times more often than other women...

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