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September 30, 2010
Survey examines attitudes of Native youth throughout Canada
A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and concerns of Native youth in comparison to other youth in Canada. Project Teen Canada surveyed nearly 650 Native youth on...

Trial continues in shooting during Lakota basketball tournament
A trial into a shooting during last year's Lakota Nation Invitational in South Dakota entered its second day on Wednesday. Shane Bordeaux, 20, was shot three times outside the Rushmore...

Jessica LePak: New California bill good for Indian foster children
"California’s legislature recently passed AB 12, a bill that if signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would – among other things – allow the state to draw down federal funding and...

Victims of abuse at Indian orphanage protest South Dakota law
Former residents of a defunct Indian orphanage in South Dakota called for the repeal of a new state law that limits abuse lawsuits. Under the law, which went into effect...

Company to donate up to 2,000 satellite phones, service to IHS
The Indian Health Service will receive up to 2,000 satellite phones, along with free service, as part of a pilot program. The Albuquerque Area of the IHS will deploy the...

BIA delays final decision on federal recognition for Juaneno Band
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed a final decision on federal recognition for the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians of California. The BIA was originally set to issue a...

First Nations participating in One Laptop Per Child pilot program
First Nations across Canada are participating in a One Laptop Per Child pilot program. The laptops come with eight programs targeted to Native youth. One program features artist Buffy Sainte-Marie...

White Mountain Apache Tribe opposes telescopes at sacred site
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona continues to oppose the presence of the Mount Graham International Observatory at a sacred site. Mount Graham is known as Dzil Nchaa Si...

Military sought to use Mechoopda language in WWII broadcasts
The military wanted to use the language of the Mechoopda Maidu Tribe of California during World War II, The Chico News & Review reports. In the 1940s, the Department of...

Column: A taste of autumn in bread from Navajo Nation vendors
"Is there anything finer than driving toward shimmering Shiprock on a late summer's day with $3 in your pocket and your choice of kneel-down bread vendors stretching out along the...

Lorretta Webster, one of last fluent Oneida speakers, passes on
Lorretta Webster, one of the last fluent speakers of the Oneida language, died on Monday. She was 100. Webster was a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She worked...

Smithsonian: Native artists left big impression on popular music
"“I look at you all, see the love there that’s sleeping, while my guitar gently weeps,” George Harrison sang to a packed audience at the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh in...

Editorial: 'Genius' recipient returns Wampanoag language to life
"Of the thousands of languages now spoken in the world, about two dozen die out in any given year, linguists believe. But Mashpee resident Jessie Little Doe Baird is showing...

Editorial: A setback to Utah on Skull Valley Goshute waste dump
" Four years ago, Utahns thought they had driven a stake through the heart of a scheme to store 44,000 tons of highly radioactive spent nuclear reactor fuel in steel...

Editorial: Cherokee Nation donation saves rural fire departments
"Once again, an Oklahoma Indian tribe has made a significant contribution toward a critical public service. In fact, in this case, the contribution was so significant it likely is...

David Quincy: Career ending opportunity at IHS in North Dakota
The following is the opinion of David L. Quincy. On Tuesday, September 28th, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held an Oversight Hearing titled "In Critical Condition: The Urgent Need...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux candidate opposes rule changes
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– A candidate for the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Pine Ridge...

Elouise Cobell statement on lack of Senate vote for settlement
The following statement was released by Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. I know I speak for all of Indian Country when I say that...

Republican opposition stalls vote on Cobell settlement in Senate
The Senate failed to action action on the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit after Republicans objected. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Senate Indian...

WaPo: Alaska Native shareholders don't see benefits of contracts
"They wander the streets of this chilly city just steps from the arctic tundra, native people who have little money and nowhere else to go. Some come from villages without...

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