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October 5, 2010
University in Oklahoma gets $2M grant to create Indian center
Northeast Oklahoma A&M College in Oklahoma has received a $2 million federal grant to create an Indian center. The university will work closely with tribes to develop the Native American...

Indian women who took flu vaccine protected their newborns
Indian women who received a flu vaccination during their pregnancy prevented their newborns from contracting the illness, according a study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. The study...

Echo Hawk names Darren Cruzan as head of law enforcement
Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk named Darren A. Cruzan, a member of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma, as head of law enforcement at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Cruzan...

Alaska Native group endorses Sen. Murkowski for re-election
Alaskans Standing Together, a group funded by Alaska Native corporations and their supporters, has endorsed Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in her write-in campaign. The group launched TV, newspaper and Internet...

Candidates for New Mexico seat receive tribal endorsements
Two candidates for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission are touting their tribal ties. Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the Democratic candidate for the District 4...

Video: Jackie Johnson-Pata of NCAI at One Nation event in DC
Jackie Johnson-Pata, the executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, spoke at the One Nation rally in Washington, D.C,. this past Saturday. "I stand here today to represent...

Alaska Native corporations report major increase in revenue
The 12 Alaska Native regional corporations saw an 18 percent increase in their revenues from 2007 to 2008. The corporations generated $6.9 billion in 2008. That's a 100 percent increase...

Editorial: Navajo Nation should compromise on pact on racism
"They call it a Memorandum of Agreement, but so far, it's been anything but agreement. It's time that changes. The city of Farmington and the Navajo Nation are trying to...

Supreme Court will hear dispute over Indian man's conviction
It isn't an Indian law case but the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over an Indian man's conviction. Donald Bullcoming was convicted of aggravated DWI in...

Supreme Court refuses Cayuga Nation tobacco taxation case
Two New York counties that have been fighting the Cayuga Nation over tobacco taxes got more bad news from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. Cayuga County and Seneca County...

Opinion: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures voting rights for members
"Opponents of holding a full-scale election on the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall held on as long as possible during a recent confrontation with hopeful voters....

Blog: A 'serious case of racism' in usage of Indians as mascots
"There seems to be a serious case of racism going on in American sports teams. It has been going on for a long time and people did not even seem...

Editorial: Learning some lessons after oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
"The six-month federal moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to end on Nov. 30. Complaining of job losses, politicians in the gulf and many in...

Opinion: Agua Caliente Band land swap not good for the public
"After a quick read of a recent Desert Sun article about the proposed land exchange between the Bureau of Land Management and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, most...

APRN: Supreme Court won't hear Alaska tribal adoption case
"The U.S. Supreme court has denied hearing an Alaska tribal adoption case, ending a four-year legal battle between the state and the Kaltag tribal council. Although the case was first...

9th Circuit backs rights of Frank's Landing Indian Community
The Nisqually Tribe can't challenge a tobacco tax agreement between two other tribes and the state of Washington, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. The Nisqually Tribe...

Montana tribe's employees out of their jobs after court ruling
At least six employees of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are out of their jobs after a federal judge rescinded a self-governance agreement at the National Bison Range in...

IHS patients in Arizona potentially exposed to deadly viruses
Patients at an Indian Health Service facility in Arizona may have been exposed to deadly viruses, KSWT-TV reports. Staff at the Fort Yuma Hospital weren't properly sterilizing instruments used in...

John Thune: Celebrate Native Americans' Day in South Dakota
The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). This year marks the 20th anniversary of the day South Dakota first recognized Native Americans' Day as an official...

Charles Trimble: Lucy Covington, unsung hero in Colville battle
In his superb new book, The Last Great Battle of the Indian Wars, Mark Trahant tells about Lucy Covington’s campaign to unseat pro-terminationist members of the Colville Tribal Council and...

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