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October 7, 2010
Chippewa Cree voters narrow the field for four council positions
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana went to the polls on Tuesday to narrow the field for four council seats. Eight candidates made it through to the general...

Seneca Nation to spend up to $1M on mailers for state election
The Seneca Nation of New York plans to spend up to $1 million on mailers for the upcoming state election. The mailers address treaties, health care, sovereignty and other issues....

Officer among nine charged with attack at home on First Nation
Nine people, including a police officer, have been charged in connection with an attack at a home on the Hollow Water First Nation in Manitoba. Authorities said seven men and...

Republican lawmaker criticizes $6M for Oklahoma Indian center
A Republican lawmaker says the state of Oklahoma wasted $6 million on the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. State Rep. Mike Reynolds (R) said Gov. Brad Henry (D) could...

Judge stops county from pursuing Cayuga Nation tobacco sales
A judge in New York has barred Cayuga County from pursuing a tobacco case against the Cayuga Nation. Judge Mark Fandrich said the state's highest court made it clear that...

New Mexico tribe suffers major damage in weekend hail storm
Roads, homes and farms at Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico suffered major damage over the weekend during a massive hail storm. Tribal leaders say nearly every structure on the reservation...

Editorial: More disappointment for Lumbee Tribe on recognition
"It's been this way since 1956. Hope runs high, then disappointment sets in. This year, the tribe was as close as it's ever been to the full federal recognition that...

Another school in Wisconsin agrees to remove 'Indians' mascot
Another public school in Wisconsin is getting rid of its Indian mascot, just a few months after a new law went into effect. A retired teacher filed a complaint against...

Native Sun News: Cancer is number two killer in Indian Country
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– The bad news: Cancer is moving up on the...

Oregon board meets to consider new names for 'squaw' places
The Oregon Geographic Names Board meets on October 30 to consider replacements for 14 "squaw" place names in the state. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has suggested...

Turtle Talk: New Justice Breyer book discusses Cherokee cases
"Justice Breyer’s new book on constitutional law, Making Our Democracy Work, includes an entire chapter on the Cherokee cases. Justice Breyer long has invoked the plight of the Cherokees...

Sault Tribe members barred from jury in case against ex-leader
A judge in Michigan has barred all members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians from sitting on the jury in a lawsuit against former chairman Bernard Bouschor....

Man with Apache ancestry sentenced over immigration charge
A man who is a member of an unrecognized Apache tribe was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after being found guilty on an immigration charge. Erick Ricardo Bonilla,...

Lac du Flambeau Band returns former president to top position
Members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians elected former president Tom Maulson to the tribe's top position on Tuesday. Maulson defeated incumbent Jerome "Brooks"...

Another IHS clinic concerned about exposure to deadly viruses
Another Indian Health Service facility has warned patients about the potential exposure to deadly viruses. IHS placed a notice in the September 2010 issue of the Gaduwa Cherokee News, the...

Presbyterians plan apology for 1763 massacre in Pennsylvania
The Presbytery of Donegal in Pennsylvania will offer a public apology for the massacre of a small tribe in 1763. Some men from the Presbyterian Church participated in an attack...

Meskwaki Tribe studies feasibility of wind power on reservation
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has begun a wind energy feasibility study. The tribe put up a 298-foot tower to record wind speeds and directions. The goal is to determine...

Moapa Band of Paiutes oppose expansion of power plant landfill
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada opposes the expansion of a landfill at a power plant. The tribe deals with pollution from the NV Energy station every...

Column: Navajo Nation candidate blasts alcoholism allegations
"On the Navajo Nation (northwestern New Mexico, northeastern Arizona and a little slice of Utah), two New Mexicans are battling it out for the presidency of the tribe. Lynda Lovejoy,...

The Inlander: Health care reform stirs change in Indian Country
"When President Barack Obama signed the monumental Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — colloquially known as health care reform — he immediately and forever re-authorized and expanded Indian health...

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