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October 8, 2010
Vandals destroy elders' lounge at First Nation in Saskatchewan
The Muskoday First Nation in Saskatchewan is reeling from a break-in and vandalism at the elders' center on the reserve. The vandals broke windows and put bright blue bingo...

Federal judge consolidates tribal tobacco lawsuits in New York
A federal judge has consolidated tribal tobacco lawsuits in New York at the request of the state. The Seneca Nation and the Cayuga Nation filed suit in the Western District...

Luiseno artist invites public to 'Take a Picture with a Real Indian'
James Luna, a member of the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, is inviting the public to "Take a Picture with a Real Indian" in Washington, D.C. In observance of...

Native Sun News: Company aims to develop Black Hills uranium
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. On Oct. 1, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced its first uranium recovery permit of...

Turtle Talk: The most important justice in new Indian law cases
"My talk today is titled, “The Elusive Fifth Vote.” The idea for this talk derives from exchanges I had with Phil Frickey after the Supreme Court decided Plains Commerce Bank...

Opinion: An American Indian perspective on immigration issues
"Few arguments arouse such extreme passion as the fight over immigration. The topic touches many aspects of everyday life and can be seen as a threat to traditional culture, an...

GOP candidate supports reform of Native contracting programs
Joe Miller, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska, supports reform in government contracting programs for tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Miller, an attorney who has the backing...

Letter: Some big news for Alaska Natives in child welfare cases
"We have paved the road for other people in Alaska. Good news for tribes. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the state of Alaska’s appeal in the...

Editorial: Violence against Native women affects all community
"Throughout Native North America, great attention is paid to the common thread that binds our communities together – women, the lifegivers. Sadly, from a survey of the landscape, things are...

Opinion: Time to pass Cobell and African-American settlements
"Labyrinthian is a good word to describe the tangle of explanations given by Senate members for failing again on Sept. 29 to fund the settlements of Pigford II and Cobell,...

Quechan Nation accuses IHS of violating its trust responsibility
The Quechan Nation says the Indian Health Service violated its trust responsibility by potentially exposing tribal members to deadly viruses. The tribe wants the IHS to pay for independent testing...

HHS Secretary Sebelius establishes Tribal Advisory Committee
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the creation of a new Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee. “The establishment of a tribal advisory committee at the Secretarial level will create...

Sen. McCaskill plans bill to restrict Native contracting programs
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) plans to introduce a bill that would change government contracting programs for tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. McCaskill claims Alaska Native shareholders aren't benefiting from...

APRN: St. Paul Tribe receives funding for study of sea lion's diet
"The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is awarding $158,000 to the St. Paul tribal government in the Pibilof Islands. The Species Recovery Grants to Tribes program funding will go to...

Scott McAdams: Senate race about IHS and Native subsistence
"It's about Alaska. That's the best way I know to explain why I am running for the U.S. Senate. As someone who grew up in rural Alaska and is now...

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