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October 19, 2010
White Mountain Apache Tribe breaks ground on native nursery
The White Mountain Apache Tribe is using a $2.4 million stimulus grant to build a native plant nursery on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. The nursery will replace a...

Jake Swamp, Mohawk spiritual teacher, passes away at age 68
Jake Swamp, a Mohawk spiritual leader from New York, died on October 15. He was 68. Swamp Mohawk sub-chief and ambassador of the Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)...

HUD issues $996K grant for planning on Pine Ridge Reservation
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $100 million in community planning grants, including two in Indian Country. Thunder Valley Community Development Corp received a $996,000 grant. The non-profit...

Navajo Nation responds to State Department on human rights
The Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission says the U.S. government is failing to live up to its promises to indigenous people. The commission said the government recognizes tribal sovereignty. But...

Alaska Native elders and youth kick off their annual conference
The at First Alaskans Institute kicked off the annual Elders and Youth Conference on Monday. Thousands of elders and youth from across Alaska are attending the event. They heard from...

Group calls for more public disclosure of First Nations salaries
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says elected leaders of First Nations need to disclose their salaries to the public. The group filed a public information request with the Department of Indian...

Idaho governor leaves wolf management with Nez Perce Tribe
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) has withdrawn from a wolf management agreement with the Nez Perce Tribe. Otter claims the Interior Department has failed to live up to its promises...

Nottawaseppi Huron Band announces a full time chief of police
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians of Michigan has a full time chief of police. Duane Sprague joined the tribe's police department in December 2009. He was serving...

Keepseagle won't need Congressional approval for settlement
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture have agreed to a settlement to the 11-year-old case. The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case and attorneys from...

Authorities investigate hit and run on Muckleshoot Reservation
Authorities in Washington are investigating a hit and run death on the Muckleshoot Reservation. Terann A. Hoptowit, 44, was killed along a highway on Saturday night. He was a tribal...

Yurok Tribe working to preserve language for new generations
With fewer than 10 fluent speakers left, the Yurok Tribe of California is working hard to preserve its language. The tribe has developed a Yurok-English dictionary and offers evening classes....

Mohegan Tribe returns former chairman to top leadership post
Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum is once again serving as chairman of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. Bozsum ran the tribe from 2005 to 2009. He began serving as vice chairman...

Series: Bootleggers a big problem on Fort Apache Reservation
"Carol Crocker knows the effects of alcohol abuse, and she doesn’t want them visited upon the youth of her tribe. Between her children and those of their friends she would...

Nurse from IHS clinics in Washington killed by a mountain goat
A nurse who worked at Indian Health Service facilities in Washington was killed by a mountain goat during a hike in Olympic National Park. Bob Boardman was trying to warn...

David Gipp: Indian voting rights abused in North Dakota county
"Let there be no mistake about what has happened: The Benson County Board of Commissioners has deliberately made it more difficult for members of the Spirit Lake tribe to vote...

New Tribal Law and Order Act is subject of national symposium
The new Tribal Law and Order Act will be discussed at a symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico. President Barack Obama signed the law in July. It encourages more prosecution of...

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