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October 22, 2010
News Wrapup: Alaska Federation of Natives opens annual meet
The Alaska Federation of Natives kicked off its annual conference on Thursday in Fairbanks. Here's some of the latest coverage from the event. VILLAGE SURVIVAL: "Halt domestic violence. Fix subsistence...

Paper asks candidates about role of tribal government in Alaska
The Anchorage Daily News asked the candidates for governor of Alaska about the role of tribal governments in the state. Here are the responses from the major party candidates. Ethan...

Paper asks candidates about Native 8(a) government contracts
The Anchorage Daily News asked the candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House about the federal contracting program for tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Here are the...

Billy Frank: President is keeping his promises to Indian Country
"I want to thank President Barack Obama for keeping his promises to Indian country. “I understand what it means to be an outsider. I know what it means to...

Alaska Federation of Natives endorses Lisa Murkowski in Senate
The Alaska Federation of Natives endorsed Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) at its annual convention on Thursday. Attendees enthusiastically supported Murkowski in her write-in bid for the U.S. Senate. She delivered...

Native Sun News: Brandon Sprague Blues in 'Edge of the World'
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. DEADWOOD, SOUTH DAKOTA — It’s not every day that one wants to be...

Navajo Nation vice president among group facing fraud charges
Navajo Nation Vice President Ben Shelly, who is running for president, is among a group of tribal officials charged in a major fraud case Shelly and his running mate Rex...

Jury exonerates former Sault Tribe chairman in severance case
A jury in Michigan state court cleared the former chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in a lawsuit over $2.66 million in severance pay. After losing...

Turtle Mountain voters oust chairman and four council members
Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota ousted most of their tribal leaders in a primary on Tuesday. Chairman Richard Marcellais came in third among...

NPR: Navajo Nation could make history with first woman leader
"As polling places open around this country on Nov. 2, for the midterm elections, members of the country's largest Native American tribe -- the Navajo nation -- will be voting...

NPR: USDA agrees to $760M settlement for Indian farmers case
"The United States Department of Agriculture has agreed to pay $680 million in damages to thousands of Native American farmers who say they were denied farm loans. The agreement also...

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