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November 2, 2010
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation offers gas cards for rides to vote sites
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota is offering gas cards to people who provide rides on Election Day. The cards are an incentive for people wiling to take...

David Lester: CERT works with tribes to enhance their sovereignty
"Your article on the new pipeline that will bring cleaner-burning natural gas to the West Coast from the Rocky Mountains starting next year (“Pipeline creates tribal dissent,” Vol. 30, No....

Dentist groups still oppose the use of therapists in Native villages
National dentist groups are raising questions about a study about dental care in Alaska Native villages. The Kellogg Foundation funded a study of the dental therapy program run by the...

Man sentenced for assaulting police officer from Winnebago Tribe
A Nebraska man was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for assaulting a police officer from the Winnebago Tribe. Anthony Bassette, 36, was being removed from his girlfriend's home...

Federal prosecutors reopen sexual assault incident at Pine Ridge
After declining to press charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota has reopened an investigation into a sexual assault on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Two girls were ages 16...

Chickasaw Nation is first in Oklahoma to utilize online WIC system
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has introduced an online card system for participants in the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program. The tribe is the first agency in the...

Judge gives preliminary approval of settlement in Keepseagle suit
Judge Emmet Sullivan gave preliminary approval to the $760 million settlement in the Keepseagle case for Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture. The settlement...

Recap: Supreme Court arguments in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation
"On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, No. 09-846, an important case concerning the ability of Indian tribes and a broad range...

Chippewa Cree Tribe heads to polls amid dispute over candidates
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana head to the polls today amid a dispute over the eligibility of some candidates. Stacey Small, one of the candidates, says the...

Oneida Nation starts construction of project for renewable energy
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin began work on a renewable energy facility. The 70,000-square-foot plant will convert garbage into energy. Kevin Cornelius, the chief executive officer of Oneida Seven Generations...

Former Pueblo leader due to be sentenced over hit and run death
Linda Diaz, the former lieutenant governor of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico, is being sentenced today in connection with a fatal hit and run on the reservation. Federal prosecutors...

New Mexico tribe bans sale of newspaper for coverage of murder
Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico has banned the sale of a newspaper on the reservation, citing the "sensationalized manner" in which a murder has been covered. The non-Indian owned Jemez...

Supreme Court takes up Tohono O'odham Nation trust law dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in US v. Tohono O'odham Nation on Monday. The justices considered whether the Tohono O’odham Nation can pursue two trust lawsuits in different...

Navajo environmentalists win decision against expansion of mine
A federal judge has blocked the expansion of a mine on the Navajo Nation. Judge John L. Kane said the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement failed to consider...

History: Lenape woman chose US citizenship rather than removal
"Her Indian name was “Windagamen.” It meant “Sweetness.” Her white name was Anna. She was a Lenape Delaware Indian who married Moses Grinter, and when she died in 1905,...

Obama proclamation on National Native American Heritage Month
President Barack Obama issued a proclamation for National Native American Heritage Month. Obama said his administration has worked with Native Americans over the past two years to "build sustainable and...

Turtle Talk: Initial reaction to Supreme Court hearing on trust case
"Despite an opening flurry of difficult questioning for the government’s counsel, today’s oral argument exemplifies the tough road Indian nations face when litigating in the Supreme Court. Today’s case concerns...

Rep. King says protesters don't know what 'they're talking about'
A group of Indian women who protested outside of the office of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) don't know what "they're talking about," the Congressman said. The protesters demanded to know...

Oglala Sioux Tribe court places candidates back on election ballot
The Supreme Court of the Oglala Sioiux Tribe in South Dakota reinstated several candidates -- including President Theresa Two Bulls -- for today's election. The tribe's election commission had removed...

Chief of First Nation cancels election, prompting protest blockade
Members of the Bearspaw First Nation of Alberta are upset with the cancellation of next month's election. Chief David Bearspaw was due to leave office on December 6. But...

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