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November 3, 2010
Kevin Abourezk: Rebecca White is first woman to lead Ponca Tribe
"Rebecca White opened the e-mail Wednesday morning from a friend congratulating her on being elected her tribe's first female leader. "Your grandmother would be proud," her friend wrote. She certainly...

Tex Hall wins chairmanship of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation
Tex Hall has been elected as chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. Hall defeated incumbent Marcus Levings for the post. The unofficial tally was 1,262...

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin loses election bid in South Dakota
Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota), one of Indian Country's biggest advocates on Capitol Hill, lost her re-election bid on Tuesday. Herseth Sandlin was defeated by Republican Kristi Noem. With...

BIA to look for new president for Haskell Indian Nations University
After more than a year in limbo, Linda Sue Warner is no longer serving as president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation...

Men charged over Saginaw Chippewa domestic violence incidents
Two men have been charged in separate domestic violence incidents on the Saginaw Chippewa Reservation in Michigan. Robert Allen Holt Jr., 30, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon...

Leader of New Mexico tribe to meet with publisher after paper ban
Gov. Joshua Madalena of Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico will meet with the publisher of a small newspaper that was banned on the reservation. The tribe banned the Jemez...

Entertainment: 'Reel Injun' explores stereotypes of Indians in film
"Most of the film depictions of Native Americans Neil Diamond (not the “Sweet Caroline” Neil Diamond) saw growing up were old school. So was his reaction. He came of age...

Quechan Nation wants federal judge to block solar energy project
The Quechan Nation has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department over the approval of a solar energy project in southern California. The tribe says the Imperial Valley Solar Project...

Former Pueblo leader sentenced to one year for hit and run death
Linda Diaz, the former lieutenant governor of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico, was sentenced to one year in federal prison and six months house arrest in connection with a...

Navajo Nation presidential candidate wins race amid fraud charge
Members of the Navajo Nation elected Ben Shelly as president despite a criminal case against him and his running mate. Shelly is the first vice president in tribal history to...

Nine Minnesota tribes contribute nearly $1.2M to state politicians
Nine tribes in Minnesota have poured nearly $1.2 million into political campaigns in the state. The Prairie Island Indian Community, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Mille Lacs Band...

Cliff Cultee chosen as chairman of Lummi Nation business council
The Lummi Nation of Washington has a new chairman and a new vice chairman. Cliff Cultee was elected to a one-year term by his fellow business council members. He replaces...

Lisa Murkowski poised to win historic write-in campaign in Senate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is poised to win her historic write-in campaign although results won't be certified for weeks. With nearly 90 percent of precincts reporting, the write-in category captured...

Republicans gain majority in House while Democrats keep Senate
Republicans gained control of the House on Tuesday while Democrats maintained their slim majority in the Senate. Republicans won at least 60 seats in the House, giving them at least...

Seneca Nation voters elect Robert Odawi Porter as new president
Members of the Seneca Nation of New York elected Robert Odawi Porter as president of the tribe. Porter easily defeated Maurice A. John Sr. for the post. The tally was...

WNN: Oglala Sioux elders bracing themselves for the harsh winter
"Oglala Sioux Lakota Elder women and families suffering from severe poverty are bracing themselves to face a harsh winter season spurred on by climate change this year, according to NOAA...

Opinion: USDA 'capitulates' to Indian farmers in $760M settlement
"The outcome could have been predicted. A corporation or government agency, having knuckled under to a group of "civil rights" activists and their lawyers, renders itself an easy target for...

Mark Trahant: We, the American people, are united by our division
"All election night the message was about how the people have spoken with a clear voice and returned Republicans to power. In Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul called it the...

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