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November 4, 2010
Blog: Quechan Nation faces uphill battle in lawsuit over solar farm
"We asked Patrick Parenteau, an environmental law professor at Vermont Law School, to take a look at the lawsuit the Quechan tribe has filed against the Department of Interior. The...

San Manuel chairman wins election to college's board of trustees
James Ramos, the chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, won re-election to San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees. Ramos was first elected to the board in...

TC Daily Planet: Native theater and literature thrive in Minneapolis
"There has been quite a bit of buzz recently about Native American writers, particularly with the landmark production of Native writer Louise Erdrich's Master Butchers Singing Club at the Guthrie...

Navajo Nation Supreme Court upholds removal of college president
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has affirmed the ouster of the president of Dine College. Ferlin Clark was suspended without pay in January. He was accused of misusing his position...

Hikers upset over land swap between Agua Caliente Band and BLM
Hikers in Palm Springs, California, are trying to stop a land swap between the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Bureau of Land Management. Hikers are worried that...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waiting on official results for chairman
Only 100 votes separate the two candidates for chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. According to unofficial results Kevin C. Keckler has 1,026 votes. Derek Bartlett...

Cherokee Nation joins commercial side of the health care industry
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has purchased Mobility Plus, a supplier of health care equipment. The tribe operates its own health care system. The purchase of Mobility Plus marks the...

FBI looks for man in connection with shootings on Red Lake Nation
The FBI is searching for a man in connection with the shootings of three people on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota. One witness told The Grand Forks Herald of...

Execution date set for man who murdered young Blackfeet cousins
A judge in Montana set an execution date for Ronald A. Smith, who pleaded guilty to the murder of two young Blackfeet Nation men. Harvey Mad Man Jr., 24, and...

Indian lawmakers lose elections on three reservations in Montana
An anti-incumbent electorate led to the ouster of two Indian lawmakers in Montana while another Indian candidate lost in an open seat. Rep. Justin David Roundstone (D) lost to Republican...

Retreat aims to help Indian men with fatherhood and family issues
Clayton Small, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, is hoping he can help men with fatherhood and family issues. Through a non-profit called NATIVE PRIDE, Small hosts...

Canada has no plans to intervene in election dispute at First Nation
Canada's Department of Indian and Northern Affairs won't intervene in an election dispute within the Bearspaw First Nation of Alberta. The department says the band is following its own election...

Inquiry into death of Native man reopened to hear more testimony
An inquiry into the death of a Native man who was left in an alley by police officers has been reopened. Frank Paul, who was Mi'kmaq from New Brunswick, died...

Hopi Tribe supports agreement to operate and maintain state park
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona has entered into an agreement to help operate and maintain a state park. The tribe will provide $175,000 to reopen Homolovi Ruins State Park, which...

Chippewa Cree Tribe chooses two incumbents and two challengers
Members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana elected four council members on Tuesday. Incumbents Ricky Morsette and Harlan Gopher Baker kept their seats on the council. Challengers Gerald Small,...

Rep. Hastings poised to chair House Natural Resources Committee
With Republicans in control of the House, Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington) is expected to chair the House Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over Indian issues. Hastings doesn't have a...

Lynda Lovejoy won't concede loss in Navajo Nation president race
Members of the Navajo Nation elected Ben Shelly as president, according to unofficial results, but Lynda Lovejoy won't concede for now. Shelly won the race with 52 percent of the...

Native Sun News: Yellowbird Steele wins Oglala Sioux presidency
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– John Yellowbird Steele of Pine Ridge soon will begin...

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