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November 5, 2010
Cherokee Nation amends pact to host mixed martial arts matches
The Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma have amended their professional boxing compact. The deal now allows the tribe to host mixed martial arts matches. The first event is...

Turtle Talk: Updates on cases in Supreme Court and federal courts
"Here is our federal court update document, which will probably also make it’s way to our Occasional Papers page at the end of the Supreme Court term. I’ve been asked...

ICT Editorial: Conservative tidal wave wipes out Indian candidates
"The conservative tidal wave that carried Republican candidates to victory across the nation on Nov. 2 appears to have swept away many Native American candidates as well. Nowhere could that...

Opinion: Indian veterans an important part of our nation's history
"Last June a caravan of cars pulled into the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D., to lay a legendary Marine to rest. Gov. Mike Rounds asked that flags be...

Recall election scheduled against chairman of Southern Ute Tribe
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will vote in a recall election against Chairman Matthew Box on December 3. The tribal council certified a petition on Thursday. More...

Wyoming county proceeds with appeal in Indian voting rights suit
Commissioners in Fremont County in Wyoming voted 4-1 to continue with an appeal of an Indian voting rights case. The county has been ordered to redraw its districts. A federal...

Criminal case could lead to removal of new Navajo Nation leaders
What happens if the newly-elected president and vice president of the Navajo Nation are convicted on fraud charges? If Ben Shelly is convicted after the January 11, 2011, inauguration, he...

Sen. Tester worried about finding money to pay Cobell settlement
Republicans will take over the House next year and that's reason enough to take action now on the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit, according to Sen....

S.E. Ruckman: Chickasaw Nation recreates historic Artesian Hotel
"When the Chickasaw Nation announced it was going to resurrect the Artesian Hotel, excitement broke out because the town of 4,800 had been pining for its old landmark that burned...

Turtle Mountain Band elects nearly an entirely new set of leaders
Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota have nearly an entirely new tribal council. Voters elected a new chairman, Merle St. Claire, and seven new...

Chaske Spencer of 'Twilight' shares fight against substance abuse
Chaske Spencer, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is famous for starring in Twilight but substance abuse nearly ended his acting career. Spencer started drinking at a young age...

Two Indian lawmakers win campaign for reelection in Washington
The anti-incumbent mood across the nation didn't affect two Indian lawmakers in Washington. Jeff Morris (D), who is Tsimshian, won an eighth term to represent the 40th House District. He...

Native Sun News: Group responds to indigenous views on uranium
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- As Powertech USA looks forward to receiving permits for...

Native Sun News: Chasing Cheyenne River storm recovery money
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk . All content © Native Sun News. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – The severe winter happened in January this...

One dead and two hospitalized after shootout on Red Lake Nation
At least four young people were involved in a deadly shootout on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota on Wednesday. Julian Demarrias, 22, died of gunshot wounds, The Grand Forks...

Jury orders Mille Lacs Ojibwe woman to pay $1.5M for file sharing
A federal jury ordered Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota, to pay $1.5 million for sharing 24 songs on the Internet. Thomas-Rasset...

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