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November 9, 2010
Series: Canada's Indian minister downplays conditions on reserves
"Great Depression-style unemployment rates, undrinkable water, rotting houses, teen suicides, and varying degrees of despair. The living standards on Canada’s Indian reserves are plunging further behind the rest of the...

Remembrances: Anna Prieto Sandoval's gamble lifted Sycuan Band
"Anna Sandoval introduced bingo and then casino gambling to the Sycuan Indians, and in the process helped to lift her small California tribe from destitution to prosperity. Ms. Sandoval, who...

Ute Mountain Ute man working with Colorado governor's transition
Ernest House Jr., a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, is helping Colorado Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper (D) with his transition. House is co-chair of the transition committee for Lt....

State Department response to United Nations human rights council
The State Department has provided a response to the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Obama administration said its goals fit in with many of the recommendations....

Neal Charlie, Alaska Native expert on language and culture, passes
Neal Charlie Sr., an Alaska Native elder who was an expert on Athabascan culture and language, died on Saturday. He was 91. Charlie served as chief of the Minto Tribe...

FBI reports multiple guns fired during shootout on Red Lake Nation
Five young men, all apparently armed, were involved in a fatal shootout on the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota, according to the FBI. Julian DeMarrias, Jerrick DeMarrias and Orland Spears,...

Oneida Nation pays tribute to late former chairman Purcell Powless
Purcell Powless, a former chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, was laid to rest on Monday. He died on November 5 at the age of 84. Powless led the...

US Attorney in South Dakota hosting first town hall on tribal issues
Brendan Johnson, the U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, is hosting his first town hall meeting on tribal issues today. Johnson plans to hold regular meetings with tribes. He hopes to...

Blackfeet Nation man sentenced for not registering as sex offender
Donald Carl Salois, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, was sentenced to two years in prison, following by a lifetime of supervised released, for failing to register as...

Book claims Native soldiers 'scalped' captives during World War II
Without providing a source, a new book claims Native soldiers from Canada "scalped" captives during the European theater of World War II. "Normandy" by Olivier Wieviorka is an account of...

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation puts ax on lineal descendency
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota has put an end to lineal descendency in tribal enrollment. Prospective members of the tribe must have at least 1/8th degree...

Little Shell Chippewa brothers split on guardianship of historic flag
Two members of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana are in court over the fate of a historic 13-star U.S. flag. The flag has been in the Gopher...

Winnebago Tribe works to increase homeownership on reservation
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has established a $1 million fund to help its members realize the dream of homeownership. The fund will provide down payment assistance for new construction...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe starts college prep program with grant
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Education. The tribe will use the money to start Native Tribal Scholars, a college preparatory...

Woman reaches guilty plea over her role in 1975 murder of Aquash
Thelma Rios, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, pleaded guilty for her role in the 1975 kidnapping and murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae...

Mark Trahant: Debate on the health care reform law all over again
"The election is over. Now what? What are the next steps when it comes to health care reform? Just what did the people say November 2? As you would expect...

Muscogee Nation set to retake possession of historic council home
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is set to retake possession of its historic council house. The two-story brick structure served as the tribe's capitol from 1878 until 1907. In...

APRN: Alaska Native village leader upset with offshore drilling deal
"The recent announcement of an agreement between Shell and the North Slope Borough for scientific collaboration on off-shore drilling studies is being met with disappointment by the President of the...

Opinion: Indian voting rights victory on the Pine Ridge Reservation
"The simple fact that Oglala Sioux Tribe members filled out ballots and slid them into slots in bright blue boxes on November 2 was a victory for equal rights. According...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe finalizes settlement in reservation status
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has settled a lawsuit over the boundaries of its reservation. In 2005, the tribe sued the state to clarify the Indian Country status of...

Jefferson Keel: Reflecting on 40 years of Indian self-determination
"As tribal leaders, we are all busy juggling dozens of priorities and details. On a daily basis, we are working on everything from health care and law enforcement to complex...

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