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November 11, 2010
NPR: Native Americans have long tradition of service in US military
"Native-Americans have been influential in the U.S. military for more than 200 years. They assisted George Washington, served during the War of 1812 and have continued to defend the country...

Opinion: Oklahomans might have voted against Native rights too
"Oklahoma voters recently celebrated the novelty of becoming the first state to ban the non-existent threat of Sharia law. Under the “Save Our State” constitutional amendment, Oklahoma courts are forbidden...

Analysis: MSNBC host spurred nation to take action to assist tribe
"All it took was a one-minute commentary. On February 9, 2010, Keith Olbermann told his viewers about a humanitarian crisis affecting 50,000 people. It was so bad, college basketball fans...

Michigan attorney general opposes Saginaw Chippewa Tribe deal
Michigan attorney general Mike Cox (R) is objecting to a settlement with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. The tribe and local governments agree to end a lawsuit over the boundaries of...

Murkowski campaign pleased as write in votes counted in Alaska
Things are looking good for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in her historic write-in campaign in Alaska. As many as 98 percent of the write-in ballots have gone to Murkowski, according...

No charges over Democratic meals on South Dakota reservations
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley won't be filing charges in connection with Democratic "feeds" on reservations in the state. Republicans alleged that Democrats were trading food for votes, a...

Irregularities alleged in Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation vote
Some members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota have filed a challenge to the tribe's recent election. The group is alleging irregularities in the vote. Among...

Former prosecutors testified at inquiry over death of Native man
Two former prosecutors testified at the inquiry into the death of a Native man who was left in an alley by police officers in Vancouver, British Columbia. The former prosecutors,...

Navajo Code Talkers go to New York City for Veterans Day tribute
Three Navajo Code Talkers are scheduled to appear New York Stock Exchange as part of a tribute on Veterans Day. The Code Talkers are the guests of NativeOne Financial, an...

New Mexico tribe slowly recovers after hailstorm wrecked homes
It looks like Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico is getting back on its feet after a major hailstorm. The October 2 storm damaged 600 homes on the reservation. A number...

New Mexico governor signs executive order for sacred Zuni Lake
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) signed an executive order to extend protections for the sacred Zuni Salt Lake. The order directs state agencies to work with the Zuni Pueblo...

Oneida Nation plans to restart work on renewable energy project
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin plans to restart work on a renewable energy project within 30 days, an executive said. Oneida Seven Generations Corp. began work on a 70,000-square-foot facility...

Letter: Another Columbus Day passes by and it's best forgotten
"Another Columbus Day has passed with about as much attention as it deserved, and apparently no question as to why we celebrate a holiday in his name. Most of us...

Gun Lake Tribe to establish law enforcement department in 2011
The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, will establish a law enforcement department in 2011. The tribe plans to hire a director,...

Police searching for Lee Skenandore, missing Oneida Nation man
Police in Illinois are searching for Lee R. Skenandore, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin who went missing last week. Skenandore, 39, was last seen on November...

Editorial: Support federal recognition for Lower Rogue in Oregon
"If U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio wants a fitting achievement in his 13th term in Congress, he couldn't do better than to push a bill granting federal recognition to the Confederated...

John Thune: Paying tribute to our tribal veterans in South Dakota
The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). South Dakota is blessed to have a rich history of Native American culture and tradition. The tribes in our...

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