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November 19, 2010
Editorial: The tally is in and Lisa Murkowski won the Senate race
"Sen. Lisa Murkowski aimed to make electoral history and she has. Alaska's senior U.S. senator turned a long-shot, write-in campaign into victory. At last count, she had a 10,400-vote lead....

Sen. McCaskill takes aim at Alaska Native corporation contracts
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) is once again taking on Alaska Native corporations that have seen success in the federal contracting industry. McCaskill claims the corporations aren't passing on benefits to...

Appeals court reject 1868 treaty defense in federal prosecution
The 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie does not require the federal government to notify tribes before prosecuting their members, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. Patrick White...

Bad River Band sends officers to school after Facebook threats
The chairman and two police officers from the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians visited a public school on Thursday after violent threats were made...

Narragansett chief on Capitol Hill to lobby for land-into-trust fix
Chief Matthew Thomas of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is making one final push for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The case...

Letter: Addressing suicide about Indian youth an urgent matter
"Native American youth suicide is plaguing our communities. The effects of youth suicide are caused by a combination of community issues such as living conditions, lack of opportunity, unemployment, and...

Opinion: Thanksgiving is America's way of ignoring the genocide
"Spare me the school-assembly version of Thanksgiving. Since I was in grammar school, I've seen these misleading re-enactments. The Thanksgiving plays and celebrations glamorize the relationship between the Pilgrims and...

Cedric Sunray: Haskell rejects students from non-federal tribes
"This past year, the Haskell Indian Nations University admissions office rejected an application for attendance from a 1950s graduate of Haskell Institute. She was not turned away based on grades,...

Native Sun News: Tribal members get less heat assistance funds
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk . All content © Native Sun News. PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Where you live in South Dakota can make...

Billy Frank: Fishermen again being asked to sacrifice for salmon
"It wasn’t long ago that all salmon returning to western Washington were lumped together and managed as a whole. Only after the treaty tribes became co-managers in the 1970s did...

Former St. Regis Mohawk chief indicted on federal drug charges
Philip H. Tarbell, a former chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York, has been indicted on federal drug charges. Tarbell, 68, is charged with possession with intent...

Ousted Santa Ysabel Band leader won't accept election results
The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians of California elected a new chairman but its past leader refuses to go. Johnny Hernandez won't turn over the keys to the tribal...

Public Radio: Lawmaker in Kentucky backs tribal recognition bill
"The history of Native Americans in Kentucky is deep and rich. Archaeological research in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth proves Native Americans arrived here thousands of years ago. But...

NPR: Tribal leaders set national agenda at annual NCAI meeting
"MICHEL MARTIN, host: This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. A new exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of African Art features everything from traditional masks...

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