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November 22, 2010
Press Release: NACA statement on 8(a) legislation
SENATOR CLAIRE MCCASKILL, REP. BENNIE THOMPSON INTRODUCE ANTI-NATIVE LEGISLATION  $p Bills Intend to Harm America’s Most Impoverished, Indigenous People  $p Washington, DC (November 22, 2010):  Legislation introduced in Congress last...

Book Review: War in Vietnam affects man's life in 'Extra Indians'
"It's one of life's more infuriating facts that things we do when we are too young to do things wisely affect us well into our old age. Tommy Jack, the...

Cherokee Nation begins work on $7M hospital expansion project
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma broke ground last month on a $7 million expansion of the W.W. Hastings Hospital. The project will add 27,000 square-feet for patient care and a...

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe seeks an increase in tourism business
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada is working to bring more tourists to the reservation. Pyramid Lake remains the biggest draw. The tribe recently held a $50,000 fishing tournament...

Charles Trimble: Racism still alive and growing in Indian Country
I appreciate the emailed responses I receive about my published columns, even when the writers are critical of my expressed opinion, or even of my person or personality as perceived...

Muscogee Nation chief to ask Obama for apology at tribal summit
A.D. Ellis, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, wants President Barack Obama to apologize for the federal government's mistreatment of Native peoples. In 2009, Obama signed a...

Mary Pember: Indian farmers told to stay 'patient' for settlement
"American Indian farmers are advised to “be patient.” No kidding. Even as the U.S. Senate voted Friday to pay settlements in two large lawsuits — one involving black farmers who...

Senate passes water rights settlements for tribes in three states
The Senate approved water rights settlements for tribes in three states on Friday. S.4783, the Claims Settlement Act of 2010, includes settlements for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona,...

Opinion: Make attempt to meet your neighbors in Indian Country
"I was in my mid-30s the first time I visited Pine Ridge Reservation. Growing up in South Dakota, I knew there were places named Rosebud, Porcupine and Wounded Knee in...

Opinion: Saginaw Chippewa settlement not so fair to non-Indians
"As a result of settlement agreements approved by both the city of Mt. Pleasant and Isabella County, non-native residents are going to feel the impact of Tribal police and courts...

Wisconsin Watch: Suicide among Native Americans remains high
"Fifteen years after Schuyler Webster took his own life at age 14, his mother still sees him everywhere. He’s in her front yard “Schuyler Tree,” planted by his Menominee Tribal...

Senate approves $3.4B settlement for Indian trust fund lawsuit
The Senate approved the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit on Friday. The plaintiffs and the Obama administration announced the settlement last December. But Republican opposition tied...

Melvin Martin: The importance of keeping Indian languages alive
Just last Friday as I stood outside in the frigid south Minneapolis air, the elderly Caucasian woman approached me without the typical fear that most of her kinswomen display to...

Tim Giago: Giving thanks is part of the Native American tradition
By now I believe most Americans understand that the creative stories surrounding the first Thanksgiving are, for the most part, a myth. There are few Native Americans who believe this...

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