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November 23, 2010
Attorney General Holder addresses Indian Heritage Month event
Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Department of Justice’s American Indian Heritage Month event. Holder said the department is committed to "strengthening the government-to-government relationship." "Today, I am pleased...

KCAW: Sitka Tribe of Alaska fails to certify results of last election
"The Sitka Tribe of Alaska tribal council did not certify election results as planned on Saturday, which resulted in the cancellation of a planned swearing-in ceremony for new tribal council...

WUWM: Forest County Potawatomi Tribe ready for development
"A largely abandoned college campus on Milwaukee’s west side is set to be transformed. Most of the former Concordia College campus near 32nd and State Street has been sitting vacant...

Taxpayer group releases information about First Nation salaries
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released more information about salaries of First Nations leaders. According to the group, 82 leaders make more money than Canada's Prime Minister. Another 222 make...

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among Indian youth
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young American Indians and Alaska Natives. Among young Native males ages 15 and 19, the rate is even higher. Over a...

Judge considers settlement over Saginaw Chippewa reservation
A federal judge could approve a settlement with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan as early as today. Judge Thomas L. Ludington is holding a hearing this morning to consider...

Opinion: Thanksgiving should rightfully be renamed Squanto Day
"The American holiday of Thanksgiving should be renamed Squanto Day, after the Beringian who helped the Plymouth Bay Pilgrims through their first Winter. When the Pilgrims arrived in Provincetown and...

Mark Trahant: Alaska Natives run a successful political campaign
"There are three elements in successful political campaigns: money, organization and voter participation. The historic re-election of Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, had all three … generated by Alaska...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chairman opposes Cobell settlement
The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit is unfair. Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty says Indian...

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux vote certified despite complaint
Note: This story has been updated to reflect the latest developments. The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk . All content © Native Sun News. PINE...

Editorial: Overdue justice for Indian landowners with settlement
"Even in the face of partisan bickering in the United States over the approval of an arms reduction treaty, Democrats and Republicans came together last week to address a long-standing...

OPB: Grande Ronde Tribes celebrate restoration of federal status
"A day-long celebration gets underway Monday in Western Oregon. 27 years ago, The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde won back their tribal standing from the U.S. Government. 1954 was...

Opinion: Mythology lies behind the modern Thanksgiving holiday
"The essential mythology of the contemporary Thanksgiving holiday is based on what appeared to be amicable relationships between the Wampanoags led by the Massasoit and the first generation of Pilgrims...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois must thank Shawnee for treaty
On November 11 of this year a large delegation of Haudenosaunee Confederacy (Iroquois) gathered at the New York town of Canandaigua to commemorate the one and only legitimate treaty entered...

Leech Lake Band official faces prosecution over loan agreement
A leader of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is under fire for signing a loan agreement without the approval of the tribal council. Secretary/treasurer Mike Bongo...

ArtScene: Early portrayals of Thanksgiving showed confrontation
"The origins of Thanksgiving predate the Pilgrims by at least 2,000 years. After the harvest of each year was safely stored for the winter, Celtic priests would mark the...

WPR: Wisconsin tribes preparing for another summit with Obama
"President Obama meets with hundreds of Native American leaders Dec. 16 in Washington D.C., for the second Tribal Nations conference. Kim Vele, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, will...

Elouise Cobell provides update about action on trust fund lawsuit
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will be answering questions about the proposed settlement to the case. Cobell is a member of the Blackfeet Nation...

NPR: NCAI president discusses settlement of Indian trust lawsuit
"The U.S. Senate has approved a payout of more than $4.5 billion to settle longstanding claims of government mismanagement and discrimination against black and Native American Farmers. Host Allison Keyes...

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