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December 10, 2010
County on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is poorest in nation
Ziebach County on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is the poorest in the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. In Ziebach County, 62 percent of residents live...

Jury convenes for second day of deliberations in Aquash murder
Jurors reconvened for a second day to deliberate the fate of a man charged with the 1975 kidnapping and murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. The...

Editorial: Let's hope county commissioners learned their lessons
"Shannon County State's Attorney Jim Sword this week announced that he won't take legal action against three Shannon County commissioners who allegedly violated the state's open meetings law during the...

Native man urged to file formal complaint about officer incident
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is urging a Native man to file a formal complaint with the Winnipeg police after he said officers abandoned him on the outskirts of town....

Crow Tribe to celebrate settlement of water rights at NMAI in DC
The Crow Tribe of Montana will hold a celebration at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., next week. The tribe is celebrating the approval of its...

Obama signs water settlement for White Mountain Apache Tribe
President Barack Obama signed H.R.4783, the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, into law on Wednesday, resolving a water rights settlement for the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. The deal...

Congress renews Special Diabetes Program for Indians till 2013
Congress has renewed the Special Diabetes Program for Indians for another two years. The program expires in September 2011. Section 112 of H.R.4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of...

Letter: The truth about Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation jobs
"Lisa Finley-Deville says she was terminated Nov. 3. Incorrect. In a text message to all tribal council members, she asked to be laid off, and she was. Deville was a...

Branding of Navajo man is first case under new hate crimes law
A new federal law is being applied for the first time in a hate crimes case in New Mexico. Three men have been charged under the Matthew Shepard and James...

Elders of Kiowa Tribe get together for annual payment ceremony
The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma held its annual elder payment ceremony on Thursday. Every tribal member over the age of 65 is eligible for a $500 check, a frozen turkey,...

Opinion: Indigenous people missing from climate change debate
"Perhaps most tellingly, all the talk of silver linings and "win-win" has failed to win over arguably the most vulnerable constituent in the REDD debate: traditional Indigenous peoples. From the...

Letter: Not every Cherokee 'wannabe' can be labeled a huckster
"I have been told that community and a sense of belonging to each other is almost universal in the Native American world, and central to a person’s identity. I don’t...

Narragansett Tribe still optimistic on fix to land-into-trust ruling
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island remains hopeful that Congress will pass a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The tribe lost the ability to...

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