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December 17, 2010
Official announcement for UN declaration on indigenous rights
The State Department has released the official announcement regarding the U.S. support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The U.S. voted against the declaration during...

Bill resolves long-running boundary dispute with Quileute Tribe
Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington) introduced a bill to resolve a long-running boundary dispute between the Quileute Tribe and Olympic National Park in Washington. The tribe will receive a total of...

National Parks: American Indians and their role in the Civil War
"The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War is nearly here and a recent event at Petersburg National Battlefield underscored a bit of history that often escapes much notice—the role of...

Ray LaHood: DOT committed to fulfilling its trust responsibility
"Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the second White House Tribal Nations Conference. It was a great chance to hear the concerns of the Native American community and discuss...

Quechan Nation wins ruling in case against solar power project
A federal judge put a temporary block on a massive solar power project that the Quechan Nation opposes. Judge Larry Burns said the Bureau of Land Management failed to consult...

CNC: Tribes applaud backing for indigenous rights declaration
"Tribal leaders are hailing the announcement by President Barack Obama that the United States will sign a United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. Reporter Sara Sciammaco has...

Judge tells police to release video from Native man's shooting
A judge ordered the police department in Seattle, Washington, to release a video from the August 30 fatal shooting of John T. Williams, a traditional Native woodcarver. The video comes...

Cobell expects settlement payouts within 8 to twelve months
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, expects payments from the $3.4 billion settlement to start flowing within 8 to 12 months. The settlement provides $1.5...

Interview with Sen. McCaskill on changes to the 8(a) program
The Tunda Drums interviewed Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) about her proposal to change the 8(a) program that has benefited tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. "TD: It looks like your...

Land-into-trust fix in limbo amid dispute on appropriations bill
President Barack Obama reiterated his support for a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar at the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday. "I...

Native Sun News: Lovejoy discusses bid for Navajo presidency
The following story was written and reported by Kate Saltzstein. All content © Native Sun News. WINDOW ROCK, AZRIZONA — Lynda Lovejoy, who sought to become the first female president...

Editorial: Economic development top priority in Indian Country
"Newsflash: American Indian reservations in South Dakota are among the most poverty-stricken areas in the United States. We note this sad news with a touch of sarcasm, since it’s the...

Notah Begay: Tribal donations help youth realize their dreams
"As the holidays and the end of the year approaches, it’s a time when many of us reflect on the things we have accomplished, and the work yet to be...

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