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EPA releases report on cleanup of uranium on Navajo Nation EPA releases report on cleanup of uranium on Navajo Nation
The Environmental Protection Agency released a report about uranium cleanup efforts on the Navajo Nation. The EPA has spent more than $100 million over the past five years to address...
Three plead guilty  for $500K fraud case involving Crow Tribe Three plead guilty for $500K fraud case involving Crow Tribe
Three people pleaded guilty for their roles in stealing more than $500,000 from the Crow Tribe of Montana. Larkin Troy Chandler, 46, and Mark James Denny, 33, pleaded guilty to...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe meets over law enforcement agreement Coeur d'Alene Tribe meets over law enforcement agreement
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Benewah County in Idaho might be making some changes to their law enforcement agreement. The cross-deputization agreement lets tribal officers enforce state laws on the...
Moapa Band's new  law enforcement department stays busy Moapa Band's new law enforcement department stays busy
The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians in Nevada has a small but growing police force that manages to stay busy. The tribe has 10 officer that patrol the 75,000-acre reservation....
Cherokee Nation program helps     elders with utility  payments Cherokee Nation program helps elders with utility payments
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is helping elders with utility payments. The Elders In Need program helped about 1,200 elders pay their utility bills this past winter. Each received a...
Bill allows Wyoming tribal police to enforce state traffic laws Bill allows Wyoming tribal police to enforce state traffic laws
A bill in the Wyoming Legislature allows tribal police officers to enforce state traffic laws on the Wind River Reservation. Tribal officers can stop non-Indians but must call in another...
Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy Group says KBIC land-into-trust bid will harm local economy
A group of non-Indian gas stations in Michigan commissioned a study to bolster their opposition to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community land-into-trust application. The Upper Peninsula Petroleum Association claims the...
Grand Ronde Tribes acquire minority interest in medical firm Grand Ronde Tribes acquire minority interest in medical firm
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon have acquired a minority stake in a medical supply firm. The tribe made a "cash investment" in SAM Medical Products. The exact...
San Manuel Band contributes $135K to    California Democrats San Manuel Band contributes $135K to California Democrats
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated $135,000 to Democrats in California, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. The donations of $65,000 and $75,000 were made to the Democratic State Central...
Column: Washington Redskins and Negro Mountain offensive Column: Washington Redskins and Negro Mountain offensive
"Washington Redskins, meet Negro Mountain. One is the name of our hometown football team; the other a mountain ridge that stretches from Western Maryland into Pennsylvania. One name is patently...
Letter: No evidence of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's 'treaty' Letter: No evidence of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's 'treaty'
"A treaty is an agreement between recognized sovereigns. The Mashpee community was subject to the laws of Massachusetts and to state jurisdiction and was not a sovereign entity legally capable...
Blog: A Tribe Called Red to play free outdoor show in Ottawa Blog: A Tribe Called Red to play free outdoor show in Ottawa
"The trio that could be Ottawa’s hottest musical export at this moment will blast Winterlude with its distinctly aboriginal sounds on Friday night. A Tribe Called Red, which is getting...
USDA Blog: Helping Mississippi  Choctaws keep hominy alive USDA Blog: Helping Mississippi Choctaws keep hominy alive
"For special meals like those on birthdays and Christmas, members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians include hominy on the menu—but hominy, essentially dried corn kernels, is expensive to...
Kevin Abourezk: Sherman Alexie entertains     Nebraska crowd Kevin Abourezk: Sherman Alexie entertains Nebraska crowd
"For Native author, comedian and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, getting off the point is the point. "Tangents are highly sacred among my tribe," he said, laughing. Perhaps as a way to...
John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XL John Kerry to lead State Department, to decide Keystone XL
Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) easily won confirmation on Tuesday to be the next Secretary of the State Department. The Senate voted 94-3 in favor of the nomination. Kerry is expected...
Sen. Murkowski bill would refer to mountain by Native name Sen. Murkowski bill would refer to mountain by Native name
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bill on Tuesday to rename Mount McKinley as "Denali." Denali is an Athabaskan word meaning "The Great One" or "The High One." Murkowski said...
Jay Daniels: Negotiating oil and gas leases in Indian Country Jay Daniels: Negotiating oil and gas leases in Indian Country
"The current oil & gas (O&G) boom has created sweet and sour ripples throughout Indian Country. O&G has been a blessing in this cycle of uncertainty with the United States...
Obama acknowledges first Americans in immigration speech Obama acknowledges first Americans in immigration speech
President Barack Obama outlined his immigration reform proposal on Tuesday, acknowledging the first Americans in his speech. Obama noted that most of the nation's population descends from immigrants or former...
Mark Trahant: Sequester will rip apart tribal college funding Mark Trahant: Sequester will rip apart tribal college funding
"I had better not bury the lede: The sequester is going to rip apart higher education in Indian Country. It’s going to be ugly, folks, and worse, self-defeating. Haskell Indian...
In The Loop: DOI official being investigated resigns from job In The Loop: DOI official being investigated resigns from job
"A Department of Interior official whose official travel and other conduct was being investigated has resigned. Tony Babauta, the Assistant Interior Secretary for Insular Areas, is leaving the agency Feb....

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