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Health care reform law includes limited definition of 'Indian' Health care reform law includes limited definition of 'Indian'
The Affordable Care Act requires all Americans to obtain health insurance but a key provision exempts American Indians and Alaska Natives who receive care through the Indian Health Service. But...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe invites public to reburial ceremony Saginaw Chippewa Tribe invites public to reburial ceremony
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is hosting a repatriation ceremony on Friday. The tribe is reburying the remains of 11 ancestors. The ceremony will be held at the Nibokaan...
KRQE: BIA wasted $10M on school distance learning system  KRQE: BIA wasted $10M on school distance learning system
An ELKNet terminal. Photo from ELKNet Site Operator Training Manual. The Bureau of Indian Affairs wasted $10 million on a distance learning system, Larry Barker of KRQE-TV reports. The...
Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe  reburial dispute Community to appeal decision in Jim Thorpe reburial dispute
The remains of Jim Thorpe won't be returned to Oklahoma any time soon despite a federal judge's decision favoring the legendary athlete's sons. Judge A. Richard Caputo ordered the borough...
Ex-dictator of Guatemala  found guilty in Maya genocide trial Ex-dictator of Guatemala found guilty in Maya genocide trial
Efrain Rios Montt, a former president and dictator of Guatemala, was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for ordering the massacres of Mayans in the 1980s. Rios Montt...
Sen. Murkowski   leads Native voter outreach for Republicans Sen. Murkowski leads Native voter outreach for Republicans
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will be leading Native American voter outreach for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Murkowski was the first Alaskan and the first woman to serve as vice...
Muscogee   Code Talkers to receive Congressional Gold Medal Muscogee Code Talkers to receive Congressional Gold Medal
Code Talkers from the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will be receiving a Congressional Gold Medal for their service. H.R.4544, the Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008, authorized Congress to award...
Goshute Tribes launch first health care facility off reservation Goshute Tribes launch first health care facility off reservation
The Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation have opened the first off-reservation health facility in Utah, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The 3,800 square-foot Sacred Circle Health Care in downtown...
USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants
Three tribes have received funds under the Value Added Producer Grant program at the Department of Agriculture: In a stroke of good fortune and opportune timing, the Ute Mountain Ute...
New Yorker: Washington 'Redskins' appear to live on forever New Yorker: Washington 'Redskins' appear to live on forever
Ian Crouch on the controversy over the Washington Redskins: Over the past half century, hundreds of high-school and college athletic programs, facing opposition from students or simply coming to their...
Cherokee professor brings unique perspective to social work Cherokee professor brings unique perspective to social work
David A. Patterson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, brings a unique perspective to social problems facing Indian Country. Patterson, who has Cherokee ancestry, struggled with substance abuse...
Mark Trahant: Republicans put target on Indian health care Mark Trahant: Republicans put target on Indian health care
The U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday to repeal the Affordable Care Act (including the permanent authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act). House Majority...
Vi Waln: Teachers put Indian students' mental health at risk Vi Waln: Teachers put Indian students' mental health at risk
Vi Waln on teachers who are affecting the well-being of Indian students: There is one teacher at a local middle school whose behavior was recently brought to my attention. He...
Native Sun News:  Program encourages healthy pregnancies Native Sun News: Program encourages healthy pregnancies
Drinking and becoming pregnant is a risky business for both mother and child. However, a new program in Pine Ridge and Rapid City is helping women decide how much they want to drink and what they can do to guarantee a healthy pregnancy.
Native Sun News:  Graduates honored at feathering ceremony Native Sun News: Graduates honored at feathering ceremony
A celebratory 'Liliilililililiil!' rang out through the Surbeck Ballroom for the four School of Mines Native graduates.
Ryan Dreveskracht: Another threat to bison and tribal   rights Ryan Dreveskracht: Another threat to bison and tribal rights
Ryan Dreveskracht on anti-tribal bison bills in Montana: Since the 19th Century, the plight of the North American bison has paralleled the way of the indigenous people of Buffalo Country...

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