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Opinion: Geronimo not a hero to all Apache people (January 21, 2009)

"A group of peaceful Apache family was camping and harvesting wild banana at a place they call “Igaye-bilshi-go-tel” (Yucca flat) somewhere across the Gila River from Bylas. Unfortunately they never came home. They were massacred. Dead babies, children, women and...

Pember: Feeling good and alright about Obama (January 21, 2009)

"Like many people of color in this country, I share an ugly experience, the horrible “ah ha” moment when racism shows itself up close and personal. My moment happened one lovely summer day in the small Wisconsin town of...

Yellow Bird: The nation enters the Obama years (January 21, 2009)

"We are entering the Obama years. That was clear as I listened to the new president take the oath and speak to onlookers, more than a million of whom filled every corner of the Washington Mall. As Barack Obama’s...

Indian Country celebrates Barack Obama presidency (January 21, 2009)

The lines were long and the ballrooms were crowded but Indian Country celebrated late into the night on Tuesday to mark the new administration of President Barack Obama. Over 3,500 people braved cold weather and transit delays to attend the...

Inaugural Benediction: Red man can get ahead (January 21, 2009)

The following is the text of the Inaugural Benediction by the Reverend Joseph Lowery. January 20, 2009. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who...

Letter: North Dakota Indians contribute millions (January 21, 2009)

"The Jan. 5 issue of the Turtle Mountain Star carried a story headlined, “County looking for state aid.” In the story, the county auditor told the county commissioners that they’d have to assess a poor tax because the county welfare...

Editorial: Hold Seneca Nation accountable on taxes (January 21, 2009)

"If any individual or group decided to disrupt traffic on a public highway in New York state, they would be dealt with in accordance with laws. That’s exactly what should happen if the Seneca Indian Nation attempts to collect tolls...

Ken Salazar takes over as Interior Secretary (January 21, 2009)

Former Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado takes control of the Interior Department today under President Barack Obama. Salazar is due to arrive at the department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., at 10am, where he will be greeted by officials and employees...

Jodi Rave: Indian Country optimistic for Obama (January 21, 2009)

"Thousands of Native people from across the nation are in the capital this week to celebrate the Tuesday inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, a man who is bringing Indian Country with him to the Oval Office....