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New White House hire promises to listen to tribes (February 10, 2009)

Jodi Archambault Gillette, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, made her first public appearance as a White House aide on Monday. Gillette started her job as an associate...

Tribes welcome Indian affairs adviser at White House (February 10, 2009)

Tribes say an Indian affairs adviser at the White House will ensure they have a voice at the highest levels of the federal government. "For too long, tribes and...

First Lady makes historic Interior Department visit (February 10, 2009)

Hundreds of Interior Department employees cheered First Lady Michelle Obama as she promoted her husband's agenda on Monday. The employees packed the department's auditorium in Washington, D.C., to hear...

Dry Creek Band hopes to fix enrollment dispute (February 10, 2009)

Leaders of the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California are looking for ways to resolve and enrollment dispute that nearly led to a recall of the tribal board...

Northern Cheyenne school closed after fire (February 10, 2009)

An elementary school on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana has canceled classes until further notice after a fire destroyed the counseling office on Sunday night. The fire at...

Editorial: Consider Indian judges in South Dakota (February 10, 2009)

"Gov. Mike Rounds is on target by using qualification as the prime standard for judicial nominations. However, the governor also must be vigilant so that standard alone doesn't become a...

Opinion: Native nurses face health care challenges (February 10, 2009)

"After months of exploring "Arid-zona" while working at the Phoenix Medical Center, I transferred to the Tohono O'odham Nation - a desert green, rural environment, silent enough to hear the...

Fossils being returned to Standing Rock Sioux (February 10, 2009)

Concordia College in Minnesota has agreed to turn over dinosaur fossils taken from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. A retired professor took fossils from the reservation, which straddles the North...

Mashpee Wampanoag chair looks at tribe's past (February 10, 2009)

Cedric Cromwell, the new chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, said he will re-examine decisions made by his predecessors. One is a deal made with the town of...

Jodi Rave: Indian stimulus projects called 'pigout' (February 10, 2009)

"Nearly $3 billion slated for tribal infrastructure remains in the massive economic recovery package, even as a leading conservative criticized American Indian inclusion in the bill as the greatest...

Obama pushes for stimulus on eve of Senate vote (February 10, 2009)

President Barack Obama warned of a "catastrophe" if Congress fails to pass the national economic stimulus bill. The House passed its version of the $800 billion-plus package. The Senate is...

NCAI close to landing space for tribal embassy in DC (February 10, 2009)

The National Congress of American Indians is close to landing a building for the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C., executive director Jackie Johnson said on Monday. A deal...

Opinion: Interest in Leonard Peltier grows again (February 10, 2009)

"There was a time when Lawrence was pretty much synonymous with global efforts to “Free Leonard Peltier.” Peltier is the imprisoned American Indian activist who has garnered worldwide support from...

NPR: Indian Country and the national stimulus (February 10, 2009)

"Jacqueline Johnson Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, gives Liane Hansen her case why some of the federal government's stimulus money should be set aside for...

NCAI president to deliver State of Indian Nations (February 10, 2009)

National Congress of American Indians President Joe Garcia will deliver the 8th annual State of Indian Nations address today. The speech takes place at 12pm in the Rasmuson Theatre at...