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Oneida Nation relations an issue in town election (February 12, 2009)

Some candidates for the board in the village of Hobart, Wisconsin, aren't happy with their leaders' relationship with the Oneida Nation. The town has gone to court over land-into-trust, taxation...

Kevin Abourezk: Congress poised to act on IHCIA (February 12, 2009)

"For perhaps the first time in 16 years, Congress is poised to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the primary legislation that provides health care to Native people. Congress...

Turtle Talk: Tribal tax exempt bonds and stimulus (February 12, 2009)

"The version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (Stimulus Package) passed by the Senate on Tuesday contains language that comes closer to putting tribes on par...

Turtle Talk: Indian status and criminal jurisdiction (February 12, 2009)

"United States v. Cruz has been getting a fair bit of attention these days in the news probably because Judge Kozinski dissented so strongly. It is very interesting to see...

Kara Briggs: Social work and the Indian world view (February 12, 2009)

"Terry Cross, the executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, came to the field of social work in the radical 1970s when a Vine Deloria-brand of Indian consciousness...

Jodi Rave: Boys and Girls Clubs grow on reservations (February 12, 2009)

"At least 140,000 Native youth participate in Boys and Girls Club centers across the United States, at more than 220 clubs in 25 states. The growth is astounding, considering...

Letter: Let tribes vote on 'Fighting Sioux' name (February 12, 2009)

'After spending several million dollars on a lawsuit, UND and the NCAA came to an agreement that stipulated that the UND Sioux name and logo would be retained if...

Rosalie Clark, BIA social worker, dies at 66 (February 12, 2009)

Rosalie Clark, a member of the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota who was a social worker for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, died on January 19. She was 66....

Yakama Nation approves sex offender registry (February 12, 2009)

The Yakama Nation of Washington requires all sex offenders who live or work on the reservation to register with the tribe. The tribe approved a resolution to create a sex...

Chippewa Cree Tribe to proceed with election (February 12, 2009)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana will hold its general election after an appeals court judge upheld the results of a primary vote. A tribal judge had thrown out the...

Editorial: Salazar keeps options open on offshore drilling (February 12, 2009)

"Here's the ultimate midnight regulation: On the very last day of the Bush administration, the Interior Department proposed a new five-year plan for oil and gas leasing on the outer...

Larry EchoHawk expected to get BIA nomination (February 12, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk still isn't commenting but it's widely believed he will be nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs. EchoHawk is a member of...

Augustine Band benefits from solar energy system (February 12, 2009)

The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians is the first tribe in California to win federal approval for a solar energy system. The tribe is running a 1.1-megawatt photovoltaic renewable...

Former Mashpee Wampanoag chairman pleads guilty (February 12, 2009)

Glenn Marshall, the former chairman of the recently recognized Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on Wednesday. Marshall admitted to violating campaign finance laws, embezzling funds, filing false...

Indian Affairs hearing with Secretary Salazar (February 12, 2009)

Note: The webcast link doesn't appear to be working properly. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning. In his first appearance before...