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President Obama statement on passing of Carl Venne (February 16, 2009)

Barack Obama and the late Carl Venne, left, who was chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana. File Photo Native Voice Media, Inc. President Barack Obama offered the following...

Final stimulus bill includes $2.5B for Indian Country (February 16, 2009)

President Barack Obama will sign the national economic recovery bill that includes $2.5 billion in stimulus funds for Indian Country. Congress finalized the bill on Friday after cutting some of...

Cherokee Nation seeks clarity in Freedmen dispute (February 16, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma wants to clarify once and for all who is entitled to citizenship. The tribe acknowledges it previously extended citizenship to anyone with an ancestor the...

Opinion: Alaska Natives thrived for thousands of years (February 16, 2009)

"Homo sapiens have lived and prospered in Alaska for at least 10,000 years. Very resourceful people had advanced cultures and economies here when Europeans were huddling in caves drawing on...

Letter: Indian students deserve harassment-free UND (February 16, 2009)

"Imagine how it feels to be an American Indian student on campus when the sorority women next door to the Indian Center got into trouble for dressing up like...

San Ildefonso Pueblo purchases trading post (February 16, 2009)

San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico has reopened and renovated an old trading post on the reservation. Cottonwood Trading Post began as Mr. Crow's about 30 years ago. It...

Plans for Native veterans memorial in California (February 16, 2009)

Money is being raised for a memorial to American Indian and Alaska Native veterans. Don Loudner, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, and retired...

Suquamish Tribe buys construction company (February 16, 2009)

The Suquamish Tribe purchased a construction company that is one of the biggest employers in Kitsap County, Washington. Liberty Bay Excavating employs more than 800 people. It will continue to...

Opinion: No special privileges for Oklahoma tribes (February 16, 2009)

"Tribes collect no sales taxes on items sold from their grocery and convenience stores, or other tribal businesses. They collect about half of normal tobacco taxes from Indian smoke shop...

Carl Venne, chairman of Crow Tribe, dies at 62 (February 16, 2009)

Carl Venne, the chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, was found dead in a relative's home on Sunday. He was 62. An autopsy will determine the cause of...

Opinion: Chocolate a link among civilizations (February 16, 2009)

"Many people balk at the idea that North America had any substantial civilization before 1492, the moment that it is customarily believed this continent switched from prehistory to history. I...

Obama promises push for Native Hawaiian bill (February 16, 2009)

President Barack Obama said he is willing to go to bat for the Native Hawaiian recognition bill. Obama, who was born in Hawaii, told reporters that he hasn't paid much...

Interview: Senator Chairman Richard Marcellais (February 16, 2009)

Dorreen Yellow Bird of The Grand Forks Herald interviews Richard Marcellais, the chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and a senator for North Dakota. "Q. Am...

Yellow Bird: The only real Indians are Germans (February 16, 2009)

"My sister called me a few days ago. “There’s a lecture coming on campus up that claims some group is ‘The Only ‘Real’ Indians,’” she said. She was jumping...

Jodi Rave: The Indian news not so good for everyone (February 16, 2009)

"I'm a reporter and columnist assigned to cover Indian Country. This column is dedicated to readers who recently responded to one of my blog posts regarding Native news, chiefly,...

Editorial: County can avoid land-into-trust fight (February 16, 2009)

"Assembling in protest late last week — more than 120 strong on the front steps of the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth — tribal leaders and others were...

Federal Diary: BIA to begin layoffs amid stimulus (February 16, 2009)

"The Bureau of Indian Affairs will soon lay off staff members, but it's not clear how many. The bureau said the furloughs include nine road maintenance workers. Three teachers and...

Tim Giago: A perspective on the fairness doctrine (February 16, 2009)

How many of you remember a policy of the Federal Communications Commission known as the “Fairness Doctrine?” The doctrine was an attempt by the FCC to “ensure that all coverage...

Opinion: Staying home in Alaska Native villages (February 16, 2009)

"My fellow Alaska Natives, do you know what you can do to change the world Go home. That's right, go home. We are stewards of the land; God put us...

Reminder: Native designers at New York Fashion Week (February 16, 2009)

To RSVP for the reception for Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo), Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) and Dorothy Grant (Haida), on Tuesday, February 17, email info@ramscale.com. To book an appointment to...

Marc Simmons: Archaeologist unearthed Pueblo life (February 16, 2009)

"In the Museum of New Mexico's photo archives is an extraordinary image of the members of the 1910 archaeological field school taken at their camp by the ruins in...