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Tribal college to award first four-year degrees (February 18, 2009)

Northwest Indian College, on the Lummi Nation in Washington, is awarding its first four-year degrees this spring. The degrees are in Native environmental sciences, a field that combines tribal knowledge...

Oneida Nation in negotiations with utility company (February 18, 2009)

The Oneida Nation of New York is negotiating an agreement with a utility company over the use of tribal lands. An agreement would settle a lawsuit filed by National Grid...

Non-Indians win ruling in eagle possession case (February 18, 2009)

Two non-Indian men who were charged with possession of eagle feathers won a legal victory on Tuesday, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Samuel Wilgus Jr and Raymond Hardman were convicted...

Column: Utah won't apologize for Indian massacre (February 18, 2009)

"Utah officials were more than happy to accept the apologies of the Illinois Legislature when it passed a resolution five years ago expressing regret for the way its citizens ran...

Obama administration to fight Indian preference case (February 18, 2009)

Despite promises to include more Native Americans in the federal government, the new administration of President Barack Obama plans to fight a significant Indian preference case. On February 6, the...

Law Article: Sacred site case before Supreme Court (February 18, 2009)

"The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the coming weeks whether to take up an important and interesting case from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit involving...

WSJ Blog: 'Strange' lawsuit over Geronimo's bones (February 18, 2009)

"Of all the strange lawsuits to which this blog has devoted pixels, this one definitely ranks among the very strangest. Descendents of the Apache chief Geronimo (pictured) have sued...

Yellow Bird: The world needs a healthy doughnut (February 18, 2009)

"“A good doughnut that’s good for you”: Now, that’s a contradiction in terms. And those of us who struggle to find foods that are healthy, low in calories and...

Navajo man charged after driving car into crowd (February 18, 2009)

A Navajo Nation man faces a manslaughter charge for driving a car into a crowd of people and causing the death of one person. Julian Begay, 24, allegedly confessed to...

Oklahoma lawmaker wants 'fairness' with tribes (February 18, 2009)

A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma introduced three bills that target tribal businesses, tribal compacts and tribal political contributions. Rep. David Dank said he wants to create a "level playing field"...

Virginia tribes want Obama backing for recognition (February 18, 2009)

Tribes in Virginia are hoping President Barack Obama will support their bid for federal recognition. During the 111th Congress, the House passed a bill to recognize the eight tribes. The...

Ex-White Mountain Apache employee sentenced (February 18, 2009)

An Arizona woman was sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution to the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Dorothy Mae Endfield, 50, worked for the tribe's...

Hualapai Tribe asserts sovereignty over airspace (February 18, 2009)

The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona intends to pursue a lawsuit against a man who flew over the reservation and took pictures without permission. The tribe confiscated equipment from Lionel De...

Rebel group admits execution of Colombian Indians (February 18, 2009)

A rebel group in Colombia said it "executed" eight members of the Awa Trbe, accusing them of being informants for the military.. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia posted a...

Lawsuit seeks reburial of Geronimo's remains (February 18, 2009)

The great-grandson of Apache leader and warrior Geronimo has filed a lawsuit to reclaim the remains of his ancestors and rebury them. Geronimo died in captivity in Fort Sill,...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe delays grocery store again (February 18, 2009)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has delayed the opening of its grocery store again. The Turtle Crossing store was supposed to open late last year. But rising costs...

Tulalip Tribes weigh tax on land sales by members (February 18, 2009)

Members of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington might pay a hefty tax if they sell their land to non-Indians, The Everett Herald reports. Last year, tribal members approved a proposal...

NCAI President Garcia on passing of Carl Venne (February 18, 2009)

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Joe A. Garcia released the following statement on the passing of Crow Tribe Chairman Carl Venne: "On behalf of Indian Country, I extend...

Obama signs $787B stimulus package into law (February 18, 2009)

President Barack Obama signed the the $787 billion stimulus package into law on Tuesday. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes about $2.5 billion for Indian health, education, infrastructure, water...