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Navajo lawmakers vote against domestic partnerships (February 27, 2009)

Two members of the Navajo Nation who serve in the New Mexico Senate voted against a controversial domestic partnership bill on Thursday. Sen. Lynda Lovejoy and Sen. John Pinto were...

Pueblos ask train passengers not to take pictures (February 27, 2009)

Passengers on New Mexico's new railroad service are being asked not to take pictures while the train passes through two reservations. Santo Domingo and San Felipe Pueblo are along the...

'Fighting Sioux' committee holds first meeting (February 27, 2009)

A committee that is studying the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota started its work on Thursday. Debate quickly turned to tribal views. Opponents...

Video: Senate hearing on Indian youth suicide (February 27, 2009)

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Seminole Tribe credited with saving Haitian baby (February 27, 2009)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is being credited with helping save the life of a Haitian newborn.. The tribe sent a rescue mission to Haiti last fall after the Caribbean...

Oglala woman recommended for USDA position (February 27, 2009)

Elsie Meeks, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, could soon be joining new administration of President Barack Obama. Meeks has been recommended to serve as the...

Obama's budget funds United Tribes Technical College (February 27, 2009)

After years of neglect, President Barack Obama ensured tribal colleges will be a priority in the budget he released on Thursday. The fiscal year 2010 proposal fully funds the United...

Indian Affairs Committee draft of law and order bill (February 27, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee released a draft version of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee, and other...

NCAI meets for annual winter session in Washington (February 27, 2009)

The National Congress of American Indians holds its 2009 executive council winter session next week in Washington, D.C. Tribal leaders will get updates on recent U.S. Supreme Court activity, the...

Salazar to speak at CERT summit in Washington (February 27, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will deliver the keynote at an upcoming Council of Energy Resource Tribes summit in Washington, D.C. The summit takes place on Wednesday, March 4. It will...

Creek man denied citizenship due to Freedmen link (February 27, 2009)

An Oklahoma man continues to fight for citizenship in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation even though the tribe says he doesn't qualify. Ron Graham's father was an original enrollee, spoke...

Apache family opposes move of Geronimo's remains (February 27, 2009)

A descendant of Geronimo said he opposes the reburial of the Apache warrior's remains. Lariat Geronimo, a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico, said Geronimo should stay...

Obama proposes first federal budget (February 27, 2009)

President Barack Obama proposed his first federal budget on Thursday, promising increases for Indian education, law enforcement and health care. The fiscal year 2010 budget proposes $12 billion for the...

Navajo Nation gets $34M for housing stimulus (February 27, 2009)

The Navajo Nation will receive $34.4 million in housing funds under the national stimulus package. They money comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It will be used...

Mayor accuses Chumash Tribe of seeking handout (February 27, 2009)

The mayor of Solvang, California, is under fire for opposing a request by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to tap into federal stimulus funds. At a meeting of...

Kevin Abourezk: An open letter to President Obama (February 27, 2009)

"I want to personally thank you for the $3 billion in direct funding and $500 million more in bonding authority you've given to Indian Country in your $787 billion economic...

Steve Russell: Accepting Obama on tribalism (February 27, 2009)

"There is a discussion going on here in Indiana on a list devoted to Indian education about the roaring problems of recruiting and retaining Indian students. I have been pretty...