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Billings Gazette: Spirituality in Montana prison (March 2, 2009)

"For those who are looking, there is an entrance to the sacred red road from inside the Montana Women's Prison. It's through the corner of a narrow, barren courtyard...

Obama to celebrate Interior's 160th anniversary (March 2, 2009)

President Barack Obama will celebrate the Interior Department's 160th anniversary on Tuesday. Obama is set to join Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for an event in Washington, D.C. His appearance comes...

Letter: No win-win in keeping 'Fighting Sioux' name (March 2, 2009)

"There seems to be some information that the public needs to know about a “win-win situation” regarding the Indian sports logos at UND. The only way there can be...

Turtle Talk: No easy fix for land-into-trust ruling (March 2, 2009)

"I couldn’t really do it in 800 words, but my ICT editorial necessarily left out several points I still want to make about Carcieri and its impact. Here is the...

White House: Fact sheet on Indian funding (March 2, 2009)

The White House released the following fact sheet today regarding the budget overview that President Barack Obama sent to Congress on Thursday. WORKING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR...

Chippewa man, hailed as hero, denied firefighting job (March 2, 2009)

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating hiring practices within the fire department in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The ACLU got involved after Jamie Hamley, a member of the...

More than 700 removed from Chukchansi Tribe (March 2, 2009)

The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California has removed more than 700 people in the past few years. Only 23 people were members of the tribe when it...

Coushatta Tribe to celebrate Israel's independence (March 2, 2009)

The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will be celebrating May 14th, Israel's Independence Day, every year. Last year, the tribe reached out to the Jewish nation to establish ties. The...

Republican calls Native languages 'dead' (March 2, 2009)

A Republican lawmaker says Wisconsin shouldn't spend $250,000 to preserve "dead languages." Rep.Scott Suder said tribes should use gaming revenues to preserve their languages. He said it's more important...

Last fluent Wichita speaker preserves language (March 2, 2009)

Doris Jean Lamar McLemore can't believe she is the last fluent speaker of the Wichita language. "I never expected to be the last speaker," McLemore, 82, told The Wichita...

House Appropriations oversight hearing on Interior (March 2, 2009)

The House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, will be holding an oversight hearing on the Interior Department on Tuesday. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in...

First Nation hereditary chief headed to Afghanistan (March 2, 2009)

James Swan, a hereditary chief of the Ahousaht First Nation in British Columbia, will be serving in Afghanistan. Swan, 44, volunteered to join the Canadian Forces. He has been...

Kansas governor tapped for Health secretary post (March 2, 2009)

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius was an early Obama supporter. She will...

Native girls charged with beating of two men (March 2, 2009)

Two teenage girls a have been charged with attempted murder in connection with the beating of two men on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. Authorities said the 15-year-old...

NCAI to broadcast economic stimulus meeting (March 2, 2009)

The feed can be viewed at Ustream.tv or by going to the NCAI site. The National Congress of American Indians is scheduled to broadcast a meeting on the national economy...

Jodi Rave: Natives disproportionately jailed (March 2, 2009)

"If you're an American Indian in Montana, you have a good chance of going to prison. In 2008, 20 percent of the men in Montana prisons were Native, while 27...

Tim Giago: The real victims of Wounded Knee 1973 (March 2, 2009)

In nearly every confrontation there are villains and victims. Oftentimes in order to justify a villainous act, the villains paint the victims as the villains. And if they repeat the...

Rhode Island delegation cool to land-into-trust ruling (March 2, 2009)

Members of Rhode Island's U.S. Congressional delegation won't be introducing legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The court ruled that the land-into-trust provisions of...