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Grand Traverse Band holds first chairmen's summit (March 4, 2009)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan hosted its first-ever summit of past tribal chairmen. Since regaining federal recognition in 1980, the tribe has had...

Obama touts Indian Country inclusion in stimulus (March 4, 2009)

President Barack Obama made a historic visit to the Interior Department on Tuesday and touted his plans to improve the economy in Indian Country. Obama said the $787 billion stimulus...

Cherokee Nation preserves ancestral plants (March 4, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is encouraging tribal members to keep ancestral plants and vegetables alive. The tribe has been collecting seeds from culturally significant plants and vegetables. More...

Arrest warrant for Means over missed court date (March 4, 2009)

A judge in South Dakota issued a bench warrant for Russell Means after the activist failed to show up for a court date. Means was arrested for fishing at Sheridan...

Opinion: Giago one of the 'haves' in Indian Country (March 4, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Steve Hendricks, the author of The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country. Tim Giago writes that I...

'Fighting Sioux' committee faces more criticism (March 4, 2009)

Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota say a committee studying the issue is stacked with nickname supporters. Tom Iron, a member...

Blog: Shawnee elder translates Baptist newspaper (March 4, 2009)

"For a minute, this looked like a thrilling journalistic discovery: two surviving pages of the Shawnee Sun, which had a sporadic run between 1835 and 1844, making it the...

Indian ranchers seek settlement from Obama (March 4, 2009)

The plaintiffs in a discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture are calling on President Barack Obama to settle the 10-year-old case. The Keepsagle case alleges systemic discrimination against Indian...

Indian smokeshop to pay $9.2M in taxation case (March 4, 2009)

The owners of a smokeshop at Frank’s Landing Indian Community in Washington were ordered to pay $9.2 million for selling untaxed cigarettes. Henry and Allison Gottfriedson of Frank’s Landing Indian...

County stops tax proceedings against Chehalis Tribe (March 4, 2009)

Officials in Thurston County, Washington, agreed to suspend tax proceedings against the Chehalis Tribe while a lawsuit plays out in federal court. The county says the tribe owes property taxes...

Gold miners ask California to halt Karuk fishery (March 4, 2009)

Gold miners filed a petition with the California Department of Fish and Game to halt a fishery for the Karuk Tribe. The New 49ers are upset that the tribe linked...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe weighs energy project (March 4, 2009)

The new leader of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is pushing to develop the reservation's coal resources. President Leroy Spang, who was elected in November, said a coal mine...

First Indian law school dean at University of New Mexico (March 4, 2009)

Kevin K. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, is the new dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Washburn is the first American...

Interim Crow chairman fires rival from tribal post (March 4, 2009)

Cedric Black Eagle, the interim chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, fired eight people, including a rival candidate in an upcoming election. Black Eagle said the layoffs are...

Thune seeks more money for tribal law and health (March 4, 2009)

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) introduced an amendment on Tuesday to redirect $400 million in federal grants to tribal law enforcement and health programs. The money would be added to...

Energy Secretary promises to hold tribal summit (March 4, 2009)

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the National Congress of American Indians on Tuesday that he will hold a tribal summit later this year. Chu, the co-winer of the 1997 Nobel...

Obama ahead on nominations despite tough vetting (March 4, 2009)

President Barack Obama has moved faster on nominations than his predecessors despite a long vetting process that has held up picks for key posts. The White House intensified the review...

Dorgan and McCain seek committee on crisis (March 4, 2009)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) introduced a bill to create a Senate select committee that will examine the nation's economic crisis. As leaders on the...

Salazar to speak at CERT summit in Washington (March 4, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will deliver the keynote this afternoon at the Council of Energy Resource Tribes summit in Washington, D.C. Salazar is scheduled to speak at 4:30pm. The summit...