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Appeals court decision in Dakota trust case (March 10, 2009)

The Interior Department does not owe a trust responsibility to Dakota descendants who were promised land in the late 1800s, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The plaintiffs...

Lumbee family ends long search for missing man (March 10, 2009)

The family of Kent Jacobs, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has ended their seven year search for him. Jacobs, a developmentally disabled man who would...

The Spoof: Madonna's failed adoption of Inuit baby (March 10, 2009)

"World famous singer and entertainer Madonna's well publicised attempt to adopt 18 month old Angsangammillik from her Innuit family in north western Greenland have ended in failure. A source close...

Bush opinion cites 'loophole' in Indian gaming law (March 10, 2009)

Tribes with restricted fee lands don't have to follow the Interior Department's new gaming regulations, according to an eleventh-hour legal opinion from the Bush administration. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,...

Bill to recognize Virginia tribes introduced in House (March 10, 2009)

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to six tribes in Virginia. Moran said Congress must act because Virginia law wiped out important records that would...

Column: Indian history loses out again in Utah (March 10, 2009)

"Buried under a patch of Draper scrub between the Jordan River and the train tracks is the most significant archaeological site uncovered in the Salt Lake Valley in generations. So,...

Seneca Nation to investigate brand of cigarettes (March 10, 2009)

The Seneca Nation of New York will investigate a brand of cigarettes with potential health risks, President Barry E. Snyder Sr. said. Snyder responded to a Buffalo News story that...

Tribal college hosts Navajo studies conference (March 10, 2009)

Dine College, a tribal college on the Navajo Nation, is hosting the 18th Navajo Studies Conference this week. The conference theme is "Redefining Navajo Values and Practices for a Sustainable...

Three Tulalips charged in attack over perceived slur (March 10, 2009)

Three members of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington are accused of beating and kidnapping a woman whom they believed referred to one of them in derogatory terms. Elijah Pacheco, 31,...

Salazar announces tribal energy clearinghouse (March 10, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced a new website to help tribes develop their energy resources. The Tribal Environmental and Energy Information Clearinghouse was developed by the Office of Indian Energy...

Supreme Court narrows scope of Voting Rights Act (March 10, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday limited the scope of the Voting Right Act. By a 5 to 4 vote split along conservative-liberal lines, the justices said the law does...

Norton brushed aside criticisms of top deputy Griles (March 10, 2009)

Former Interior secretary Gale Norton brushed off criticism of her top deputy J. Steven Griles despite his ethical lapses, the top investigator at the Interior Department said. In a...

Salazar vows to resolve Cobell trust fund lawsuit (March 10, 2009)

In an interview with the Associated Press, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he is committed to resolving the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. Salazar called the case "a blemish on...

First Nations wait on money for youth healing center (March 10, 2009)

Native leaders in British Columbia have been told to wait until September to receive federal funds for a youth healing center. B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell agreed to turn over a...

Oneida Nation close to reopening of golf course (March 10, 2009)

The Oneida Nation is close to reopening a golf course in the village of Hobart, Wisconsin. After settling a lawsuit with the village, the tribe closed a $10.5 million deal...

Road to Recognition: Lumbee Tribe seeks housing (March 10, 2009)

The Fayetteville Observer continues its series on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and its efforts to win federal recognition. Tribal leaders say recognition will result in improved housing. The...

BIA denies asking public school district for assistance (March 10, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says it never asked a public school district in California to take over students from Sherman Indian High School. Bart Stevens, the deputy director of...

Marketplace: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe eyes wind (March 10, 2009)

"Laurie Stern: The Lakota Sioux call the wind their relative: constant and strong. Now, they're going to put that relative to work. Eileen Briggs: Our focus is developing the wind...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on budget (March 10, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on tribal priorities in the fiscal year 2010 budget. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of...