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Apology sought for Indian boarding school abuses (March 17, 2009)

A national wellness group is asking President Barack Obama to apologize for the "widespread abuse" that occurred at Indian boarding schools. White Bison Inc. plans to present a petition to...

Close vote for Lac du Flambeau fishing agreement (March 17, 2009)

Members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa voted narrowly to maintain the tribe's fishing agreement with the state of Wisconsin. The agreement was upheld by a...

Tanana Chiefs Conference holds annual meeting (March 17, 2009)

Alaska Native leaders from 42 Interior communities are meeting in Fairbanks for the annual Tanana Chiefs Conference convention. This year's theme is "In Partnerships- Strengthening Our Culture and Traditions and...

Eight charged with slaughter of caribou in Alaska (March 17, 2009)

Eight people from the Alaska Native village of Point Hope have been charged in connection with a mass slaughter of caribou. The eight men, ranging in ages from 18...

Court rules in Cheyenne-Arapaho Fort Reno case (March 17, 2009)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lost a bid to revive a lawsuit claiming ownership of 7,000 acres at Fort Reno in Oklahoma. In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court...

Witness list for hearing on recognition bills (March 17, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on two federal recognition bills. The first bill is H.R.31, to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The second is...

Osage Nation to appeal reservation status case (March 17, 2009)

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma will appeal a judge's decision that said the tribe's reservation does not exist. The tribe claims all of Osage County as its reservation. But...

Native radio summit set for April 1 in Portland (March 17, 2009)

Representatives of more than 60 Native radio stations are expected to attend the ninth annual Native Radio Summit takes place April 1 in Portland, Oregon. The summit, hosted by Native...

OST offers will and estate planning sessions (March 17, 2009)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is offering three more will and estate planning sessions for Indian beneficiaries in Oklahoma The first one was held in Concho...

Tim Giago: Sticks and stones and Charles Trimble (March 17, 2009)

Have any regular readers of the news stories on Indianz.com noticed that a fellow named Charles Trimble seems to have a vendetta against me? He is even riled because I...

TJ Show: Showing Indian Country the money (March 17, 2009)

The following is the opinion of TJ Show, the secretary for the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. As Indian Country breathes a sigh of relief over President Barack Obama’s allocation of...

Judge rejects bid to end New York tobacco lawsuit (March 17, 2009)

A federal judge said the New York City can proceed with a lawsuit against eight smoke shops on the Poospatuck Reservation. The judge said the smoke shops can't assert a...

Salazar open to discussing ANWR development (March 17, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he is open to discussing whether a certain type of development can be utilized to drill oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska....

Poarch Band not worried about land-into-trust ruling (March 17, 2009)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is not worried about the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar even though the Alabama tribe didn't gain formal recognition until 1984....

Blog: How the stimulus can help Indian Country (March 17, 2009)

"Hotel Attorneys with an important and different perspective on the Stimulus Bill: How will it help tribal governments finance hotel projects in Indian Country On March 15, Hotel Attorney, Catherine...

Cherokee Nation debates ending term limits (March 17, 2009)

Members of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma might be asked to end term limits for tribal leaders. In 1999, tribal members approved a constitution that limits tribal leaders to two...

Omnibus funds North Dakota tribe's overdue hospital (March 17, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota can finally break ground on a long-overdue hospital. The Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act provides $17 million for the Elbowoods...

Ex-Stillaguamish sentenced to prison in tobacco case (March 17, 2009)

Three former leaders of the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington received prison sentences for failing to pay state taxes on cigarettes they sold. Edward Leverne Goodridge Sr., 60, and his son,...

Judge orders company to pay Colville plaintiffs (March 17, 2009)

A federal judge ordered a Canadian company to pay legal fees to the plaintiffs in a Superfund lawsuit on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington. Teck Cominco...