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Shakopee Tribe not worried about land-into-trust (March 19, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar has “absolutely no negative impact” on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota, the tribe's attorney said. The tribe didn't gain...

Indian small businesses attend White House event (March 19, 2009)

Indian small businesses were represented at a White House event on Monday when President Barack Obama announced plans to help entrepreneurs through the recession. Caddo Solutions, Liz Hill PR, Native...

Lumbee Tribe hopes to carry Obama boost to Senate (March 19, 2009)

With backing from President Barack Obama, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina hopes its federal recognition bill will finally pass in the 111th Congress. A version of the bill cleared...

Obama's influence felt at Lumbee recognition hearing (March 19, 2009)

The election of President Barack Obama brought change to Washington on Wednesday as the Bureau of Indian Affairs, for the first time, endorsed federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of...

Editorial: Tanana Chiefs Conference offers help (March 19, 2009)

"Tanana Chiefs Conference’s offer of temporary space for the Stone Soup Cafe is a generous and welcome contribution to the operation, which provides more than 1,000 meals per week to...

Turtle Talk: Watch tribal court jurisdiction case (March 19, 2009)

"The Eighth Circuit will be hearing Amerind v. Malaterre shortly. The appellant’s brief is here (amerind-appellant-brief). Our previous posting, with the district court materials and opinion, and the Turtle Mountain...

Congress urged to recognize six Virginia tribes (March 19, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday on H.R.1385, a bill to recognize six Virginia tribes whose ancestors ensured the survival of the first permanent European settlement at Jamestown....

Navajo delegate charged after confronting burglar (March 19, 2009)

A Navajo Nation Council delegate whose home was burglarized faces a battery charge after allegedly assaulting one of the suspects, The Gallup Independent reports. Delegate Omer Begay Jr. said Navajo...

Native attorney appointed to judgeship in Alberta (March 19, 2009)

Eugene Creighton, an attorney and member of the Blood Tribe, has been appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta. After graduating from University of Alberta law school in 1985,...

Siletz council member under fire for racial comment (March 19, 2009)

A newly-elected council member for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon faces removal after she made "racist comments" about a former employee. Lisa Brown was elected to the...

IHS Director: National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness (March 19, 2009)

Robert G. McSwain, a member of the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California, is the director of the Indian Health Service. March 20, 2009, marks the third annual...

David Gipp: UTTC finally a part of federal budget (March 19, 2009)

David M. Gipp, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is the president of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. United Tribes Technical College has learned that...

Choctaw woman nabs Indian policy post in Arizona (March 19, 2009)

Katosha Nakai, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, has been named policy advisor on tribal affairs for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (D). As an associate at the...

New Mexico governor to sign tribal collaboration bill (March 19, 2009)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) will sign the State Tribal Collaboration Act into law today. Richardson will be joined by tribal leaders at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in...

Biden announces $3M tribal senior nutrition funds (March 19, 2009)

The Department of Health and Human Services will provide $3 million to fund senior nutrition programs for tribes, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. The money comes from the...

Nominee for top Interior post faces hold in Senate (March 19, 2009)

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved the nomination of David J. Hayes as deputy secretary of the Interior Department on Wednesday but a Republican said he will place...

Obama fills another position at Interior Department (March 19, 2009)

Michael L. Connor, President Barack Obama's nominee for Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. President Barack Obama announced another Interior Department nominee on Wednesday and his pick for...