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David Wilkins: Pondering the Great Depression (March 25, 2009)

"No economist am I – my fields of study are politics, law and history – but the present state of profound economic disrepair across Native nations, the United States and...

Cherokee court handed lawsuit over term limits (March 25, 2009)

A lawsuit over term limits for tribal leaders has been handed to a district court of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Principal Chief Chad Smith filed the suit last November....

Navajo Nation police deploy mobile command center (March 25, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety has deployed the first mobile command center on the reservation. The $550,000 vehicle is based in Shiprock, New Mexico, but it can travel...

DOJ to provide $23.6M from stimulus to tribes (March 25, 2009)

The Department of Justice will distribute $23.6 million to tribes under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act The law provides $20.8 million to tribes for the Indian Tribal Governments Program...

Mille Lacs appeals court calls for new election (March 25, 2009)

The appeals court of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota says the tribe should hold a new election for chief executive, The Mille Lacs Messenger reports. The court...

Opinion: A classic dilemma for Alaska Native villages (March 25, 2009)

"The placement of two letters in the Daily News last Thursday was very interesting. One letter spoke of training Alaska Natives so they can take some of the thousands of...

Churchill continues testimony over university firing (March 25, 2009)

Controversial figure Ward Churchill was cross-examined for six hours on Tuesday in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the University of Colorado. Churchill admitted to plagiarism in a book he edited....

Jodi Rave: Undercover probe targets eagle trades (March 25, 2009)

"Darcey Anaquod, a men's traditional dancer, wears scores of eagle feathers as part of his dance regalia. He received every feather in a sacred manner, allowing him to say...

NYT Blog: Salazar on Indian Country rights-of-way (March 25, 2009)

"In an interview last Friday with The New York Times, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar promised “aggressive” pursuit of renewable energy projects on public lands, but provided no firm date...

Katherine Wade, Chickaloon clan grandmother, dies (March 25, 2009)

Katherine Wade, the clan grandmother of the Chickaloon Tribe of Alaska, died on Sunday. She was 86. Wade helped found the first tribal school in Alaska. She saw it...

County seeks reservation law enforcement funds (March 25, 2009)

A county in Nebraska that has claimed jurisdiction over tribal lands is asking the state to pay for the costs of reservation law enforcement. Thurston County is home to...

Eastern Cherokee man appointed to state court (March 25, 2009)

Bradley Letts, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been appointed to a superior court judgeship by North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D). Letts currently serves as...

Rosebud Sioux leaders hail Roubideaux for IHS (March 25, 2009)

Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say Dr. Yvette Roubideaux will be responsive to Indian Country as director of the Indian Health Service. Chairman Rodney Bordeaux said...

Senate Republican drops support for union bill (March 25, 2009)

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) said on Tuesday he won't support the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that tribes say will encroach on their sovereignty. In prior congressional sessions, Specter...

Tonto Apache Tribe receives $1.8M from stimulus (March 25, 2009)

The Tonto Apache Tribe will use $1.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to work on projects with the town of Payson, Arizona. The tribe, the town and...

Morongo Band donates $40K to slain officers' families (March 25, 2009)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians contributed a total of $40,000 to the trust funds for the families of four Oakland police officers who were killed in the line of...