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Former financial adviser calls Ute Tribe 'vulnerable' (March 31, 2009)

The Northern Ute Tribe of Utah is in a "vulnerable" position after years of growth in the energy industry, a former financial adviser says. The tribe fired John Jurrius and...

Man sentenced for deaths on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 31, 2009)

A non-Indian man was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for killing two people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Timothy Hotz, 61, pleaded guilty to one...

Supreme Court rules in Native Hawaiian lands case (March 31, 2009)

The state of Hawaii retains authority to sell, transfer or exchange Native Hawaiian lands, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a unanimous decision today. In 1993, Congress apologized for the...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Oneida Nation (March 31, 2009)

A federal judge has threatened to impose sanctions against an attorney who filed a lawsuit against the Oneida Nation of New York. Judge Frederick Scullin chastised attorney David Vickers for...

Group challenges removal from Robinson Rancheria (March 31, 2009)

Wanda Quitiquit, an entrepreneur, is among 44 people who are fighting their removal from the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California. Quitiquit was in the middle of an...

Witness list for House hearing on land-into-trust (March 31, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324 of...

Dry Creek Band delays action on 'code of conduct' (March 31, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California delayed action on a proposed "code of conduct" that could lead to fines and banishment for those who criticize the tribe....

County won't comment on scuffle with Paul DeMain (March 31, 2009)

Noted Indian journalist Paul DeMain said he was mistreated by a Sawyer County deputy sheriff when he was trying to cover an accident on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation...

Editorial: Ensure stimulus gets to Navajo people (March 31, 2009)

"You don't have to have a long memory to recall instances of tribal mismanagement of funds. The nearly 400 representatives who went to an education conference in Hawaii. The rings...

Shakopee $1M grant to help Flandreau Santee Sioux (March 31, 2009)

A $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux Community of Minnesota will help the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota provide homes for elders. The money will be...

Jodi Rave: AIHEC brings tribal colleges together (March 31, 2009)

"On Monday, Nicholas Begay swiftly moved charcoal across white drawing paper, rubbing, drawing and blending the black pigment with skill that captured judges' attention, allowing the art student to...

Man pleads guilty for drive-by shooting of Native girl (March 31, 2009)

A 19-year-old man from the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta pleaded guilty in connection with the drive-by shooting of a toddler. Christopher Shane Crane admitted he fired a shot...

San Manuel Band cites immunity in $50M suit (March 31, 2009)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says it can't be sued for $50 million by a man who claims the tribe is linked to a murder-for-hire plot. The tribe...

Melvin Martin: The truth about race in Rapid City (March 31, 2009)

Melvin Martin is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. This incident and others like it that are never reported nor reported on are but the tip...

NYT Blog: All those Indian 'wars' in Oklahoma (March 31, 2009)

"It is difficult to know exactly what is going on in the vicinity of Pierce, Okla., about 100 miles east of Oklahoma City, since reports started appearing in The Times...

Appeals court backs Poarch Creek immunity (March 31, 2009)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians cannot be sued by an Alabama water district, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. The tribe wants to create its own...

Navajo water rights settlement signed into law (March 31, 2009)

The Navajo Nation celebrated on Monday as President Barack Obama signed the tribe's water rights settlement into law as part of a public lands bill. After decades of work, the...