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Supreme Court delivers more bad news to tribes (April 7, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court handed Indian interests another defeat on Monday by blocking the nation's largest tribe from pursuing a trust mismanagement claim against the federal government. The decision in...

Lakota Country Times consolidates ownership (April 7, 2009)

The Lakota Country Times of South Dakota is now solely owned by Connie and Manuel Blanco. The Blancos bought out former partners Bat and Patty Pourier last week. "We're excited,"...

Opinion: Alaska governor supports Native villages (April 7, 2009)

"It's been a challenging winter for rural Alaska villages. High fuel prices, reduced income from fishing, and a particularly cold winter have left many residents struggling to heat their homes...

Nebraska Indians more likely to be searched by police (April 7, 2009)

American Indian drivers are more likely to be searched by police during traffic stops, according to the latest report from the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. In...

Supreme Court won't hear Pine Ridge drug appeal (April 7, 2009)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear the case of a woman who was convicted for running a drug ring on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Geraldine Blue...

Editorial: Unjust criminal system in Indian Country (April 7, 2009)

"It was tragic, what happened Aug. 27. On that day, two men were walking between Whiteclay, Nebr., and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Both were killed by a drunk driver....

Meetings planned on race relations in Rapid City (April 7, 2009)

Two forums are being held this month to discuss race relations in Rapid City, South Dakota. SANI-T: Society for the Advancement of Native Interests-Today is sponsoring the meetings on April...

Appeal filed over politician's anti-Native mailers (April 7, 2009)

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is asking a judge to hear a case against a former member of parliament who sent out mailers with anti-Native commentary. In 2002 and...

Citizen Potawatomi chair loses income tax case (April 7, 2009)

The longtime chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma must pay federal income taxes on his tribal salary, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. In 2001,...

Churchill wants $1M unless university reinstates him (April 7, 2009)

Ward Churchill plans to ask a judge for more than $1 million unless he is reinstated by the University of Colorado. Churchill won his wrongful termination lawsuit last week. A...

Pueblo leader may be involved in fatal accident (April 7, 2009)

A leader from Pojoaque Pueblo may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident but federal, tribal and local officials won't discuss the matter, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports....

Counties to discuss Cayuga Nation land-into-trust (April 7, 2009)

Two counties in New York are hosting a meeting to discuss the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 125 acres in Cayuga and Seneca counties placed in trust. The...

IHS cuts emergency services at Navajo facility (April 7, 2009)

The Indian Health Service is reducing emergency services at a facility on the Navajo Nation. Fewer doctors are working at the Kayenta Health Center in Kayenta, Arizona. So the facility...

Turtle Talk: Commentary on Navajo Nation ruling (April 7, 2009)

"The outcome in Navajo Nation was expected and a bit old news by now. Maybe it’s time for a retrospective on tribal suits against the United States, and their possible...

Steven Newcomb: Brutality at boarding 'schools' (April 7, 2009)

"A statement made in 1882 by Hiram Price, then U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs, may be taken as representative of the kind of thinking that went into U.S. Indian policy...

Column: Native people missing from science fiction (April 7, 2009)

"This has got to be one of my most unusual columns, but in this rapidly evolving world, you have to keep abreast of the changing times. It's no secret...

Study: Nearly a third of Indian children are obese (April 7, 2009)

Nearly a third of American Indian preschool children are obese, according to a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine on Monday. Researchers looked at height...

Oregon Radio: Warm Springs Tribes renew treaty (April 7, 2009)

"About a dozen members of the Warm Springs tribe visited the campus of Oregon State University Monday. The tribal leaders traveled over the mountains in order to reinforce the long...

North Dakota tribe moves ahead with hospital (April 7, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is moving forward with plans for a hospital on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. The Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act provides...

Pinoleville Band takes over hotel built in 1890 (April 7, 2009)

The Pinoleville Band of Pomo Indians is leasing a historic hotel in Hopland, California. The tribe has an option to buy the Hopland Inn, which was built in 1890,...