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Native women take top posts in Obama administration (April 9, 2009)

President Barack Obama is on track to appointing a record number of Native Americans in his administration, with a number of top jobs going to Native women. Since taking office...

Alaska nominee grilled on Native rights issues (April 9, 2009)

Lawmakers in Alaska asked attorney general nominee Wayne Anthony Ross about his past views on sovereignty and subsistence at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Ross said he will represent all...

BIA calls for closure of reservation trailer park (April 9, 2009)

A trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California should be closed, a Bureau of Indian Affairs official testified on Wednesday. Superintendent James Fletcher said the...

Blog: Village resident adjusts to life in the city (April 9, 2009)

"My St. Lawrence Island Yupik name is Yaari. I was very fortunately raised by my grandparents, Jimmie and Mabel Toolie. I come from the Aymaaramka and Sanighmelnguq clan. I...

Kevin Abourezk: Screenings for 'Battle for Whiteclay' (April 9, 2009)

"A western Nebraska college on Wednesday set dates and times for free screenings of a film about alcohol sales in Whiteclay. Mark Vasina, director and producer of “The Battle...

Native girl missing for four months in Canada (April 9, 2009)

Police in Regina, Saskatchewan, will renew their search for a 17-year-old Native girl who has been missing for four months. Tara Lyn Poorman was last seen leaving a party...

Bar, bartender cited over DUI death of Pueblo man (April 9, 2009)

New Mexico state police issued administrative citations against a defunct bar and a bartender for serving a man who is accused in the drunk-driving death of William Tenorio of...

Brown University won't celebrate Columbus Day (April 9, 2009)

Brown University, an Ivy League school in Rhode Island, won't be celebrating Columbus Day any more. Native students urged the school to replace the holiday. The faculty agreed to start...

Boarding school journey on Native America Calling (April 9, 2009)

Native America Calling will air a show next Tuesday, April 14, on the Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness, a walk to address the abuses of Indian boarding schools. Don Coyhis (Mohican)...

Editorial: Water project benefits Navajo people (April 9, 2009)

"In this era of bonuses and bailouts, it's nice to know that Congress still can get behind a project that actually will help the common people. Just ask the families...

Court rules in Indian Act case over woman's rights (April 9, 2009)

A Native woman who lost her status under the Indian Act because she married a non-Native man has won another ruling in her lawsuit against the Canadian government Sharon McIvor...

Deborah Yates: Energizing child support warriors (April 9, 2009)

Over the course of the last twenty years, visionary “child support warriors” have led efforts to establish a tribal child support initiative. Although the road has been long and the...

Thune seeks Obama support for law enforcement funds (April 9, 2009)

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) is asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to support funding for the Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created the $2 billion fund...

Native youth display skills at language conference (April 9, 2009)

More than 500 students attended the seventh annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair this week. The event took place at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History...

White Earth Band ratifies new tribal constitution (April 9, 2009)

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota is closer to adopting a new governing document after delegates ratified a new constitution over the weekend. The constitution creates separate...

Salon: Ward Churchill's slanted Indian 'scholarship' (April 9, 2009)

"Last week, a Denver jury found that Ward Churchill, the former head of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado, had been improperly fired and awarded him...

Turtle Talk Poll: Odds on next Supreme Court case (April 9, 2009)

The third Turtle Talk poll asks readers whether they think the U.S. Supreme Court will agree to hear Navajo Nation v. U.S. Forest Service. A coalition of tribes say the...

Historic Arkansas Museum opens tribal exhibit (April 9, 2009)

The Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock opened an exhibit on the Quapaw, Osage and Caddo tribes. The Quapaw Tribe, the Osage Nation and the Caddo Nation lived in...