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Chickasaw astronaut to speak in South Dakota (April 22, 2009)

John Herrington, the first Native American to walk in space, will speak at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, on May 1. Herrington is a member of...

Buddy Brown, Alaska Native leader, dies at 39 (April 22, 2009)

Harold “Buddy” Brown, the former president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. He was 39. Brown was diagnosed with cancer in October...

Editorial: Indigenous people and climate change (April 22, 2009)

"It is most appropriate for Alaska to be hosting this week's Indigenous People's Global Summit on Climate Change here in Anchorage. Alaska's indigenous people know well a cruel irony of...

Bea Charles, Lower Elwha Klallam elder, dies at 90 (April 22, 2009)

Bea Charles, an elder from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington who helped fight for treaty fishing rights, died on Monday. She was 90. Known Auntie Bea, Charles...

Public Radio: Law and order on Michigan reservations (April 22, 2009)

"In the US, we've come to expect that if someone does something wrong - and they've been found out - the crime won't go unpunished. But that's not always true...

Mescalero Apache man pleads guilty to murder (April 22, 2009)

A man from the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico has pleaded guilty to the murder of a fellow tribal member. Joe Arviso pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He admitted...

Additional funding requested for tribal colleges (April 22, 2009)

A group of Senators is seeking more money for math and science programs at tribal colleges. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska) and others signed a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee...

House committee advances two recognition bills (April 22, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved two federal recognition bills at a markup this morning. H.R.31 extends recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. A substitute was adopted to...

Rosebud Sioux council member suspended after arrest (April 22, 2009)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has suspended a council member who was arrested last week. Michael J. Valandra, 49, has been charged with sexual contact with a minor...

Navajo veteran presented with replacement medals (April 22, 2009)

Tom Charley, a member of the Navajo Nation, was presented with replacement medals for his service during World War II. Charley, 86, earned the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, an...

Tribes in Colombia threatened by decades-old war (April 22, 2009)

At least 27 tribes in Colombia have been displaced or at risk of being eliminated as a result of the country's decades-long civil war. Paramilitary groups have massacred Indian villages...

New foundation will support Native art and culture (April 22, 2009)

A new foundation aims to support American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation will be based in Portland, Oregon. Walter Echo-Hawk, a member...

Funeral arrangements set for Timothy Wapato (April 22, 2009)

The family of the late S. Timothy Wapato announced funeral arrangements for the noted tribal advocate who died on April 19 at the age of 73. A prayer service and...

Senate panel backs Sebelius as HHS secretary (April 22, 2009)

The Senate Finance Committee voted 15-8 on Tuesday to advance the nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Only...

Spirit Lake Nation reportedly backs 'Fighting Sioux' (April 22, 2009)

Voters of theSpirit Lake Dakotah Nation have apparently backed the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota in overwhelming numbers. The Grand Forks Herald said...

Native actors cast as wolves in 'Twilight' sequel (April 22, 2009)

Film director Chris Weitz said he wanted to make sure he cast Native actors in New Moon, the sequel to the popular Twilight vampire movie. "They had to have...

North Dakota governor names Indian affairs director (April 22, 2009)

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (D) named Scott Davis as the executive director of the state's Indian Affairs Commission. Davis is Standing Rock Sioux and Turtle Mountain Chippewa. He...