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Congressional Record: Tribute to Buddy Brown (April 23, 2009)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today placed the following tribute to Harold “Buddy” Brown, the former president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, into the Congressional Record on Wednesday, April 22....

Opinion: California bill gives tribes too much power (April 23, 2009)

"Perhaps you were wondering why there was a letter printed in its entirety addressed to the Director of the California Department of Conservation, Ms. Bridgett Luther from the “Santa Ynez...

New art foundation expects to award grants this year (April 23, 2009)

A new foundation hopes to start awarding grants to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists by the end of the year. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is...

Blackfeet Nation in custody dispute with state (April 23, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation is asserting jurisdiction in an Indian child welfare dispute in Montana. A tribal judge awarded custody of 4-month-old Kaden to his mother, Ronnel Fitzgerald, a tribal member....

'Fighting Sioux' supporters eye Standing Rock vote (April 23, 2009)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are hoping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will schedule a vote on the issue now...

'Native Nation Revival' in April issue of Monocle (April 23, 2009)

Two tribes in the U.S. and a First Nation in Canada were featured in an article in the April 2009 issue of Monocle. "Little Big Bucks" looked at three success...

Documentary on Whiteclay making the rounds (April 23, 2009)

"The Battle for Whiteclay" will be screened in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, next Tuesday. The documentary follows Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, and Russell Means, a...

Traditional justice at issue in Mexico assault case (April 23, 2009)

Authorities in Mexico are looking into traditional justice systems after a young woman said she was sexually assaulted by volunteer police in an Indian community. The woman said she was...

Native girl finally being buried after four years (April 23, 2009)

A Native girl who was abused in her home on the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba is finally being buried today, four years after her death. Phoenix Sinclair...

Mining company weighs move in Indian Country case (April 23, 2009)

A uranium company is weighing its next move after the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a proposed mine is located in Indian Country. Hydro Resources Inc., a subsidiary...

New England tribes upset with PBS 'We Shall Remain' (April 23, 2009)

Three New England tribes say PBS failed to consult them about the acclaimed "We Shall Remain" miniseries that debuted this month. PBS pitched the series as being told from the...

ACLU files complaint for Indian inmates in Montana (April 23, 2009)

A private prison in Montana is being accused of discriminating against Indian inmates. The American Civil Liberties Union said the Crossroads Correctional Center forced Indian inmates to undergo strip searches...

Lawsuit seeks distribution of Black Hills trust fund (April 23, 2009)

A lawsuit in federal court seeks to force the distribution of the Black Hills trust fund to members of the Sioux Nation. The Indian Claims Commission awarded money to the...

Navajo Nation Council bans cell phones while driving (April 23, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council passed a bill to bar the use of cell phones while driving. Drivers will have to use a headset with their cell phone or face a...

Lumbee Tribe hopeful for House vote on recognition (April 23, 2009)

A bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday. Chairman Jimmy Goins thanked Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-North Carolina) for...

Salazar to visit tribes and UTTC in North Dakota (April 23, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will meet with tribal leaders during a visit to North Dakota this weekend. On Saturday, April 25, Salazar heads to the United Tribes Technical College in...

Confirmation hearing for Tompkins at Interior (April 23, 2009)

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a confirmation hearing this afternoon for Hilary Tompkins as Solicitor of the Interior Department. Tompkins is a member of the Navajo Nation....

Confirmation hearing for Roubideaux at IHS (April 23, 2009)

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USET to host forum on Carcieri decision (April 23, 2009)

The United South and Eastern Tribes is inviting tribes to attend a strategy session on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The session will take place on...