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Salazar announces $500M in stimulus funds for tribes (April 27, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made his first visit to North Dakota on Saturday and announced $500 million in stimulus funds for Indian Country projects. The money comes from the American...

First Indian dentist recruits more into medical field (April 27, 2009)

George Blue Spruce (Ohkay Owingeh/Laguna), the nation's first American Indian dentist, has dedicated his life to making sure he won't be the last. Blue Spruce became a dentist in...

Navajo Nation celebrates Sovereignty Day (April 27, 2009)

The Navajo Nation is honoring its sovereignty today. Sovereignty Day was first celebrated on April 16, 1985, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the tribe's right to impose taxes on...

NPR: The successes of the Chickasaw Nation (April 27, 2009)

"If we think of the Chickasaw as a nation, their No. 1 foreign policy priority is trade. Their No. 1 trading partner? Texas. The WinStar casino is right across the...

Stillaguamish Tribe regroups after convictions (April 27, 2009)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is reforming its legal and business system after three former leaders were convicted in a tobacco tax case. The tribe launched an internal audit to...

Jodi Rave: Chief Standing Bear journey for justice (April 27, 2009)

"Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe wanted to bury his son and be left alone. But, the seemingly simple request would lead Standing Bear and his people on an...

Dave Narcomey: Mascots hurtful to Native people (April 27, 2009)

"It is understood that schools, universities and professional teams use American Indian mascots to represent themselves as something to be proud of. We understand that fans wish to "honor"...

Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' reflects warrior spirit (April 27, 2009)

"UND should keep the Fighting Sioux name and logo, and the tribes should be proud to support the effort. When I was a young man coming from Fort Yates,...

Shooting for Abramoff film to begin this month (April 27, 2009)

Shooting will begin this month on a film about the Jack Abramoff scandal, Nikke Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, The Usual Suspects) will portray the corrupt...

Kevin Abourezk: Tribes warned about insurance woes (April 27, 2009)

"The trustee for a bankrupt Grand Island insurance agency has warned policyholders of an affiliated insurance company they should seek new coverage. Thomas Stalnaker is the trustee for the bankrupt...

Tim Giago: Resolving ownership of the Black Hills (April 27, 2009)

When U. S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun wrote his brief on a case that had dragged on for 60 years before reaching his desk in 1980, a case dealing...

Power plant on reservation owes Arizona taxes (April 27, 2009)

A non-Indian owned power plant on the Fort Mojave Reservation must pay property taxes to the state, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on April 16. Calpine Construction Finance Co....

Trial for Aquash murder defendants set to begin (April 27, 2009)

A trial for two men accused of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash is set to begin May 12. John Graham, a Native man from Canada, and Richard...

Opinion: Questions on Soboba water settlement (April 27, 2009)

"Where there is some motion on the part of area water agencies to address the ongoing drought, long-term questions about water management here in the San Jacinto Valley are getting...

Bill seeks to include tribes in border activities (April 27, 2009)

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Arizona) introduced the Border Security and Responsibility Act on April 23. Grijalva said the bill will protect tribal lands along the U.S.-Mexico border. H.R. 2076 requires the...

Doug Cuthand: Indian life, in typical America fashion (April 27, 2009)

"South of the border in Indian Country, things are happening as only they could in America. Producers of the ABC show, Wife Swap, are looking for a Native American family....

Marc Simmons: An uprising at Taos Pueblo in 1847 (April 27, 2009)

"During the 1846-47 U.S. conquest of New Mexico, an uprising at Taos against American occupation proved to be one of the bloodiest and least understood episodes of the entire...

WaPo Magazine: Walt Lamar finds success after BIA (April 27, 2009)

"Growing up on Native American reservations in the West and in the pueblos of the Southwest, Walter Lamar got a front-seat view of law enforcement riding around in his...

Winona LaDuke: Leech Lake braces for oil 'invasion' (April 27, 2009)

"Keep your children close, your inhalers in hand and don’t forget to stock up on drinking water, as a new pipeline is proposed for northern Minnesota. A set of corporations...